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2/22/2007

Alexic -  
The Framework (ALMOST DONE)
By Alexic 
Genre: Rock
Weighted Rating: [33 Votes, 3.92 Stars]
Views: 4,250
[song removed by band]
Featured Review
singmetofire [4/21/2007 11:02:01 AM EST]
Score: +10
Mac, we are in the process of going back into the studio with 20 songs, you will probably only see 12 - 13 of them though. It will take some time, but once it's done, it will be effing sweet.
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Liner Notes
WILLBMUSIC [8/2/2007 7:55:08 AM EST]
Score: +10
BRILLIANT!
mac-fraser [4/17/2007 7:47:48 AM EST]
Score: +0
when do you release a new song?
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/13/2007 10:36:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
atta girl.
SoulPeace [4/13/2007 2:53:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
emo music how original
mikebritt [4/9/2007 6:13:32 AM EST]
Score: +0
this is pretty. I like how it's not distorted guitars the entire time.
mac-fraser [4/7/2007 5:39:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
no i didnt mean especially you MeatMachineII
everbody who just talk bull#@&%! with no critic about the song
MeatMachineII [4/6/2007 7:43:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
in case you didnt notice i gave this song 5 stars beucase i loved it so much. Really if i heard this song on this site i wouldnt even bother beucase i wouldnt listen to it if it the only thing i had with me on a dessert island, and that doesnt make it bad, it just makes it something i dont like.

Mac not even sure if you were talking to me but i was just saying singme was right.
mac-fraser [4/6/2007 7:51:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
i totally agree with singmetofire
i have to add :
why are people in here just criticising? but not the song, in fact you critcice the whole genre. if you really mean the song then just write its to much screaming or something else like that. youre just here to make bands feeling band and frustrating about their own work, which is payed by their own

guys like you criticece their own favourite bands for sure, if their trying something new, and if the make their own style you say they stucked
guys like you are never satisfied and you make me freaking out

for those of you who thinks im a child, im 19 years old, maybe not the oldest man on the world, but better than 9 ;)

i cant find the HQ songs :(
neutralrow [4/5/2007 1:20:11 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Not my sound, but its GOOD
MeatMachineII [4/4/2007 11:16:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
I #@&%!ing hate this genre
MeatMachineII [4/4/2007 11:16:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
good #@&%!ing point, I take my comments about your band back and replace them with comments about how much I dislike this genre
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/4/2007 10:12:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
i think it's a little bit of both beastia. But the point i was trying to make is, if you're not familiar with the genre, then you don't REALLY know if it sounds like everything else, beccause you really don't know what everything else sounds like. See what im sayin?
beastia [4/4/2007 7:20:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
Singme----are you saying you think music should be judged differently depending on the "genre"? Do you think music quality is determined by opinion or fact?
unklesam [4/4/2007 6:02:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
that's an awesome statement buddy!

one of my fav quotes is from al Jorgensen

"yeah I use samples in my music, but that doesn't make me industrial. I use guitars too, but that doesn't mean I'm led zepplin

I think he has the same sentiments. I think some certain teenies get a boner getting your reactions every time they can diss your voice or your talents, and get a bigass reaction.

You're right though, a much bigger reaction than I expected buddy. Cool though
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/4/2007 5:24:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
haha and i know you totally weren't looking for a longwinded answer like that. But i've been wanting to say that for a while.
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/4/2007 5:23:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
lol no problem unk.

I think i get hated on a lot becuase of Spite votes.
Also, people think just becuase we scream, and sing, we're automaticaly a "screamo" band.

Just like any other genre, there are many elements to the composition, they can all vary. If i was a closed minded complete #@&%!ing idiot, i would make a claim like
"Oh my GOD, the BEATLES, it sounds just like the #@&%!ing beach boys"

Well, everyone would know im full of #@&%!, becuase everyone knows that genre, and those bands, and everyone knows it's different, any why. Becuase it's something we've all paid attention to.

But what if i'd never heard of the beatles? or the beach boys? the yardbirds, etc. Well, then i'd be making uneducated, ignorant comments about something that i didn't understand.

You don't hate Eric #@&%!ing Clapton becuase Bob Seager plays the same kind of songs, do you? (and we all know everyone hates bob seager, in defense some hate clapton also, but im just making broad examples here)

If i go on much longer i'll start to not make sense, even more than i don't now. but i hope you get my point.
unklesam [4/4/2007 5:05:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
just kidding sing and Mac sorry
why do all these n00bs keep insulting your work? hmm- trolls heart Alexic?
Noless [4/4/2007 4:12:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Now i've done some thinkin and evaluating and i would have to say you are the most popular person on this site..... and get your phone turned on.
that is all
-Noless-
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/4/2007 11:15:35 AM EST]
Score: +0
Also, thank you for the very kind words. It's awesome to hear that kind of thing.
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/4/2007 11:15:05 AM EST]
Score: +0
haha it's ok mac. And sam, there is no real "album" for these songs, all free baby.

Mac, the better quality songs will be available for upload TONIGHT. Scouts honor.

Thanks again, so much for supporting the band, we really do appreciate it a lot.
unklesam [4/3/2007 11:25:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Mac, just go buy the album
mac-fraser [4/3/2007 8:31:28 PM EST]
Score: +0
i hope you guys upload some new songs soon :) i need new input :)
and i hope that the critic in here doesnt influence your music, cause i think its perfect as it is. i think in the music buisness it isnt all about make something different, cause music exist for so long, that it doesnt matter what kind of music youre doing, cause to 99 an other person on this world have it done also. music is about get out a message, and live this message in the songs, often you here some uninspirated singers, which just sing to make money, but that bores and after 5 min you couldnt remind your self which band it was. but if a singer put his heart on every song, it will be something special :) and i think you are one of these bands, so keep moving forward :)

srry for the many mistakes, i write a lot in german grammatic style ^^
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/3/2007 2:18:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
awesome.
MeatMachineII [4/3/2007 2:15:58 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'd like the change my 5 star vote from 'in spite' to 'because of the joe dirt line'
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/3/2007 1:32:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
i love vicodin
Noless [4/2/2007 10:38:08 PM EST]
Score: +0
Please excuse my miss spelling, To Much Vicodin.
Noless [4/2/2007 10:35:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Is it not funny that bands are trying so hard to be the "next big thing" and trying to be something diferent that they for why they are doing. the best thing about Alexic is that they do not dress up to play shows, they are the same people on stage as they are on stage, and unlike most bands out there Alexic pulls it off very well live. most of the "Critics" on this page are so bent up on trying to say "this bands sounds like another band" that they actuly forget to listen to the song, and take it for what it is. Life is a Garden and what does every Garden have in common.....it is all the same idea, it just grows in different directions.
-Noless-


singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 8:47:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
life's a garden. Dig it
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 8:47:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
well. I was being really sarcastic, but that's ok. This music isn't for everyone, neither is some other music, for other everyones. Thanks for your input.
dingusmcgee [4/2/2007 8:43:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
don't get me wrong and i know my post comes off that way..it's your thing you know...#@&%! everybody's opinion..the thickest skin is the best defense..my standards are not in line with yours but that does'nt mean you stop what your doing on these posts alone just don't throw the rocks out and expect no one to throw back..good luck and i wish the best...
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 8:36:03 PM EST]
Score: +0
we're doin our best. Hopefully one day we meet your standards.
dingusmcgee [4/2/2007 8:27:32 PM EST]
Score: +0
you know i'd like to say it's original but it's not at all...i'm not saying that you guys suck or anything,i'm just saying it's been done a hundred times and then some...for all your production value it's great but i mean come on man,every hat sideways wearing kid from suburbia has posters in their rooms of guys dressed just like you .you usually see them skateboarding around the local walgreens or c.v.s. with pants that my little sister could'nt even fit in..i digress...push the limits of your music not the buttons..
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 6:03:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
oh it's comin
unklesam [4/2/2007 6:00:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm waiting for the doo-wop version of this song
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 5:34:03 PM EST]
Score: +10
you and the rest of the mickey mouse club can get back to me when you grow a pair.
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 5:33:05 PM EST]
Score: +10
lol. You're classy. You really are, you little shiny turd you.
I'm glad you have such a strong opinnion about my music. Now, go back to your garage, and take this motivation, and drive that you've obviously got, and use it to tell that voice inside your head that says your music is good, to shut the #@&%! up.
If you gave half the time into your band that you do arranging infantile pathetic insults, maybe your #@&%!ing music wouldn't sound like it dripped out of my ass on a hot day after i've ate 30 dollars wroth of dog meat in guatamalla.
forever [4/2/2007 5:25:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
I am sorry that you didn't think I left anything constructive on your page...the world doesn't need another band that sounds like this. get it?
Please mail me my whiny bitch award.
I saw your comment and listened to your song.... Unoriginal Hot Topic music was my review. Suck it up. I wouldn't want your eyeliner to run down your sad little face.
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 5:20:09 PM EST]
Score: +0
it's obvious you are gifted with an endless well of knowledge, your understanding of the genre that my band is in far exceeds anything i could even fathom of placing my hands on. Tell me something i havent heard before by other spiteful jealous ignorant pricks, and i may give your childish assaults half of the seriousness they DON'T deserve.

I take pride in knowing that i actually left something constructive on your page, whereas, you are successfully achieving "whinny little bitch" status.
Congrats.

And i think it's cute you get so angry.
forever [4/2/2007 5:14:34 PM EST]
Score: +10
seriously, watch headbanger's ball for 10 minutes and you'll see commercials for 50 faceless Victory bands playing music with songs like this. If your daddy played catch with you, perhaps your contrived anger and angst wouldn't be shining through in your banal & insipid music.
singmetofire (song submitter) [4/2/2007 12:50:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm glad you can take criticism like an adult.
Thanks for the advice, you've made me completely change my outlook of how i make music. I am enlightened.
forever [4/2/2007 12:42:05 PM EST]
Score: -10
Rated 1 star
unoriginal hot topic rock
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/28/2007 2:22:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
Totally dude, i mean....WHO KNEW this WHOLE time, we were totally missing the meaning of life....
Vandalism, excessive drug use, and meaningless robot music. I'm so dumb to have wandered without shepherd all this time.
MeatMachineII [3/28/2007 11:44:56 AM EST]
Score: +0
Yeah, I agree, lets forget our differences, focus all of our attention on a greater goal. Lets focus our attention on beats 2 and 4. Lets take ecstacy and play with glow sticks. That will open our eyes.
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/28/2007 10:17:00 AM EST]
Score: +10
and btw, i think you may be right. I should totally switch to not actually playing an instrument, you know, like, i don't know.....maybe programming music instead. I figure i can get a loop, just kind of repeat it the whole durration of the song, then maybe get some pre-fabricated noises, other loops if you will, and throw them in there. I think that may be way more artistically expressive, more in depth, i mean. Who REALLY wants to actually create something? it's so much easier to just do it in like 40 mins on a program. Thanks for the advice Dj! You've given my life, and my band, new direction.
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/28/2007 10:12:56 AM EST]
Score: +0
i hate alexis on fire, and this band sounds nothing like them. Do your homework. And FYI, i've commited enough crimes, im over it.
dj dorje [3/27/2007 4:35:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
Screamo is dead. You guys need to do harder drugs, maybe commit some crimes and write more interesting lyrics about that. Otherwise stop trying to be Alexis on fire.
mac-fraser [3/27/2007 9:38:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
when do you upload the songs in high quality? im waiting so long :(
please do it as soon as possible :)
thx
Noless [3/26/2007 7:57:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
I am a little Girl that cannot take criticism.
hahahahahahaha. i agree spite is not cute it is #@&%!ing beautiful.
you guys were sick the other day.
-Noless-
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/26/2007 10:52:48 AM EST]
Score: +0
awwww, spite is cute.
aaronlife [3/24/2007 8:50:54 AM EST]
Score: +0
uh oh, singme, looks like five miles from woodstock is pissed about that comment you left on their booze song ;), and they dropped you by a star!!
FiveMiles [3/24/2007 8:14:34 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
This is unbelievably high-schooly. And very outdated. No originality at all. Not a big fan, but the production is, I guess, ok. Everything else is incredibly feeble.
evitageN [3/22/2007 11:41:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
Haven't heard any of your stuff yet, figured i'd give it a listen, and the music started off fine, and then that screamo voice came in, and then the emo voices came in, and then the screamo and emo voices HARMONIZED. Sorry singme, but i find this stuff uninteresting and boring, and i know you hate when people say you sound like people, but the yelling reminds me of atreyu and the emo singing reminds me of thursday.
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/22/2007 12:52:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
your*
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/22/2007 12:52:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
im really having a hard time understanding you're big #@&%!ing problem.
MeatMachineII [3/22/2007 12:51:13 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
The reason I haven't voted any of your songs is becuase they are all generic, overproduced, garbage rock. Nothing to say, nothing worthwhile, just like your other band when #@&%!ty pop-punk was popular. Now jock metal is popular and you switched right over. Good production value, good instrumentation, damn good mix would make me give you a 3 at least, purely for effort, but since your such a prick and you feel like I gave everyone a universal shaft i'm going to give you your edge back by giving you the ol 5 star, and a big #@&%! YOU.
edgarsummer [3/19/2007 5:35:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
i generally like this style of music, but this one did nothing for me. nothing very new or interesting about the arrangements IMO
mac-fraser [3/17/2007 4:25:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
a "remind" message ;)
mac-fraser [3/13/2007 8:09:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
allright :) so on i cant see any high qualitiy song but im trusting you :)
thx for defending me, but how will i show you that im from germany? :P
you probably can see it on my bad english, i get back a test today, in english

mark 3, i think in america its a C? and my school is the same as a college? by you
so now you see how bad we germans are ;)

and be sure i remind you till i die ;)
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/12/2007 4:46:05 PM EST]
Score: +0
btw mac, my home cpu, had crashed, i just got it working and up again, with burning/ripping software, so the higher quality songs should be available this evening! If not, well then im just slackin, stop by here and remind me, BUT they should be available tonight. -=) Thanks for listenin.
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/12/2007 4:43:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Let it go dude
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/12/2007 4:43:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
#@&%!, i thought you were done being a loser.
T shirts and jeans are vanity? Get your #@&%! together man, you're just being spiteful.
Yes, mac is a real fan, really from Germany, ask QC about his #@&%!ing IP addy. As for the synth, whatever, that's your opinion, and that's fine. But as for the other stuff, you're really just being immature, and spiteful.
FFFForever [3/12/2007 4:32:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
I think Mac-Fraser is fake. If I'm wrong I apologize to the German fellow. Cute outfits. You guys sure are made up for a band that bitches about vanity killing the music biz. I agree with hbtotl's first sentence. The synth is not good.
mac-fraser [3/12/2007 7:56:56 AM EST]
Score: +0
hey when do you upload the high qualitiy versions?
i hope soon
thx
wordgirl62 [3/10/2007 3:19:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'd really be interested also, in hearing this without the screaming parts....Vocalist has an awesome voice. For heavy music, this is almost "catchy." It sticks inthe head...
mac-fraser [3/7/2007 12:31:50 AM EST]
Score: +0
oh great :)
i hope i didnt waste to much of your time :)
can you write when its uploaded?
thx :)
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/6/2007 1:18:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks a bunch mac! I'll change that asap, and make the high quality rips available for download.
mac-fraser [3/6/2007 1:17:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
cool stuff, but of the three new songs i think its the flimsiest
by the way : i saw, you uploaded the final versions on myspace but just in 128 kbps
can you maybe upload them here in VBR or 192 or 320 kbps ^^
that would be pretty cool and i think the other ones appreciate that also :)

sorry for my bad english
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/5/2007 5:09:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
Definatly, but not limited to, a screaming idiot.
ScottT [3/5/2007 4:43:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
yep-chicken#@&%!.
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [3/5/2007 4:26:09 PM EST]
Score: +0
Makes one wonder how many unethical jackasses can be on the site at one time. I have my suspicions. Regardless of how many stars this is really worth, this is an obvious revenge vote from some chicken#@&%! too cowardly to reveal his own identity. Whom have you pissed off lately Sing?
TheNationwide [3/5/2007 3:57:03 PM EST]
Score: +0
Obviously, he's a screaming idiot
itchybrother [3/5/2007 3:50:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
I mean, what are the options?
itchybrother [3/5/2007 3:50:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
ooo, I hope he responds! I want to know what kind of idiot he takes you for!
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/5/2007 3:22:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
...what kind of idiot do you take me for?

You do know, we can tell this is your only comment / rating posted, and you just made this account, now. Right?
hbtotl [3/5/2007 3:19:54 PM EST]
Score: +1
Rated 0.5 stars
Just the same #@&%! as everyone else. Scream Scream Scream. Try to start a new trend and dont follow. This #@&%! is gay.
singmetofire (song submitter) [3/5/2007 2:15:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
thank you kindly.
straightup [3/5/2007 2:08:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Hey thanks for the feedback on "Straight Up" we really appreciate it!!
I think you hit it bang on and you sure know your music. I think the vocals were crap and we just formed the band 2 days before recording so you are right that we were not as tight as we could have been!
Thanks again and I like your tunes!

Straight Up
fusion4u [2/23/2007 12:55:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
this could be a cool song minus all the screaming. Mediocre musicianship but still a rocking number
jbrown [2/23/2007 1:50:15 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Sounds like you're ready for the big time.
TheNationwide [2/22/2007 11:13:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Haha...sing, you're too much :)
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 10:19:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
Hey! thanks a lot for your stars trot!
Trott [2/22/2007 9:41:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
I've been thinking all day, "What would I have do to hear the lead singer from Cannibal Corpse doing a guest spot on an alternative rock radio-friendly hit number?" Apparently, my prayers have been answered. I think the screamy voice brings out the darker edge of this material much better than a more conventional delivery. It will also probably alienate many listeners--including, to some extent, me--but so what?
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 9:40:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
i can feeeeeeeel my haiiiiiiiir grow
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 9:39:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
Man, you're crazy, i love the nationwide. And that's the best part of this website, one night we can have crazy hard rock on the feature, and the next day it can be something completley different, and it'l still get love, if love is deserved.

Play on, Rock-uh
TheNationwide [2/22/2007 9:37:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Dude, you're tearing it up!! I can't believe I have to follow this :(
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 9:34:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
#@&%!in a, thank you man. And thank you for the very kind words wordgirl.
TheBuyer [2/22/2007 9:11:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
#@&%! it, this rocks.
TheBuyer [2/22/2007 9:11:12 PM EST]
Score: +0
i'd rate this but singmef would never shut up about it
wordgirl62 [2/22/2007 7:42:59 PM EST]
Score: +10
Rated 4 stars
Had to give a yay for the posting of the lyrics. Once I had them to look at, the "screams" made sense and I could go about my way...And enjoy the song for what it is. A $#@!!-kicking piece that rocks! And I happen to love some singers whose unique take on screaming sets them apart. James Brown, J. Joplin, S.Tyler, K.Cobain, and C.Love come to mind. I wouldn't worry about the "genre" or not "genre" thing at all--Your sound is sure to mature and evolve with time anyway. The dedication you have to bettering your craft shows in this song. I only wish for more concrete imagery to better fit the musical vibe, although there are some really cool lyrical things going on here. Quite fittingly featured. Nice work on the vox; You sang your guts out! A work of art...
duffsc [2/22/2007 5:34:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
im not digging this but i do think that it is good and anything bad i would have to say is opinion and not fact. i can see the appeal. sounds like most rock on the radio these days when your not hearing new 80s music.
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 5:24:38 PM EST]
Score: +9
for those of you having trouble hearing the screams, that may be interested. I posted the lyrics.
chickadee [2/22/2007 4:50:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Starts out beautifully, just like all of us, then rises and splits into tiers of intensity, different melodies overlapping, vocal dicotomies that split the boundaries. The tortured one could be the poster child for primal scream therapy! I worry about his vocal chords. Another well done piece from a band whose collective voice screams for the 21st century.
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 4:41:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
AH! Thank you kind sir. CALL ME, Mang!
MySpaceistheAntiChrist [2/22/2007 4:17:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Every song on this new album that I have heard kicks the #@&%! out of the best on the last one. Kick ass song. I hope these hippie lovers on this site appreciate what you are giving them.
TheNationwide [2/22/2007 3:22:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Wait until tomorrow's feature Yo, it'll go back downhill then :) And I know they aren't doing anything new with screaming, but as my brother just put it, they make it listenable to the person who may not like this sort of thing, which isn't normally accomplished.
Commander Yo [2/22/2007 2:44:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Screaming as a talent is highly underated. If you haven't tried to do it for an extended period, its not as easy as you think. If the screamer and the "singer" is one and the same that is a very impressive effort!

Keep getting stuck at 3:20? But if that is all that is new 4;19 is a touch long. Also if you are spending money for a studio, or even if you are not, get a real violin player fo this track....(e.g Bush) I have never liked those Arco String sounds.

IMHO a real impressive string of Fizzy Features since that wanna be avant garde thing. I think this site is (gasp) maturing?!
Red Sea Station [2/22/2007 2:29:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
Actually enjoy the screaming a bit, mixes it up a bit, takes it a bit out of the stereotype of the genre (even though I think redfizzers tend not to be a scream liking crowd)....anyhow, like the sound, agree on the other version you talk about, would love to hear the version with the levels on the strings and backing instrumentation a bit higher. Always a fan of more keys and such, would add a bit of variety to the guitar driven sound...Otherwise, I think the sound is fab., definetly at the top of your game for this genre and for the radio.
suckerpunch [2/22/2007 2:28:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
very cool stuff. it's good to finally see some hard rockin
material featured here. Excellent production. Are you
working on this track yourself or is it a professionally
produced track? Nice drum sound. I'd personally like
hear a beefier kick drum. The DI(?) on the acoustic
guitar seems a bit sterile, but diesn't seem to need
too much tampering with since it salt and peppers
the track here and there. Very enjoyable song ready
for mass marketing to the masses! Whatever you
do with it, I'm glad to see some good musicianship
and writing with well administered production on this
track.
m-eighty [2/22/2007 2:21:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
A very good production. You definitely have talent as a songwriter. BUt I see the song as extremely genre-specific. Alot of bands have this sound these days. If that doesn't bother you then don't be put off by my comment. I just don't find it unique. And I think you have a good enough voice not to scream. I know the screaming vs singing thing has been touched on before but I am not a fan of the screaming. Just not my bag baby. But keep up the good work.
zissou [2/22/2007 2:15:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
The first time I tried listening, your screaming re-started my computer somehow. Also, I could feel my spleen tingle in fear of imminent consumption. I'm impressed with the detail of the song...you guys are taking some leaping bounds, no doubt. Way to go man...and keep screaming until your good and ready to have that throat transplant...As the Chief Smiles say "Don't let anyone monkey with your swing". Sage advice. My gut tells me this is ready for mass consumption...and your guttural screaming suggests another breakfast of glass shards is on the menu.
WILLBMUSIC [2/22/2007 2:14:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
musically i would leave it alone. dont fix what ai'nt broken
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 1:04:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
ps. Would more piano be too much? or should we keep it going all throughout the end?
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 1:03:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
well there's actually synth, cello, and violin in this, but in this version they aren't turned up enough to really notice. We have another version that we just got done with, and those are all up more, and we added singing to the screaming in the beginning, just like it is in the bridge near the middle with the acoustic again. Anyhow, thank you, very much.
tj_maximum [2/22/2007 1:02:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
i dig the mood of this one. you should add more prog-rock parts and keyboards... maybe not.. but underlying textures would be sweet.
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 12:55:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
thank you kindley tj, it's something we are aware of, and we try to put a new kind of spin on it. It's not like we set out to go "ok this band screams and sings, so we have to also"

I personally am very heavily influenced by a lot of metal/hardcore stuff, #@&%! if it was up to me i'd scream all the time, but it's a democracy, ya know. Anyhow, i LOVE me some Pantera, Hatebreed, As I lay dying, lamb of god, unearth, etc.....So when i hear parts i feel are "heavy" or along those lines, i like to emphasize that feeling with the inspiration i've gotten from the crazy harder bands i like to listen to, with that said, my point is, i just try to add it, to throw a certian feeling of energy, not so much just becuase "oh, this is the formula for this kind of music, so we gotta do it"

ok, i've overexplained myself. THANKS so much for all the awesome comments, and feedback.
tj_maximum [2/22/2007 12:52:10 PM EST]
Score: +0
TheNationwide, Not to diss... but the screaming/singing dual vocals thing isn't super original. There's a lot of bands that do it... but these guys are definitely in the upper part of doing it well.
TheNationwide [2/22/2007 12:33:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
on* not one.
TheNationwide [2/22/2007 12:33:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
Oh come one guys, you take the screaming away and their just another pop-punk-blink-green-day-good-charlotte band. Well, not exactly, but why complain about one of the biggest original parts of an act? Aside from the fact that he wont have a voice left in several years :)
ScottT [2/22/2007 12:26:22 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
It has been a pleasure watching this band grow. The confidence and the sheer power of the songs is truly remarkable.
firth5a [2/22/2007 11:49:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
It's an overused phrase on redfizz, but this is truly awesome and would be even better - in my humble opinion - without the screaming. There is a fantastic voice in there - let it loose and kill the screaming. That said, it is a brilliant song - musically, dynamically and phonically. I'm very envious.
GoingtothePoolhouse [2/22/2007 11:49:08 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Different speakers so I can hear the vocals this time. I hear the screaming and think, "boy, what kids listen to these days." At the halfway point on, I'm truly diggin it and from 3:20 on ... glorious.
Very contermporary sounding. The sung vocals are great (I'm not qualified to judge screaming). But I do dig it. Maybe I'm not so old after all.
Mr. Bratty [2/22/2007 11:03:20 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
i'd pay you for a copy of this song with the scream track removed. from what i can hear of it, there's a really great, epic, musical song under there. but, you know, i've never been a scream fan. something about yarbles...
tj_maximum [2/22/2007 10:29:01 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I like the epic feel in the beginning. The way how the acoustic guitar is so low it sounds more rhythmic than anything which is good. The screaming is pretty powerful. I'm not usually a fan of double-kick drum but it works well for the song. The guitar part around 1:35 is very cool... from 1:45-2 it gets a little too stale for my taste but then it gets interesting again. I'd throw something in that section though to keep it from getting too predictable. For some reason the part that ends around 3:20 reminds me of a slow motion fight scene in a movie... where the hero comes back.

I agree though the only major complaint I have is length. What about ending it around 3:40?
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 10:04:35 AM EST]
Score: +0
BLASTO HAS A CHEESE GRATER FACE
singmetofire (song submitter) [2/22/2007 10:04:13 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for all the awesome comments! haha yes unk, that's direct input, it's just a midi controller keyboard ran into reason.
blasto [2/22/2007 10:00:54 AM EST]
Score: +0
Congrats on the feature, singme. I'm gunna go drag a cheese grater across my face.
unklesam [2/22/2007 8:52:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
badass dudes is what I was going to say, nice job
I would like to suggest leaving out "this genre" when commenting on Alexic's music though

I dont see that on anybody else's band. It's fun to tease our fav guy but this S*Tuff shreds man, it's really enough different to me distinctive, especially new stuff, and it's a little artsy too bro, nice keys there - is that a direct in? (wink)

nuff said, flawless as always -
aaronlife [2/22/2007 8:44:47 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
your best vocal singing yet, methinks, really nice, this has a big sound, sounds famous, i'm still not a fan of the screaming, i think in parts it works, in parts where it's countering behind the vocals it was a distraction, but maybe fans of this genre will disagree, overall, it's a great job and i could hear this 'making it' as well...
unklesam [2/22/2007 8:29:23 AM EST]
Score: +0
wow, starts out like a soft song, nice little segue into the verse,
you guys look like some
TheNationwide [2/22/2007 8:27:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
4 stars. I docked a half a star for length, and the fact I had to look up the lyrics.
TheNationwide [2/22/2007 8:27:01 AM EST]
Score: +0
I think one of the things I've enjoyed most about Alexic is their ability to use the screaming in their songs and keep it musical and keep it in line with the rest of the song. I think Counter Culture is a beautiful example of that. I also find that this song falls into that category, but maybe just goes a bit too long for me? I really wanted the song to end with the screaming of the lyric "But he's better off dead". I think that line screamed and repeated several times after the music falls off would have been the perfect ending to this song, but what it does now isn't bad, just not what I wanted. :)
The other thing I've always been impressed with Alexic is their musical ability and I think it shows through on this song as well. The arrangement is nice, they didn't go over the top and force a huge guitar solo on us, its well sung and enjoyable.
Its no secret that Alexic is my favorite band on RF, and I truly believe that if there's one band on here that could 'make it', these are the guys.
WILLBMUSIC [2/22/2007 8:24:52 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
It is my pleasure to pop the star cherry on this song, as you know this style of scream/rock is not my prefered genre to listen to all the time, but for this style this song hits the mark. Musicially excellent, your vocal quality (minus the screaming parts) is absolutey great.
GoingtothePoolhouse [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Vocals were way to burried in the mix on my speakers, I could barely make out the melody (My right speaker is, for some reason, louder than the left so maybe the vocal was panned?)
Anyway, based on the music, this hit some powerful high points were it was just rocking and better the sum of the parts, which, by themselves were very good. Clean recording too.
ScottT [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
wow-the best Alexic yet. This is very much feature material.
This, is just one of those nights, two will come, one will leave alive.
I refuse to fall in flight, i refuse to fall

Just like poetry, so grand and elequent, when wrapped in the arms of trajedy:
The flowers that grew atop the framework, we're the most beautiful that i'd ever seen

(lie to me)
Don't wait for me
(lie to me)
I'm already there
(lie to me)
don't wait for me, i've made it clear

Garden grove would you sing to me
nothing short of a soliloquy
When i fight, im fighting to breathe
more than just another smoke screen

garden grove would you sing me out
we're watching it all fall down
i was never much for long goodbyes
it's just the science of the stipulations

(repeat, this is just one of those nights....)
(repeat chorus)

(screaming part)
This is how, i let go. More than watching the garden grow
left with the curse of the mirror, rehearsing this night, after night
Lord we loved him, but he's better off dead
Lord we were patient.......

What if i never knew how?
I'm much too far from the ground, now let me down, i want out, because I've never been quite so high.
I just want down, just let me out.

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