Hi everyone, this is my very first video upload to the forum.
I know I made several mistakes in this take, but if I keep waiting for perfection I’ll never publish anything, so I decided this one would do.
For the people who don’t know this band, Therion is a swedish metal band which incorporates operatic and symphonic elements, and their 1996’s masterpiece album Theli blew my mind the first time I heard it. This here is the second track (and real first song of the album, since the 1st is an intro).
I’m not experienced to comment on your playing, I’ll leave that to the experienced folks here. What I’d say is try to be a bit more relaxed, you looked a bit tense. That’s probably because you were recording yourself, I suffer from the same and I make more mistakes, but I’m trying to practice on that too and not think about it when I record my practice session for example.
Also, I liked your tone, it’s tight and nice. Personally I’d remove some of the treble but I listened to the video through my phone’s crappy speaker and not through my headphones so it might be that!
Oops! But this is very cool too! Not a huge symphonic metal fan and hadn’t heard of Therion but this track is really good and some galloping guitar riffs always suck me in!
All that aside, great job on playing through this track, lots of changes, slides and single-note riffs to get under your fingers and getting a consistent gallop can be challenging, but thought you did really well with that! Plus great job on the finger tapping solo towards the end!
100% agree! At some point you have to draw a line in the sand and go with where you’re at, I think you made a great decision as it’s sounding good, just a few things to tidy up which I’m sure you’ll get sorted.
Thanks for sharing and educating me on another quality Swedish metal band! (How does Sweden keep producing so many?! )
Congrats and bravo on a first AVOYP posting, Jaime, and what a performance. Sure it’s not yet without some mistakes here and there but nothing that took away from the overall experience as a listener as you kept playing and didn’t signal those moments.
So much going on technique wise, moving around the neck, and a wicked metal tone.
Well done, you can celebrate and enjoy the moment.