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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:48 am 
 

The contest has ended. Submissions can be downloaded and reviews read in the results & reviews thread here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=88779

Welcome to the new metal-archives songwriting challenge of February 2012. The genre is death metal, with a twist. Each contestant may interpret this in whatever way they like, the essential thing is incorporation of different, preferably quite alien elements in a death metal song. How these influences are used, and what they are, is your decision. Some things to be taken into consideration:

- If you decide to write death metal fused with one of the more typical genres that accompany death metal, such as black and thrash, these thrash or black elements must be highly noticeable in order to count as a twist. If it sounds like Archgoat or some such thing, where's the twist? There has to be a twist. If you write standard black/death or death/thrash, there has to be something to create the twist, such as a third genre fusion.
- Each contestant will review every submission other than their own. Third parties may also write reviews if they like.
- This is a songwriting challenge. You may praise someone for excellent sounds and professional recording if you like, however, even those with no access to such things may participate, and bashing someone for crappy recording is boorish and uncalled for. Poor choice of sounds is another matter.
- The use of actual instruments is not absolutely obligatory, but think twice before making some synth guitar concoction. Those are generally terrible.
- Existing examples of death metal with a twist: Lykathea Aflame, Cynic, Contrastic, Opitz, the song Keeping the Cadaver Dogs Busy by Cryptopsy (though it should be more than merely a silly intro), and even The Chasm - Callous Spectre/Vehement Opposition for its vaguely flamencoesque riff.
- I'm mildly hungover as I write this, and I may have forgot something important. Ask away!

Each contestant will write a song in the vein of death metal with a twist, and each may choose any substyle to accompany death metal, even if everyone else has the same. Remember that the deadline, the end of February, may be extended if needed.

Submissions must be sent to me via PM. Upload your mp3 to a service such as mediafire and post me the link.

There is no deadline for participating as such, you may join at any time. Everyone is free to join. Even dumbasses. We're lenient.

Participants:
garthmargengi
ShaolinLambKiller (maybe)
kingnuuuur
Thrashedtofuck (looking for vocals collaborator)
Xanzotire (looking for drums and vocals collaborator)
Awblaster
CrustAsFuckExistence (probably)
Nightwisher1990 (unsure)
PhilosophicalFrog
Apteronotus
MoonPenatrator
Marras
diamondfamicom
odinallfather
Menschenfeindlic
iamntbatman
Haightred
RageW
Mysticaloldbard
Astrum502
Sokaris

Collabs:
ShaolinLambKiller (drums)
StinkyPenis (will write drum parts, and record all parts if needed)
PhilosophicalFrog (drums and any style of vocals)
AdamSoll (keys)
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:31 am 
 

i'd like to participate depending on the genre. I'm down for any style of death metal I guess I'll have to think on how to be more specific on the death metal. collabs... I'm not sure just depends really
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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:39 am 
 

Death metal seems like a nice option, but in my opinion it needs limits, a catch, something to make it less broad.
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:41 am 
 

Agreed. If it be death metal, there should be a common theme, or a handful of specific styles one of several of which must be emulated.

garthmargengi, will you participate?
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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:44 am 
 

Of course, most likely with the guitarist of my band.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:30 am 
 

Put my name on the list as well, just in case I find the time to write and record something nice.

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Thrashedtofuck
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:29 am 
 

I could write and record a song if someone else would be interested in singing on it.

And if you can´t tell by my username I´d like thrash to be the genre ;)

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Thrashedtofuck
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:53 am 
 

Although the proposed Black Sabbath worship sounds great too!

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Xanzotire
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:58 am 
 

I'm down for taking part regardless of the genre that gets chosen. I might have problems recording the drums and vocals properly though. If anyone wants to help me in those areas I'd be glad to help with guitars (My skill level is roughly intermediate).
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StinkyPenis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:12 pm 
 

It should be death/thrash.

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Awblaster
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:04 pm 
 

I'll give it a try, although my guitar playing will severely limit me. XD

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CrustAsFuckExistence
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:35 pm 
 

Death Metal or Sabbath worship would be awesome, I'd be down for one of those two, most likely.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:39 pm 
 

I'm not interested in sabbath worship.

I do agree with limiting death metal to something rather specific.
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:57 pm 
 

Death metal with prominent Black Sabbath influence? :P
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StinkyPenis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:08 pm 
 

If it's Death/doom I could probably get my friend to record some drums for me. So if someone wants to do guitars/bass/vocals I am down. Or if you want to write the music I can play/record it all probably.

PM me if interested.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:12 pm 
 

StinkyPenis wrote:
If it's Death/doom I could probably get my friend to record some drums for me. So if someone wants to do guitars/bass/vocals I am down.

Sorry, but could you clarify some things please? Is it death/doom, or either death metal or doom metal and possibly the combination of the two? Will you participate only if you get someone to record all the instruments, ie. you will write a song, but not play it?
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StinkyPenis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:18 pm 
 

I don't want to write the music except for the drum parts. If need be I have the ability to record all of the parts if need be so if someone wanted to write a song but had no ability to record I would be down to record all the parts.

It doesn't have to be death/doom. It could be straight up death metal or straight up doom metal (I like playing drums to doom metal so that would be preferred for me.)

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:22 pm 
 

I'll put you under collaborators then. If the genre turns out to please you, I might resort to your drumming services myself, however, that would mean you'd also have to record the parts.
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StinkyPenis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:25 pm 
 

I know quite a few people that I can have record for me. I'm gonna have to start getting my chops up the only thing I have an "issue" with is fills. But I'm getting a lot better.

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Grimmig
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:39 pm 
 

It'd be cool to do a sort of "origins of metal meet what metal has evolved into kinda thing;" extreme metal renditions of Black Sabbath songs. Just my opinion. Either way, if it ends up being death metal or Sabbath-esque stuff, I'm in.
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:41 pm 
 

Grimmig wrote:
It'd be cool to do a sort of "origins of metal meet what metal has evolved into kinda thing;" extreme metal renditions of Black Sabbath songs. Just my opinion. Either way, if it ends up being death metal or Sabbath-esque stuff, I'm in.

It would surely be an illuminating experience. I wholly advocate this approach, be it death or black metal. Blackened Sabbath?
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:20 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
Blackened Sabbath?



Like the Cephalic Carnage song 'Black Metal Sabbath' ?
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:23 pm 
 

oh and if i'm to collab. I would prefer to just do drums.
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Nightwisher1990
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:20 pm 
 

I might participate but I am not sure, anyway, I suggest Death Metal.
Would it be too gay to do a Gothic Metal challenge ? (ranging from flower kinda thing to extreme gothic)

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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:01 pm 
 

Seems like most are looking forward to the death metal idea so far, but I'd be up for a challenge of goth too.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:13 pm 
 

Night, you do goth flavored all the time!
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:12 pm 
 

I'm in this time, methinks, my schedule should be permitting. I'm good with black or death or whatevs, really. Just not power/trad... :D
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StinkyPenis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:32 pm 
 

I just don't want to play black metal. Goth would be cool I've never really dabbled with that.

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Apteronotus
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:36 pm 
 

I will participate no matter the genre, so long as it doesn't end up being something that isn't metal. I like the idea of a death metal direction more than a Black Sabbath influenced theme because the last challenge was doom metal. The idea of limiting death metal to something specific makes great sense, so I second StinkyPenis's earlier death/thrash suggestion.
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Metallic Shock
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:27 am 
 

I might be into it, as I've always wanted to be a part of one of these challenges but only now have the equipment to do so. I'd rather not do any death metal type of stuff, unless it's more old school or something. My preference is with power metal but I wouldn't mind doing some Sabbath type stuff either. Perhaps it could be taking later evolved genres and sticking it with a Sabbath feel? You could have some people who do black metal style, death metal style, or power metal style and it might be interesting to see who can actually maintain that Sabbath feel.

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:46 am 
 

Earlier on I suggested the idea of old school vs. modern death metal, where participants could be split into two groups accordingly.

Anyway, I'm fine with anything metal-wise really.

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MoonPenatrator
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:33 am 
 

If I have time, I'm totally down
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triggerhappy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:20 am 
 

Not participating in this one due to lack of time, but death/thrash would be a solid idea.
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Nightwisher1990
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:50 am 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
Night, you do goth flavored all the time!

Yeah, that's what I like about goth, you can flavor any genre with it, but If this turns into death metal, I'll do pure death metal with no gothic influences.
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:57 am 
 

I actually like the idea of goth....I'd be totally open for a synth drenched pop metal fest.
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:21 pm 
 

Synth drenched? Oh ya!

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StinkyPenis
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:27 pm 
 

Gothic Death/thrash.

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Marras
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:26 pm 
 

Well, I haven't got any music done in ages and deadlines tend to get the creativity going. So I'll participate.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:35 pm 
 

Nightwisher1990 wrote:
ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
Night, you do goth flavored all the time!

Yeah, that's what I like about goth, you can flavor any genre with it, but If this turns into death metal, I'll do pure death metal with no gothic influences.




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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:53 am 
 

Also, I will say that for those who need vocals, for any style really, I'd be down for helping.
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