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Nu Metal Cliches

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Sloan, May 20, 2013.

  1. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    A friend and I have decided to form a horrible nu metal band. Please post your top fave Nu Metal cliches. Also, if anyone knows where i can get some good turntable scratch samples, please post links!

    http://www.facebook.com/kevorkianrocks
     
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    you gon love this :lol:

     
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  3. RedDog

    RedDog Humanoid typhoon

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    Get a bass player with dreads.
     
  4. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    Here's what I got so far:


    This is a song called CHANGES

    My voice, it deepens / my horniness increases
    I know I can't get away/ so I hide away the pain
    The changes in my body / the changes in me


    gotta come up with more lyrics, but i'm pretty pleased with the music part so far. might get a rap in the middle there too.
     
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    Cover an 80's pop song.
     
  6. xFkx

    xFkx gain induction

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    I fell asleep on my.... AAAAAAAAAAAARM
     
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  7. EffigyForgotten

    EffigyForgotten New Metal Member

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    Always have a member/person in the room while recording with one of his eyes covered by his bangs.
     
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    Whammy octave up squeal riffs.
    Breakdowns telegraphed by long guitar/vocal buildups obviously.
    Angsty whispered "get away from me" vocals.
    Preferably miked from inside the singers throat.
    Bass with so much highend it sounds like a percussion instrument.
    Melodic vocals that have that HURRRHURHURHURRRHUR quality.
    Half rapped, half screamed verses with repetitive flow/pacing.
     
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    to make a parody work, you have to do it convincingly.

    this? eh........

    the hardest thing to pull of with nu metal is some of the production is insane. check out the credits list of chocolate starfish, its like a who's who of the top engineers.
     
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    Always end with a scream..ALWAYS!!!!
    And use the word ''Fucking'' a lot!
     
  11. ==>Alb<==

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    more dissonances in the verses, guitar solos are banned, bass and drum bridges allowed
     
  12. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!

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    Not a bad start! The kick is too tight and subdued, though, and as stated above, you need more tritones and minor seconds. Maybe a clean-ish intro or bridge with some crazy flanger sounds, too.
     
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    Write as many lyrics about "Falling" as you can. The more lines about "falling" the more nu metal it is. its insane how many times ive that word it in a nu metal song. also you need some synthesizers/strings/samples. that will really help the nu metal vibe. and you have to have some whispering in there somewhere in a quiet part right before everything EXPLODES into a heavy part with screams.
     
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    +1. Parody is not an easy art. It's a fun idea but the execution doesn't come across. And wtf is it with the ezdrummer hihat? Why do people still use it?

    I'm happy to tell you I've got something your trying to achieve. Me on vocals for starters and rapping and screaming linkin park style etc: http://soundcloud.com/clark-kent-job/sets/friends-and-enemies/

    But this kind of music is NOT EASY. Would be easier to make parody of bass drops, blast beats and screaming without understanding the lyrics. ;)
     
  15. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    ^the ez drummer hats/cymbals totally blow asshole. i suck at drums so i just threw this up. my pal and i are really having fun with this, got another tune put together today and my aim is to do like an album's worth of material and then get a real drummer to come in and track. then it's troll time.
     
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    Watch out! You'll get signed! :D
     
  17. colton

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    hmm, tbh it sounds more like a 3rd rate version of 90's rock than nu metal.
     
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    Don't forget the classic "dj" scratches.
     
  19. xFkx

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    it'd be pretty boring if sloan was trying to achieve what you suggest, it's just a normal ass song


    now, this... is a parody:




    ymmv of course
     
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  20. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    that's kind of a problem i'm having, since i heavily avoided both of them at the time, i get it all mixed up.
     

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