New melodeath-ish song and my first serious attempt to mastering. Feedback would be awesome! (:

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Flow Of Time
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Turn the volume in the player all the way up to hear the real loudness of the song (:

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I think you did a great job tbh, not sure If I can help you in any way lol.

So that's it, good job xD

Cheers!

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Thanks (:
I released the final song with some minor changes today:
http://flowoftime.bandcamp.com/

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let me start by saying this song really brightened my day Smile . its driven, heavy, melodic, and the production suits the song, somthin kinda rare.

as awesome as it is its a little too repetitive especially with the drums. not every pluck of a string needs a kick and vise versa (even if its really catchy). feel like this could really have some impact at parts like 2:06. also, with the absence of the second snare every 2 bars on the second riff kinda threw me off the first time. instead of just having just empty hihats put some sort of acent where the snare should be with some other instrument. or better yet throw the snare back in there when the groove needs starts coming back in more. guitar wise i felt like something was missing the whole time but I had no clue what it was, bought the third time threw it hit me. WHERE ARE THE EPIC HARMONIES?! a melodeath song such as this is begging for some duals, my gut tell me that chorus would sound HUGE with some harmonizing in there.
as dynamicly rigid as this song feels at some points its still a great joy to listen to (maybe cause its my exact type of song). harmonicly solid with a few nice changes in there. some catchy riffs that will be in my head all week. a raging double bass (bonus points in my book any time Big smile )

now to the production

drums-other than what I previously stated they dont sound bad. but the kick needs to be turned down as much as i love it. the snare needs some "omph" so instead of searching for it I feel the impact of it (like your raging kick drum). tip: get a multi band compressor and CRUSH, SQUASH, DESTROY the lower mids with extreme caution. back down when it feels like theres anyhint of a sucking sound cause it'll only get worse when you master. my last bit of beef with the drums is the cymbals. the easiest way to tell real from fake drums is the repitive crash of dry overheads. throw a tiny bit of reverb in there, and if you really want to go crazy automate the amount so its softer on soft parts of the song and harsher on louder parts.

guitars-.............I got nothing. the sound lovely, congratz. (however i do get the vibe of the older line 6 modeling)

mastering-pretty intense for your first ("serious") mastering job. you've gotta be the first I've seen who didn't absolutely demolish the dynamics of their song trying to get some volume out of there limiter. kudos for that. outta curiosity what did you use for; stereo imager, tape/valve emulator,compressor, exciter, multiband compressor etc.

used disarmonia mundi's mind trick album as a reference. you might like that one.

ps: don't take me too seriously i'm forced to critique on some really really REALLY crappy headphones.

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I thought it was a little too high to be as Melo-death but, that's my shit. Compositionally, it could use some more variance. Though again, that would be my personal thinking.

As for the mastering,...almost. The cymbals were a little too bright. I'm not sure I like where the bass is. I would bring that up a bit. But that might be because I'm not crazy about the guitar key...

I'm going to give this a couple of more listens.

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I'd hate to think that this couldn't be melodeath simply because hes not tuned low enough. especially since all the other elements seem to be there. but i agree that this would sound more melodeathish and better overall if he was tuned lower. though he might be like me an not have that option

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Agreed. I'm a huge fan of the, Flow of Time. My thought of the master was what was driving my thoughts of this track.

I'm not sure if a lower key would of made the mastering more balanced or not... Sometimes, as odd as it sounds. Is all it takes. If we're spending our time mixing and/or mastering lower tuned or higher tuned material, we'll have a tendency to auto-correct ourselves, subconsciously, to what we're used to.

We here in the progressive world of metal should be a little bit more vigilante when we change genres. The details are slight but, make all the difference.

Cheers.

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Thanks for the detailed feedback guys, sorry that I respond that late.
@Ditenado: I used iZotopes Ozone, that's all. Guitars were a Peavey 6505 into an IR
@HOKENSTYFE: You're absolutely right. Cymbals and bass were the two elements I wasn't pleased with too..

Anyway I uploaded a new track (totally different style though) today and already created a thread.
I did a lot on my drums and used a multiband comp on the snare as suggested.
-> http://got-djent.com/content/something-djenty-once-again