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Confusions Of Reality      [GP4]   [213 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105634]
Artist: Open Competition Feb 2009
File Size: 53.7 KB     Number of Tracks: 5
Submitted by: Spin  (All tabs)  on 15 Feb 2009 17:16, commenting:
A Melodic Death Metal song in place of my unfinished song for this competition
Validated by blackiel on 15 Feb 2009 17:26


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Very very simple yet effective melodeath song.

I'm not a huge fan of melodeath and this song will very clearly reflect why I'm not a huge fan. I don't dislike the style, but it suffers from repetition syndrome.

First riff is nothing very innovative, neither is the chorus. They do the job but they aren't excellent riffs. Nothing to pique my interest at all.

Actually the whole song basically reflects that. Listenable. Decent riffs. Stuff I've heard before, and nothing I'll come back to listen to.

Break at 54 reeks of In Flames by the way, and that's more of a chorus then the next riff at 62.

I'm not a huge fan of breakdowns but honestly the breakdown when it comes on, with the interesting lead, was my favorite part. Something which sounded cool, not a typical breakdown at first. But it dragged on too long, and repeated again, should have done a progression or some variations.

No solo in a melodeath song? I'm surprised. But I can't say it's good or bad, a solo could have given you more points if it was absolutely amazing, or lost you some if it was not good.

It's worth 2.5 stars, it's a barely passing note. Does the trick, not very well but effectively, yet lacks everything which makes a song a personal thing, it's soulless and really doesn't give off any feeling, at least to me.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 15 Feb 2009 21:39

Rated as: Unrated
Well, it's definately well put together. Riffs are fairly decent, but not amazing - that's something that I've always found as a failing of the genre - the quality of the riffing is unfortunately a fair indication of the quality of the song as a whole, imo. Your song can only be as good as it's riffs.

Anyway, pretty much your whole song is simply riffs - ones that fit together and flow, fortunately. So in my book it's simply an average song - like Jazz said, it lacks feeling (I understand that sort of thing isn't exactly what you look for in a death metal song - yet another reason for my distaste for the genre :P). Nothing special, just another thrasher.

3 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Feb 2009 03:36

Rated as: Unrated
I liked the song
simple and right to the nail
also it's remarkable the fact that the theme is really well distributed.

although some parts were too obvios and finally boring, they could at least have like a tiny virtuosismo to enrich the sound (the verses)
if i gotta name a bar I didn't like, those are bars 77-78... you probably know what I mean

anyways. good work. not disturbing at all. but not outstanding on anyway.

good luck

Rating: 3.0

Posted by stockle  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Feb 2009 11:17

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I liked this in parts, but in others it was repetitive. Some nice riffs. The break was nice. I didn't feel any variation though. I felt you used the same rhythms throughout the song, which when heard once, then twice was enough. Breakdown riff used a similar riff from before, with its staccato feel. The chorus sounded a bit like the 60's batman cartoon theme. This song was ok but nothing outstanding for me.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Feb 2009 17:51

Rated as: 
I’m a fan of melodic Death, and I found the Intro and chorus catchy, but like JazzDeath said, they’re nothing too special. The verse riff seems a bit too over used nowadays. I liked the drumming during the verse riff, not too technical, but hard enough to give the song a nice beat.

I’m not a fan of this type of breakdown, and I believe this breakdown would fit better in a metal core song, since it goes for so long. The Breakdown Riff (bar 140) sounds a lot like a Parkway Drive breakdown in my opinion, which I’m not too fond of.

It’s an alright song for melodic death, but it needs some more technical riffs to sound more better.


Posted by apzrman  {{ 7 tabs / 3 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 05:06

Rated as: Unrated
Although the song is technically quite simple, I like it a lot. As others have said it makes the job for a melodic death metal song.
I missed a great solo on the breakdown part.
With some arrangements (technical details and a solo)it would have got a better rating from me.


Posted by MNC_Metal  {{ 4 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Feb 2009 02:36

Rated as: Unrated
Although this song is well structured and has no evident flaws composition-wise, I couldn't bring myself to really like it, because it's just too generic - a lot of riffs that I seem to have heard before in other places, which is never a good thing for me...

The part I enjoyed the most was the "break" (which actually sounded more like a chorus to me than the actual chorus): some good guitar game there. Same goes for the first chorus, and the breakdown riff was cool too, even if it dragged on for longer than necessary (specially during verse 3). The verse riffs and the choruses (except the first one), however, sounded kinda empty, like they were supposed to be backup tracks to a vocals line that isn't there!.. That's where it shows that the song is still unfinished, as you say in F5.

Rating 2.5 stars from me - I really am sorry you couldn't finish your other song... will you post it later?

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Feb 2009 15:28

Rated as: Unrated
What this song really lacks is something that stands out. the transitions between parts are quite boring, the bass and drums are VERY basic and flat out uninteresting. The guitar work has been made a billion times before, both in terms of melodies and rhythm. I'll normally don't take originality too much into account when commenting a song, but in this piece I'm afraid it was just too obvious. It does flow quite nicely and the progressions themselves aren't really that bad in most cases, it's just that everything is so basic that it doesn't really capture the listener, and thats what music is about in my opinion.
While I realize that this is death metal and not poprock, it still needs something to capture the listener. good effort though


Posted by Shade Of Blue  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 11:26

Rated as: 
First feeling: “Huh, I’ve heard this before”... It’s not a bad song, but it doesnt have nothing really creative, just like 75% of metal songs... And no, I’m not against metal, it’s my favorite kind of music... The breakdown it’s the only part I enjoyed listening to, still, it’s just a little more original than the rest of the song. You should try more chord changes, and also you should try to improve the drums, good drums can transform “just-another-song” into a really good one.

Rating 2

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 17:45

Rated as: Unrated
Good Intro and catchy Chorus, maybe these are the two things you need to have a great song which you have, but unfortunately Preverse and Verse were way below than the first 2 parts. Break was cool but then appears the chorus and all that "strength" you were gathering with those power chords on the break ended in nothing, I expected power chord in Chorus 2 too, you know, to keep the momentum the song had in the break. Transition to verse 2 was a little off.
Then Breakdown, verse 3 and breakdown riff were pretty much the same, it's hard to apreciate these parts without a leading track, you know voice or a lead guitar, cause you're hearing the same stuff, the same riff and the same chord over and over and over, etc... After listening to your song a couple of times, "Break" feels more like a chorus than the same Chorus, and why the hell the chorus 2 & 3 are different from the first chorus? First chorus was pretty much better than the other 2.

Anyway, your song has good stuff, like the first 25 bars and the "Break" parts, but the rest is very boring, same rythm, same chords, no variations, etc..

Rate: 2.5, try to improve the just-the-same parts, the other stuff is great.

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 28 Feb 2009 15:41

Rated as: 
I'd say the best thing about this song is structure. You seem to have that down. The intro was okay. Your chorus seems to lack energy. I would suggest to let drums pick up the slack in the chorus. Let them give it more of a drive. Verse one was really kind of plain and dull. Verse two was the same. Since you have c,v1,c,v2,c it seems a little repetitive. Adding more to verse two would help with this.

The breakdown and verse three was a much welcomed and needed change. My favorite part of the song. The breaks were also okay but great. Nothing really stands out in this song. Its an average song that needs some fine tuning.

Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 01 Mar 2009 01:56

Rated as: 
Spin – Confusions of Reality

This song is ok for what it is, a simple melodeath inspired song. The best part of the song is when we reach the breakdown section at 112 – it does drag on a bit after a while with the same backing rhythm all the time, but that lead on top sounded sweet.

Now let’s get to the things that could be improved. First of all I have no idea whatsoever why the first chorus and the following are completely different? Speaking of the first chorus – the second guitar playing 3 notes every 4 bars don’t really make any sense as it mess up the mix, either have the track play the same as the first track, and then change the notes where you want the harmony, or leave it out altogether. Right now it’s hurting the mix. Now the lead at 18 makes it a lot sweeter I must say.
In the pre-verse I’m missing some variation. I think you could easily have made some sweet drum fills, or maybe balance the border between fills and regular drum solo. I think that could have been sweet there, just for some added variety.

Verse 1 drags on a bit too long. The same 4 chords over and over with no fills or any melody to keep interest. One option to lessen the feeling of dragging would be to in bar 45 and 53 – so every other time you have the G and G# power chord – change it into a C# power chord. It’s an easy way to come full circle in the progression, and it would feel less repetitive.

The break part doesn’t really feel like a break, actually more like a chorus! Actually a lot more than the chorus itself, which is yet another structural problem. At bar 76-77 there is a really shaky transition. It really disrupt the flow, and it just seems awkward.

That concludes it I think, seeing as the rest of the song is the same parts repeating, with the nice breakdown section in the middle. The last 3 bars that gives us the end was not that good either though. Rhythmically it didn’t really conclude on what had just happened.
Anyway, the song was descent enough and had nice melodic ideas at times, but suffered from some problems.

Rating: 2.5

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Mar 2009 08:57

Rated as: 
Spin – Confusions of Reality

Ha! You did the seemingly undoable – you committed a c minor song, and it's actually okay! xD Opening riff was purdy neat, then a lead... hey, where'd the lead go? The cutoff at bar 25 is definitely too abrupt, try polishing it a little bit, okay? As the song unveils, you show more cool riffs that aren't too complex, but do what they're supposed to do very well. The verse is coolly galloping, the break is catchy... actually, this should have been the chorus! In that case, the chorus could have stayed as a “main riff” type of attraction, since you opened your song with it etc. I like the octave higher thing at bar 103, adds to the song. Melikes.

Now, on to the breakdown... I usually do not listen to stuff with breakdowns, but the few I heard were rather lousy and I didn't like them. On the other hand, this one is neat. Cool addicting rhythm in the... uhh... rhythm guitar. This part could have been better if you made it a touch more sinister. On the other hand, the ending was completely random and bad.

The song is good at what it does – a simple, toe-tapping modern day pop metal ditty. Doesn't have any unbelievably memorial content, but the elements on display are cool in their simple-mindedness. It's okay, I like it :]

Rating: 3 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 04 Mar 2009 16:55

Rated as: 
Spin - Confusions Of Reality
This song sounds as much as a somewhat modern "heavy metal" piece as much as melo death,
but this of course irrelevant, just wanted to add it.
This is a good song, nothing really original, but nothing that screams "you've heard this before!"
either. The thing that bothered me the most are the repeativeness, reusing everything a bit too
much, but that is weighted up some by the awesome Breakdown. The outro sounds wrong in this
song, why use triplets all of a sudden?

- originality: Not really original.
- composition technique: Decent, nothing to complain about.
- rhythm: Good bass and drums.
- appropriate key signature: A G#-signature would have looked better, so no.
- song structure: Good, but something different (except for the breakdown) would've been nice.
- quality of notation/tablature: Looks nice, except for not including the appropriate key signature.
- orchestration: Good.
- use and respect of musical language: Good.
- use and quality of
Melody = A nice melody, but it gets annoying after a while.
Hooks = Kinda catchy, at least in the beginning.
Solos = No real solo, the lead starts to explore a tad, but then it goes back to square one
Riffs = Generic, but okay.
- mix of instruments and panning: Mostly okay, but sometimes it gets too loud/crowded
(for example bars 180-188)
- general use of the GP software: No complaints.

Rating: 3.5/5

Posted by Generis Humani  {{ 53 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 06 Mar 2009 05:58

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Oy, I've gotta say I agree with Jazzdeath in several aspects. The song definitely flows, works, does the job, but it's nothing I've never heard before. I assume this is one of your first songs. But it hurts me a bit to see you label this as melodeath, I'd say it's Metalcore at best. The breakdown was pretty nifty, though in verse 3 I couldn't help but think of Killswitch Engage. I dunno why, but it was also around here that I noticed "By Jove, he hasn't used a drum fill yet." So yeah, that's my big tip. Use drum fills. Like Jazzdeath said, chorus not very innovative, nor the verse, break sounds like In flames, yada yada yada.
Final Rating: 2.5

Posted by UpZeIrons  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 08 Mar 2009 17:52

Rated as: Unrated
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