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File 32      [GP4]   [94 hits]   [Version: 2]   [Id: 106260]
Artist: Open Competition Oct/Nov 2009
File Size: 47.1 KB     Number of Tracks: 6
Submitted by: Todo Winterwolf  (All tabs)  on 17 Oct 2009 23:53, commenting:
Prog rock/metal stuff... enjoy!
Validated by Generis Humani on 18 Oct 2009 11:53


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Hmmm, about the time signatures I can´t agree with Jazzdeath. I think that it sounds fitting, at least to me. Usually when I see all those meter changes I expect some proggy stuff that is just proggy because it wants to be, but in this case it makes sence at all. But on the other hand I am no drummer so I can´t really give a qualified comment about that.
To the music:
Your intro is quite good and I like the rising of it very much. Part A is pretty boring, although you managed it to upgrade the part every time you repeat it. Maybe it´s the lack of a vocal line. But this way it doesm´t give much to me. The Bridge is better but not a jewel eather.
The Chorus sounds unexpected happy, but it´s quite good this way.
Bass Section and Keyboard Solo are pretty cool. I like them.
Presolo and Solo are good as well, but I got the impression that you a bit disturbed by your weird time signatures this time. Some times the rhythms sound a bit weird. But globally it´s okay.
I don´t like your third solo very much. It could be better if you choose other chords. I don´t think it´s a good decision to change the mode all the time.

The rest of the song is great. Part C is fantastic, your last solo, the outro. Everything.
Surely the simpliest things in the whole song, but certainly the best.

After all it´s not a bad song, but some more catchy parts would maybe the key to ease the whole thing a bit. Interesting structure though. You only have one chorus so most of the action should happen in part A. It would have been a good choice to tab the vocals at least for these parts.

Ratings come after hearing all comp songs.

Posted by Donkey of Steel  {{ 8 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 29 Oct 2009 09:06

Rated as: Unrated
I have one major issue with this song, and that is structure. Ok, it's prog, it's supposed to feature weird song structures, but this one seems to lack a "hook" and a sense of direction. Nevertheless, it was pretty enjoyable.

My favourite part is A, the piano works really well as the riff leader, and you nailed the 7/8 nicely (despite some odd locations for the snares and other drum beats as Jazz was saying, no biggie though, consider this nitpicking).

The chorus was ok, but I think it lacked punch, that lazy quarter note bassline and the slow guitar riff didn't help. Then things begin to fall apart for me, that bass break comes out of nowhere with all the punch the chorus lacked, and things get messy. The keys solo was cool in a rather odd way. :P But I think the keys deserved a bit more volume in that section.

Your transition back to part A consists basically of a "BLEH" moment... ok, that works sometimes, but in this one I think a better flow would be in order. Part B is pretty nice, but could use some more powerful bass and rhythm guitar. Still, it should work ok in real life.

Your guitar solos were really good, seems that since "Alive" you really took that Slashy style and made it yours, nice and melodic, me likes :] Part C enters really nicely with a lot of power, but you could have taken more advantage of it, make it last for some more bars before entering that last guitar solo. Nothing to say on this and the outro though, nice.

Overall, good stuff, but gets a bit messy at times, and it hurts your score unfortunately.

Rating: 3

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 23 Nov 2009 03:26

Rated as: Unrated
File 32 - Todo Winterwolf

Okay, well, the song felt pretty pleasant, until I got to what I felt was complete randomness. After that first chorus, I was just settling down to properly listen, and this Bass Break came in. I wasn't looking at the tab at the time, and I sorta went "WHAT?" And to make it feel even more sporadic, the song continues as normal afterwards. It felt like a random splice of another song had somehow stuck itself in there, and refused to get out.

"C" to Pre-outro Solo really didn't do it for me either - the change in key didn't work, and there was really no transition there. But really, the rest of the song is fine - it's just that you forced the attempted progressiveness of it too much. And I do sorta see what Jazz is saying about the drumwork - things feel a little offkilter, particularly at the start.

So, I guess I agree with what Jazz has said mostly - nothing wrong whatsoever with the ideas used - it's just the rhythm and cohesion. Next time try to write something that you're comfortable with - I know that I would have trouble writing stuff in those time sigs, as you've probably seen already by my Skelly entry. That's if you aim to win a competition, that is - nothing wrong with experimentation, and getting feedback on it.

3 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 25 Nov 2009 04:09

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this is something new for you, and I like it. the ideas served up are all pretty solid when looked at separately, but as a whole the song does lack a touch of flow. surprising how well you manage to sound in a variety of bizarre time sigs, and how you manage to add a more present touch of dissonance, and how you manage to solo like a slash that's actually good... yer growing, and I'm enjoying this. keep at it.


Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 28 Nov 2009 12:11

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Some rhytmic ideas are great (though 17/16? wtf?). Amount of solos and the structure are amazing. Sometimes i think that you did some ideas only to fill spaces. It`s difficult to rate, hearing only this your track. If i were you (XD) i would put less notes and more ideas, made shorter structer. 3 stars.

Posted by 35au1  {{ 3 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 30 Nov 2009 15:14

Rated as: Unrated
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