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    BLACK METAL special!

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    Hi all, I'd appreciate some comments on this mix.

    Band: "Woods of Ypres" (pronounced eee-pray)
    Song: "A Meeting Place in Time"

    Here's the Link:
    http://www.spectresound.org/sound/Wo...and%20Time.mp3

    You'll have to right-click "save as" or copy the link and open in a new page as this bbs doesn't like my hotlinks for some reason.


    Warning, this stuff is Black Metal, so screeching vocals are part of the sound. I'm not really fond of the style, but this band is getting rave reviews in the Black Metal press all over the world. They could quite possibly be the next big thing for BM.

    Thanks for checking it out!
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    a 16.2 meg file is kinda beefy for some people..

    I listened to this tune a few times and I think it's great..

    The drums could use some help as far as power, and there is a lack of crispness in the whole mix.. It sounds dull.. this thing really needs some high end, but this is a great song! vocals are a bit low.. maybe at least turn up the vocals in the mellower singing parts..

    I hear a lot of good stuff in this.. good luck!


    BTW, cool location!

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    Well, I know quite a bit about the black metal genre and all metal in general, and this seems like a fairly standard mix, the harsh vox might be a bit low but a lot of bands are mixed that way, it sounds more cold and distant. This reminds me of Forest of Shadows actually which is more doom than black, but not a bad thing.. I think the mix is fine, it just needs to be mastered with a bit more bite and air.. around 3-12k should be boosted a couple of db or so.
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    By the way, they're a good band. And their good reviews are well deserved. As for next big thing? Nah.. there are already a handful of bands that do music similar to this, it's a pretty small corner of the BM/doom market that doesn't seem to see much hooplah.. Besides this, their name, title of cd etc is so cliche that people will get a vague impression of what the music is like before they even listen to it, point is, it's been done.. So while they definitely have the skills, I think they need a more unique angle, hope to see it develop.

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    Pretty cool sound.

    It kinda drags on in spots.

    The heavy guitars need a bit more body in my opinion, they sound a bit too fuzzy and unfocused. I'm sure you were going for this sound.

    The vocal needs a bit more volume IMO.

    cool production overall though. Sounded a bit gothic and not so metal.

    Ever hear of a band called Mighty Sphincter?

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    Originally posted by jake-owa
    Sounded a bit gothic and not so metal.
    And what exactly do you see metal as?

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    Hey, talk about a small world.. Your boys in Woods of Ypres are on the same metal boxset I am on with Meathead Records.. same disc even! Pretty odd/cool coincidence.

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    Originally posted by B.SABBATH

    The drums could use some help as far as power, and there is a lack of crispness in the whole mix.. It sounds dull.. this thing really needs some high end, but this is a great song! vocals are a bit low.. maybe at least turn up the vocals in the mellower singing parts..

    BTW, cool location!
    Thanks for the honest critique. You're absolutely right about it bieng dull. I'm "in between" studios right now, and located in a rather bright sounding bedroom, so that kind of skewed the overall EQ.
    I'm starting construction on my new studio next weekend, so hopefully that will give me a better mix environment. Here's the floorplan: https://homerecording.com/bbs/showth...threadid=76400

    Anyway, you're the first guy who ever complained about the drum sound! The drums are one thing I'm absolutley obsessive about. However, I was experimenting with different skins on the snare & toms. I liked how the snare turned out, but the toms weren't exactly what I was looking for.... The cymbals, on the other hand, turned out great.
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    Originally posted by jake-owa
    Pretty cool sound.

    It kinda drags on in spots.

    The heavy guitars need a bit more body in my opinion, they sound a bit too fuzzy and unfocused. I'm sure you were going for this sound.

    The vocal needs a bit more volume IMO.

    cool production overall though. Sounded a bit gothic and not so metal.

    Ever hear of a band called Mighty Sphincter?
    Yep, indeed, it's a LONG song. The other tracks we did were shorter, but mostly speed/blast beats. This one was more melodic, and possibly more accessible to those not into black metal.

    Again, you're right about the guitars. We were going for "bright" but got "fizzy" instead. It's something I think I've managed to fix over the last few months on other projects.

    As for the vocals bieng to quiet, I think my mulitband was clamping down on them too hard during mastering.

    Actually, no, I haven't heard of Mighty Sphincter. What do they sound like?
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    Originally posted by Mistral
    I think the mix is fine, it just needs to be mastered with a bit more bite and air.. around 3-12k should be boosted a couple of db or so.
    Great advice, but the one thing I NEVER do is use boosting EQ. Ever. I can't stand the phase shift.

    However, I DID put up a new version, remastered to be a touch brighter in pretty much the region you suggested. Just some strategic cuts in the areas I didn't want, then an overall level boost.

    Again, great suggestion. It was what the mix needed. Thanks!

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