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Post by Shepherd on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:13 pm

I've been posting some of my songs here over the last few years for my project called Shepherd. Up until last summer it was just me writing songs but now I have actually put together a full band (played our first show last week). We are gearing up to do a proper demo soon.

I don't like to put any labels on the music other than it's metal because I have so many different influences. I'm not trying to sound like one band or genre I'm just trying to create my own brand of metal. But if I was forced to define it I would say that it's just guitar driven metal that has old school influences from various genres.  It's not a Christian metal band but I am a Christian and like writing lyrics that are positive and uplifting.

Just trying to share the music with as many people as possible otherwise it doesn't exist

https://www.facebook.com/shepherdband/

There are samples of the music on the page. Right now they are all instrumental and don't have real drum but when we record the demo it will have vocals and real drums.







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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:11 pm

Impressive. Personally, I like them without vocals. Smile  Thanks for sharing!

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Post by Shepherd on Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:25 pm

BearDad wrote:Impressive. Personally, I like them without vocals. Smile  Thanks for sharing!

Rock on thanks for listening dude.  cheers

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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:36 pm

Very nice!

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Post by Shepherd on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:29 pm

dclose wrote:Very nice!

Thanks for listening dclose. I appreciate it.

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Post by Shepherd on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:38 pm



New song! Just an instrumental version for now.

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:53 am

You're welcome!

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Post by Shepherd on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:27 pm

Hi dudes! We just finished recording our first demo and want to share it with as many people who want to listen.

Here is a couple tracks from the demo if you're interested.


https://soundcloud.com/shepherd-band/eye-to-the-keyhole
https://soundcloud.com/shepherd-band/dead-body


If you want the demo just let me know and I will send you the files or mail you a copy (free). And follow at www.facebook.com/shepherdband Peace!

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Post by Shepherd on Sun May 24, 2015 10:31 am

Just released a video for our song "Disaster of War".  The artwork is really well done. check I out!


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Post by Garrison4JC on Sun May 24, 2015 11:16 pm

Man...this is good music!  Very Happy
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Post by Shepherd on Wed May 27, 2015 4:55 pm

Garrison4JC wrote:Man...this is good music!  Very Happy

Thanks so much Garrison4JC! I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and I'm definitely stoked that you enjoyed it. If you would like a free demo I will gladly mail you a copy. PM me an address and I will send it out asap!

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Post by alldatndensum on Fri May 29, 2015 9:18 am

The music sounds killer but I just can't get into the vocal style at all.
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Post by d@v!d on Fri May 29, 2015 11:08 am

alldatndensum wrote:The music sounds killer but I just can't get into the vocal style at all.
That's my same frustration with a lot of bands. Killer guitar besmirched by disingenuously angry vocals.
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Post by Shepherd on Fri May 29, 2015 8:12 pm

alldatndensum wrote:The music sounds killer but I just can't get into the vocal style at all.
I totally understand why people don't like that style. I used to feel the same way. It's not as melodic and sounds angry (not as fun). I think I just got used to phasing out the vocal and appreciating the instrumental parts. At some point I ended up appreciated the vocals as well. I just like how intense it is and it also allows the guitars to do different things. I think it also helped when I came across bands that had that growly style of vocal but didn't have hateful/angry lyrics. The lyrics to this song is actually based off one of my favorite movies (I'm kind of interested to see if people can figure out which movie on their own haha). Most of the lyrics I write for the band also tend to be metaphorical or have some kind of uplifting undertone. Although I like the intensity and heaviness of growling vocals I don't like the lyrics to be angry for the sake of being angry.


No hard feelings.  I will take the good with the bad Smile Thanks so much for taking the time to listen!

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Post by Kerrick on Sun May 31, 2015 3:57 pm

The Book Of Eli?

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Post by Shepherd on Sun May 31, 2015 5:13 pm

Kerrick wrote:The Book Of Eli?

Very good guess, but no.

*hint*: It's inspired from a movie first released in the 60's.

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Post by ThomasEversole on Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:54 am

I think this sounds very good, and I like the vocals.  Very nice guitar work.  Well done.

I'm really missing blast beats though.  
...but that won't be a surprise to anyone who knows me and that I said that...

My opinion, for what its worth, if this music stepped away from the medium metal-cruising-speed pace (even just a minute or so for a song or two) to an insanely fast what-just-happened metal obliteration, you'd increase your fan base.
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Post by Shepherd on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:25 am

ThomasEversole wrote:I think this sounds very good, and I like the vocals.  Very nice guitar work.  Well done.

I'm really missing blast beats though.  
...but that won't be a surprise to anyone who knows me and that I said that...

My opinion, for what its worth, if this music stepped away from the medium metal-cruising-speed pace (even just a minute or so for a song or two) to an insanely fast what-just-happened metal obliteration, you'd increase your fan base.


Hi Thomas! Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and I appreciate your feedback. My talents are definitely in the mid tempo/melodic arrangements. However, having more up tempo brutal parts is still something I'm working at. It could really make the band more dynamic.

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