This is such a great thread and definitely reassuring on a lot of levels
My drive to play is definitely in a lower place but what actually helped me a little recently was seeing a Facebook story of a old friend performing with Exist Immortal and another playing some Thall stuff he’s writing, is...
Hot take 2: metal has become too polished and safe sounding
Hot take 3: if you’re on Instagram doing a “guitar play through” with neon lights and fake plants behind your MacBook and “studio desk”……..I already know what you’re going to sound like……..
It’s a weird one, I feel this is very similar to David ellefson thing with megadeth, at the gates probably wanna avoid any potential issues this guy might cause in the long run so it’s easier for them to disassociate themselves now rather than later
I don’t mind this song at all, its a grower but It’s definitely not up there for me
I think everything sounds like a little too “perfect” if that makes sense, it’s a very clean mix where you can pick out everything individually but nothing sounds gritty at all and think that makes it lose a...
I love the soundtrack too and thanks for checking it out
I totally get where you’re coming from with the leads and the singing, I’m just not much of a lead player and since I was doing all new instrumentation on it it felt like I’d be being cheap keeping the solo/leads that I didn’t...
So I finally uploaded this after a long time,
Done a reinterpretation of “it has to be this way” Tried to do something in the style of fear factory but I don’t have that right hand lol
But yeah, for those that care I used fortin Cali and parallax with slate drums
Thanks for checking it out...
I think if you wanted to something more than rather “basic” (you know more than just finger/pick like harmonics etc) bass then I’d get a real bass
however if you already tab your songs then programmed might be the fastest route in the long run, especially how good virtual bass in particular is...
oh that’s cool and yeah makes a good point in replicating a band that can’t really be seen anymore/extremely rarely is a good point, the uk doesn’t get a crazy amount of tours from international (even before the pandemic)
completely agree, that’s why I’m wondering if it’s just a pipe dream that it’s just too much hassle rather than fun, and doing vh or a more “safe” option just doesn’t appeal to me as it’s just not something I’m drawn too
my safest might be Metallica lol
yeah totally get where you’re coming from, think I just wanna get out and jam with people without pressure of writing (can’t be dealing with egos etc)
in regards to tribute bands, I was thinking potentially slipknot which I do love but is it a little niche and trying to 8 other guys on the same...