Love it! When Marcus and I met and he showed me these riffs - the power of the Drop D tuning really struck me. Also, I am determined to get up to tempo with my downstrokes (I need that in order to play the backing riffs for Marcus' solo - the last riff showed here).
Most riffs in this song are fairly doable though - once again the Drop D tuning really facilitates things!
Thanks for the awesome lesson Marcus!
great one- thats some sweet riffage!
CoooooooL Brutal Riffing, Beautiful
that's sick riffing, definitely one to learn.
oooohh! Those are some real nice riffs!
Yes, the drop-D tuning is really awesome! This song would be almost impossible to play with standard tuning (at least the intro)
Finally! A "new" lesson from you.
These riffs are awesome, and the second I had the solo down, I listened and learned the riffs. Figured it was to fast to play without drop-D, and I guess I was right.
They are no short of awesome, so is your distortiony-crunch!
I really like this song lesson , great and very fun one !
Awesome song, Its just incredibly Metal!!
Great downpicking you got going on there Marcus, awesome lesson!!
Thanks awesome! I wanted this!!
Cool riffs! Good job Marcus!
Great riffs Marcus! Me and a friend have wanted to play this song at a school concert for a while, now we can! Thanks!!
Also, your new picture looks super cool.
Cool!! Really Rocks!!!
powerfull riff Marcus.great work
Awesome riffs, Great Lesson Marcus
Awesome as usual Marcus. I'm listening to this with headphones right now and I can really hear how you need to get the timing down just perfect on the down strokes to play this tune. Great job man!
Incredible riffs !!!! Marcus, that's really good stuff congratulation my friend, both you and Kris are doing an amazing work with your KMC
Thanks Juan for your kind words!
Marcus - the way you create a cool riff around the basic chord progression of the chorus is just amazing - and the added rhythmic palm mutes gives such a cool contrast.
No how I am ever going to sing and play that at the same time...I don't know!
Bad ass riffs.. just in my style
Oh my gosh! I was exactly right! I tabbed out this song by ear because I loved it and the solo so much.
Thank you Marcus and thank you Kris! I love it!
That's great! Congrats!
I recommend everyone to do the same; Try to learn the songs by ear at first. Only look at the tabs when you must!
@Kristofer: You probably already know this, but:
The keyword is "tap your foot". I started playing guitar while singing to what I played, and tapping a foot with the beat is essential. Also, as Marcus always says in his lessons "Learn the riff by muscle memory, so that you don't have to think about it." Also, learn the lyrics inside out, and try not to push/strain your throat/chest too much when doing the vocal rasps, it can really bring your focus away from the guitar - which is bad, cuz they have to be synchronized.
Thanks for the advice Seagull - I need it! I keep working on it.
hey marcus!!!cool lesson!!!!thanks
haha this just so awesome! C'mon, not even the greatest bands make such good songs like this one, keep up with the good work and you'll get to the top!
Wow! Thanks for your kind words Martin!
This totally one of favs, great job Marcus!
Still lovin this Marcus, but is it possible to get the 90 bpm backing without the guitar on it?
Thanks Pitch_Black and seagull
well, I mixed the backing guitars very low and it's meant as a "guide".
Is it really that disturbing? If it is, I'm sure I can make another version
Hehe, I figured there was some reason you'd put them there. It's just that I record lessons sometimes using a standard computer mic., but I can't hear what I am playing on the mix when your kickass guitar is in the background.
However, it would be cool to have full speed version without the rhythm guitar WITH the solo guitar. Possible?
Oh ok! Sure I'll fix a backing like that!
Do you still want the vocals in there, or should I leave them out?
Sure! Would be cool! Thanks a bunch
No problem! I'll fix it tomorrow
Great man, thanks!
Hows the track coming?
It's on its way! I'm having some problems uploading it, but hopefully it will be fixed soon
Oh okay, but if you want you can just add me on msn and send it there?
Almost can't wait anymore Marcus...
You're a great guitarist throughout!! You're lessons are just inspirational!
I'm so gonna have that song on my iPod!
IT'S SO AWESOME!!!
OMG.... this beats some of the Iron maiden songs n stuff. REALLY GREAT!!!!!!!!!! After the first 2 patterns I felt like doing a high-pitched scream ala iron maiden
This sounds a bit like a mix of Iron Maiden and Metallica in my opinion ! I didn't know rhythm guitar could get this cool ! You rock !