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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:22 pm 
 

CHALLENGE COMPLETED
Check out the results and reviews HERE.

Greetings and welcome to yet another MA songwriting challenge! As you've probably guessed from the title, this one is about doom metal. As usual, everyone is encouraged to participate and/or collaborate; the more the merrier.

But wait a second, isn't "doom metal" a little too vague? Can you be more specific?
Wikipedia's list of subgenres encompasses pretty much all the subgenres that are allowable, so essentially there's little restraint on your doom endeavours.
For the lazy bastards among you, here's the list:
Epic/traditional doom
Stoner doom
Sludge doom
Funeral doom
Drone doom
Death/doom
Gothic doom
Black/doom

Submit your tracks to me via PM.
Please, do NOT submit WAV files. Use either an audio converter or a DAW (such as REAPER) to render your track as MP3, preferably using VBR.

...And that's it! Be original, and have fun.

Challenge ends on November 30th at midnight.

UPDATE: Deadline extended to December 11th.


PARTICIPANTS (27)
Det_Morkettall
ShaolinLambKiller
iamntbatman
kingnuuuur
Apteronotus
diamondfamicom
blackmagic
Gelseth_Andrano
analog_winter
DecayingMyYouth & SoulsInferno
Awblaster
TheUglySoldier
CrustAsFuckExistence
Sokaris
CorpseFister
MoonPenatrator
awheio
Grimmig & Killedbyaforklift
yentass
Rocka_Rollas
Nightwisher1990
altered_vlad
Haightred
Grofweg
deathprog23

Collab options
Det_Morkettall would like to collab with a drummer.
Apteronotus would like to collab with a vocalist.
blackmagic would like to collab with a drummer.
DecayingMyYouth would like to collab with a drummer.
MoonPenatrator would like to collab with a drummer.
kingnuuuur would like to collab with a vocalist (clean vocals, deep voice).
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DecayingMyYouth can provide vocals.
EnemyofLight can provide (real) drums.
blackmagic can provide guitars, bass, and vocals.
rumpusaurus can provide vocals and GP5 composing (preference for gothic, funeral, death, black doom).
AdamSoll can provide pianos and synths.
Ilwhyan can provide harsh vocals.
MGSX666 can provide drums.
thelazarusregret can provide vocals (growls and screams).
Wilytank can provide bass and spoken vocals.
garthmargengi can provide keys and programmed drums.


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Det_Morkettall
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:51 pm 
 

Okay, I PROMISE to actually do something for this contest :P

Can I have Funeral Doom, please?

EDIT: Nevermind, just noticed that requesting a genre is pointless since it's not randomized. Anyways, I'm willing to collab with a drummer, and the song will be written in GP5. Funeral Doom in the vein of Worship and Doom:VS
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:52 pm 
 

I'd drum for you but I don't have GP5. so oh well. and I wouldn't be able to record till almost thanksgiving since I'm forced out of town for most of the month.


I'm going to attempt to get something completed in the time frame.

Probably another track like I did before for the lyrical theme. just with some improvements all around.
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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:59 pm 
 

Count me in for this. I'm not 100% sure of the style yet, so it's possible I might be looking to collaborate with a vocalist, but I'll probably manage on my own.
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DecayingMyYouth
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:09 am 
 

I will enter this one as a vocalist, if anyone needs one.
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Apteronotus
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:40 am 
 

I am in. I also could use a vocalist and can send a sample of my stuff to anyone curious as to whether it is something they would want to collaborate on.
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EnemyofLight
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:48 am 
 

I could do drums for somebody, but my recording equipment sucks really bad. I might be able to get a better way to record though.
Interested on what will come out of this.
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blackmagic
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:13 am 
 

i would love to get in on this. i can do guitar, bass and vocals, and would like to get together with a drummer. i'd like to write something leaning towards black/doom, if that fits.

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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:17 am 
 

I'll try my best to get something done for this. Hopefully I'll get a goddamn computer soon, but I also know a guy with a legit studio in his basement. I"ll bust ass on this and get it done somehow.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:57 am 
 

blackmagic wrote:
i'd like to write something leaning towards black/doom, if that fits.

It does.

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analog_winter
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:18 pm 
 

I definitely want to participate in this, I should have time to write/record a complete song.

I will probably do something along the lines of blackened drone doom, and I might want to collaborate with a vocalist, but I'm not sure yet.

I'm really looking forward to see what this challenge produces.
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CrustAsFuckExistence
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:42 pm 
 

Hmm, debating joining this...I'd probably do something between Black/Doom, Death/Doom and maybe Funeral Doom, perhaps with Crusty overtones...but I'm not sure if I'll be able to enter, as I've been rather busy lately...I'll see about writing something for this over the next several days. If I can write something, I should definitely be able to join the challenge...
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:01 pm 
 

Just go on and sign up, doesn't hurt if you don't get shit done. It's not like the first time when someone has signed up and then not turned up with a song... or turned back up at all.
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DecayingMyYouth
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:04 pm 
 

I think I will enter this one as a full contestant.
I could use a drummer though.
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Awblaster
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:26 pm 
 

Fuck it, I'll take part. Will probably be instrumental, as I don't have a mic just now. I might have a go at drone...

Note to self: fix guitar output jack.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:33 pm 
 

i can offer my services but like I said. i'll probably only be able to record from the 22nd to the 30th. unless I do happen to come back from out of town early on the 15th, then I would be more ready to do things like that.
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TheUglySoldier
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:12 pm 
 

Starting to get back into playing music now that my exams are dying down (Won't be all finished until the 22nd), and I'm kinda frustrated that I haven't done much lately at all, so I'll definitely be entering this. My equipment is limited, so it might end up a bit weird, but that ain't a bad thing!

My submission will be close to crunch time, however. I'll definitely submit something, even if I know it ends up terrible.
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CrustAsFuckExistence
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:34 pm 
 

Well, I started coming up with a Black/Doom tune this afternoon, I'll enter
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analog_winter
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:55 pm 
 

CrustAsFuckExistence wrote:
Well, I started coming up with a Black/Doom tune this afternoon, I'll enter


Nice.

I've got some good (I think) blackened drone/sludge riffs coming together myself.
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:59 pm 
 

Damn, I gotta get in on this one. I'll probably do death/doom.
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DecayingMyYouth
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:18 pm 
 

SoulsInferno wrote:
Damn, I gotta get in on this one. I'll probably do death/doom.

Dude, fucking work with me.
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Sokaris
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:19 pm 
 

I might check this out. I'm starting the writing process for the second Kaos Aeon release and one of the (many) things I wanted to explore was trying a very doom-based song. There will likely be an upbeat part or two and it won't be based in any set sub-genre.

Extreme Symphonic Doom, or something like that.
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:37 pm 
 

DecayingMyYouth wrote:
SoulsInferno wrote:
Damn, I gotta get in on this one. I'll probably do death/doom.

Dude, fucking work with me.


Yeah, your collaboration for the random topic/lyric challenge was pretty good!

Not sure if my guitar skills have progressed to the point where I can put together anything decent. I might fuck around a bit and see if I can come up with something though.

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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:52 pm 
 

Let's do it, DecayingMyYouth, I've improved my mixing skills a lot. Can we get a bassist? That's all we need.
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DecayingMyYouth
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:55 pm 
 

I'd love to do some guitars this time. Seven string death/doom. Hell yeah.
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:06 am 
 

Sounds good to me, I'll start songwriting asap.
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diamondfamicom
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:18 am 
 

SoulsInferno wrote:
Let's do it, DecayingMyYouth, I've improved my mixing skills a lot. Can we get a bassist? That's all we need.

I'll play bass if you get me some tracks before like the 15th, so I have time.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:42 pm 
 

i'm actually going to be in for the week of the 7th through the 12th so if someone gets something written up then I can record those drums then instead of the week of thanksgiving if that will help anyone.

I'm recording my song probably that Monday. I already have the riffs and structure worked out while I was up here.
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:32 pm 
 

Welp, I'm gonna down tune my guitar and see what happens. Doom bands are into down tuning right?

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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:46 pm 
 

diamondfamicom wrote:
SoulsInferno wrote:
Let's do it, DecayingMyYouth, I've improved my mixing skills a lot. Can we get a bassist? That's all we need.

I'll play bass if you get me some tracks before like the 15th, so I have time.


Alright no problem, I'll PM you once DMY and I haven't written the song down. We'll be playing in drop A, is that ok with you?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:42 pm 
 

You know what, fuck it, I haven't written a song in forever, I'm gonna join this, this looks like something I need to pick me up again.
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awheio
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:43 pm 
 

If there's no big problem with people signing up in spite of being uncertain about their actual ability to commit, I think I'd like to sign up. I've been meaning to write some doom for a long time -- I don't know if I'll be successful, especially with the recording aspect, but it's worth a shot!

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MoonPenatrator
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:09 am 
 

So I got to writing immediately cause i got so pumped, its looking like some Heavy/Doom a la Goat Horn.
Edit: Will need a drummer!
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rumpusaurus
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:36 am 
 

I'd be in as a vocalist, and I can write drums and help compose if you're writing in GP5. I'm up for anything besides stoner and sludge, but I'd prefer gothic, funeral, death or black doom

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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:38 am 
 

So, the challenge goes, you just write whatever the fuck type of doom you wish, reguardless if someone else does the same thing, right?
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:01 am 
 

Oh yes, though I'm predicting there's going to be quite a lot of the extreme variety (black/death/funeral/drone).

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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:10 am 
 

Yes, that seems to be the trend. Y'all better watch of for my surf/drone/doom.
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maladie
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:35 am 
 

I wish I had the time to join this but all my semester papers/projects are due towards the end of November so I'll already be working on a bunch of other music stuff.

If anyone needs help mixing, drums (programming through Superior Drummer or perhaps acoustic drums but I'm not sure if the drumset I have access to in the studio is any good), or arranging after the competition within doom is MORE than welcome to contact me :)

I'm getting quite interested in doing online collabs right now but I just don't have the time in November sadly.
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Grimmig
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:48 pm 
 

Add killedbyaforklift and I to the list of "we'll do it...if we can." I'm pretty swamped with school crap and college apps, but I was messing around tonight and wrote down some very cool Ereb Altor-inspired heavy / doom riffs. Gonna try using a buncha varied vocal styles, too.
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AdamSoll
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:34 pm 
 

Keyboards surely won't be high in demand for this challenge, but I'd be more than willing to collaborate with anyone! I can do piano, synths, etc.

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