Hey friends, long time lurker, first time poster. I love the community around here and love the brutal
loving critiques and could use a few extra sets of ears as my band does more recording. I want to post what I have so far, get some comments on what stands out, what sounds bad or funky or awesome or whatever so as we go in to re-record everything we can do it better. And these obviously need to be re-recorded.
First song: Reading Roadsigns Aloud
Slow, simple song. We thought about layering some more vocals or something, but are unsure. Maybe we keep it simple and sparse, like how we do it live.
Second song: Soothsayer
So the main part on this is that the tempo is fucked. We tend to have a fairly elastic tempo in general, but this one obviously got away from us. We started too slow and ended up much faster. This is also a lot more complex than the previous song (16 tracks) and needs quite a bit of help. One thing thats killing me is when we play this song live it has so much energy and rocks out, and when we record it, it sounds... tame. But I cant quite put my finger on it.
Like I said, these will be completely re-recorded, so tear um apart, and help me make them better.