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I need the views of some real musicians!!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by A Rock, Dec 11, 2001.


  1. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    well im in a band and we recorded two songs. I feel there is something missing in these songs....

    i ask my friend to listen to them and they tell me its good. but they are my friends and are probabaly just saying that.

    maybe u guys at talkbass can give some valid reviews of our music.

    check out:
    Synapsis Website

    please give me ur feelings on the songs guys.

    thanks:)
     
  2. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    by the way...the songs are zipped.
     
  3. Ok just listened to it and heres my two cents. The first 30 seconds or so I was waiting the head banging part to kick in but it never does. Not that it was a bad thing (I don't even like heavy metal, so take this hole reply with a grain of salt) but it sounds like the band want's to rip into something heavy but the singer is holding everybody back with ooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooooooooo. I do like the part with the change up at about three and a half minutes but then it stats back to the oooooooaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyooooooo. It's very melodic (wich may have been your intention, wich is cool) but I was just waiting for it to kick in and it never did:( but I think that is more of an issue with the singer (i hope thats not you) And the part were he stats screaming :rolleyes: but remember I dont like heavy metal so don't take it to bad. I downloaded the other song I will review it later (if you want:( ) seriously that just my take what do I know. It could be the next hit. Hell I still listen to johnny cash:eek:
     
  4. i'm listening to nostalgia. i think it's very good per se, but it sounds a LOT like tool, maybe too much.
     
  5. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    Sure the more comments the better:)
    but um...which song were u talkin about.
     
  6. ButtBass

    ButtBass

    Nov 14, 2001
    To me it seems that the bands tempo especially the guitar player speeds up every now and then, not to mention i'm not to fond of his tone.

    I think the singer could add some life to the songs as stated above and maybe the guitar player could change his tone and practice to a metronome. Other then that, sounds good.

    BTW, do you guys have any emo roots?
     
  7. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    They're your songs, man. You don't know which one he's referring to by mentioning the "ooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooooooooo" part?
     
  8. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    tru...:)
     
  9. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT

    which song are these comments for?

    and what is emo?
     
  10. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I am also not fond of the guitarist's tone, but getting a guitarist to change his tone is like getting a parking space even remotely close to the mall, on the day after Thanksgiving -- it just isn't likely to happen (my guitarist has the worst tone, ever)! :D

    I listened to "Nostalgia" several times and along with the guitarist's tone being a little off, here are my other thoughts: As was already stated, the tempo seems to fluctuate quite a bit and the song seems to be mixed wrong -- the singer and the guitarist are both waaaaaayyy out front (I think the singer is way too loud). Finally, your singer sounds a little "fake," especially in the beginning of the song. If you want to know what I mean by fake, picture Aaron Lewis of Staind.

    I definately give you props for writing and recording your own stuff though. Did someone produce it for you guys? When we recorded our demo, we just had a guy record it and then do a cheapie production job on his own time. When all was said and done, none of us were really happy with the final product.
     
  11. ButtBass

    ButtBass

    Nov 14, 2001
    It happened in both of the songs in different places.
    Emo is a genre of music.
     
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    And always record to a click track! ;)
     
  13. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    we basically produced it ourselves....and the guitarist isnt happy with his tone in either song.

    now when u say "fake" what does that mean? meaning his voice is fake or his feelings are fake?
     
  14. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    we sound like tool?
    check out this signed band....

    Level-Nine

    tell me who sounds more like tool after hearing this....:)
     
  15. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    He sounds like he is faking the emotion.
     
  16. Emanuel1014

    Emanuel1014

    Dec 12, 2001
    NJ
    there wasn't supposed to be any emotion except for nostalgia. Aaron Lewis sounds fake because he sings about killing himself when he's drop dead rich and doing what he wants to do. I dun think I sound fake as much as I sound empty...because the point of my singing in general is to lack emotion most of the times unless it's necessary. Granted we did write nostalgia in five minutes...
    And as for me holding back...i do think I am holding back, and that's because I don't like my voice. I never liked my voice. I hate singing. I'm just afraid of getting someone possibly worse than me and ruining the songs altogether...i'm hoping that will change soon...
    For a more in depth explanation of the songs...just repost and ask any questions u wish to be answered...
    AND WE DON'T SOUND LIKE TOOL! If anything we sound like frikkin Incubus or something...
     
  17. Emanuel1014

    Emanuel1014

    Dec 12, 2001
    NJ
    okie...i dun wanna keep pushing the subject, but over the last 6 months we've been referred to as a Tool rip off again and again. Now, I've been listening to Tool for a long time, and granted it might have rubbed off on my song writing, but someone needs to explain to me how we sound like Tool. My guitarist is certainly not Adam Jones...my drummer can't possibly sound even remotely close to the drummer in tool (his name escapes me right now)...I imitate maynard for vocal practice, but I dun think I sound like him. And um...well the bassist can do what Justin Chancellor does, it's not that hard.
    But anyway...i need to know how we sound like tool. Is it our riffs, tempos, rhythms...or just the fact that we're somewhat progressive?
    And in the end if we do, aren't all bands rip offs. Metallica is the biggest rip off of all time. As well as a slew of bands like...well basically the whole alternative genre of the 90s (save the smashing pumpkins, they were pretty original). I'm not making excuses, but every band sounds like something, and the natural instinct of a first time listener is to associate the band with a band they've already heard. Re listen to the songs (which are merely demos mind you) and pound them into your head until you are able to sub consciously explain to me the similarities and differences between us and tool...
    and I think we put out a little less bull**** then them too (sorry guys, just had to throw that in there...)
     
  18. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    LoL

    thats our singer:)
     
  19. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    keep the advices coming fellas......
     
  20. :rolleyes: