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    Song and Cover a Week Season 1, Week 4

    And on we go, great stuff from everyone last week, and looking forward to some more! Remember, if you after ultimate points, that doing an original AND a cover nets you 20. So anyone looking to overachieve (or challenge our current king of overachievement, of for the current king to overachieve overachieving) this is THE route to go for the crown and the amazing MM.org picks on offer!

    Iron1: 45pts
    Blazon_Stone: 40pts
    T Gobbs: 30pts
    Markus: 30pts
    Megametal7: 30pts
    Valtteri: 20pts
    desertdweller: 20pts
    Webdood: 10pts
    7 Dying Trees: 10pts
    Budda: 10pts
    tibernius: 10pts

    Date for submissions is sunday midnight, always. I will check every monday around 10am where I am and total up points then.

    We'll run for 8 or 10 weeks depending on participation.

    Anyway, here's the rules:
    - write one or more songs per week
    - cover one or more songs per week
    - 10 points for the first cover and first original song
    - points after that will be 5 for a second, 3 for a third, 1 for a 4th and 1 for every one after that.
    - apart from the 1st cover AND firs original, songs score like above. So you can submit a cover, a song, then 3 more of each say. this will give you 20pts for the first two, but then the next 6 will score 5, 3 and 4 times 1 giving you 32pts.
    - must be songs. 3 riffs stuck together do not a song make (otherwise it'd be easy to just submit 10 collections of riffs and get points, this is against the spirit of it all)
    - you're allowed 1 grindcore level joker song, but it still has to be a song. you must indicate this on your submission
    - submissions to be posted in this thread, soundcloud links, youtube, dropbox, whatever, as long as it can be played without paying something to someone.
    - you will not stealk from others except when doing covers
    - discretionary points awarded for extra work (like making a youtube music video, or anything entertaining)
    - submit by the time i have fed myself coffee on monday morning (but basically, sunday night somewhere in the world is your deadline).
    - all decisions by your benevolent dictator (me) are final

    Don't:
    - be a dick. songwriting is a skill you learn, and some may be better than others. By all means, give advice, encouragement, but don't go saying "this sux noob" etc. Penalties wil involve points deductions roughly equal to the amount of string and drum hits in the first minute of the liquid tension experiment 3 opening track.
    - steal shit of other people. covers are fine, lifting someone elses work and passing it off as your own, whether that be from a member, or from a different forum is not cool. Penalty for infringrement, see above
    - spam the thread with tons of non songs just to get points. If I feel someone is just putting crap up to score points for extra songs, I'll just not count the points.

    #2
    Here's my next installment...

    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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      #3
      Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
      Here's my next installment...

      Some brutal heavy tones there.

      I'm working on a doom track for a change. which I'm pretty happy with so far. I sort of came to the conclusion that I like my Laney's tones more than the Archetype:Plini. So while it's a bit more of a hassle to record with that (still pretty easy due to the DI send and internal load box), I think I'll stick to it from now on. Something about the Laney together with a Boss SD-1 as a boost just works for me.

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        #4
        Here's my track for this week.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Markus View Post
          Here's my track for this week.

          Good stuff, Markus, as always. Very dissonantly delicious!
          Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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            #6
            Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

            Good stuff, Markus, as always. Very dissonantly delicious!
            Thanks Mike . I tried to add a bit of dissonance to spice things up a bit. easily gets a bit boring if everything's just melodic all the time.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Markus View Post

              Thanks Mike . I tried to add a bit of dissonance to spice things up a bit. easily gets a bit boring if everything's just melodic all the time.
              Well, it worked. Very "Theme song from the end" sequel.
              Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                #8
                Originally posted by 7 Dying Trees View Post
                And on we go, great stuff from everyone last week, and looking forward to some more! Remember, if you after ultimate points, that doing an original AND a cover nets you 20. So anyone looking to overachieve (or challenge our current king of overachievement, of for the current king to overachieve overachieving) this is THE route to go for the crown and the amazing MM.org picks on offer!

                Iron1: 45pts
                Blazon_Stone: 40pts
                T Gobbs: 30pts
                Markus: 30pts
                Megametal7: 30pts
                Valtteri: 20pts
                desertdweller: 20pts
                Webdood: 10pts
                7 Dying Trees: 10pts
                Budda: 10pts
                tibernius: 10pts

                Date for submissions is sunday midnight, always. I will check every monday around 10am where I am and total up points then.

                We'll run for 8 or 10 weeks depending on participation.

                Anyway, here's the rules:
                - write one or more songs per week
                - cover one or more songs per week
                - 10 points for the first cover and first original song
                - points after that will be 5 for a second, 3 for a third, 1 for a 4th and 1 for every one after that.
                - apart from the 1st cover AND firs original, songs score like above. So you can submit a cover, a song, then 3 more of each say. this will give you 20pts for the first two, but then the next 6 will score 5, 3 and 4 times 1 giving you 32pts.
                - must be songs. 3 riffs stuck together do not a song make (otherwise it'd be easy to just submit 10 collections of riffs and get points, this is against the spirit of it all)
                - you're allowed 1 grindcore level joker song, but it still has to be a song. you must indicate this on your submission
                - submissions to be posted in this thread, soundcloud links, youtube, dropbox, whatever, as long as it can be played without paying something to someone.
                - you will not stealk from others except when doing covers
                - discretionary points awarded for extra work (like making a youtube music video, or anything entertaining)
                - submit by the time i have fed myself coffee on monday morning (but basically, sunday night somewhere in the world is your deadline).
                - all decisions by your benevolent dictator (me) are final

                Don't:
                - be a dick. songwriting is a skill you learn, and some may be better than others. By all means, give advice, encouragement, but don't go saying "this sux noob" etc. Penalties wil involve points deductions roughly equal to the amount of string and drum hits in the first minute of the liquid tension experiment 3 opening track.
                - steal shit of other people. covers are fine, lifting someone elses work and passing it off as your own, whether that be from a member, or from a different forum is not cool. Penalty for infringrement, see above
                - spam the thread with tons of non songs just to get points. If I feel someone is just putting crap up to score points for extra songs, I'll just not count the points.
                If I play over the backing track, does that count?

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                  #9
                  This one is a total hot mess, but I'm tired of jacking with it... might cannabilize some parts later for something else...

                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                    This one is a total hot mess, but I'm tired of jacking with it... might cannabilize some parts later for something else...

                    this is my fave you have done so far, I can hear sabbath, Kobra and lotus, haunting horror theme into. Excellent work ma man. you gonna make me make a doom song

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                      #11
                      Here is my entry for this week. This is a short one, I wrote and recorded guitars last night and recorded vocals today. On this track, I went direct in and there is no amp on this song.

                      Last edited by Megametal7; 05-15-2021, 07:04 PM.

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                        #12

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by T Gobbs View Post
                          I dig that riff, sounds cool as hell man

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
                            Here is my entry for this week. This is a short one, I wrote and recorded guitars last night and recorded vocals today. On this track, I went direct in and there is no amp on this song.


                            Originally posted by T Gobbs View Post
                            Cool riffs from both of you this week!

                            Dig the breakdown about a minute in, T! Nice contrast/mood change. This sounds like great cruising music.

                            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
                              Here is my entry for this week. This is a short one, I wrote and recorded guitars last night and recorded vocals today. On this track, I went direct in and there is no amp on this song.

                              Cool track, dude. Some mean vocals as well.

                              Originally posted by T Gobbs View Post
                              I like it. Nice riffs and solos and a good flow in how the tune is structured.

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                                #16
                                Some really cool riffs this week.

                                I continued messing with synth stuff, but with more guitar this time around, including a piss poor attempt at funk guitar that I buried deep in the mix.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Valtteri View Post
                                  Some really cool riffs this week.

                                  I continued messing with synth stuff, but with more guitar this time around, including a piss poor attempt at funk guitar that I buried deep in the mix.

                                  man, I really dig this synth shit, it would be great driving music at night. keep working you doing great..


                                  Markus thank you, I appreciate your compliment.


                                  Iron1 thanks dude

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Valtteri View Post
                                    Some really cool riffs this week.

                                    I continued messing with synth stuff, but with more guitar this time around, including a piss poor attempt at funk guitar that I buried deep in the mix.

                                    Such a cool 80s/Stranger Things vibe! Dig it!
                                    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                      #19
                                      Finally listened through everything. Goddamn. This thing gets better each week.

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