How old are you guys?
I (Jacob) am 25 and Austin is 21
And, personally, Jaco, did you write only drums?
No. I also wrote maybe 50% of the bass guitar parts, 50% of the synth parts and wrote nearly all of the song Frenchy which is an older composition of mine from maybe 3 years ago (Austin added the guitar melodies to that one). I also reviewed/edited every single note that Austin wrote on the album (as well as helping arrange guitar parts and define/adjust all rhythm guitar and lead parts. If necessary, I offered suggestions to improve his parts.
And who mixed all your tracks?
I was the lead on all mixing and mastering on the album, but I double-checked everything with Austin as I went. He has a phenomenal ear for tone and balance so he offered a lot of suggestions as to when something needed to be brighter or where to put delay or reverb. He would let me know when something was too forward in the mix so we would add some reverb or compression to compensate. Overall, it was a hugely collaborative process. We listened through the album twice through at the end of the process and made final tweaks, with a break between each pass through. I mastered the album mostly on my own but Austin helped dial in the Mastering EQ and helped with setting the Mastering Compressor.
This sounds fucking awesome! Good times!
Thanks man! We hope this album brings some positivity into folks lives. So much metal is dark and droning or depressing, so we tried to counter that with around 40% of our album being in Major tonal centers just to throw a curveball in the mix.