Song Reviews

Decent guitar mashup

Great use of different guitar sounds to mash up into a rock and roll odd job. The direction of the song is clear that meatloaf is guiding the imagery, but the length of the song is not one I believe he would approve of. I am sure meatloaf would do anything for love but he would definitely give us a longer more chunky song with a few more rifts that awaken the soul in any roc and roller. Rock on bro and bras rock on.

United Kingdom, London

Jay Paslay "Abide"

Upon your very first listen to Jay Paslay's "Abide", you cannot help but be impressed by the musicianship and spirit of the writing and performance - it's stripped down, lean and mean, full of life and inspiration, His musical influences are quite evident, he manages to achieve a sound that is unique and all his own. Highly recommended, and I look forward to hearing more from Jay!

United States, Hawaii, Volcano

listening and my opinion

its a nice song within this, needs a clearer mix with less overdriven guitar dominatting and less lead through out song. ..good voice should make more use of this aspect...keep improving by writing and recording . ;-)

United Kingdom, Plymouth

Your song

Hi Jay, not bad, mate. I'd suggest play less guitar during the verses, including dropping the lead guitar, inserting a bridge instrumental and use the lead guitar for that. I'd also have you record your vocal separately, or at least closer to the mic. Your chorus hook is pretty good, I'd maybe suggest singing it initially without a guitar, for the very first hook, then bringing the guitar in for the rest of the chorus. Hope that helps, Jay. Keep it up, you'll keep improving. All the best, Brian

United Kingdom, Dunblane

Raw and fun

Jay Palsay's song, "Abide", has a lot of potential. The mix was raw and the song sounded fun, but the production seemed rushed a little, as if this was a "rough" 1st or 2nd take to share with other band members so they could figure out their part before going into the studio. The lead guitar riffs in the background were a little rough and off at times but the vocals reminded me of Lou Reed from back in the "Sweet Jane" days and that's a good thing.

United States, Alabama, Birmingham

Great Raw sounds

Introduction was ok. Music was good and thought it sounds really raw. Some of the best music is and was recorded the same way. Lyrics and vocals were great and had a punk rock but smooth rock aspect to them. Thanks for sharing Profit

United States, Arkansas, Mountain Home


I like the sound it's original! I can feel the heart in this showing you put in some dedicated work. I like the melody and the strings upbeat rhythm, very laid back but it hits hard!!! Sounds like the studio vibe was feeling the vibe I could sit back to this one and zone out!!!!! More artist should study the roots of their culture of art more to be better at their own art. Keep up the good work and stay in the lab creating new material to stay fresh and on your toes. Peace!

United States, South Carolina, Rock Hill


wow great instrumental just a beautiful song love the muscianship.........I love this particular version my friend ........this song has a really good piano melody lines I can hear this song over and over....................they the song was put together is very unique...................just love the way the piano and keyboards sound they are spot on they were played perfectly...............can't say enough about this song ...........the guitar lead su ds great actually all the guitars sound great ...........I want to thank you for letting me review your amazing song thsnk you.......... This is steve from voodoo dancer and thank you again.....................

United States, New York, Middle village

An Abiding Legacy

An honest statement on the pastime we all love, making music in our favourite genre. Short and to the point, this no-holds-barred assessment of the rock lifestyle and creation process tells it like it is; fair warning to those aspiring to it, not for the faint of heart. Please carry on.

Canada, Ontario, Oshawa

It needs some more work but I like the idea!

Hi Jay :) I'm not an expert in this genre but I'll try my best to tell you what I think. I like the idea, but I think it needs more development in the melody.. Not too much more, just a little bit, so it doesn't sound repetitive. Then... is it a live recording? Because it sounds like, and this would explain why the mix is not perfect (the voice needs to stand out more, the entire recording isn't clear). I would also pay attention to the timing, because sometimes you loose it. I would end this review by saying that I think this song still needs some work, but I encorage you to do it because the idea is there, and I believe it can become really great! :) Ciao and stay safe!


The request was to comment on the production, but my review is more about the whole picture.. I think the mix is a little bit fuzzy and the vocals could be a bit sharper. Otherwise it's a nice track

Denmark, Brande


Let me begin by letting you know how I will be addressing your song. I review from a commercial standpoint…..which is to say how would your composition fair if you were trying to place your song with a publishing firm? The other alternative would be you as artist. If that were the case then one either likes or dislikes what you have produced. That is not my agenda as I stated earlier. The first thing I notice is that it appears that you may be having issues with DAW latency. The timing of the instruments feel slightly off and not synced up. This causes a disjointed presentation that more than likely will not be successful if you were to present this song to a publisher. If it were me I would find a local studio and do a simple single demo in order to get a base line for how timing and sync works, The instruments and arrangement are fine. As I have suggested in an earlier. review.....There's a tremendous resource available to you and the best part of it....Free....Study how your favorite artists sound and how they put their arrangements and production together. Songwriting is a process that is dependent upon putting the work in...We all are in competition for limited space.....Finishing is the reward.......Good Work....Keep Writing! RW

United States, Kentucky, Fort Thomas


Your question was "how is the production?" I'm no expert but there is no production. I can here what you want to do but it is not coming through. The song could be good. You need to learn how to use a DAW and start recording with a metronome. It takes a while to learn all the tricks and it is never completely mastered but everything you need to learn is on YouTube. Keep on rocking and keep on writing. Rock and roll brother!

United Kingdom, London


Hello music lover ... I like to rate your music song today ... Your song is well produced and thought up. The timbre is good and the musical values ​​for the song are sufficient. Nevertheless, the song is not quite perfect, the middle section of the song should have more come out. This is my feedback for your song.. greetings Have a nice time

Germany, Berlin

suonare e' sempre bello

suonare e' sempre bello e non si fa del male a nessuno perché' ci si diverte e si fa divertire tutti possono anche cantare e anche loro si divertono anche cercare di comporre qualcosa fa bene e allora se stai bene divertiti

Italy, dalmine bg

Home grown garage music for today's busy world


The production is like a 60s garage pop group but cleaner. Atmospheric background ambiance gives the impression of a live performance. You can almost hear the bottles and glasses clinking while the song plays out. The vocals sit comfortably behind the guitars which are nice and up front in the mix. The drummer got lost on his way to the stage. A good night out all in all. Or a good night in if you prefer.

United States, New Jersey, jersey city



The song is impressive because of the romantic lyrics by the use of distinctive style like in poems. The song is recorded with distortioned e-guitar inspired by rock-elements. All the way from stanza to the chorus accompained from catchy solos. I like the sparse instrumentation with really dirty e-guitars which playing the main role on this recording. Sounds a bit like a rehearsal but that gives this song something special. Even so very talented for a self-production.

Germany, Hamburg

Abide review

There are a lot of elements that go into a song to make it something that people will enjoy listening to and in some cases, pay money to purchase it or go see the artist perform it. Unless one tries hard to achieve all the abilities needed to do this, you are best to keep them to yourself until you can hone in on what you are attempting to write. This particular piece needs much work in most of the categories. The production is poorly mixed so that the listener cannot understand anything being said. The track itself had the rhythm at times fighting against the lead solo. My best suggestion would be to go back and work on your vocal and rhythm guitar until it works together and then record that first. Afterwards you can add any other instrumentation including a guitar solo. But, first get the song down so you can understand where it is intended to go. Good luck going forward.

United States, California, San Diego

In My Opinion


Greetings, Thank you for choosing me to review your work, I count it an honor to be included in such a task. My hat is off to you and anyone willing to step out and share their gift, talent and love of music to the public. Be it a musician, singer, song writer, actor and so-on. I myself, via 40 some years of experience in the fields, on the road, in the studio, radio, TV, video, and management, consider myself to be a seasoned musician, singer, song writer, studio-sound tech/engineer/ owner/operator, stage manager, find it sometimes hard/difficult and perhaps not even fair to sit in a seat, voicing My Opinion concerning another's creative efforts. Especially in certain genres of music I am not all that familiar with concerning very important elements that make up and meet the required standards to justify the various levels of ratings and grades. So, in saying ALL that, I will limit myself to MY Opinion concerning the quality of the work according to My ears, and the standards I have been familiarized with thru-out the years. I hold to the old - saying " Beauty Is In The EAR of The Beholder ... LOL. The sound quality of the recording over-all is very crisp and bright and clear, I really enjoyed the message in this song.Think about a music solo break to step away from vocals for a short period in future works. Vocals are smooth and natural, sort of - down to earth as they say, and extremely peaceful. The mix levels let me know who was still in charge of this song. Very easy to sit back and listen to. I mean no offense in any part, I myself take all feedback and use it as a tool toward my next project. I pray you feel the same way. Either way, I say to you, keep doing what you do, keep kicking and enjoying what you do. I tell folks all the time for many years. When it stops being FUN, then it's time to stop, and stand back and think about what we are doing, why we are doing it, how we are doing it, what we and others are getting out it. Is it what we want, and how we want it. IF NOT. what are willing to do from there? Thank you again for asking MY OPINION. Johnny

United States, West Virginia, LUMBERPORT

Rock heart


This song has a rock heart, while the sound and the peculiar way to sing remember the metal, the acid rock. This song is very short, but essential too. The sound is aggressive at the right point.

Italy, Monfalcone, Trieste

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