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TAB   "Followers Of The Farysean God"  -  14  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
Followers Of The Farysean God      [GP4]   [49 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105614]
Artist: Open Competition Feb 2009
File Size: 36.1 KB     Number of Tracks: 5
Submitted by: MNC_Metal  (All tabs)  on 12 Feb 2009 10:31, commenting:
First try in this competition. Genre description is not easy, a bit of everything I like.
Validated by blackiel on 12 Feb 2009 13:56

Rating:  


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jajajaja, it was a funny listen
there are cool parts
I could not say I'm a fan of the song, but I could actually listen to it from the beggining to the end of it and actually have a good time. The song sure was not a headache.

Congrats, you got me out a good rating (good coming from me)

Good luck

Rating: 3.5

Posted by stockle  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Feb 2009 18:53

Rated as: 
This is really a clusterfuck of metal riffs. And if the riffs were good, it might be a really cool, if sporadic song.

But the fact is, the riffs are generally very bad, and there are some parts where the bass clashes so much with the guitar it's painful. It's meant to be melodic and it comes out pretty badly...

I can barely rate this as a song, it's just a collection of riffs, some decent, some horrible, some just comically weird.

The first riff for example is a horrible 5/4 riff, it just flows horribly.

The only riff I can say I honestly liked was the riff at bar 24, reminded me a bit of death, until the solo starts, then it just got bad.

That's 2 stars from me... next time, try to write an actual song please?


Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Feb 2009 22:33

Rated as: Unrated
The main problem with this for me is the bass. Why on earth did you have those bass chords??? Then there is the lead guitar being aimless, and while all this is going on, the rhythm guitar is simply churning out riff after riff meaninglessly...

Sorry to say, but it really isn't that great to listen to... Please, try to make a connection between these ideas in the future - and if you find they don't fit, leave them out, for the love of god.

2 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 13 Feb 2009 05:39

Rated as: Unrated
After having a look at the comments, I think 2 stars are too much. It can be rated with one star only, charity is not necessary. It is better to be honest.

The file submitted is not an attempt to make a memorable song, nor an exhibition of musical knowledge (as you can see).

It is just what came out after sitting a couple of hours in front of my laptop. I did not make any arrangement in the riff composition, as it came as it was pasted. You can call it clusterfuck (good word) or riff diarrhea or whatever. It has no structure and no sense. I find it entertaining or amusing and stockle catched the idea. And that was the aim of it.

I suppose that even with this information you still consider it of bad taste, which is very likely.

As you can deduce, I do not spend too much time on these things. So, I did not want to tab a bass track and I changed the bass chords to paste the rhythm guitar track on the bass track. I am aware that it would have been better to do it in the proper bass chords, but...

On the other hand, my laptop has bullshit speakers in which is very difficult to hear bass notes. Thus, it is very likely to the bass is too noisy.

Thanks for the comments. It is nice to read true opinions.

Posted by MNC_Metal  {{ 4 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 13 Feb 2009 06:11

Rated as: Unrated
Have you ever heard a band called Crotchduster?

This bands plays songs which range from every style of metal to film clips, accapella parts, random ranting, intense guitar solos, and 80's music, pop, everything crammed into one weird clusterfuck, but the way they worked it out with the lyrics and the music styles actually makes an amazingly funny album to listen to.

It's just that your riffs vary in quality greatly, the quality of the riffs could be much much better, and in a song where only riffs matter, and structure or sense of structure is not important, the riffs need to be extremely solid.

Anyway check out Crotchduster if you don't know em. It's an interesting band! And you do deserve 2 stars, it was an honest rating. I've seen worse works than this.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Feb 2009 00:07

Rated as: Unrated
You made the 5/4 part go pretty well at the start. From there on it's just

random, especially the drum line which is crazy even for thrash metal. The

sudden tempo change at 27 is quite unexpected. The harmonies with guitars

were used well. You really need to work on drums i think. The song needs to

have more of a feel than just random riffs with insane drum lines in them i think.

1.5 stars

Posted by Spin  {{ 5 tabs / 1 corrections }}  on: 21 Feb 2009 22:11

Rated as: 
Definitely is a mixture of anything come to mind. There are some interesting riffs in there that would sound good in a more serious song, but there is also a lot of riffs that don’t sound good with the back up instruments (often clashing). This song reminded me mostly of black metal, which if this wasn’t a mixture of ideas, it could possibly pass off as a decent black metal song.

2.5/5*

Posted by apzrman  {{ 7 tabs / 3 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 05:12

Rated as: Unrated
Since this song didn't have markers, it was difficult to see what the structure was if any, and be able to comment on each of the sections. However, I liked the intro, which seemed to set the song up for something good coming. But I was disappointed as it didn't give much afterwards for me. At bar 40, it went mad at 180bpm; then 160, then 200; I couldn't keep up with it. Really, the change of tempos spoiled the song. I didn't get a feel for a structure, a hook, etc. The best bit was the outro.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 15:11

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wooah man... you have some damn crazy ideas going on, and some of them sure sound good, but there are some issues you need to solve on, such as structure (which I feel was kinda overlooked in this song, making it sound rather messy) and excessive dissonance in some places (dissonance is a tough game to master... :D)

The first riff at 5/4 was an interesting idea, and it sounds nice apart from the off-key bass in bar 4. The whole part from bar 5 to 26 is the best of this song to me, it shows some cool progression and decent structure, plus the riff from bar 19 is one of the craziest I've ever heard in my life - o.O! - even if the bass is off-key here too, in this part I don't care!

From then on it's a jumble of ideas that are alright individually, but don't make a lot of sense together, and we lose the sensation of a "story" being told (that's the purpose of most music after all, right?). That said, some particular moments spring to mind... the guitar solo from 31 to 39 is good, although there's a bent note on 34 that kinda hurts the ear; an interesting rhythm on 56-59, 60-68 was pretty standard metal, and then you go out and recover that crazy riff I was talking about earlier... but it doesn't fit in so well this time... 78-81 is repetition of 56-59, again not very well fitted, and you finish with another cool progression from 82 to 87, liked the way you developed the theme here - even if the final bar (88) makes for a rather dull ending :/

I rated this 2.5 stars, and, if you're willing to take advice from a noob, I suggest you work on making each song you compose a story, with beginning, development and ending, and repeating some patterns (could be notes, rhythms, etc.) here and there (just don't exaggerate! overrepetition is one of the worst mistakes in music!), so that the song feels more like a whole, instead of just a jumble of riffs put together. There were some stuff in this song that I really liked, and I'd hate to see you give up just because of some bad ratings...

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Feb 2009 15:26

Rated as: Unrated
I agre with Jazz. I cant really say much more than he did. And I completely disagree with stockle, this is a headache... Still, I can, with a little effort, think if this as a song, not a very song, but a song after all. There’s no flow at all, but all the “riffs” do have something in common, not sure what it is... Try harder next time (A lot harder)

Rating 1.5

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 17:47

Rated as: Unrated
Well... it was okay. I liked the intro but as soon as bar 5 hit i cringed a little. It sounded like you weren't sure of key you were in. Bar 9, all the rhythm sounded good but tremolo going on could of had a better choice notes. Bars 19 to 26 just didn't sound together and in tune with each other.

But the next phase was nice and I enjoyed it. The solo was going good till measure 35 then it started falling apart. Measure 40 sounded chaotic but not to bad. Measure 47 to 69 sounds like a bunch fast paced rhythms with little or no definition to them. The ending was okay nothing special.

2.5


Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 01 Mar 2009 02:06

Rated as: 
MNC_Metal – Followers of the Farysean God

Ok this song is not that good to me. The 5/4 in the beginning sounds odd both rhythmically and harmonically. The song continues in a riff salad of bad quality. The song is largely harmonically horrible with the exception of a few bars here and there. Song has no structure. At times notes clash in horrible disharmonies. The bass plays power chords and dissonant notes that clash with the guitar. Etc...

Really I’m sorry but I don’t know where to start with this song. First of all I guess you should try to make nice sounding riffs in 4/4 before trying out odd time signatures. Also try to write a song that works with a “normal” song structure before trying to write a song with no or few repeating parts.

One thing I did like though was the drums. They were nice and helped the song keep its intensity.

Rating: 1.0

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Mar 2009 09:03

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MNC_Metal – Followers Of The Farysean God

Lol. Black metal riff. Lol. (that was at “riff two”, so to say)

Black metal lolling aside... this song is a hell of a mess. No flow to be found here, none whatsoever, it's very disjointed and all over the place in a bad way. Constant tempo changes don't help either, you know? Instrument-wise, bass is the main offender – clashes with guitars, badly. Plus, a bass doesn't usually do fifths, it focuses on one note. You can hear why... in your very own song. It just sounds bad. However, guitars have their share of the crime too. The solo @bar 31 starts bad. It gets worse. It makes me want to find you and feed you the solo, printed from guitar pro. So you can taste how wonderful you make your listeners' ears feel with accidental, insane earkilling.

It's not all bad, you have some potential... nobody can deny the metal insanity, and bars 84-87 were actually okay! The harmonized guitars floating on top of the riff were darn neat. Kindly try on. You do have the metal fierceness, now do something with it :P

Rating: 1 star

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 04 Mar 2009 17:00

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MNC_Metal - Followers of the Farysean God

How should I put this. Well, I sort of liked some riffs here and there, 3-4 different one perhaps.
Take almost each and every riff, cut and paste into a new song, and you've got plenty of songs,
not just a riff-salad. The structure seems to be close to nothing, but when I listen, I think I hear
some attempts. The bass was really bad from time to time. I just do the list and elaborate a bit
more in there.

- originality: Well, it is original allright, but maybe not in a good way.
- composition technique: No
- rhythm: Mostly good druming, not over the top, but still good!
- appropriate key signature: No.
- song structure: Close to zero.
- quality of notation/tablature: I think you need to work on this, nothing really akward,
but it could be better.
- orchestration: This is mostly awful, the bass is wrong, and the guitar seems to collide. A plus for
the drums.
- use and respect of musical language: Not much, The 5/4-intro riff seems like it would've been
better to do another way, for example. The disharmonics spoils abit too.
- use and quality of
Melody = Mish-mash.
Hooks = No hooks
Solos = Some good parts, some bad
Riffs = 30/70 good/bad. The good ones almost drowns in the bad ones though.
- mix of instruments and panning: This is not a problem in this song, as I find it appropriate.
- general use of the GP software: No markers.

I think you've got potential, so don't give up, but try to listen to your songs and make them flow
more like a "real" song.

Rating:
2/5

Posted by Generis Humani  {{ 53 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 06 Mar 2009 06:02

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