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Old 2005-02-09, 05:34
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bass lines for black metal

hey out of curiosity what would u guys recommend for a bass line for a black metal song (its very darkthroneish ) i was thinking of something that kinda combinds the the snare and guitar riff into it but seeing has the song is very "trad" i wasnt too sure on whether to just tremolo behind the guitar riffs (i know very boring) or go for something that is different and brings the bass line into a more important role

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Old 2005-02-09, 06:18
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Moin,

Some years ago I was in a Black Metal band, more Covenant - In Times before the Light style. Well, we had the same problem, and we came to the solution, that the bass plays the melody, and the guitar the harmonies. So acctually the bass took over the lead guitar part. So that could be one way to use the bass in black metal projects.

But I guess the best way to find out what suits you best is just to play the songs you have already made with your band and then the bass player tries to enhance the bass part the way he wants to.

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Old 2005-02-09, 06:34
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ok thats a great idea ill try that (im the bassist btw)
ive always liked to have more control with the bass instead of copying the guitarist of laying down rythm to the drums so ill try it on the weekend

any one else???
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Old 2005-02-10, 10:33
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Ive never really played a lot of BM just listen to some decent death/black/thrash metal bands bassists and listen to the licks they use, it might give you some idea's on what too use.

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Old 2005-02-10, 11:44
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I tried to create some basslines for my brother's blackmetal band because their bassist was complete new in playing bass. I tried to convert the guitarnotes to bassnotes, but so I got a very powerful sound of the bass guitar. The band didn't liked it and now they are playing without any bass.
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Old 2005-02-10, 12:07
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Blatantly the band didnt like it, they didnt want the bassist upstaging the guitarists, its what there afraid of, beleive me
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Old 2005-02-10, 16:38
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I know these are 'conventional' black metal bands, but listen to Borknagar and Vintersorg. Especially Vintersorg, the great Steve DiGorgio plays for them. They often have the bass playing something that no guitar is playing, and that's good. I'm not saying it is bad if the bass follows the rhythm guitar, but I do think it is bad if the bass does it too often.
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Old 2005-02-11, 05:09
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Old 2005-02-13, 15:50
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Old 2005-02-15, 03:29
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cool the types of bm bands im into are more melodic like immortal and similar bands though for the bass line im just gonna go with the guitar on this one
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Old 2005-03-29, 09:59
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Old 2005-03-29, 14:44
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I wouldnt call Immortal melodic, they are more on the brutal side of things.
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