sapient 15


Netherlands   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Immortal, Emperor, Winterfylleth, Mayhem, Wolves In The Throne Room, Amon Amarth

In the first week of February I'll be rehearsing like mad in preparation for the second week of February when I'm heading to the UK to record the new Abomnium album.
I hope to join you all in the middle of the month to have fun with writing some new stuff πŸ˜€


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  • @wacha Mar 7

    thank you very much for the feedback on "Dust Off Your Riveters", the first two verses came yo me rather quickly. I then had to do a little digging and some thinking about where I wanted the song to go. Since I started the song with a fictional version of a real person, I considered ending it with Norma but decided to use Chrystal instead.

  • @ihelen  Mar 6

    Thanks for commenting on my Takeover song! You know... I *did* consider video recording the women walking down the street, but thought that might be too creepy. πŸ˜‚

  • @meadows  Mar 6

    Thanks for your kind words! You made my day! πŸ˜€

  • @ihelen  Mar 5

    Thanks for providing some insight into your trademark vocals! I'm trying to learn a bit of vocal production myself so it's all very interesting. Glad you're here at FAWM to enlighten us!

  • @acromie Mar 5

    Thank you for your comments on my songs after my forum post. I actually run a web development agency and my client is a top guy in the cranberry industry whose website we're building. He' interesting guy. I haven't uploaded the artwork, but he fiver'd a superhero figure with his likeness. That business card sits on my bulletin board above my desk and provided the inspiration.

  • @dunwich  Mar 4

    "Uncertain as to whether this is a massive act of homage, a massive act of trolling, or a happy combination of both, I have to say that I enjoyed it enormously!"
    I wish I could tell you, but I don't know either! haha

  • @sueawesome Mar 4

    I just got laryngitis reading that

  • @sueawesome Mar 3

    ahh, got it
    I archive every year too but it's stuck on my old notebook so I couldn't look to see for sure and I couldn't find anything in emails
    (I loved Mars by the way..I got lost in a dream cloud though : ) so I still need to comment)

  • @popmythology  Mar 3

    Thank you, good sir, for all those comments you left for the various versions of "The Road Is So Long, Lord"! Congrats on amazingly winning FAWM despite recording an album at the same time (jeez)! Where does your energy come from? Can I have some? I really need it, lol. And speaking of recording, I hope all is going well with the recording sessions!!

  • @sueawesome Mar 3

    I think you and I might've done a collab my first time on fawm - '09. I for sure 'met' you that year. I also know for sure, that same year, I did a collab with Calum Carlisle (not sure of the spelling) so that could be mixing me up since I think you guys knew each other. Maybe I'm getting it all wrong, it was awhile ago.

  • @sueawesome Mar 3

    (or am I going bananas)

  • @sueawesome Mar 3

    did you used to be sapient network or was that someone completely different?

  • @billwhite51 Mar 3

    thank you for your insightful comments on death came for the hangman. you are absolutely right. a story like this has so many chapters that it is difficult to narrow it down to the essentials. so i wrote about thrity verses and then cut it all down. im glad it worked for you.

  • @ampersandman  Mar 3

    Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words. That's a big honor for my songs coming from you. Btw, if you wanna know, the fuzz sound on my song "God Hates Fags" was made using a WMD Geiger Counter effect pedal. Check it out. It's amazing but so brutal that I can't use it on so many songs.

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 3

    Thanks so much for the nice comment on Restless in my sock. Really appreciated.

  • @poptarthero Mar 3

    Thanks for commenting. On Galaxy Rock and all my songs I just write whatever is in my head and feels natural to me. Like root beer, I recently opened a bottle that exploded so I fit that in the song and the radio said 40% chance of flurries...I use what I hear around and think about.

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 2

    Just saying hi and thank you for your comment on Liz's song. Blame it on my love of old-school R&B, but when I read those lyrics, it screamed my name, although it's not the kind of song I normally write. So, yes, it was fun, and a perfect opportunity that I should have snatched a lot more often this year.

  • @spunky4455 Mar 2

    Thanks a lot for listening to our collab! Glad you liked it. Really had an idea for the style and as far as i can judge, I pulled it off the best I could. Hope you had a great month!

  • @dasbinky  Mar 2

    Thanks for the comment spree! Yeah, the goal this year had been to keep it a lot more stripped down and raw, and where it makes sense to experiment with new chord shapes and progressions.

    I'll probably head back more towards a traditional Das Binky sound next FAWM (or 50/90), but it's been good to stretch.

    Oh, and I don't have s double bass pedal yet, but I'm also still quite a ways away from precision blast beats. πŸ˜‰

  • @kovbleu  Mar 1

    Thank you so much for the kind comment on "Final Hours." That was my first attempt playing the ebow. I love how they sound so much! I fumbled through it - but I do think it added something cool to the song. πŸ˜€ Looking forward to catching up on listening to your songs this March!

  • @tuomoh Mar 1

    I'll be sure to add Abomnium to my ever-growing list of bands to check out! For now I'll devote my listening time to FAWM creations. πŸ˜€

  • @johnstaples  Mar 1

    Thanks for your comment on Only One Survives Peter! Means a lot coming from you!!! I'll be checking out your new stuff this week...I see you got your trophy! Pretty impressive considering you produced an album in the first half of the month!!!

  • @tuomoh Mar 1

    Thanks a lot for your sweet words on "It's Alive!" and "Flesh". Now I only need the band with which I could get that pit spinning!

  • @cblack  Mar 1

    Ha! Thanks for the comment. πŸ˜€ And yep - definitely wanted things to swing back round to the dark side on that one. As a fellow metalhead, I'm sure you understand. πŸ˜‰

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 28

    Hey cheers for the review on Chemical Carousel. I had never heard of trainspotting but I just queued it up on Netflix so I'll check it out (just to hear the music of course).

  • @candle Feb 28

    Thanks for the great comment on my @mojo tribute. I think we all had something in our eyes when we heard of his passing.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @dunwich  Feb 28

    I must be listening to too much crazy music because I actually recorded the guitars against each other with little to no issue! The trick is to not listen to the other guitar haha

  • @colgoo  Feb 28

    Thanks for your comment on my random collab "Silence All the Sanity" with @raygungirls. It means so much coming from you. Also, I just want to thank you again for trusting me with your lyrics. I'm pleased that you appreciated my approach with them.

  • @gordon Feb 28

    15? That's just showing off! Congratulations on the win sir! Time for wine sir?

  • @tfish77  Feb 27

    Listening to these makes me sad our schedules didn't allow for a collab this time around. If you're up for something post-FAWM, let me know! I want to keep going a bit if I can. Congrats on all the metal so far!

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 27

    12! Keep going!

  • @sueawesome Feb 27

    Sapient!! Thank you for the comment on chemical carousel. It was very interesting to write lyrically. @iwilleatyou did all the heavy lifting that really is joyously noisy as you called it. He's a mastermind.
    Glad you loved it, I loved what he did with it!

  • @emplate Feb 26

    Thank you for your comment on "Yâhuuto"! Yeah, Iceland totally blew me away. And with all the brilliant bands, literature and their football team, one has to wonder is there any normal people out there? 😁

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 26

    Thanks for your comments on "The Beast Inside"...welcome feedback...I do need to sort out a proper ending...I would love to say I played the guitar parts, but I got them as loops in Logic Pro X...But I do plan to add real guitars at some point and add lyrics/vocals...Thanks.

  • @karan  Feb 25

    That's really good news and I am looking forward to it!

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 24

    Thanks a ton for the comment! I'll always remember you were the first person to ever comment on one of my songs, a good six years ago now

  • @hmorg Feb 24

    Thanks indeed for the comment on "Innan vi dΓΆr"! We'll have to see what we'll come up with in the future.

  • @emplate Feb 24

    Thanks for your comment on "Innan vi dΓΆr"! I'm glad you liked it! I'm, too, quite happy with it. @hmorg's brilliant screams were the icing on the cake, to me!

  • @leepat  Feb 24

    Thanks for the comment man. I did think (yesterday) you'd appreciate this as you're one of the few people I know around here doing metal seriously. To be honest, the sound is not exactly what we had in mind, but as I chickened out of doing the guitars this time around, there's not much to do. And then that's the beauty of collabs - if the tune sounds so slick, it's because @dylgiq did the drums, guitars and mixing. Hopefully by next year we can showcase a LedZepp version of this πŸ˜€

  • @raygungirls  Feb 23

    A year ago I had a major hack. Most services see my site as clean now, but there one or two that have the old info, and I've just been too busy to "inform" them to check my site again.
    Its a constant battle that I'm on top of

  • @boyatheart  Feb 23

    Hey thanks for the comment on Bluff Hand. Keep rockin' πŸ˜€

  • @colgoo  Feb 22

    On setting lyrics: sure, it's worth a try. Hope I don't disappoint you!!!

  • @dragondreams  Feb 19

    You're not so bad yourself! πŸ˜‰
    Seriously, thank you loads! 😊

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 18

    You sure do! Give 'em some shock n awe! πŸ˜‰

  • @alexvan123 Feb 17

    Hey Sapient. Do you mind if I sample the opening guitar solo for Helga the FAWM Duck? I love guitar samples like that and really wanna make something with it.

  • @ajna1960  Feb 17

    Of course there is always 'Thomas The Organic Donkey' languishing in my FAWM list..... πŸ˜‰

  • @ajna1960  Feb 17

    Well my Lord, you can choose. I have a couple left field ones on my FAWM list without collabs, or I can write something specially for you πŸ˜€
    Here are the spare ones I thought might be very left field for you that are already on FAWM - Waking The Dragon Chocolate Fudge Soul Food
    Or I can write another like I said. There are others on my FAWM, but they may be too boring for you πŸ˜‰

  • @metalfoot  Feb 16

    That. Was. AMAZING. Thanks! You exceeded my dreams for that track.

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 2017

    Tried to send you a private message on the twitter, but it won't let me. I have a track for you to listen to, see if it inspires you.

  • @arkka  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the kind words on Unleashed! Abbath is an influence for sure, I even call the 1-b3-8 chord thing he uses "the Abbath chord" 😁

  • @froley Feb 2017

    Thanks for the feedback -- good to see someone I recognise still around! Hope recording went well, can't wait to hear what you bust out this year.

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 2017

    Certainly! I'll come up with something in the next couple of days and we'll see where we go from there.

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 2017

    Okay, I'll try to put something together for you to work with. Do you prefer me to go heavy, or... surprise you?

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 2017

    Thanks for your comments on my breakfast songs πŸ˜€

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 2017

    I hadn't heard of the Paradiso prior to Googling, but I've always wanted to see the Netherlands! Thanks for a great comment on Damascus, too kind sir!

  • @dasbinky  Feb 2017

    Thank you for the kind words, good sir! I hope that Skyhammer is treating you well!

  • @karan  Feb 2017

    SAAAAPIENT! Master of steel! Welcome to what promises to be a wonderful month for you! 😁

  • @candle Feb 2017

    Looking forward to your explorations this year, sir. Good luck with the album!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2017

    Sapient. ..greetings!!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 2017

    'And Lo, the Lord Sapient did descend from his throne to perform his dark work of majestic metal.'

    I look forward to hearing the new stuff! I hope your session goes well and can't wait to hear your new FAWM contributions!

  • @defaultdave  Jan 2017

    Looking forward to hearing what you bring this year!

  • @ryako  Jan 2017

    Greetings, Almighty Dark One.

  • @leslie  Jan 2017

    Dig deep, my fellow Corvidae. See you on the other side.

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2017

    Good luck with the new album! Looking forward to your new stuff mid-month!

  • @sentense  Jan 2017

    Good luck with the recording - Looking forward to hear you mid-Feb then πŸ˜€

  • @ryuu Jan 2017

    Good luck for your studio trip! And I'll be waiting and hoping to hear some FAWMing from you πŸ˜€

  • @cblack  Jan 2017

    Hey, thanks for the welcome! I did FAWM way back in 2011 or 2012 (or was it both?) with a different username - and I definitely remember being blown away at the quality of your metal.

    I'm actually in a similar position right now - geared up to do all the instruments and vocals of a complete metal song, *apart from* the drums. I remember drums were the only instrument you weren't doing yourself. I would love to do the drums myself, but lack the room for a kit. So digital drums it is... Now, if only I can create songs as good as yours, I'll be golden. 😁

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2017

    Looking forward to your art!! I'm all ears!!

  • @popmythology  Jan 2017

    Thank you for the shout-outs, kind sir! Now make my ears bleed, please. πŸ˜€

  • @kristian  Jan 2017

    Have a great FAWM and best of luck for your album! Just don't go overboard on the synths; might not hear your guitar in all that madness 😁 hehe.. oh, and the brass section you wanted? Might not work with your overall image

  • @debs  Jan 2017

    * Wraps you in a big hug *
    No, I don't care if it destroys your demonic and metal-fueled reputation.
    I'm hugging you anyway.

  • @thetau  Jan 2017

    Hello again Sapient
    May the FAWM be with you
    Russ πŸ˜€

  • @cts  Jan 2017

    What's poppin', brochacho!

  • @ajna1960  Jan 2017

    Firstly, good luck with the album recording πŸ˜€
    But more importantly, Happy Fawming !! I am really looking forward to hearing more of your music - I love it πŸ˜€

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 2017

    SAP!!! Good to see you here. hope your February RAWKS!!!

  • @dragondreams  Jan 2017

    Just got to get 40 kilos of coffee beans and I'm shiny. πŸ˜€

  • @mikegtz  Jan 2017

    Good to see you back in dark and haunting form.

  • @dasbinky  Jan 2017

    May your February screams fill the nightmares of children, and bring them lovingly into the chilling embrace of metal.

  • @dragondreams  Jan 2017

    I'll ready my fallout shelter for when you arrive on these shores. 😁

  • @oddbod  Jan 2017

    Hi. Good luck with the album.

  • @charliecheney  Jan 2017

    Delete all my initial posts, huzzah for @headfirstonly for showing me the light.


  • @headfirstonly  Jan 2017

    Hooray for new album shenanigans! I'll keep the Marshall stack warm for you.


  • @charliecheney  Jan 2017

    Mary a one it appears. Even in quotes.

  • @charliecheney  Jan 2017

    Ack! It edits out the left side slash! Can there be no rock hands this year? "m/"

  • @charliecheney  Jan 2017

    Dang it. I meant m/of course. πŸ˜€

  • @charliecheney  Jan 2017