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TAB   "Adhere"  -  7  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
Adhere      [GP4]   [185 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105796]
Artist: Open Competition April 2009
File Size: 38.9 KB     Number of Tracks: 1
Submitted by: Shade Of Blue  (All tabs)  on 16 Apr 2009 10:55, commenting:
For recorded version with vocals: myspace.com/eriemasonmusic
Validated by blackiel on 17 Apr 2009 03:13


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Adhere - Shade Of Blue

It's actually unusual to come across a fairly standard rock song anymore here. This one for me unfortunately doesn't stand out, tbh. That isn't to say that it's bad or anything, it just doesn't... make much of an impact with me.

The chorus to me doesn't pack as much punch as it should... maybe if you didn't introduce it at the start, it would come off more powerful. For some reason, I liken this to a Linkin Park style song in my head...

However, there is good work on the reasonably simply yet nicely hooking vocals. I guess the main problem with this is that it is... sorta generic...
It is well composed, but it just sinks to mediocre with me.

This is obviously composed to be played with a band, and I think it's good that someone here composes and is actually able to play their songs. I guess the only disadvantage is that if you stick strictly to that rule, your technical ability could hamper your songs. Although, I guess not all the greatest songs are ridiculously complex... but anyway, I'm on a tangent here...

The song is well written, but is lacking something special that makes it stick out.

3 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Apr 2009 08:15

Rated as: Unrated
Shade Of Blue – Adhere

I could copy and paste just about any comment I posted on your song until now, rework it a little and tack it onto this one. You're consistent with your style, and your output never drops below a certain given level. Unfortunately, this song is nearer the bottom of the scoop. Don't get me wrong, it was well executed – the soft/heavy dynamics changes were cool, your trademark delay added neat atmosphere, and... butter my butt and call me a biscuit! A solo! ;] However, there was nothing in the song that would somehow grab me and want to come back to it, it just... flew by. It was pleasant to the ear, listenable, but wasn't even catchy (that's a surprise, a Shade Of Blue tune that's not catchy. The hell?!), let alone offer real lasting value that would make me want to check back. It's one of those tunes you'd tuck away towards the mid-end of the album as filler and hope it will go unnoticed. You have done better. You can do better.

Rate: 3 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Apr 2009 11:58

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Shade has done it again. The live version - which I listened after the GP version - reinforced my view that this is a good pop song. Good structure, instruments, solos, hook. However, even though I liked it, it seemed similar to some of your others. You seem to have a common style running through many of your songs; not a bad thing though. You have a knack for writing catchy stuff. A good song.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Apr 2009 14:08

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For me this one is in the "pop-rock championship" with Todo's and Daslaf's entries... unfortunately for both of you I think Todo wins that little competition, mostly because his song felt much more original, within the style, than yours, which, while sounding good, didn't really introduce nothing new to the "repertoire" you already have...

Some comments on the song itself: I didn't really like the way intro was handled... two soothing clean arpeggios and then BOOM! chorus riff, in a song like this I'd expect the transition to be smoother, even though, I think the chorus riff is the best thing of this song, very nice chords. Nice guitar solo too, something I thought was missing in "Not Alone". Also, I'm not sure "Mellomspill" (whatever that means, interlude maybe?) fits very well, it feels a bit too "generic melodic metal riff" for my taste... no complaints about the other parts, everything was very well put together.

Overall, good song but I liked "Not Alone" better... although this one had the very distinctive "Erie Mason" feeling, which I like a lot, it ends up feeling more "generic", and the score suffers because of that. I'm with the others in that you should try something a little different every once in a while.


Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Apr 2009 03:46

Rated as: Unrated
Although a suitable listen, lacks severely from originality and could use a lot of polish...

Another entry from Shade - You're one of the composers I consider the most stable when it comes to competition material, you never have anything horrible, your songs are always efficient, but you also never really stray from your regular style, or seem to try to innovate or do anything new... Because of this, I personally feel your songs never achieve true excellence, because it's nothing we haven't heard from you before.

Also, stuff like Bar 7/8 - chords on Rhythm and Lead guitar clash with each other unpleasantly, and already anticipate a song that's not much more than a decent listen...

One of my problems with this song is that it's so by the book Shade, and pop rock in general these days, that nothing warrants me to listen to the song once again.

The parts in themselves are all suitable, but not particularly interesting as a whole. This stands out as a "filler" track if you were to release an album, it's there to fill in the extra minutes without much more purpose than that, and I find that unfortunate - I'm really not a fan of that type of thing.

Basically, power chords distortion riffing throughout, mediocre clean parts, decent vocal line, suitable solo, but not outstanding - it's the type of song I'd see on MTV for 3 days and then it drops off the map.

2.5 stars

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 05 May 2009 11:02

Rated as: Unrated
This song is pretty standard for you. Nothing really stands out as being excellent. The mellomspil is not that good a riff, not on midi nor on real guitars. It just sounds pretty plain. And as jazzdeath mentioned at times there’s the occasional dissonance which I don’t like. Still ok song

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 15 May 2009 17:20

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Shade Of Blue - Adhere
As it has been said before, this fits perfectly into the “filler” category … Nice flow, neat melodies, overall good… But it’s that kind of song that you hear once, then again months later and then again months later, and everytime you say “huh, good song” and you move on to what you were doing before… I think you, as a composer, just need one thing: that spark that makes people say “he’s definitely more than just another composer”…
Rating: 2.5

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 15 May 2009 20:31

Rated as: Unrated
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