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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by DiG, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. Hey, my band has 2 recently recorded songs.
    Any input/criticism would be greatly, greatly, apprectiated.
    www.scarecrowband.tk under the audio section.
    The songs I'm referring to are Special Ned, and The Curse of Stench Cove. Although anything is appreciated.

    Thanks, tons!
     
  2. zipflint

    zipflint

    Sep 25, 2005
    Spartanburg, SC
    Special Ned is pretty great, until the vocals start. I'm not a huge fan of vocals tho so feel free to ignore that statement. The music itself is quite fine, and I like that the basswork is articulate and out front. Without the vocals, it's a bit like Tortoise. In a good way.

    Curse of the Stench Cove is laughably silly. The growly scary vocals are a riot! If that's what the band is going for, you've hit the nail on the head. Again, the music itself is good and solid, lots of fun riffs. Has a kind of glamrock appeal.
     
  3. haha, funny that you say that.

    We're not much of the vocals our vocalist is giving us, so we are disposing of ihm, for someone to "sing" more or less

    and Curse of Stench Cove was written by our guitarist as "the cheesist song he could write" hahaha, but lots of people who have seen us live like it

    Thanks very much for the comments
     
  4. zipflint

    zipflint

    Sep 25, 2005
    Spartanburg, SC
    You're quite welcome! Keep us posted on when you have new tracks with the new vocalist. You and the rest of the band have a great sound, very together. Being the Tortoise/Mogwai/Godspeed You Black Emperor!/Dirty Three fan that I am, I say ditch the vocals altogether and just stick with instrumentals.
    But that's not exactly my decision to make, heh.
    Rock on!
    :bassist:
     
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Not seeing how you guys sound like Tortoise, but I agree with dude about canning the vocals. I was surprised by the ending, it got pretty heavy for post-rock.

    Good work.
     
  6. Jeez Special Ned is like a dinner/desert and a hot chick...I could pick at ****, but it was fun to listen too and my media player looped it so it was that much better. I'm just turned 40 and went to see bands back in the day that didn't rock this hard.

    Post note: listened to some more of your songs and I would seek a vocalist...or two LOL...I used to hang out in Coquitlam (fawking hills made my legs tired).
     
  7. Thanks for the kind words and critique guys :)
    All comments are greatly appreciated
     
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Holy GWAR! :D How old are you guys? You sound waaaaaaaay older than you look on your site.

    Either way, good playing. I really like the instrumentation on Special Ned. Nice Dingwall, too.
     
  9. We're 15-17.

    and thank you :)
     
  10. placidium

    placidium

    Aug 2, 2005
    That's alright. Vocals suck ass. Production sucks. Turn up the bass, I can barely hear it. Part of it really resembles something I've heard before, maybe Ride the Lightning. The distorted parts aren't nearly as good as the clean parts. The bass is good but doesn't fit that well; trying to show off too much and not letting the song flow.[special ned]

    Listen to Opeth much?
     
  11. clayton

    clayton

    Jun 26, 2005
    Just listened to the Curse of Tenchcow(??) and I really liked the song, except for the vocals.

    The recording quality is pretty good and the instrumentation is awesoe. Very good job.
     
  12. thanks everyone

    one last bump for a bit more input/criticism
     
  13. i noticed that too, theres a guitar lick in the background which sounds near identical to one of the lead breaks in call of ktulu

    other than that its not bad, vocals are terrible though lol
     
  14. I'll have to listen to Call of the Ktulu more closely and see if I can spot something that sounds too similiar.

    Also, our vocalist was booted prior to me posting this thread :p

    Out guitarist, who can sing Rush & Zeppelin is taking over lead vocals :D