Honestly, I didn’t get that deep into it to really analyze the production. Seemed a little dry overall, but chances are the reviewer probably didn’t dig that deep into either. It just doesn’t sound like something that would sell here.
Can you think of a product or concept that could use this sort of track?
Yes, I can think of many uses for this track. Have you ever watched workout/heavy weightlifting videos on YouTube for example? I suppose not. Many of them use precisely this kind of music. Any other extreme sport video would work as well.
If I’m picky, I could say that the snare is a little repetitive and boxy, and that the palm mutes seem rushed at times. Very tight, but I might have moved them so they’re a bit more laid back.
All in all, AJ can be a narrow-minded place, and the best solution is sometimes to send the track somewhere else.
Normally, with 90% of all the “why has my track been rejected?” posts on the forum, I tend to agree within 5 seconds, as it’s most often very clear why. This one, not so much, other than maybe what I wrote above, along with personal choice.
It’s a shame, really, that they won’t take more real and hard music like this. There is definitely a market for it.
Thanks! I got really dissapointed since I’m a guitar player in a band and I wanted to sell metal music. So I can’t get what’s the problem now… The genre or something in my product? They said me that I “won’t be able to re-submit this item again”. I can’t get why?
Also I just want to know what to improve. That’s all. And I want to know if I will be able to sell my tracks on AJ.
I love your track, it’s awesome.
There are some tracks on AJ which have a comparable level of grrr. Here are some of the best that I found:
I think your track stacks up well against all of these in both production and composition, so don’t give up. Perhaps you were unlucky and got a reviewer who was easily frightened.
That being said, when comparing it to the more successful ones of the other’s that I mentioned, your track has some particularly dark harmonic tones (which as a listener, I love) that could possibly make it less usable for video producers, especially in the first/last section.
Production-wise, I think it’s great. The guitar has a great tone and a wonderful sense of relentless recklessness.
One thing that did stick out a little bit was the high-velocity snares, particularly the rolls (0:38), which sounded slightly artificial because they have a kind of ‘machine-gun’ effect.
I’d love to check out your band. Have you guys got any tunes online? If so, please share a link.