Influences: Immortal, Emperor, Winterfylleth, Mayhem, Wolves In The Throne Room, Amon Amarth
For those of you who know me, hello! It's lovely to be here again!
For those of you I've not met yet, I am the creator of Abomnium, a black metal band signed since 2012 to UKEM Records. FAWM is where I come for the inspiration and creative push to make new songs. I love it. And I'm so happy to be back again this year!
Here we go again...
|#1||Self-Perpetual Rebirth Spider @stephenwordsmith||
|#2||The Gods Of Grace||
|#3||We Were Monsters @gordon||
|#4||Killer Snowstorm @tfish77||
|#7||Need to know basis @dragondreams||
|#8||Army of Cats @ryako||
|#9||Binary Singularity @dunwich||
|#10||The Lies That Bind||
|#12||A Crimson River @fireball||
|#13||Rise Of The Sith @popmythology||
|#14||A Plague Upon Your House||
|#15||Falling (Superhero Challenge)||
|#17||I Have A Name @leslie||
|#18||Don't Say Maybe @jenniferjordan||
|#19||The Fifth Dimension @gordon||
|#20||Bring It On (extra bonus track!) @gordon||
|#21||The Walls Of Devotion||
|#22||FAWM Is Down||
Just wanted to leave a post-FAWM note to say thanks for you comments this year and, most of all, for the wonderful chance to collaborate again. It's always so much fun.
You know, we'll have to collaborate one year. I don't get to indulge my metal side often enough, but I can break out a snarl if I need to. A bit of intense noise does me good.
Brilliant!!! - it's 104bpm thanks a lot!
Actually I was hoping for 4 bars of guitar bass drums and vocals! (that's why I said I was being really cheeky!). The drums I did sounded really wimpy, my bass is horrible and I used the same guitar sounds and standard tuning as the rest of the song (it goes down to Eb on bass part) it's supposed to be a mosh breakdown / half time kinda deal... As I said, my attempt is on the link but I think you could improve it with better sounds, lower and higher octaves parts more brutal tones and whatever is the dark equivalent of sonic "fairie dust"!....What do you think?
Hey there Sapient - I know FAWM is over but I have a weird (not to mention cheeky) request/collab - I have a rap track that I'm really pleased with - no no no, hear me out! - and I would love it if you could make a 4 bars heavy track to sample and replace the rather lame one I made.
The song is here http://fawm.org/songs/61832/ and the section is at 2:52
The isolated section is here http://www.mattblick.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/My-Ride-Heavy-Section-104bpm-Em.mp3
if there's anyway you can help me out let me know and I'll explain myself a little better - it's late and my brain and fingers are .....blurghghg
Hello there, Sapient - I see you've smashed FAWM again, so I'll be digging into those soon. Cheers for the nice comments on One Thing!
Thanks for the comment on 11:11. Funny thing is at this time when I returned from my trip and checked my updates there are currently 11 comments on that song and the other day when I thanked somebody for commenting on it I looked at the clock on my imac and it said 11:11 while I was typing! Freaky!
I'm sure you're a menace to society, my friend
I feel I'm sufficiently initiated now. If you'll excuse me I'm off to amazon to order my "CBT Sadochismo" T-shirt. m/
Thanks for a great morning. Big hugs, Wolf.
Thank you my friend. What a surprise to see you'd gone 9 songs in a row when I logged on. You were very kind. I'm thrilled you enjoyed and left such kind comments. I now begin my decent into black death metal. I shall make the sign of the cross and pray to God I survive the lashings of brimstone.... If you read this before I get to 9, let me know if there is possibly such a thing as a death metal love song in your list, I'm intrigued at the idea. hehehe... ok.... here goes.... bombs away! Hugs to you for all the time and care you spent this morning. It is very much appreciated. Wolf xoxo
Damn! I hope they pay guys like this extra + all their long term health expenses. Thanks for following up. I watched a few follow up related metal drum cam videos on Youtube too. Still hard to believe they can sustain those "triggers" - am I learning new terminology? Hugs, Wolf xoxo
Thanks for the comment on "Kun aikasi lopussa on"! Much appreciated! In case you're interested, I just added an English translation to the lyrics.
Tribute band idea = super perfecto. IT SHALL HAPPEN.
Thank you for your wonderful comments on both "Soldiers of Nothing" and "Until the Key Fits the Lock" Yeah, definitely have to be with Dead Kennedys and Napalm Death concerning the whole nazi thing.
I'm flattered by your words about the vocal performance. I listened to your song "Falling", and I think your clean vocals sound great. You and @hmorg were actually kind of an inspiration to me, 'cause both of you bravely stepped out of your comfort zone as metalguys this year and dared to try the clean singing.
Thank you for your comment on "Sword Dancers", I picture symphonic metal
Also you are one of the 9 contributors which gives you carte blanche to say what you like whenever.
Thanks for the comment, but wouldn't even know where to start with pitching for film music. Have you done any?
Thanks for giving "Heaven, Hell & Irony" a listen. Yeah, I don't know where that giggling came from. I never rehearsed it. It just came out spontaneously while tape was rolling. I was supposed to be on the hand drums!
Hey man! To answer your question, yes I was playing drums on that song. Much faster than that and I have to just program them. Thanks for the compliment!
Hi, thanks for taking time, to feedback on my song ‘Where did all the children go’.I guess over-protection minimizes risk to some degree but things have gone too far in the opposite direction. Maybe I should pen a song about the whole ‘nanny state’ issue - might take a while! Definitely a pop melody sprang to mind for this –a compliment if you hear Massive Attack, thank you. Sinister wasn’t quite what I had in mind but reading back I can envisage how that could work!
You've done really well to achieve 21 songs - huge congrats!
Thank you for checking out "The Paupers of Maidstone" and for your kind words and encouragement.
I am jealous! Would love to see a Bosch exhibition.
I sort of thought part of being 'fearless' would be just turning on the recorder to see what would happen. Oh such good questions @sapient about what would our lives look like if we were fearless. I'm glad you liked the lyrics. I look forward to listening to your music tomorrow. It's the wee hours here so I am going to sleep!
Hey! Thanks for your comment on "The Rule of Two". I've got a lot to learn when it comes to making metal music, but I am having a blast doing it!
Read the word "Raccoons" and got bloody earwormed all over again. Curse you, sir.
"Ooh. Ooh look. Bins!" is going to be this year's "Let them down gently." I just know it.
@sapient OH MY GOD MARRY ME!!!!!!!! I love what you did with my track, haha! That solo is awwwwwwwwesome! I love everything you've done here. One tiny stipulation is that the drums in the verses feel a bit more metal than punk ( I'm aiming for an early Green Day feel a la Dookie despite my more Pistols delivery) but apart from that it's bloody perfect. You've actually made me cackle out loud with joy listening to that. Please, PLEASE post it up as a collab
@sapient Oh dear, I deleted the GarageBand file after I'd done it, due to the fact I'm recording all my demos on my ipad which currently has very limited memory. I have an m4a but that's probably not much better. I've not been worried about deleting them as I go because these are all just demos and I plan to record everything properly later in the year.
Cheers for the "Time Shift" comment. I really didn't think anyone would like it.
The Melacholic Clam may well be my next work.
Congrats, btw, on your FAWM win! Now that you're done, wanna do one more Sith metal song? Hehe, just kidding.
Me-write dark lyrics? I think it must be your devilish influence, lol!
"Having seen a little of how you build things up when we worked together last year" : You mean, record lazy snippets and let my collaborator do all the work?
Thanks a lot for your lovely comment. Indeed, I've put a lot of work (and hours) in this song. I'm glad that someone noticed it.
Yeah, no problem, and thank *you* for doing the superhero challenge! And yes, I truly, genuinely loved it. Your risk paid off. Also, you have a GIFT FOR YELLING IN AWESOME WAYS so of course you should use that as much as possible too.
Thanks, also, for the comment earlier on my song about my dog (and on the Sith metal song with Emplate). I'm humbled that I could crack the hard casing of a metal giant.
Thank you so much for your comment on "Valley of the Dark Lords"! I must say, that I, too, am quite satisfied with the dynamics of the song
Thanks for your comment on my bluegrass song. I bet you'd do great on it-if you want to try.
Thank you for your comment on "Rhythmically challenged people". Happy fawming!
@emplate I'm quite the opposite, hehe. I think in the past 10 years(!), I have only released one album (or song, for that matter) with a normal guitar amp and cab mic'ed up Absolutely everything else is with VST amp sims and impulses. They've come a long way since 2006, when I started using them full-time.
Yeah, I have to admit I've been a bit prejudiced when it comes to modelling amps, but seems like there can be some treasures among them as well And definitely know what you mean, I feel more comfortable adjusting my sound from the physical knobs instead of computer screen! Well, I have some time to look into this, as I'll probably wait 'till I graduate, so I can invest in the playing gear I really want, don't want to do any half-assed solutions in this department
hey hey hey... how long is the line for a sapient collaboration? i was just looking through my pages of lyrics, and one of them seemed like it might be dark black metal.
You are so involved and supportive, while you crank out so many great quality songs. I am impressed. You definitely have a noticeable and important contribution to FAWM. Thank you.
I'm not a huge metal fan but I do like to rock out every once in a while. You got some great songs here for that.
No worries, I was just speaking to Mrs T last night and it's something she said which I just expanded a bit. Still, wine does sound like a good idea....
Thanks for the comment on "Requiem". It's good to be back!
CPU power when recording, that is Can't seem to edit comments with phone
Thanks for your reply! Haha, yeah, I'd never consider bringing my Orange home, but at our band's rehearsal room it's awesome
Yeah, I've heard a little about Kemper before. They're expensive as hell, but they're obviously well worth the price. Some people have said that Yamaha THR10 would be a good option if you can't afford Kemper. Do you have any idea about this amp? Also, do these kind of modelling amps demand a lot of CPU power?
I'm sorry for bothering you, but I'm just interested in the subject I appreciate your time very much!
Hey! Chris (headfirstonly) told me you did the drums for the collab...I have a pretty cool industrial piece in dire need of some drums if you'd be so interested? Let me know and how to send it on to you
I absolutely love your metal guitar sound, and was wondering if you would be kind enough to shed some light on what gear you're using I find myself once again in the point when I'm thinking where should I go with my home playing/recording gear, should I just update my amp and mic, or should I start looking into world of guitar plug-ins. Obviously no one can answer these things on my behalf, and I of course realise that it's not all in the gear, you have to learn to use it, too. But still, I would really like to hear the views and methods of the people who are more experienced in these kind of things I have an Orange Rockerverb 50 head at my band's rehearsal place and it's a monster of an amp, so band playing wise I'm pretty much covered, but home recording department is still a bit of a riddle to me. Tube amps are a bit over the top for home playing, I think, especially if you ask the neighbours
Thanks for the comment on "Wir Essen Kein Brot"! I don't really know a lot about musical keys, i just try to do what feels right.
Ah, you honor me again, my friend. I know this is a very busy month for you, and besides there are always so many talented FAWMers to collaborate with! Not to worry if the rhythms for those songs don't quite come together, but if there's something I can do with my limited skill to help, like change the meters of the lines or add rhymes or anything like that, just let me know!
Ha ha, yeah I was just thinking that as I gave it a listen this morning! "Did I do that bit?" Can't remember!
Thanks for stopping by! Great to see you're finding time for FAWM. It wouldn't be the same without you.
Sh!t man... So many fantastic metal smiths this FAWM, but years ago I remember when it seemed Sapient stood alone atop a smoking battlefield littered with acrid corpses of men and monsters...
I may need to explore this genre, maybe not this time around but 2017?
Glad to see you are still around FAWMing and kicking ass after all these years!
WE. MUST. COLLAB.
Thank you for the comment. I'm using Bias FX. Give it a try if you haven't already, it's amazing.
I'm so glad I got the Metal God's seal of approval. More metal? You fucking got it! (Also, you know I don't really play guitar, right?)
Yes, you can hear a busy bassline. Fingerstyle bass on the nine string is huge fun because the string gauges are so light I can go nuts. Haven't touched the JayDee yet this FAWM.
Sapient! Woooo! Welcome back to the FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your new tracks, good sir.
Good day sir! Secret to weirdly layered vocals: Antares Harmony Engine. Input is a single vocal line, and based on either a scale or MIDI it creates up to 6 harmony parts. In this case, a 3rd down and an octave down. Slap on loads of delay, chorus and reverb, and you too can sound like an overprocessed twat!
Nice riffs! Loving your tunes
Welcome back Peter! Happy FAWMing!
I deeply look forward to another year of SapientMetal. I am prepared to bang an axe against a garbage can lid as needed.
I know one shouldn't judge a band by its name, but going by that alone, it seems we are in synch as to how we heard the lyric in our heads. Thank you for stopping by.
Aww yisssssss the gang's all here.
Hey peter, good to see you back for another round!
Another year upon us already?
I look forward to your work as always...
A Top notch hello.
Hey lookit... I made it!
I await the underverse of Rawk. I am patient. I will do my nightly rituals. the cooking of the bones, the mixing of the elements. I sit at the altar and know that the soon, yes soon, the portal will open in all of it's might. then I will know I am worthy of your sounds.
You will no doubt blow my mind again.
Very dark and mysterious and uber broodish profile pic...I dig it! FAWM 2016 digs you man...can't wait to pop in on you and see what you've got cooking this year!
yaya rawk on sap
have a good fawm
Doh... Now I want to hear showtune metal - a metal cover of "The Hills Are Alive" from the Sound of Music could be epic - especially with an ocarina.
Thanks for clearing that up for me, it will come in handy in the future. Cheers.
Hey, Sapient, @deafsteever sent me this; "Yeah, you and @sapient totally! In the perfect FAWM universe that exists inside my imagination, Sapient would send you a heavy, epic instrumental and you would write entertaining, Fuzzy-ish lyrics and sing in your distinctive Syd Barrett-with-a-Canadian-accent-like style! Maybe a short ukulele/melodica intro, too??
Please make my dream come true."
Not sure how our styles would mesh, but something to think about, maybe?
Um. Excuse me... mr... um... Sapient... Could I have some more Metal please?
(Good to see you back! )
You bet I'm fucking ready!
Oh, I wish! Just expressing my jealousy of the four-legged friends who get to visit. If I do get to visit someday, you will be the first to know!
Yes, is this the English/Dutch animal sitting service? Do you provide temporary housing for Minnesotan humans as well?
Hello again sir. Looking forward to hearing your offering this FAWM!
m/ .....hey I can't do the devil horns in the comments.
Oh I can't wait for you fabulous lyrics and wild music!
Welcome back, Peter, I'll be listening as always.
Is this the right one? G
Hi Sapient! Hope you are doing well! Let me know if you're not super busy this FAWM, would love to send some lyrics your way (or maybe do some vocals as well, who knows!)
Have a great FAWM!
Recovered from out Metal/Jazz yet
Hey sapient! Happy FAWM 2016! Let's do this!!
Fly and burn?