STAGE 11 / Songs / OPEN WATER

Haunting Power Ballad

The singer has a good voice, reminds me of Eddie Vedder. I like the transitions from mellow verses to more rocking choruses. Very good drums using a military style beat in parts of the verses. I like the Ocean theme lyrics & references to the stars. Very good production as well!!

Ocean bound and driven

An ethereal intro allowing the listener to acclimate before fully submerging into the water. Vocal melody seamlessly intertwines with the light percussion and guitars culminating in a crescendo introducing full instrumentation of the pre-chorus. Well written lyrics provide poetic verses and a memorable chorus refrain. Expertly performed alongside quality recording and mixing.

old school

I like the melody and the acoustic guitar very nice. When the song kicks in with percussion very cool and I like the story , I like everything about this song . Great mix on all levels very cool.

another great song

Hi you guys, like this one too, your Amazing twisting palm muted guitar and incredible rythmic lines are absolutly...yeah! (wanna buy your drummer ;) ) I would only have changed a couple of things. I would insert a quarter's beated on the rim after the first theme and a little bit less high frequencies in the master eq (maybe is just my taste infact is something I Always have to level this frequencies in the master of my songs...but hope you like the impression) ;)

WOW

This is one of the best songs I’ve heard on N1M. The guitar and vocal harmonies are on point. The lead vocals are fantastic. The guitar chords and structure are amazing. I will certainly be saving this song to my favorites and diving into more of their tunes. Good job, guys....very good job.

Stage 11 - Open Water

Amazing Song!! Quality sounds great. I like the subtle build before we get the drums in the chorus. And I like the lyrics of the song, it was very well written. and the vocalist has a great voice.

This is really state of the art ROCK!

This is impressing... in the beginning the guitars roll right in with nice picking, but when the voice starts with it's overwhelming harmonies one might realize what's that for. This song lives from that and comes hand in hand with the lyrics. The song writing is wonderful. This is really state of the art ROCK! Great production, recording and performing. Really awesome! Stay that way!

Sad....but very uplifting at the same time

I don't know if you're speaking about your wife/girlfriend or your mother. In either case this song makes a good case for living and what we really need in our lives. I'm quite impressed with this song. It says what it means and means what it says. I'd like to try and be critical but there isn't much to complain about here. The giutar work is great and the vocals are in tune and the production and mix are right on. Great job!!

Review

The mood of the song and the music fit really well together. I enjoyed the feel of bells, the melodic arppegios, it is a really good tune. Sounds good, like what Metallica should have grown up to be. Super solid effort. Everything is solid, when the band kicks in there is just the right amount of power and volume without drowning out a top shelf vocal effort. A+ from me on this one, look forward to more.

Great track

The intro to this tune really grabbed me, the vocals coming in are powerful and well recorded. Stage 11 have done some great work with "Open Water". The rhythm section provide a very solid platform for the overall timbre of this song. The drums are very moody and powerful and the Guitar parts are almost dream like and distant sounding. The chorus in this tune provides a great lift and give depth to the song...very good.

open water

NICE RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS INSPIRED INTRODUCTION WITH A COOL CLEAN REVERBED UP ELECTRIC GUITAR TONE ONE THING I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HEARD IN THE VERSES IS A HI HAT FROM THE GET GO JUST SIMPLY KEEPING TIME A RIMSHOT COMES IN TOO LATER ON IN THE VERSES.THERE IS GOOD TENSION AND RELEASE HERE AND GOOD BUILD UP TOWARDS THE CHORUS WITH THIS LA OUTFITS PRODUCTION ON THIS SONG I ALSO LIKE THE DARKER INFLUENCES RUNNING THROUGH THIS TRACK FROM A LYRICAL STANDPOINT WELL WORTH CHECKING OUT

Perfect review

Awesome! From the intro part til the end part the song has its perfection and its total originality. The vox is perfectly synchronized to the music, and it's rare that we can find such a piece of song with Excellency in music. Keep it up and best of luck!! Cheers!!

Great power ballad

Maybe that's not what they call it now! But either way this is really good. I can't find anything to criticize. Good song, good musicianship, good quality recording, it's all there. I'll have to check out your page and see what else your all up to. Great effort on this one though for sure!

A way out.

I won't review a song that doesn't catch me right off the start. This song does. I've seen it said water is the symbol of great danger, "the abysmal" because of no one being able to tell its true depth, from sight. This song has a great structure, vocals easy to understand and nice ideas with the guitar plucks against the melody as it goes to cool power chords. Then it brings itself to a good resolve, which feels like a way out of some serious danger. Cool song. I really like the melodies that go from friendly to haunting..

Stage 11 / Open Water

I dig the style ... Clear / clean sound . It has that English Invasion sound ... I like the transition from the opening vocal to where the music comes on like a railroad train .. I really like ya'll's sound . Keep the faith Swayde Cash /ToadLee Jones
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