Songs from bands playing 8 strings in standard Gb tuning

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  1. chopeth

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    I just bought an 8 and, as when I purchased my first 7, I like to learn as much as possible from what others do before trying to make my own music, mainly metal.

    I know Messhugah, but they play half a note down, and though I love it, it's a bit too focused on weird and pretty hard time signatures. I discovered this easy song from Black Crown Inititate which is just perfect for my skills to begin with:



    I also know Haken, AAL, Allegaeon, Ihsahn and other bands, a bit over my skills too, plus they tend to drop the 8th string to E which I'm not interested at the moment because my set is too thin to go that low.

    What do you suggest according to this?
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Ikke A Dream Cartographer

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    The album Diamond Eyes by Deftones (<3) is all in F# standard.
     
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    All Periphery 8 string songs

    Are you sure Haken plays in Drop E? I always thought they were standard. Much of their stuff isn't that difficult either.
     
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    Not to much into new metal anyway, thanks!

    yeah, you're probably right, only 1985 is in drop E in the last album. Anyway, not very interested in djent (Periphery reference). Thanks.
     
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    Mnemic! I'm positive the whole album "Sons of the System" is in F#, though it's on seven-strings tuned to F# standard, so close enough.

    The only other thing I can think of is Divine Heresy's "Soul Decoded (Now and Forever)" but that's literally all I know off the top of my head.
     
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    There aren't that many and the ones that do tend to be pretty unorthodox.

    The best ones I can think of are the Pestilence albums Doctrine and Obsideo, all songs are 8-string standard.

    The other is Disfiguring the Goddess who play F# standard (the low version) on 6 string guitars, however like most bands, the tuning seems highly specialized to the music they want to play.

    Usually the most represented 8 string tunings are half-step down standard, 7 string + low / Drop E, and Drop A + Low E. If you change your set when you get new strings you have much more to choose from. If tension is a problem tuning lower, you could always tune a half step up to G standard to try and learn modern Gorguts or some Mortician.
     
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    I'll try those Pestilence, thanks!
     
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    All fear factory songs played on 8 string are in F#. Scar the martyr is in F#. Some carnifex song off die without hope are in F#
     
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    Most of After the Burial's 8 string songs are F# too, I believe.
    Anything off the In Dreams album is a ton of fun.
     
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    aren't they F standard and/or Drop Ab low F? I never recalled them using F#
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Can only power chord

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    Could very well be, I haven't picked up my 8 in a criminal amount of time.
     
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    Almost certain that one of the tracks off of Wes/Keith's Alluvial is on 8's in standard but I'll be damned if I can remember which one.
     
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    Yeah, Gabrielle, but there are no free tabs for that one and buying the book only for a song...
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    To be fair, you can play all the other stuff as well if you can be bothered messing around. I've got the book, well worth it - one of the better tab books IMO
     

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