This is taking longer than expected, so here are a few reviews...Me.Rod
You had me at "Hi officer, how's it goin?" I like the progression and overall tone, the staccato keys and the pace. The doubled vocals in the beginning are pretty off, so a few more takes would help there. When double tracking vocals keep going until you get a solid first track that fits, feels right, has all the natural cadences...then record the second track and take as many takes as...it takes. Keep one ear piece off to hear your own voice outside the mix. I'm not into the style but you have something here and your story works. The truth lines were great at the end. Nice arc. Could have done a real fade at the end instead of the sudden splash.Paco del Stinko
The intro is a bit long/repetitive. The effect survives once vocals start, so it might work if the vocals started right at the beginning, actually. This has your usual dynamism and epic production, so resistance is futile. Then the harmonized break is just over the top awesome, but too short! I want more of that dissonance (some sort of extended solo/duet thing that really goes out there), as it goes major too soon, but really...it's all brilliant. To all those who feel this is too tonally happy for the story...the angst and tension is in the vocals and the sheer density of the texture, especially when head-banging. I keep wanting to hear a brass section in the verses...can you work on that? I dig this more on each listen. Thanks for another fun ride!Pigfarmer Jr
My wife has been on a real Rory Gallagher kick lately, and you're right in that groove. I'm not a blues guy, but this comes off so authentic and sincere. Short and to the point, I can't help but feel the pain of loss and sorrow (I can her saying "oh, you just wait...you'll be sorry") so thanks for that
. I so love the intro guitar tone, that mellow overdrive. And your vocal delivery is spot on. Nice job.Ross Durand
Are you too close to the mic? Real harsh vocal. Beautiful performance, though, but the story isn't very engaging. Growing old sucks. Dwelling on it sucks, too. Maybe a bridge where he looks back on the old days? After the first chorus I just want some pain relief. maybe that's the point. Sep
The drum loops are stereo, but everything else is down the middle so nothing jels, and it's all muddy with these decent drums all exposed for what they are. All the parts are the right parts, so take some mix and eq tutorials, use the stereo field. Then buy a good mic. Them work on vocals, cause this could really rock. Slaveship Mutiny
The constant vocal doubling is questionable as its very inaccurate, especially during the verses where there's simply no air in the texture. The ideas are really strong, and I like the timbres (is that a OLPC?). Also like your voice so if there were single tracked vocals you'd have no issues from me. The mix is way down the middle, panning some of the instruments to the sides would really help open this up.