My band's demo, what genre?

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My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Mr. Foxen on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:08 pm

Just got a good practice room recording and dubbed on guitars. Most places I hang out online are pretty doom oriented, but I reckon this isn't doom, broader range of people here, so what genre do I call this to put my band about?

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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Unit_1 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:54 pm

apocalyptic metal crunch comes to mind! :shock:

or perhaps 'death grunge' ?
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby peter horvath on Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:14 pm

Sounds like Rock-N-Roll to me!

Good stuff, whatever you call it.
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby MajorWatt on Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:03 am

Progressive Psychedelic?
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Mr. Foxen on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:41 am

Live recording on a handheld thing. Still kinda unsure on genre, but recording a record soon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekXdKi3abFM
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Seby on Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:20 am

Cool track!

If someone asked me I'd say that you were heavy stoner/doom/desert psych. I know that's not very concise or helpful, but if I said it to someone then they would have a good idea of where you were coming from at least! Or look at it this way, if you press a record, it's going into the stoner/doom section of the store. This is a good thing. =)
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby power lover on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:15 am

I do like 'amplifier worship' problem is you'll be the first in that category......I'll have to listen again, but regarding the first tune, initial reaction reminds me of EMO meets early randy rhoads with ozzy. I dig the production, the guitars and hi hat in particular are well recorded. I wouldn't polish this any more. And in fact even a bit rawer with mistakes would be a breath of fresh air. Overall I enjoyed it ! I wouldn't worry about putting it into a box to market, just list your influences. The fact that you're finding it hard to find a genre to fit it into is another reason why it's enjoyable to listen to ! psychedelic rock though may work if pressed, it's not rock and roll to me. Unless you have other tunes that roll (rhythm n blues)

the second tune is fairly stonerish psych. I like the ideas you've got and how you're trying to build and release tension although it's very messy at this point of the demo. What you need to focus on is how to keep that messy sound and playing but supertighten the storyline for each of your tunes. Literally diagram it out with pictures or outlines so you know where you're going at each point in the tune, and fine tune that to a T, but when it comes to recording it, do it all live and off the cuff. That mix of loose playing and tone with tight and intentional song structure would work well for you. Which reminds me of sonny rollins philosophy for his sax improvisation where they create a structure and certain famillar landmarks but within each element it's a improvised free for all.... Keep at it fellas. sounds good to me.
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby power lover on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:31 am

some more unasked for producer advice: I particularly like the fact that the guitar tone has no bass, just like it used to be prior to 1978 or so - All rock has way too much low end in the lead guitar these daysespecially stoner stuff. your tone will separate you out from the massive amount of overly chewy and fudgy stoner guitar. What you got is All midrange with some nice upper end cut is all a guitar should cover. (my tone is the same).. This leaves room for basslines and in particular your drummer should focus not on beats and timing but melody and simple but unique patterns for each tune the way someone like herman rarebell from old scorps did or the dude from UFO, or carmine appice, or zz top. also, the lack of bass in the lead guitar leaves room for that kick drum to really dictate or at least enhance the melody and it will separate you even further from every other band out there now who seems to worship davae grohl like boring retreaded generic beats. All the classic tunes that stand the test of time and hold my interest had a unique kick drum pattern that was built around some key melodic or vocal component in the tune. It's very difficult to play that way because a drummer can't run on autopilot as much and just do x,y, z standard bs but once he learns the unique patterns he carefully developed for each tune it will then come easier and easier. It's an initial hurdle but worth the effort in the long term
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Pacafeliz on Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:44 pm

oh man i REALLY like it!!!

i'd put it in the stoner/desert rock category, almost doom or such.

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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Mr. Foxen on Thu May 19, 2016 11:38 pm

Changed entire line up since that demo, got a new one now, lemme know how you think things have progressed. https://soundcloud.com/warriorpope/terr ... -recording
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Unit_1 on Fri May 20, 2016 8:13 pm

When I listen it sounds like the sound track of a movie with heavy battle scenes (swords, mace, arrows, not tanks)

so how about Battle Rock

I recently discovered that even tho the h4n is capable of very high recording, it defaults to that of a cd. You have to go into the settings and select 24 bit and I forget the mhz, but it's the one at the bottom that's the best quality.

I'm getting ready to try MTR mode mic'ing the cabs. Have just been placing on a mic stand with adapter and using the on board mics until now.

Last recording came out awful (in a room with hard walls). Sounded like a prom dance hall. ¡No Bueno! :|
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby master keeper on Sat May 21, 2016 10:49 am

Never saw this post, I really like your style.
In the original post the intro definitely leans heavily towards
Norwegian Black Metal until about 1.40 were it changes!

Great stuff! 8]
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Mr. Foxen on Mon May 23, 2016 1:45 am

Unit_1 wrote:When I listen it sounds like the sound track of a movie with heavy battle scenes (swords, mace, arrows, not tanks)

so how about Battle Rock


Definitely had the battle imagery thing before, big fan of Bolt Thrower so that must be coming through. War Metal. That or the 'Warrior' in the name starts it off right there.

Unit_1 wrote:I recently discovered that even tho the h4n is capable of very high recording, it defaults to that of a cd. You have to go into the settings and select 24 bit and I forget the mhz, but it's the one at the bottom that's the best quality.|


Have done recordings using mics plugged in, but was just as a drone two piece, getting the drums balanced is kinda difficult, should stick the externals on the bass drum and snare and let the room sound hitting the internals deal with the guitar and bass. But guitarist will cry if can't have his own mic (so I can turn him down when I mix it).
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Seby on Sun May 29, 2016 10:10 pm

Mr. Foxen wrote:Definitely had the battle imagery thing before, big fan of Bolt Thrower so that must be coming through. War Metal. That or the 'Warrior' in the name starts it off right there.


This just made me put on War Master for the first time in years and years. Good one! Shall listen to the demo after I have gotten my BT fix. =)
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Re: My band's demo, what genre?

Postby Mr. Foxen on Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:42 am

Lie recording pretty much came out better sounding. https://soundcloud.com/warriorpope/live ... aults-bath
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