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The Wraith


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fasteddie

 Genre: Heavy Metal

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Here’s some death metal to make your day nice. This genre is about as popular around here as a cockroach in a dinner salad but I don’t really let that discourage me too much. I’ve been working on my vocals a lot lately. All that’s done is make me talk like a four pack a day smoker.

This song was an incredibly huge endeavor for me. There were multiple tracks of synthesizer, multiple vocal tracks and I programmed a huge 20 piece drum kit. The mix was incredibly involved and quite a challenge.

No loops (All parts are sung by me for better or worse)
PRS Guitar
Mesa Boogie amp
Peavey VYPYR 120 amp
Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass
Axiom Pro 25 Midi Controller
Reason Synths
Drums programmed in Reason
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Lyrics
The Wraith

Spirit of vengeance
Heart of black
Ominous and bleak
Hateful attack

(chorus)
Laying to waste
Aggressive lament
Kindred of death
Dire malevolence

Blackest of nights
A shroud of mist
The Wraith invades
The Dementor’s kiss

Faceless and cloaked
Heart beats of coal
Powerful and evil
Taker of souls

The bidding of demons
The tasks endured
Infliction of sorrow
Dark deeds incurred

To meet the Wraith
Is certain death
Pulling his hand
Choking the breath

Relentless foreboding
Unruly demise
In search of souls
Famine and blight

(chorus)
Song Stats
Hits: 2123
Comments: 50
Fans: 21
Plays: 99
Downloads: 59

Uploaded: Sep 03, 2010 - 10:59:27 PM
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2010 - 10:59:27 PM Last Played: Apr 19, 2017 - 01:01:35 AM
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Comments
Alannah said 2487 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
I likey .......
... I was doing a search for "open collabs" .. and somehow ... ended up here ! hahahaha ... glad I did .... revved me up !
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks for
dropping by and having a listen. I'm glad you're now revved. HaHa!
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alackbass said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
The Wraith
I can even find some love for the loathed cockroach. Every now and then we'll find one in my classroom. We catch it and set it free outside rather than kill it.

I love the production and mix here. And the guitar and bass sounds are awesome. Nice drumming programming. As always cool riffs.
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen and for the comments. I couldn't kill a cockroach either. They probably have as much right to be here as I do.


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Relic67 said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
dementors!
I don't like eating cockroaches, but I always enjoy listening to heavy metal on MJ!
all the elements are skillfully mixed together.
The lyrics are perfect for a HM song.
the drums sound great.Nice guitar solo at the end too.
I think all your hard work paid off!
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks man
for the listen and the comments.

It's weird playing lead with that heavy phaser. Kind of throws me off a bit because it feels like the notes are bending as I'm playing them.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
mike_d said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Man-
this sounds freakin' great on my AKG's! (everyone's still sleeping so I'm using the headphones)

Nice track Mike! (that's some cool artwork too!)
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Mike
for having a listen. I'm going to have to try something a little easier to mix next time. Man that takes some effort.
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Symphony101 said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Excellent
Great work man, awesome guitars and production is fantastic ! Cool, I loved it.
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Hey thanks
for having a listen and for the kind words.
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DWL said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Epic work Michael
This must have taken some putting together. Very impressive sound on the guitars and a very involving arrangement.

Production is very good. A lot going on but you manage to keep it all in check.

I like the rather demonic growling voices that lurk behind the main vocals.

Cheers

Dick
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Dick
for checking this song out.

I sang with my neck all scrunched up to hit those low notes.

Must have been a sight. glad there isn't video of that.
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Vic Holman said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
the wraith
excellent Michael!
this is one heck of a epic piece!

yes your vocals are sounding better with each post. sound great here.

i'm glad you weren't discouraged about posting this, but i know what you mean
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Vic
for having a listen.

My vocals are improving but I have such a long way to go. Unfortunately life isn't that long.
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sewer rod said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Not bad!! ;-)
Sounds nice and doomy,gloomy! Really good work. I think that "growling" could have come up a bit. But that's just me and my need for demented vox. But the clean vox are some of your best yet!! Great job, thanks for sharin.
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Jay
for having a listen and for dropping by.

I kind of kept the growly voices low. I'll have to check out a mix with them a little higher and see how that sounds.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
michaeljayklein said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Oh yeah...
I KNOW how hard it is to maintain the voice on something like this--you did a great job there Mike and you did a fine job creating this powerhouse. It sounds like an anomaly with me, I know, but I actually enjoyed listening to this style of music growing up (between my Sinatra and Benny Goodman records, I had a quite a few of the metal groups in there!) and still enjoy hearing it when it's performed as well as you have done it here. Fabulous production and your hard work really has paid off on this. Thanks again!
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thank you Michael
I know this is pretty intense stuff. It is nice of you to drop by and have a listen and for the kind words. The more I do this the more time I spend with the production part of it.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
FEEL said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
The Wraith
Great tune. Loved the guitars as always. Really intense with some great changes. This Rocks!
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks man!
That means a lot coming from a great guitarist like yourself.
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RAVENS said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Awesome
Yeah Metal is pretty scarce around here, that's why when I see it posted I flock to it.

I love the small break at 2:08, that rocked. Your vocals sound great on this & I'm diggin' the lyrics. Awesome mix as well, good stuff! You rock!!

RAVEN ;-)
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Dani
In that break I tried to get the synth to raise a bit more when the guitars bust back in but I couldn't do it. It's a glitchy thing with Reason synths. Maybe someday I'll find a way around this. Reason is a pretty awesome program for the most part but there are a few tiny things that are difficult with it.
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davisamerica said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
metal is good
...and this is excellent
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks
Metal is good! :D
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Calchas said 2486 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Intense!
Hot and thick!

Hey man, I dig MJ metal most of the time. I've never heard one of your tunes that I didn't enjoy. I learn some good shit listening to guys like you, Mike Dancy, and Relic67. It inspires me to push the envelope more, which is a GOOD thing!

You DELIVER herein Michael. Rock on!

Be well friend!
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
You rock Mike
Thanks for the kind words.

I think the stuff you've been putting out lately is completely badass!
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dave_b said 2485 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
The Wraith
The spooky synth patches really add to the mix.
Nice guitar lines and tone. Drums sound great,
you're getting really good at the programming.

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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks
dave for listening and the comments. I've changed the way I program. I use one generator for bass, snare and toms and another for cymbals. It is more involved but I'm starting to get better results.

Give me another year of programming and it should be even kind of convincing.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
tempie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
whoa nelly
dig that bass. i'd be lying if i said i could download this and listen to it on the ipod. conflicts with my sunny disposition. but i can appreciate the technical skill dude and it's impressive. love that bubbling synth sound that pops up here and there. Also really like the bridge where the rock and roll fasteddie shows up.
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
I don't mind
Thanks for your support. I don't blame you for not wanting to download this one. It is pretty negative.

My next bunch of songs will either be funny or positive. The negative spell is over for a while.
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Reggie_Pole said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
kitties, bunnies
Still waiting on your tribute to the little furballs. In the meantime, here we have an ode to one of the most underestimated of baddies -- the wraith. I admire you for putting all the work into it. Fine job all around.
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fasteddie said 2484 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
I think
that as soon as I get my new Taylor acoustic I will make a childrens song about kitties and bunnies. That will throw everyone for a loop.

I was thinking about "Bunnies and Kitties Must Die" but I just can't bring myself to do it. I like bunnies and kitties too much. It would make me sad if somebody took the song to heart and started offing the cute little guys.
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hackneybloke said 2484 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
the wraith
hey mike. you're turning out more and more interesting stuff. the drums are sensational as is the vocal melody. i still think you're hiding your voice a bit though....is it confidence? the production is stellar as always....i wish i knew how to mix everything together like you do.
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fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
I dunno
Julian. I'm going to really try to push the envolope more and more vocally from now on. I used to always just let the instruments drive a song. I'll go for the opposite and see how that goes. As I get older my voice gets raspier. That's probably not a bad thing.
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lengold said 2483 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Absolutely
monster track... bravo.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Len
for having a listen and for the support.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
egobandit said 2482 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
I love a cock roach in my dinner
Love the Drums in this made in reason wow! This is smoking Love the singing in some parts it sounds like Alice in Chains . Tops in my book excellent!!!
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fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks ego b
for having a listen.

Man the redrum computer is a beast to figure out at first but I'm getting better at it.
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Daugrin said 2482 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
Monster!
Thanks for posting your efforts. Overwhelming production and deft playing...

Daug
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fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Daugrin
for having a listen to this madness.
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Skean said 2482 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
Heavy
Absolutely brilliant "Heavy Metal", dig it and download it… Cheers
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fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Kenta
for alwaysdroping by and having a listen. even to my more outrageous stuff.
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ted23 said 2480 days ago (September 10th, 2010)
here
we go.....
been saving this for an appropriate time to enjoy.
DownloaDEAD!!!
Mix master Michael. The vox are superb. Way to melodic for death metal man this is a treat to the ears dude. I'm getting a more Alice in chains vocal vibe here to your heavy backing.
It really works. The instruments are excellent and relatively easy going compared to some of your other heavy riffing tunes. I always dig your playing on all your stuff and here it's no different. The emphasis is more vocal on this and it's fantastic. I reckon it's your best vocal yet. Your also becoming some kind of drum wizard... I may have to use you in the future as my go to drum man.
This is fantastic. Really.
fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks ted
for having a listen. Man you are so cool for always dropping by and having great stuff to say.

I appreciate it a lot man.
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RobLeBanc said 2480 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
Wraith
This is one monsterous tune you have here my friend, WOW! I can tell you worked your ass off on this, it really shows. I loved the vox work, the demonic voice is a cool touch, but I agree that it could come up just a tad. The synth is a nice touch, the bells remind me of the "Night On Bald Mountain" sequence in "Fantasia". Very impressive track all around Mike, your hard work really delivered an awesome Metal scorcher from hell! Nice!
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fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Robby
I guess I should have brought the deep voices forward a bit. Just hearing them... they are so freaky. I guess it's fitting to the song though. Ha Ha! Say hi to my brother for me.
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Jarvoid said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Well I happen
to like Cockroach in a salad,I like farts in a spacesuit and am paertial to lead balloons so this actually went down rather well.A little complicated by the looks of the list you appendedbut it came out alright...I think I should start using a different mixer....I got mine from a DIY store...shop...shop. and although it has a snazzy orange paint job and spins round wonderfully I do not think it makes my tunes very clear....great job,good toon...what is the artwork?

Jarvoid
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fasteddie said 2474 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Chris
That artwork is a wraith doing its horrible deeds. Basically just doing wraith activities. I thought it was pretty cool.

Thanks again for always having a listen!
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SISTERS said 2465 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
ouch
i don't usually listen to METAL, but was surprised to like this, and in fact, carved FAST EDDIE RULES on my chest. :)

i thought the music was incredibly smooth and beautifully integrated.
i especially liked your vocal when it had the big wall of deep dark vocals with it. swell job, michael.
anne
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SISTERS said 2465 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
ps
LOVE THE WRAITH PIC
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