Black Dahlia Murder - Funeral Thirst cover - Critique welcome!

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  1. OliOliver

    OliOliver SS.org Regular

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    First recording in a few months, really focused on trying to not make the drums too stabby. I had made a thread recently that this was a problem of mine, and someone suggested a lack of sub in my tracks, and I figured I was probably cutting way too many lows. So, this time round I've made sure to avoid cutting any low unless totally necessary (the guitars are the only thing with a substantial low cut, any other cuts are basically removing unnecessary rumble).

    https://soundcloud.com/joeoliver164/funeralthirst

    Please let me know where I can improve!
     
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    Sounds a lot like the original man -- nice job! The only critique I have is I think the snare is a bit too loud/forward, and kind of dominates the mix. Your playing was top-notch. \m/
     
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    Yeah, this sounds badass. ...I prefer it over the original! I have to agree with KailM, although I love the drum sound (especially that punchy bass drum), the snare is too loud in the blast sections I feel. I also listened to some of your other recordings, and while they all sound great, I think you got more low end oomph in this one as you were going for.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, I tend to make the drums pretty dominant in the mix. Gotta work on that for my next one. Now I've had a few days away I feel like theres almost too much low end, haha.
     
  5. johnucol

    johnucol New album out now: https://goo.gl/PdPVYh

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    I concur with the previous posts regarding the drums even though I have a similar preference of having the drums pretty heavy in my mixes, in particular the snare is too prominent to me when the blasts come in. Otherwise, it sounds really good.
    I also took the liberty to check out some of your other mixes, they sound good too.
     
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    No comments other than that sounded sick. Well done!
     
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    JimF and Mathemagician like this.
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    A cover of one of my favorite albums/bands. That’s some of the juiciest sounding metal/metalcore tone in your cover. What’s your gear setup? Also makes me want to bring out the click and practice.
     
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    Currently using an ESP Horizon NTII (equivalent of an E-II) with SD Nazgul/Sentient, into a Seymour Duncan 805, TC Sentry, and into an EVH 5150IIIS. When recording I plug into a Randall ISO412 and mic with a single Shure SM57.
     
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    That sounds amazing!
     

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