Frequency Eater - Finite States

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  1. owenmakesstuff

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    Hi peeps,

    A month ago I posted a song off this record, which I described as dirty sounding prog metal, if I recall correctly. Anyway, I put the entire record online which you can download for free:
    https://frequencyeater.bandcamp.com/releases

    So yeah, it's pretty dirty sounding, not your average Nolly-tutorial mix, and that's kind of what I was after. I come from playing in grindcore and punk bands in my teens and wanted to have that part of my background in there. I'm not a schooled musician or engineer or anything, and I work a day job and go to uni so music's my go-to hobby. And I guess it does kind of sound like something produced in a basement. This record is more of an EP than a full length so I'm hoping to have the next album flow naturally from this one and be an improvement. For now, enjoy (or not?)! It's 36 minutes of pretty dense material and cross-song references sprinkled around across a couple of songs, might be an interesting listen regardless of whether you dig it or not!

    Thanks for checking it out and reading my ramblings,
    Owen
     
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    chassless Don'tDeserveMyGuitar

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    seriously in love with the record. i can figure out some slight Ocean Machine influences in track 3, or am i wrong ?

    also, are those real drums? that's some insane drumming in the build up at the climax of track 2. also an insane build up, period, it's literally breath taking ._.

    i'm gonna keep stalking what stuff you release from now on!
     
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    Hey man, thanks again for the continued support :). I'm definitely a big fan of pretty much everything Devin Townsend, but the track was written years before I got into him hah. It's cool that there are similarities noticeable. The drumming is real! I played it on an old Roland TD kit, decided to do do minimal quantizing and play it as tightly as I could, and I used a mix between Superior and Getgood samples to get a somewhat unique sound. I got me a bunch of god AKG mics so I think I'm gonna tweak the technical aspects of live drums and do the net record with those. I'm thinking about doing some playthrough videos on drums too :).

    Here's the kit/studio I recorded everything with :)
     
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    Back here! Definitely downloading and giving it a spin, and congrats for the release.
     
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    Thanks again :), hope you enjoy!
     
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    Stream it in full on Youtube now!
     
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    This is so awesome
     
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    I'm loving this record. I am a big fan of the tones and the overall aesthetic. Also very impressed to see you played the drums! Great work!
     
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    would love to see a guitar playthrough as well :D
     
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    I dunno if any of you guys noticed or not but Ben Sharp/Cloudkicker gave this album a shoutout on his Facebook page recently.
     
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    I'm currently recording and editing a music video for End All, Be All for fun; I'm definitely thinking about doing some drums and guitars playthroughs after that :)

    Also, seeing Cloudkicker's post about it in my news feed on FB was a really awesome moment lol

    Thanks!
     
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    chassless Don'tDeserveMyGuitar

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    ha, you did your first concert on my birthday
     
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    Listened to this after the Cloudkicker shout out (congrats on that by the way because I fuggin love Cloudkicker!) and was pleasantly surprised with the "dirty" mix. I'm really sick and tired of the ultra-polished prog phenomenon of the last few years. The Spotify Prog playlist is just saturated with the same garbage clones. But I digress, lately I've been listening to mostly post metal and stoner metal so seeing a similar mix/recording style injected in prog is a real breath of fresh air.

    Awesome stuff man, keep at 'Er!
     
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    chassless Don'tDeserveMyGuitar

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    ^ hey, how about recommending some of that stuff you've been listening to? i can't but relate to what you're saying about the polished clones...!
     
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    Are you at all familiar with stoner/post/sludge metal? Just don't wanna share a bunch of iconic (but also obvious) stuff if you're likely to know it already.
     
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    I'll throw in a few of what I've been listening to, but I don't want to hijack the thread too much. I'll include the more iconic ones, too.
    Stoner:
    High on Fire
    Mouth of the Architect
    SubRosa
    Pallbearer

    Post:
    Isis
    Cult of Luna
    Rosetta
    Dirge
    Sumac
    Harakiri for the Sky
    Red Sparrowes

    Prog:
    Junius
    Soen
    Crippled Black Phoenix
     
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    i've already given Pallbearer a listen recently, i quite like a couple of tracks but find it hard to get into for longer. must be it's just not dynamic enough to keep me attentive? something about the vocals maybe?

    Isis and Cult of Luna i'm already well familiar with, amazing bunch. only recently heard about Harakiri, aren't they more of the melodeath vein? either way, they give me a bit of a poppy early Katatonia vibe. Rosetta i've got, but not gotten round to listen to yet.

    thanks for the suggestions! i'm gonna write them down
     
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    Even if you are familiar with Cult of Luna, you should definitely check out their latest album with Julie Christmas. It's tremendous.
     
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    Hijack away by all means! I used to listen to a lot of early Baroness, Ocoai, Kylesa, some Black Tusk, Torche,... I checked out Mouth of the Architect back in the day, pretty solid too, they did a tour with Intronaut as well, right? I fucking love Intronaut. Got into them when Valley of Smoke came out but I love all of their stuff.
     
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    Intronaut is amazing, one of my most listened to band of this year! Can't wait for some more stuff, their latest album felt a little short
     

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