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Multi-instrumental Metal Artist Julian Valin


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If you could, please listen to some of my songs and videos, check this out: For metal styled songs, I'd recommend "Hypocrite" "Shredding Session" "The Escape" "No Second Chances" "Thorn in my Side" "Modern Prophet" "Twilights Threat" "Here But not There" "I Run" "New World Order" or "Enemy of my Enemy."  If you are able to listen to a song or two and let me know what you think I'd truly appreciate it!

 

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2 minutes ago, Skull_Kollektor said:

You are really fed up with hypocrites, ain't you? I checked out "Hypocrite" and "Thorn in My Side" and both tracks at some point contained that word (hypocrite) eheh

Interesting and occasionally in tune too! I think the songwriting is better than the performance, though.

XD yes those are the only two iirc with that word coincidentally.  Thanks for the honest feedback.

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I listened to Hypocrite and Shredding Session.

Something I think I noticed in my first second of listening is that you advertised as metal, but to me your voice screams classic punk and after noticing that double kick aside there was little metal about your song, still I have to admit parts of it (the emptier parts of the first verse for instance) do have a certain coolness, not a bad song.

As for your shredding session, I personally would be cutting down on the slower scale passages and tremolo picking bursts and trying to get perfect takes on clunkier or messier areas.

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4 hours ago, Will said:

I listened to Hypocrite and Shredding Session.

Something I think I noticed in my first second of listening is that you advertised as metal, but to me your voice screams classic punk and after noticing that double kick aside there was little metal about your song, still I have to admit parts of it (the emptier parts of the first verse for instance) do have a certain coolness, not a bad song.

As for your shredding session, I personally would be cutting down on the slower scale passages and tremolo picking bursts and trying to get perfect takes on clunkier or messier areas.

Thanks for listening and writing Will, I appreciate it!  It's quite interesting that you describe it that way, as I've hardly heard any classic punk, and so I personally cannot elaborate on that.  I do enjoy old school thrash, which as I understand it came from the hardcore punk arena, so maybe there is some connection there.  Similarly, I also once in a while listen to some metalcore and alternative metal, which both despite containing the term "metal" may not be actual metal according to a lot of people.  But yes, Hypocrite to my ear is like a grungy, metal-rock fusion, as opposed to squarely being only metal itself in an exact genre.  I should remark that my songs form a spectrum like this, of varying degrees from pop to rock to hard rock to metal.  All the listed songs are metal in at least one sense, not necessarily the exclusive absolute sense.  It would be an interesting exercise to try to conform to a specific genre though, without being totally derivative or unoriginal!  Also regarding performance and technique on shredding session, you are correct - that was an improvised and complete take, the first of its kind.  But as of late I've been focused on trying to rerecord takes to refine the messier aspects.  I've been doing that on vocals, but guitar is a good idea as well.

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