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Posts: 27
From: USA

  15.06.2010 at 20:48
I've taken a different approach to making music. (well, I've been told what I'm doing is unconventional)

I've worked with MIDI and sequencing music for a long time.
A year back, I put myself up to the challenge of making some MIDI black metal as a joke - turns out, it has a pretty decent sound.

With this decent sound (the project's name is Hguols), I managed to get on a small label, and this project has really taken off. Two releases and a shirt thus far.

Some people find the originality of a different approach to black metal a breath of fresh air.
Some people find that it's 100% instrumental music (no vocals) that it actually has more atmosphere.
Some people find that with the vocals missing, the music feels like its missing something.
Some people don't think I'm kvlt enough, and see Hguols as a video game sounding mockery to their scene.

Questions? Comments? Snide remarks? I'm all for the input!

If you want to here some songs for yourself, the banner or myspace link can hook you up.

Thank you for your attention!

Totemic Lust

Posts: 2731

Age: 30
From: USA

  15.06.2010 at 22:14
I like it... much better than any MIDI I've ever done.
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Chaos Reaper

Posts: 1917

Age: 27
From: Greece

  15.06.2010 at 23:41
It sounds cool, Interesting MIDI sounds.

Posts: 27
From: USA

  16.06.2010 at 06:17
Thanks for the input guys!
Valentin B

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Age: 26
From: Belgium

  17.06.2010 at 19:51
Hey, black metal isn't quite my thing, but this really sounds great for a MIDI(and i'm fairly sure it's a million times easier to record). the only thing i object to is your ridiculous logo
Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.

Posts: 27
From: USA

  18.06.2010 at 22:16
HAHAHA!!! That's the first criticism I've heard of the logo.

Thanks for your input! I appreciate it!

Posts: 1627

Age: 30
From: Egypt

  19.06.2010 at 00:27
I'm impressed !!

and also, you managed to prove that black metal can be easily home-recorded, even without a guitar ! coz if you use any sound editing software to "distort" the "lead midi" it would sound like a raw-digitally-distorted-guitar like in most metal bands ... if you add vocals to that u got yourself a real black metal project (but it wont be controversial as your MIDI thing so it probably wouldn't sell as much... marketing strategy talk )

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free
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Bitter Dawn
Ave Sathanas!

Posts: 843

Age: 32
From: Canada

  08.07.2010 at 15:20
Written by Zombie on 19.06.2010 at 00:27

you managed to prove that black metal can be easily home-recorded

Come on dude, at least half it not more of black metal is still recorded on four tracks with shitty mics and crap gear.

OP: Not my thing dude, at best I dig the symphonic elements. Mixture of surprise and impressed that you got on a label though.

Posts: 27
From: USA

  10.08.2010 at 23:41
I'd say about all the true black metal bands still record raw/lo-fi. It's ok if its done well, like what Sargeist does or what Darkthrone did.

Other facets of black metal, especially if there's orchestration involved, the production ante has to be upped.

Once again, I appreciate the comments.
Ezz_zombie, 100% instrumental music has turned into a bit of a niche for me.

Bitter Dawn, most of the bands on the label I'm on are quite experimental.
I fit in well there.

Throne Dweller

Posts: 159

Age: 23
From: Australia

  25.10.2010 at 14:11
It's kind of an insult to every other musician in the world who only uses midi as a writing tool.

Posts: 27
From: USA

  27.11.2010 at 19:15
Written by Throne Dweller on 25.10.2010 at 14:11

It's kind of an insult to every other musician in the world who only uses midi as a writing tool.

HAHAHA!!! I take that as a compliment!

Posts: 23

Age: 27
From: Mexico

  14.05.2011 at 08:57
Mmm midi black metal? I heard a lot of VSTI or something like that.

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