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System Of An Up      [GP4]   [266 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105435]
Artist: Heavy/Hard Competition Dec 2008/Jan 2009
File Size: 56.1 KB     Number of Tracks: 5
Submitted by: Serosis  (All tabs)  on 09 Jan 2009 11:13, commenting:
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Validated by blackiel on 09 Jan 2009 14:12


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good, very true to system style, a followable rhythm and good lead. Just doesn't have a consistant key of any means, not to say that system always does. Good work.

Posted by justwannamakemusic  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 10 Jan 2009 20:45

Rated as: Unrated
I was going for a very "system" feel without trying to completely rip them off, the solo doesn't really feel like it could be part of the song but thats only because i made it entirely in gpro using the preset Algerian scale.

Thanks for your comment

Posted by Serosis  {{ 39 tabs / 4 corrections }}  on: 11 Jan 2009 05:38

Rated as: Unrated
Nice solid tune. But it lacks originality and creativeness. You did everything right but it sounds the same as a thousand other metal songs.

Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Jan 2009 03:35

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Too much repetition in this song. Way too much.

I'm sorry but this doesn't end up sounding like system of a down to me at all, system sounds original, even though they're not my type of band. This sounds pretty bland. The solo really means nothing in the song, the riffs are repetitive and have no interesting twists or turns.

Structure is passable, but not in any way interesting.

I can't give you a horrible rating, it's well written and all easily listenable, but it doesn't keep your attention. Work on having hooks. More catchy melodies perhaps, in this style. Maybe write a vocal line if you'll be using clean vocals.

It's a 3 from me. Good effort.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Jan 2009 12:19

Rated as: Unrated
To me this song sounds slightly repetitive. It lacked some structure and the riffs appealed to me as being a little annoying and choppy. This song itself was pretty unoriginal, especially the name. The song would probably be tied together better if you added vocals. I would give it 2.5 out of 5.

Posted by Dethmidget  {{ 13 tabs / 1 corrections }}  on: 13 Jan 2009 00:27

Rated as: Unrated
Serosis – “System of an Up”

I didn't even have to look at the file name... carbon copy of “Toxicity” aged SoaD indeed, this could have easily fit on the record *pulls out clipboard, scribbles, mumbles* originality – zero... :P jk, dw, it's okay :] there isn't much wise things that can be said about the riffs, since they're good SoaD-like material and you know it. I can flame one thing in the song pretty bad tho... wonder why SoaD never had any solos, eh? :P it would take one hell of a mastermind to figure out some sort of satisfying lead to put on top of riffs like that, and make it feel at home, and have it add to the piece. I was hoping you would manage to do something like that when the Malakian-like melody kicked in over Riff 3, and the index name suggested that there is more to come... but I was bitterly disappointed. You did dig out an intricate little scale, but it didn't work a miracle by itself. The solo was a stale, guitar-pro-created bunch of semi-random sounding notes, detracting more than lifting. There were short moments of brilliance that would make me veer my ugly head and check how the hell you managed to do that (bar 112), but that wasn't enough to justify putting a solo in the song. Revamping riff 3 with the melodic phrase on top of it was a welcome end to the lead... sorry. Anyway, a well executed copy of “Toxicity” era SoaD with a dismal solo on top, you should have left the melody over riff 3 and scraped the rest...

Rating: 3

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 14 Jan 2009 15:48

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System Of An Up - Serosis
I liked this one. This WAS a heavy/hard song, unlike some of the other entries. I liked the background beat. There are some good riffs here. Drums were good and what I'd expect from this type of song. But the biggest flaw in this song is that it is very short. To make it longer you could have made more of the riffs, added some variation and some solos. It had the basis of a great song. It's a shame as it could have been really good.
Rating 3.0

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 18 Jan 2009 02:42

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System Of An Up: (serosis): This is Heavy! Really thrashy song, with little hardcore influence (at least in my opinion)! It reminds me some Anthrax stuff. I didn't like at all the solo on 3, 4, 5, and 4 (2) riffs, but I liked the "octaved-guitar-stuff" on the 3 (Mod) riff! The song is really groovy, especially in the verse riff, and sounds pretty well (except the solo as I already said). Nice work...maybe the song could have been a little longer... 3 out of 5.

Posted by Steelreaper  {{ 23 tabs / 11 corrections }}  on: 18 Jan 2009 10:11

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I have never listened to much System before, but as soon as I hit play I could hear the similarities between this song & System. The intro was good and got the feeling of the song in quick. Riff 2 would really fit with some vocals, but the repitition of riff 1 afterwards seemed to slow the song down a bit.

The start of the solo was un-interesting, but it did get better at riff 5, but there were parts that clashed with the rhythm guitar/s. Apart from all these problems, the song itself was enjoyable, and has me interested in System now.


Posted by apzrman  {{ 7 tabs / 3 corrections }}  on: 19 Jan 2009 21:29

Rated as: Unrated
System of an Up
The riffs in this song are all pretty simple, but they sound fine so that is good. I guess you did pretty good at trying to hit the SoaD sound. Intro and riff 2 were my favorites in the song. But now, that solo ruined the song to be honest. You should have skipped the solo and made a breakdown section or something like that instead. I am pretty sure that would have fitted the song, and would have been easier to pull off, because honestly those riffs are indeed hard to solo over.

I don’t know what more to say about the song, the riffs are ok. Some not as good as others. But that solo really did make me think this song is not as good as I could have if it was not there.

All I can say is skip the solo, and replace it with a breakdown section or something of the sorts. Right now I can’t give it more than

Rating – 2 stars

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 23 Jan 2009 07:44

Rated as: Unrated
Competition score : 23

Use and respect of Musical language : 5/10
Structure : 2/10
Orchestration : 5/10
Use of composition techniques : 2/20
Rhythm : 5/20
Melody : 2/10
Bass line : 1/10
Punch : 1/10

Advices : Some rhythm study because as soon beats arent in pair numbers you’re not able to write it properly. Really i don’t feel an effort has been made in this composition so there’s not much i can advice either than to listen more to yourself ideas. As for the solo it was really hard to nail something over those riffs i would suggest some whammy bar dives and harmonics screaming like some animal……..Sorry nothing personal but i can’t give more time and thoughts than it worth to me.

Key signature :
Nuances :
Melodic hook :
Originality : Well can’t really give it credits
General appreciation : Pretty hard to wander in this kind of music style IMHO
Commercial possibilities : not
General use of GP software :

1 star

Posted by M@ngOr€  {{ 53 tabs / 12 corrections }}  on: 24 Jan 2009 22:45

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Very repetitive and not very original. The rhythm is extremely annoying, especially the way you end each 2nd bar in the intro and similar. bar 15-16 are funny, but thats about it. the solo wasn't good at all, try to break free from scales. Sorry, but this wasn't very good. Try to sound like urself next time, instead of trying to copy someone else. .5

Posted by Shade Of Blue  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 26 Jan 2009 13:02

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