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  • THROUGH DARKNESS INTO LIGHT -- completed mix (prog rock content)

    Mixing in a new room/setup really threw me for a loop on this one! Fortunately "many hands make the load light" as the saying goes, and I was able to get a few sets of ears I trust on this one to help me rein it in. This song was an absolute BLAST to work on, both the drummer and singer did a fantastic job bringing this one to life.

    I hope you enjoy! As ever, any feedback is appreciated!

    NOTE 1: The song is unmastered as yet; looking into mastering houses now as I work on the other songs

    NOTE 2: SoundCloud does a fair mangling to the original audio, so if you want to hear the uncompressed version of the mix, you can download or stream it from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wbz...ew?usp=sharing



    LINEUP:
    vocals :: kurt borst
    drums and percussion :: alex marchisone
    guitars, bass, and synthesizers :: ben asaro


    LYRICS:
    THROUGH DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

    a. DAWN BATTLE
    Mist on the field
    In the coming dawn
    Our enemy revealed
    Guide my hand this day
    Rising up with hearts of steel

    Forest deep
    Lay down and sleep
    Into deep slumbers I’m falling
    Wake thee from thy dream

    Hear her sing, sweet Tinuviel
    Casting a spell over my heart
    Elf-King daughter’s song

    b. REALMS OF TWILIGHT
    Realm of Sauron/Evil power/Torturing the Elves
    Twisted treason/Evil reason/Prey upon his fear

    Dark illusion/Dark conclusion/Wife back from the dead
    Son of Morgoth/Sets in motion/Tragedy for all the Elves
    Evil plans are sown in the darkness

    In his leisure/Take the treasure/From the Iron Crown
    Stone upon his brow is falling/Rolling on the ground
    Iron tower/In his power/Shadow on the land

    Hunt Carcharoth/With my brothers/Battle ended, take my hand
    Evil plans are sown in the darkness

    c. INTO THE LIGHT
    Stone within his hand
    Part from mortal land
    See his spirit leaving
    From his final stand

    He enters a Realm of Light
    Crying aloud for him
    She lives on!

    Hound of Valinor
    Faithful to the end
    Speaking out a third time
    Listen now, my friends

    He enters the Realm of Light
    Valinor calls to him
    She lives on!

    Simaril restored
    Beren gains her hand
    Magic song returned
    Sounds out across the land

    They enter a Realm of Light
    Crying aloud for him
    She lives on!

    With the passing years
    Slowly does he age
    Then one day he breathes his last upon this stage

    He enters the Realm of Light
    Crying aloud for him
    She lives on!
    Why don't you take your little Cobra Kais and get outta here?!
    My collaborative PROGRESSIVE ROCK PROJECT, As Follows.

  • #2
    That's impressive as hell. I listened to the whole thing. There's all kinds of styles and influences in there.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Jolly!
      Why don't you take your little Cobra Kais and get outta here?!
      My collaborative PROGRESSIVE ROCK PROJECT, As Follows.

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      • #4
        Sounds difficult to have recorded and gotten down. Love all the layers. I agree that Soundcloud destroys mixes. Going to give it some more spins...

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        • #5
          Fantastic song and mix..I think it's your best one yet! .You keep getting better haha. And It's really heavy too..very epic vibe with a whole bunch of killer twists and turns that stay interesting right to the end. I loved the guitar and synth work and the way all the stuff weaves around constantly, twin/layered melodies etc.. must be a ***** to write lol...
          "Less is less, more is more...how can less be more?" ~Yngwie J Malmsteen

          I did it my way ~ Frank Sinatra

          Originally posted by Rodney Gene
          If you let your tone speak for itself you'll find alot less people join the conversation.


          Youtube

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          • #6
            Thanks, DankStar and Phantsamagoria!

            I would say yes/no on the difficulty level. On the one hand, the style comes pretty natural to me, the challenges are to keep true to my influences without getting derivative, and playing the sections all the way through, as I don't do punch-ins. It takes a while to come up with sections that compliment each other, and then months to get the drums and vocal tracks back, but it's well worth the wait for the final product!

            Writing the vocal melodies and lyrics are by far the most challenging to me; I'm not a singer, nor a writer.
            Why don't you take your little Cobra Kais and get outta here?!
            My collaborative PROGRESSIVE ROCK PROJECT, As Follows.

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