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Seven Nines And Tens Premieres New Song, "Crystalline Xanthine Alkaloid," Available As Free Download

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Having been featured in our Vancouver experimental metal edition of "Unearthing the Underground" as well talking at length with us about their new record "Habitat 67" during a recent interview Vancouver instrumental metal act Seven Nines and Tens has turned to Metalunderground.com to premiere a brand new song from its forthcoming album. The track, titled "Crystalline Xanthine Alkaloid," promises to be one of the band's heaviest yet.

Download an MP3 of "Crystalline Xanthine Alkaloid" here (right-click and "Save Target As")

Founding member Dave Cotton offered the following commentary about the song:

"This was the most recent song we wrote before we went to the studio in February 2011. Anyone who has been following us since we first started playing live in 2008 would recognize that the sound of this song is a departure to what we had been doing previously. I feel our older material is very intricate as far as the arrangements go and this song is simpler and most definitely heavier. I could tell you exactly who we are trying to emulate as far as influences go, but I’ll leave it up to the listener put it together. Our engineer is a whiz and I think his touch is all over the song; I particularly like the mixing he did on the drums. Also creating the noise part in the middle was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in a recording studio. We all took turns using a Korg Kaos pad through a Boss Giga delay through a Roland Juno, through a Roland Handsonic on 'Texas Chainsaw Masscre' mode."

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Like it!
I like the way the song flows. The tempo shifts in the first half sounded really cool. The drum mix (and the rest of the mix) sounded impressive.

Thanx for sharing!

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2. Ehh writes:

The listeners ear is tricked to assume an over-compressed drum recording is professional. When in fact its nothing a few plugins can't take care of. The real challenge is engineering and producing a drum sound thats memorable. Something that sticks out. Led Zeppelin, Metallica's Black Album, Chili Peppers B.S.S.M., etc... to name a few.

Besides my whining about drum sounds, this is actually a cool song. The clean guitar part towards the end kind of reminds me of a Staind-texas-bar-b-que-rock song. Thank god theres no singer to jump in with a big "whoooaa yeeaaarhhhhh" right there.

Good job guys, your on your way!

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