Danny Meigel

Danny Meigel

Danny Meigel


Title
Foresterr
Website
Location
Long Island, NY

Recent Submissions

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Circus Dog by Foresterr

Craig Boliver

Hey, liking this other track too. Thanks for following up and sending this over! I'm mostly focused in publishing and soundtracks these days and really couldn't make too much use of these tracks for that format. With the new music, it'd probably make sense to set up some showcases together for booking agents in each region to grab some attention. They are always at festivals too, so making a focus to get a performance at one or two of those is golden:) 

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Smut by Foresterr

Ben Hubbird

Dig the Primus meets Big Black vibe right off the bat. Not sold on the vocal -- doesn't feel like it transcends or cements the song. Just kind of chugs along.

This is probably more personal taste than objective truth, but I think there's a lot more depth in a less affected or intentional vocal.

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Transformer by Foresterr

Ben Hubbird

I really appreciate the aggressive & non-straightforward approach -- at its best feels like a fairly successful melding of the best moments of melodic hardcore with weirdo rock ala Mr Bungle or Queens of the Stone Age. At it's worst it can bee pretty hard to handle though. Very little in the way of tension & release narrative to the song structure -- it feels like it just goes from one place to the next for no clear reason. The super heavy parts like 3:30 or so don't feel "earned" or cathartic, but just a bit monotonous.

I mean this very kindly, I think part of the limitation is the vocal range of the singer, or at least the displayed vocal range. Super limited in melodic expression and leans on tonal variance to make up for it, which just ends up feeling scattered.

Overall, I think there's a lot of promise here, but could use a bit less in some places & a bit more in others.

Jared Losow

Awesome metallic noise rock vibes. Reminds me of that Hydra Head Records sound (Daughters, Oxbow, Botch, Cave In, etc) with a good dose of Every Time I Die mixed in. Great balance of dissonance, catchy vocal melodies, and stop/start prog transitions. The production sounds raw and real.

The only criticism I can think of is that this song goes on a bit too long. I think your style lends itself to shorter songs. Get in, mess em up, get out. 

I could see press outlets like Alt Press, Aquarian Weekly, PunkNews.org, Lambgoat, etc really championing this stuff. Labels I'd focus on would be Epitaph, Rise, Ferret, Brutal Panda, etc. Play lots of shows and go crazy at those shows. Lots of energy in the music - should be matched with a great charismatic stage presence. I see you guys live on Long Island - don't play in Long Island. Get your asses to Brooklyn, Philly, DC, Boston...do everything you can to get around the Northeast. I know that's easier said than done but that should be a goal. There's really no industry in LI. 

Really enjoyed this track! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to you guys.

Bob Lugowe

Good song with a lot of punch and good production that I imagine translates well live. Just a heads up that you forgot to mention your band name or include any other links. It sounds like you're planning to take things seriously and hitting the road will definitely help you hone your sound even more. If you want distribution you should probably try to find a record deal or at least have someone with connections help put it out. If you want to go the DIY route then you should press it on a small run of cassettes or vinyl and sell it yourself. You should work on building a name for yourselves locally so you can create a buzz within your own scene and play shows with as many established bands as possible. 

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999 Barrel by Foresterr

Craig Boliver

In love with the guitar work and technical aspect of this track. Vocals fit in accordingly, but I'm not sure they are something I'd seek out and listen to on record. This track is longer being 4-5 minutes, which is difficult to push via radio/web promo. Hard to ensure people will stay focused and listen to everything, outlets would pass on even featuring it. I will say this band / sound would relate perfectly in a live setting and really bring a great show, might be a good focal point to build on, touring will be key for sure

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999 Barrel by Foresterr

Craig Boliver

Loving the guitar lines, that something that really hits me on a personal level. I really wouldn't be able to find much use for this in supervision / publishing though. Would definitely need a lot of work in the production aspect and recording scenario, as well I'd love to hear a little more dynamic in the song writing, bring highs and lows to listeners to make parts really stand out from each other. Really great work on this and can see a lot in the works!

Leks Maltby

On "999 Barrel" by Foresterr, the heavy-leaning band lay down five-plus minutes of pure hard rock riffage, comprised of little more than a shredding electric guitar, pounding drums, and a menacing lead vocal. The entire musical arrangement is tightly wound, like a loaded spring waiting to explode on a moment's notice. Militaristic precision abounds throughout, and the song relies heavily on a series of inventive riffs to hold everything together musically, as "999 Barrel" is not exactly a rich tapestry of melody. Rather, it is a full-blown assault of the senses, laid down in lock-step time from start to finish. The lyric "All you need to be free/ Is the Earth beneath your feet" serves as the band's mission statement, embracing an anything-goes disposition with respect to the infinite possibilities presented by the band's music.

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SMUT by Foresterr

Travis Keller

I was into this... singer kinda reminds me of scott weiland but like I mean that in the nicest way possible... like is weiland was punk.

It's great. i kinda wanna hear him through a bull horn on parts.... like when he really needs it to go off. Just an idea. If your run with that i'll need an executive producer credit dudes. just kidding.

this was cool though. i'd like to hear a better recording tho... hit up joe cardamone at valley recording co. in los angeles. he's cheap and the best at the live band in one room sound. 

wouldn't mind some weird butthole surfer-ish parts either... get freaky. let your freak flags fly.

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Zonkk by Foresterr

John Kuzara

The guitar fits in exceptionally well with the style of music you are trying to create. However, I'm unsure that a live environment is the right way to submit your material on here, as this doesn't do the singer justice. The track itself sounds perfectly coordinated, but the fact this track is a live recording makes the vocal sound slightly random. I think this has good potential, but you need to make a studio recording of it to gain access to this potential. All in all though, I enjoyed the track and am looking forward to hearing more from you! 

Raziq Rauf

This is my jam. The vocals could do with a bit of work but great guitars. Would like to see you play live!

Travis Keller

This is better than 90% of the shit I get sent here and to my label buddyhead records. I like the recording, it's pretty descent. The only real constructive criticism I have for you is for the guitar player.... I'd like to hear you play a bit more on the simple side. Less metal and more punk. I'd like to hear a "solo" like the cramp and Jesus and Mary Chain when they do new kinda kick -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz3WrJk_anQ Less busy give the song "some room to breath". I dig your singers approach, it's original. I feel like at times it's he's a bit too screamy and over-dramatic too. I'd like to hear him come off like a cross between Moz and Johnny Lydon (aka johnny rotten) and Jeffery Lee Pierce (gun club - "fire of love").

I'd like to hear an EP from you guys... keep me updated on what you do. And congrats! 

Andrew Nast

Nice! Have you guys ever heard "Double Nickels in the Dime" by the Minutemen? Or "Commercial Album" by the Residents? It would be cool to hear a record of arrangements like those by you guys. Let me know if you find yourselves needing to make a record, or have one mixed. I'd love to be involved! 

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Moonwalker by Foresterr

Travis Keller

Whoa... I'll give you this, i did NOT see the spazzy spock rock San Diego 1990's part coming! To me it sounds like you've got a few songs here, the genre-mixing is kinda uncomfortable and just feels really white. I dunno if that makes sense, but like Funkadelic wouldn't pull that move. Ya know what I'm saying? The song is very rigid. Also not really a fan of your bass players tone. You gotta dial that dude in better, make sure he uses a pick too. The first minute and 50 seconds or so I thought could use a bit more balls, maybe it's just in your delivery.... I have no idea what you're singing about because it seems like you don't either. That's the vibe. As for the spazzy part, it's just so dated sounding to me. I liked clikitat ikatowi, some records by the locust, the swing kids and even some of the early stuff from The Icarus Line (who were on my label Buddyhead) sounds similar. It's what we called "Emo" while it was happening. Rites Of Spring and all this stuff. That word went on to take a way different meaning... but in the 90s my friends and I would have labeled you EMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m9Qp4ZljOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYrRTxSBIM8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pt6vuMhZbU

Honestly, I'd like to hear a record where it's you guys playing live in a room with minimal overdubs. Maybe vocals. And I'd like to see you guys instead of having this one long song that jumps all over the place, i'd rather see you do three short songs at like 1:30 or something that are just EXPLOSIONS! Like I wanna hear you bleeding out over the mic. Play from your heart!!!!! I'd like to hear you guys pick up some BORN AGAINST influence. Check out these Born Against albums, they're one of the punkiest bands ever. Rad lyrics and just fucked up weird music for weirdos. They're who we stole our backwards gun logo for our label from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m9Qp4ZljOY

Anyways, you guys don't suck. Don't give up, you're already better than 99% of bands out there.

But you need songs. MAKE ME CARE!

INTRODUCE ME TO YOUR WORLD! 

I dunno man, you're half way there....

John Waltmann

Interesting sound...! Didn't expect the screaming to come in when it did, reminds me of sounds like Circa Survive, The Fall of Troy, Converge, Poison The Well.. Some early 2000's hardcore presence with the breakdowns. HEAVY! Keep on trucking and thanks for sending.