Bleh, my throat hurts. Probably shouldn't have done that vocal demoing all at once. Yep, there's (so far) going to be quite a bit of harsh vocals on it; hopefully my throat will man up enough to take it when I do the official recording in about two weeks. (That's one last week of class, followed by finals, followed by one week of free time for me to crank them out.)
In fact I didn't even have the lyrics finalized until today, and even then I actually wrote a line or two today to get it all fitting together. I suppose it's going to be around the same amount that was on Cleanse; present but sort of in the background part of the time and still letting the instruments have their way with the music.
I don't remember if Cleanse was supposed to be a concept album (Antimonument was for sure), but the new one isn't so much. The lyrics are still pretty abstract but I wrote them all without any connection between songs. Mostly they are about everyday life.
I am going to try to put together the guitar recording session video soonish, by the way.