Its set to 6/8 in reaper, so idk lol. I was thinking in a 3/4 mindset when I was writing the first part, but ya I was getting confused, it seems like 4/4 even though its really 6/8. I think its because its a really fast tempo of 6/8 (230 bpm). I was just listening to it and counting 1, 2, 3, 4 - 1, 2, 3, 4 on every cymbal hit and it works so I see why you would see that too. But I can also count 1, 2, 3 between each cymbal hit, which is what the kick, and guitar are doing, so idk what it is, I guess its up to interpretation Ya I agree with your criticisms, Its a bit weird the way that lead works there, I actually was playing it as part of the main riff, but I broke it into two seperate parts for the purposes of timbre and I had the lead chugging along upper register notes in between each triplettey part. I think its also a product of my inability to differentiate the tones enough, thats something I need to work on. I also agree that it could use some dynamics, I tried adding in a more relaxed section after I went back to the beginning material, but it just felt out of place when I went back to that main lead again, and I really wanted to replay that again but harmonize it at the end. I don't mind that its all up-tempo right now, but I definitely need to work on adding more dynamics into the next song. Actually, Now that I think about it, it would have been nice if I had a quieter section instead of that riff at 1:44. In hindsight I think that riff is a bit excessive actually. Thanks a bunch for the criticisms, they will help me alot going forward. I think I'm going to leave this song where it is though, its not worth it to mess around with it too much, I'll just start on another one with these thoughts in mind.