So, at music school, I have to do a performance assessment. This assessment is like THE BIG assessment/test at the end of the year, and I have to organize a band (or bands) to play three songs from different genres. I also have to chart out the songs, write out the drum notation for the songs, create a portfolio, and assume the roles of a stage manager and musical director.
I am wanting to play a metal song, a funk song and a jazz song. I have the funk and jazz songs sussed out, but I'm having trouble trying to decide on a metal song. Most of the metal bands I listen to are too technically complex for either me or other musicians to play.
Now, I'm looking for a metal song with reasonable speed (160 - 190 bpm), double kick passages, tasty fills around the kit, something not TOO complex for the guitarist(s), vocalist(s), bassist. Preferably clean vocals. The assessment is focused around me as the drummer, not so much the other musicians. So, something that's just straight 16ths on the kick for a few minutes doesn't really show off my technical ability.
Anyone (Marti, SGD, I'm looking at you!) know of any songs that kinda fit around that? I would play some Gojira, Symphony X or Strapping Young Lad but that's kinda too hard for the other musicians (well, vocalists) to pull off.