This is sweet, Descent. Very decent mix.
Loving the guitars. I’m thinking the vocals could be a smidge louder.
The drums are nice. Very nice, in fact. I’m not good enough to say for sure, but when I A/B with scrollkeeper or, say ABR, I think your low end is too thin. Kick, bass, etc. I’m “thinking” your low-mids maybe are too prominent. Needs more thump down low.
Nice tracks, btw.
Vocals are spot on, very clear and crisp. Nice sense of space. Great arrangement! Great movement.
Didnt notice anything to pick apart. It is a good listen.
A few minor suggestions:
Perhaps a bit more width on the track to bring out more clarity without thinning the track out.
The guitar solo at 2:20 could use a transparent high pass and bit more delay… but that is a preference thing.
Well done. It is a great end product!
Thank you taking the time to listen, much appreciated!
Sounding pretty good. Powerful and energetic. Very cool guitar solo. The vocals sound very clear too.
The mix overall has a bit of congestion in the low mids - around the 400-500hz mark - that “boxy” sound. Possibly the rhythm guitars and the bass are the main culprits.
The toms also need a bit of eq-love. They are kind of boomy and a little bit “bucket-y” sounding. Again, I think the low-mids are probably the issue there too.
Love the great wake up with my morning coffee. Sounds totally live. Love the guitar tone. Wish I could do those riffs.
Totally reminds me of a bit of a heavier Iron Maiden, which is a VERY good thing.
Couple o’ things I’d comment on, after finishing banging my head:
- As @ColdRoomStudio mentioned, there’s a big low-mid buildup which kinda muds up the bass/guitars/kick.
- Also, around the 2:00 mark you can really hear a kinda “knock” frequency in the snare that saddens me a bit. It may actually be contributing to the low-mid party too, but winds up getting masked when all the instruments are playing in that range.
- For the rhythm guitars, I’m finding they don’t have enough clarity… there’s lots of fun palm-muted 16th note bits and it’s hard to hear them being picked, and I think for parts like that, clarity and note separation are important. I think it’s all part of the low-mid stuff.
Awesome listen, thanks for sharing!
Thank you. I’ll address these in 2nd mix. I felt I might’ve mixed it more in favor of the bass guitar
… and yes there’s Iron Maiden influence there, the Paul DiAnno years mainly, glad you picked it up!