Well, this was fun, if for nothing else.
A little (non-tabled
) feedback first for what it's worth.novikthewise
: A good mix to me. I'm not a metal guru, but the vocals seem a little high in the mix? hammet_37
: Tough for me to tell, but the low mids might be a little heavy in the guitar/bass. Gets a little muddy down there. I like what you got the cymbals to do without smashing the hell out of the mix.spede
: What did you hit the guitars with? They're spreading off the sides of my desk. Good width.japancakes
: I'm not sure if the high-mid heavy guitar sound is intentional? I can picture it working, except all the bass is gone too. Bring the bass guitar back, and I think it could work.140dBSPL
: Thank you for aligning the snare hits at the beginning! A pretty dark mix, but I like the way the vocals sit in it.Zabrilla
: Love the intro - what is it? The edits were cool too. Good drums, but personally I would bring them up more (except the kick) and send the guitar down and back a little bit. The mix is still a little narrow in places, but I can't really tell why for sure.thokanot
: 140dBSPL summed up what I was thinking pretty well. I'd say something that (I think) helped me - powerful metal music is NOT sub-bass heavy, and bass "power" is often in the lower-mids, not the "bass". I keep having to remind myself of that - I tend to mix bottom-heavy.Audio Monkey
: Something's a little odd to me about the snare on this. Seems to jump up and say "listen to me, I'm rattling!" Not necessarily a bad thing, it just stuck out at me.MortenDK
: A far cry from Orphan Train, eh? I like your drums, but I feel like either the overheads or top end of the guitars need to come up a little bit to balance.Gette
: Feels sub-bassy to me - maybe too much extreme low end in the bass guitar? You mentioned learning where your headphones roll off - to me it feels like there's a lot of buildup right below where they do.
Here's my submission. Feel free to now invalidate everything that I said above.
All the guitars are original - no re-amping or replacing there. They chose a sound, I went with it.
Oh, and I couldn't figure out for the life of me what to do with the vocals, so I punted. Yes, they need to be fixed.
The download is a 24/44.1 flac file - sounds better than SC's 128k compression.