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Hard rock/metal song for review and suggestions

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I just wrote, played (all instruments), recorded, mixed and briefly mastered this song over the last 2 days and have come to this mix down... And I'd just like to hear your opinion and what to improve (soundwise of course)...

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OK, done. =)
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Ok..I give..What in the hell are the vox saying in the begining!!

Mix sounds pretty good..I like it..but have no clue what the vox are in the chorse!!
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I like it, especially the guitar sound. I could use a bit more cymbals IMHO.

How did you record the guits?
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Drums - sampled (drumkit from hell)
Bass - Fender J-Bass -> DI
Guitars - Hughes&Kettner Triamp -> Triamp 4x12 box -> 3x SM57 at different positions...
Another layer of guitars was made through Guitar Rig 3. I used two different sounds through the normal amping (both double-tracked), and two different sounds through GR3, also both double-tracked. So that's 8 guitar tacks, panned hard LR.

Vocals - in the beginning 1 track center with a bitcrusher so it distorts like it does, and two tracks panned hard LR but whispered and high-passed radically. I guess that's why it's hard to understand... I'll try to make it more intelligible! Thanks for the feedback!
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I'd just say bring the vocals up slightly and maybe add a bit of high end on the guitars to give them a bit more bite.

All in all I like it
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whoa man that is cool, how did you go about recording all the instruments by yourself. Like which did you do first and how did you keep timing on that one?
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I sampled the drums first and made a scratch track of the whole song in a few minutes... just cutting and pasting of guitar riffs... Then I recorded the 4 GR3 rhythms, then the 4 layers of the miked amp (with my amp and guitar in the control room, so I could work with Cubase all the while I was recording), Then came the bass through DI, after that I recorded the vocals (also from the control room, just put some curtains around and some foam in front of the mic). That was one day... The next day I recorded the lead guitars, made a rough mix, used a ton of compressors and shit and just popped an L2 on the stereo buss. That's that.

Oh, and for the timing... A click track!!
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Hi!

First of all I'm listening on headphones...

I like the bass sound. Guitars could have more punch. The reverb/delay on the vocals is a bit apparent and the there is a hint of distortion on the drums (kick maybe).

Nice song, The "the lo-fi" vocal sound works when here and there.
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I agree about the guitars... The vocals, I can't help... These are practically scratch vocals recorded in a not so treated situation, so this is natural reverb, could not get rid of it... Thanks for the feedback!!
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