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The Pale (collaboration mix)


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chikoppi

 Genre: Hard Rock

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The is the second collaboration released between Packosmokes and myself. Its a ground-up remaster of the orginal with all new vocals by Packosmokes. The new vocals infuse a lot more energy, and I feel this mix is in a substantially different place than the previous cut. We're looking forward to jointly releasing a lot more tense-themed collaborations.
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Lyrics
Nothing left astounds me. Nothing more will draw my eye. Mediocrity defines me. Languid on my way down.|| Burning bridges choke me. Burning temples, clouded sky. Silver strands are severed. Road goes on before me. || Voices hold now sway now, I've sapped the walls and torn them down. Horizon runs forever. Never felt so all alone. // Gotta get up now. Gotta get up now. Gotta wake up now. Gotta clear my eyes and stand. || All that must be true, Essential choices. Something at the center, Shining through the pale. // Unknown is hard to swallow. Life seems too big without a guide. The only way to know truth, Is to look it in the eye. || Can't wait too long for this too to pass. Feeling too strong yet to breath the last. || Sacrificial lambs all slaughtered. No more to hear that hopeless cry. You're left to crawl and cower, Now they see your tragedy. || Turn my back to false hope. Turn my back to shining lies. My life is my own now. Not afraid live or die.
Song Stats
Hits: 6616
Comments: 33
Fans: 18
Plays: 983
Downloads: 276
Votes: 31
Uploaded: Jun 19, 2004 - 07:18:22 AM
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2004 - 07:23:56 PM Last Played: Apr 21, 2018 - 05:56:04 AM
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Comments
gudkarma said 5210 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
gifted grooves.
yeah. i can dig it. : )

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Mcboy said 5210 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
onward.........
the scream of the soul releases the message......the
message releases the chains of thought...free to fly to
parts unknown and elsewhere.......

rock on with u r bad selves!!!!!
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Mcboy said 5210 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
onward.........
the scream of the soul releases the message......the
message releases the chains of thought...free to fly to
parts unknown and elsewhere.......

rock on with u r bad selves!!!!!
8-8-8-8
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penguinsocks said 5209 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
AWESOME!
even better than tool ;)
this rocks. such strong vocals, joseph! well done! you
absolutely rock and never cease to impress me.
chikoppi you're amazing, too. great lyrics, man!

MOOOOOORE!!!!
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Cameron said 5209 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
Excellent collaboration!
Great partnership! Excellent playing and vocals. Drum
track ROCKS without being overbearing.

Substantial lyrics, delivered just right.

Production values are definitely professional quality!

I look forward to you joining forces on a whole album.
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SCARLETTE1976 said 5209 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
Good stuff..
Another great creation, you guys. Yup.. better than Tool, I can agree with that. =) You guys flippin' rock, man.
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SaulBey said 5208 days ago (June 20th, 2004)
Nice...
i enjoyed it...i hear the Tool influence.....
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ronnielong said 5208 days ago (June 21st, 2004)
Not bad
Not bad fellas...keep goin'....."GodSmack-toolish"
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TobinMueller said 5208 days ago (June 21st, 2004)
Excellent
This is near perfect. Without being redundant (lots of
praise above me here), I have a tiny critique (cuz I'd love
for the track to be perfect perfect). There are a few rare
moments that notes are sung a tad flat (especially the first
bit of a syllable, and I don't mean to criticize the cool way
you sing the song, cuz I love your stylized singing). Becuz
you're obviously a really good singer, you could re-sing a
few notes (the first time "all" alone is sung; "stare" is sung;
"in" the eye; and the first part of your first "last" and
"stare"). They way these are sung at the end are perfectly
pitched, like they way you sing the word 'Pale", which is
great, perfect and stylized and full of energy. Of course, I
may be the only person who thinks this. When I helped
produced albums in the 80's, I always brought these
moments to the attention to the band singers (it is one of
my pet peeves, even tho i can't sing well enough, myself,
to satisfy my own peeving)) and they re-sang to see which
they would like better (with mixed results... since if the
re-sing didn't have the same or better energy, we opted
for the slight out-of-tune if it communicated meaning or
energy better). Just thought I'd bring it up. Great track.
On my favorite list.
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said 5207 days ago (June 21st, 2004)
Sorry, Man(s)
I voted but forgot to comment! This has brilliance written
all over it. Bravo!!!!!!

8-8-8-7
SlimGirlFat said 5206 days ago (June 22nd, 2004)
Hmmm
Love it...
an excellent track from both of you.
on my download list.
Slimmie

Ringo said 5206 days ago (June 22nd, 2004)
Dunno about Tool
Never heard them (sorry, too old) but you DO sound a lot
like The Cult (Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy...anyone?... had
an album called Electric Lady land....oh well maybe it's just
me) They were really big in the UK. Had a very US type
sound. These vocals sound a lot like Ian Astbury.

Started off Goth as Southern Death Cult, Changed their
name to The Cult and got progressively rockier until they
covered "Born to be Wild" and just seemed to stop.

Anyway, you sound like them and I liked them so I like
this.

Cool.
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Ringo said 5206 days ago (June 22nd, 2004)
Dunno about Tool
sorry Electric lady land was of course Mr. J. Hendrix (ahem, must get some
more sleep...) The Cult's album was just called "Electric, and one was called
Sonic Temple etc.etc.
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ericf said 5188 days ago (July 10th, 2004)
Maynard Buster
I really liked the tool feel to this< one of the best ive heard on this site thus far!
TheUnnamedHero said 5183 days ago (July 15th, 2004)
i see the tool-ness
i really liked this, and like theyve mostly already said,
very tool like, but its really good though so, good job
_nderscore said 5176 days ago (July 23rd, 2004)
like it
nice tune. i like the vocals (i'm a TOOL fan), but
wondering if just a little bit of synthesis on the voice
would roughen up things a bit. not overdone or anything,
just a hint here & there, or maybe an occasional echo or
something. just an idea-all of the sounds have a real nice
edge to them, the vox just sound a little too "clean" to me.
might give it a completely different feel
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blacksalad said 5165 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
toolishly good
I liked that one! Again reminds one of the great tool!
dchapman said 5132 days ago (September 4th, 2004)
Ahh, for the loop naysayers...
I used some of these drum loops and i believe one of the
guitar loops on one of my pieces... and they don't sound a
thing a like.

Good song. Very Tool, and if you're gonna be compared
to someone that's a good one.

Eights across the board.
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Z293 said 5100 days ago (October 6th, 2004)
Yeah
it sounds like Tool and you're probably sick of
hearing that, but it really is a complement. Nice
vocals by Packo. I don't know who did what on this
but nice job to both of you.
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maxlewis said 5076 days ago (October 30th, 2004)
GOOD
Pretty good. You need someone else singing though,
uuuhhh.
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Iseae said 5058 days ago (November 18th, 2004)
Can I be your groupie?
not sure abou tthe santana style guitar riff towards the
end of the song, it feels a little out of place. It's a great
song if feels a little too reminicent of somthing I've heard
before. I think the bass line is whats doing it, I remeber
hearing the exact same line somewhere before and it
makes the rest of the song a little bitter for me. Now, if I
were a good monkey I would tell you what song I've heard
it in, but of course my memory is failing me. Despite all
my critisizing, I really enjoyed this piece. Tense Rocks!
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aclarke said 4998 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Just found...
this gem! Love the structure of the song. Strong vocals
and screaming guitar. My favorite combo! Strong lyrics.
Agree with the vocal sounding Cult-like, listen to Fire
Woman and you'll know what I mean. Downloaded and
added to faves.
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said 4880 days ago (May 14th, 2005)
Awesome
One of the best rock songs I've heard on this site.
Pie said 4880 days ago (May 14th, 2005)
Awesome!!!
This is great stuff, I like your voice, something of Ian Astbury about it. Great stuff dudes - keep it comin' :-)


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FEEL said 4860 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
You have really found your voice
Very nice vocals fits well with this song...It has a great
groove. Everything is put together well. This is fresh to
hear and I've got to crank it up!!!
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CIPHER said 4787 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
TOOL
Totally similar - eerily so. Like it a lot.
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8piscean8 said 4780 days ago (August 23rd, 2005)
Great eceltic mix
Does anyone also hear the STP influence? Very cool!
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Mangwisto said 3734 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Aye it's great.
and I'm not gonna say it sounds like Tool...


...hell yeah I am, it does a bit but you definitely have your own style which shines out stronger. Talk Talk - that's it! You have a little of them too. Both great (and very different) bands for you there.
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ageofthedeathtree said 3711 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
oh yeah!
great collab guys, definitely a strong "undertow" era tool feel to it...not an easy thing to do, nicely done! i love it...fav'd and downloaded! thank you for the awesome song!

age
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said 3591 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Rik rak rock and freaking role
Luv it! Bass drive is hot and vocs are extreme, alittle flat though when singing in a normal voice very hot when you punch the lyrics though. Way cool!
saundhaus said 2569 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Garageband Loop?
Did you use a GB loop in this? It sounds like it, but it only screams out to people who use GB. The song in itself is pretty cool. I could listen to this more than once which says a lot.
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chikoppi said 2569 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
Classic Loops
There's loops-a-plenty! The rhythm guitar is all loops from the stock install (IIRC) and I think the drums were from the Scott Rockenfield rock drums loop set. We had a lot of fun with this one - certainly worth the price of Garageband!
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Char said 2544 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
I know
you more from forum posts and from your participation in The One Bomber animation. So, I intend to rectify that oversight.
Solid music. Cool stream of consciousness lyrics. I like it. Well done, guys. Thanks.
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