Viking-Folk Metal Concepts Part 1

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hi and welcome to the first part of this Viking-Folk Metal concepts ;) We will work on full songs. Rhythms, riffes, verses, choruses, all we need to create really powerful Metal songs. Here I´ve used a lot of instruments not-too-common in a standard metal band. I´ve included Accordion, tin whistle, flutes and violins.

    As some of you know, there´s a lot of bands in those styles, but every band sounds different . Why? Well, there´re some bands who plays Black Metal, others who plays Death Metal, even Epic and Power, what they have in common are Lyrics and folk vestiges from their ancestral zones, in other cases adding Folk instruments the band.

    so we´ll see how all those bands compose their songs.

    Some of the bands I am including to create the whole concept are:
    Finntroll, Ensiferum, Turisas, Amon Amarth, Falkenbach, Summoning, Heidevolk, Vintersorg.

    Take this lesson step by step and have fun!

    Chords: included in every video.
    Used scales: D minor, C minor, Mostly.
    Bar: 4/4
    Notes: Eighth. Sixteenth triplet.
    Tune Down: 1/2 step
    TEMPO: 130 bpm

    As some of you know, I use POD xt to rec all my lessons. In my board you´ll find my presets ;)
    On the other hand, here´re the settings for people who want them.

    Amp model: based on Soldano Slo-100
    Drive 9
    Bass 4.9
    Middle 5
    Treble 6.8
    Presence 7

    Small room Reverb:
    Predelay 0%
    Decay 42 %
    Tone 50%
    Mix 43%

    Remember: Same settings in another gear will produce a different sound, but, as we´ve talked at the forum, this could be cool for some members, so enjoy!

    If you have any problems let me know. Take care.
    See you all around.
    Lian Gerbino

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