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    Slave - Grunge Song

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    Hi all,

    Wrote and recorded this grunge song with a heavy AIC influence yesterday. Made a remix and tweek this morning with fresh ears. Feedback most welcome:



    SLAVE
    (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton)

    Yeah
    Yeah

    I’m on the road
    To insanity
    My only friend
    Turned against me
    No care at all
    For life expectancy
    Nothing can fix
    Doomed destiny

    I crawl
    I fall
    In your arms
    It’s you I crave
    Like a slave
    Like a slave

    Trapped in a hole
    Of emptiness
    Grim reaper stands
    In readiness
    No longer highs
    Its only lows
    Another fix
    Then comatose

    I crawl
    I fall
    In your arms
    It’s you I crave
    Like a slave
    Like a slave

    SOLO

    I am your slave…….
    (I am your slave)
    It’s you I crave
    Closer to my grave…….
    (Closer to my grave)
    The path you pave
    I am your slave……
    (I am your slave)

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    Yep sounds like AIC. Is the bass a tad prominent? Or maybe just a specific frequency down there around 300 that's taking up room. Good tune though, nice job

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    Yeah, there's a lot of build-up in the mid lows, 300 - 400hz. Also, you could make the vocals a little more articulate by bumping up in the 2k area. Everything else sounds good and you've got the genre nailed.

    Enjoyed the listen.

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    I liked the vocals.

    I like the guitars. Maybe nudge them down just a bit to get them out of the way of the vocal.

    I think the bass is a little muddy. You could clean out some low mids and I think it would help.

    Drums are ok. The toms are really clicky. The cymbals have the trademark SoundCloud swirliness.

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    Sounds awesome. No issues jumped out at me. I'm just curious how you're getting the guitar and drum sounds? VSTs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie_M View Post
    Sounds awesome. No issues jumped out at me. I'm just curious how you're getting the guitar and drum sounds? VSTs?
    Hi Stevie,

    Thanks for the complements and for giving it a listen. The guitar is a humble POD HD500 with my secret sause - Waves Vitamin. Came across this by accident. Open up preset Instruments/Guitar 1 then back off the high frequency, and thank me later

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    Cool tune. The production is not great but what you've got here does give an idea of what you're aiming for. The lyrics need work, too... "life expectancy" "doomed destiny" "trapped in a hole" reference to grim reaper... Take a week and read a great book. After having your mind blown by Cormac McCarthy or Tolstoy etc. really ups one's game.

    I wish I had a bunch of $ because this is another example of a bonafide real rock song being posted here that has total upside if produced correctly (thinking Joe Barresi, Dave Jerden, Jay Ruston, Andrew Murdock, Michael Wagener)... and those of us who love rock music are really jonesing for killer new music.


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