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    Suffocation cover: "Blood oath" (Brutal death metal)

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    Suffocation is one of those bands I never put to much attention to. Just before a concert in my country I took some time to listen to their last record, "Blood Oath". The concert was brutal... a metal machine that slammed everybody with thunderous guitars and the powerful growls of Frank Mullen.

    After repeated listening to the album, I thought that it would be a great idea to record a cover of the song that gave the title to the album. Apparently, it was a simple song... hell no, it was hard as hell. It has a very detailed riffing, intricate licks and tricky changes. My skills as a guitarist are not bad but the second solo is serious shit, I couldn't record it!

    So, here's the mix. No vocals yet, hope my band's vocalist can help me with that given that he is true Suffocation fan.
    Suffocation - Blood Oath

    Any advices/opinions/recommendations will be appreciated.
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    Damn, it seems brutal death metal is not popular among HR members
    PS: BTW, what happened to the old look?
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    Heh... I mastered that album.

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    You kidding right... or not? If not, you did a fucking great and brutal job. That album is the shit, I barely can listen to the other Suffocation records, too damped and muffled for my taste but the last one, that rules!
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    I wouldn't kid about that... And thanks!

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    It sounds cool, but would of been better with some vocals. Pretty clear mix can hear everything good. I think I'm the only guy that comes here who's into DM
    So long home recording dot com. Kiss my ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoulPhil View Post
    It sounds cool, but would of been better with some vocals. Pretty clear mix can hear everything good. I think I'm the only guy that comes here who's into DM
    You're a sick puppy Phil, I downloaded the Flatulated album, great stuff! I really like the voice and the guitar tone. Any chance to know your gear and recording setting?
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    I just sat in my living room while my kids ran around and used a B.C. Rich NT Beast plugged into my FireStudio Mobile. I was using the AmpliTube Metal plug in and recorded 4 rhythm guitar tracks. On each track I used a different AmpliTube Metal preset and only made minor adjustments to each one, like rolling off the bass a little. I just picked out presets that I thought sounded good. Any condenser mic would of worked fine, but I used the Studio Projects B1 for the vocals. I tried to get a consistent sound from track to track. Next time around I'm going to focus specifically taking notes and making sure everything is being recorded at the same levels or settings.

    I'm still learning as I go like most other people. So, I know it's not perfect and it could of been much thicker or beefier, but it's probably my best recordings so far. It'll just keep getting better. On the next one I'm also going to focus on technicality and innovation. Make it less cookie cutter death metal :P
    So long home recording dot com. Kiss my ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    Heh... I mastered that album.
    How was it when you got it ? The overall level is nice for a change with this type of metal. Usually my ears are tired after 1 minute. This is nice for this type of metal.

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    This is reaching back some, but as I recall, it was very open with tons and tons of wonderful headroom. It came out very loud, but very listenable (as most recordings that come in with plenty of headroom). Just about everything I've worked on of Zach Ohren's (mixes) were like that (which is why I always love working on his stuff). I'd imagine he tracks like me -- Individual tracks peaking in the low -teens dBFS, lots of space for everything, few core sounds that are stepping on other sounds, etc.

    When you "ask a lot" of a mix like that, it has a lot to give.

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