Check out my band, HÄLITZER

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by The 0x, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    We have one song up so far, but it doesn't have drums. Still, i'd like as much feedback on the song as possible, as well as some friend adds & comments on MySpace. :) We're also working on another song right now called Euphoria, which isn't nearly as mellow, but it doesn't have lyrics so far.


  2. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio asked.

    The bass is way too loud in the mix. The bass line is WAYYYYYY too busy for the song. The vocalist is off key most of the song.

    I get the feeling this is mostly "your" project. Is this correct? That would explain the busy bass line and the mix.
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Hmmmm.... music related and in off topic, it's too bad we don't have a sub forum for Recordings to go... Maybe we can talk to Paul about getting a place that we can all post our own tracks for each other to listen... maybe even post stuff we've bought and others might like to know about too.


    :p good stuff Sean
  4. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Hmm pretty sure I wouldn't go that far. Did you guys steal Gabu's singer?

    Also, the guitar player could stand to put a cork in it a little. "Less is more" can apply to every aspect of this.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That solo was terrible, guitarist needs to learna new trick besides quick hammer on pull off combos.
  6. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Not a bad idea, but I think it will benefit greatly from a sparser arrangement. Too much is happening all over the place. Some kind of percussion to keep the beat would be nice, that way the guitar and bass can relax without having the song drifting away (which perhaps could be an idea as well). Also, the recording quality sounds like I've got cotton in my ears.

    It needs work, but I think it has potential to be really cool. You still have a lot to prove to live up to your Myspace bio. ;)
  7. Will be really cool finished.

    Personally, I'd recommend against backgrounds like the one you have on your myspace. It's extremely hard to read w/o highlighting the text. Solid colors are classy.
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

    This is funny.

    I dig it for comedic value

    "mango man!"

  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    ok. enough beating around the bush.

    i think the potential is there...

    but it sucks. :meh:
  10. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    (couldn't help it! :p )
  11. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Imagine a sound that makes you feel like it grabbed you by the throat & kicked you in the balls. A sound so nauseating, yet so frightening, you can't avoid listening. A sound that leaves loose bowels for days afterwards. A huge sound of feedback, distorted bass, whammy dives, elephants humping (assuming the vocalist) , and eardrums bleeding. A sound that weakens the soul, and wrenches the gut. A sound that can only be created by "Fat" Chris McCune, with his electric guitar wankery, and Sean Gearhart, a bass guitarist who strives for any sound but the ordinary (unless you count the nameless bass players in past decades before good gear was made. A sound only created by Halitzer.

    Fixed it for you :)
  12. Ha! That's mean. :p
  13. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    any more variations of this joke? :meh:
  14. Thanks. I just spit a little of Abita's Restoration Ale on my keyboard.

  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, you guys are harsh. :rolleyes: . personally, i thought there were some good ideas in there. would be a lot better with at least a drum machine, and the singer was a bit too dramatic for my tastes.
  16. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    OK..perhaps we have been a bit harsh. Ox..just try to remember to play for the song and not to impress everyone with your chops. Remember, 999 out of 1000 listeners don't give a crap if the bassist can play alot of notes. Also, I'd discourage posting songs for public consumption that aren't finished yet. With some drum tracks, and some pitch correction (ok..a LOT of pitch correction) on the vocals, I may feel completely different about the song. Oh..and that guitar solo was truly horrendous. Did he play through a Line 6, or a transistor radio? The sounds are similar.
  17. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    From my POV..

    Bass wasn't too busy for me, but when drums come around (or at least a drum machine), try play in with the drummer more if you can.

    The guitar solo plain sucked IMO. It was a slower/melodic song and he went full on face melter with nothing to back it up. Something more melodic would be good.

    Apart from that, I can see potential :)
  18. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK

    Hmmm that effect of sounding like old school radio you talking about? i've heard that effect used in a pretty good way... Local band of my buddy (soma) the guitarist uses simular effect and does very cool things with it... i can probebly post their mp3 tomorow... it sounds pretty damn cool (i am addicted to that band btw :) . Sad thing to be addicted to your friends band... )

    I totally agree that solo needs to slow the hell down...