Find the complete albums here: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_     I've been making music using the name Exalted Dirt since the late '90s.  Just recently have I created something I feel comfortable letting the masses hear.      God bless,             Corey Finney (Exalted Dirt)              _Email not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ #Metal #Progressive #Christian #RockWWW

Exalted Dirt

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    I’ve been making music using the name Exalted Dirt since the late '90s.  Just recently have I created something I feel comfortable letting the masses hear.      God bless,
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    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Wise Men
    Merry Christmas, everyone! My pastor asked me to sing a song with my guitar at our church's Christmas program on Sunday evening, December 18, 2016. He said he wanted me to "do it the way Cody-Corey would do it." Cody-Corey is a nickname he mistakenly gave me when he corrected himself while addressing me once. Anyway, I think many Christmas songs have been far overdone to the point of cliché, so I talked to the Lord Jesus about how to progress through the task of composing something new that would be from my heart as well as from His. I remembered seeing bumper stickers and posters that say "Wise Men Still Seek Him", and two scriptures aside from the account of the magi in Matthew chapter 2 came to my mind that seemed to relate to this subject. This is the heart of God: He came into the earth to reconcile people to Himself, but the religious mentality concerning this beautiful phenomenon reduces reconciliation and relationship to focusing on whether or not we are good enough, all the while alienating ourselves from the One who extended Himself into this realm for the very purpose of restoring relationship. It is so much deeper than just a choice between heaven and hell. It is far greater than whether or not our names are discovered at a final roll call. John said in chapter 1, "We beheld His glory," and "He made a dwellingplace among us." Let us draw near to Him; that is why He came by the flesh and now by the Spirit. Offering ourselves fully to Him will far outshine any other gifts or treasures we could ever acquire in this fallen world. Let's all discover what it means to truly love God! Lord Jesus, show us what it means to genuinely love You. Let us ever behold Your glory. Back to the music, I enlisted some friends of mine to help me perform this composition fully live on the date listed above--then they all dropped out on me because of other obligations that became more important. Oh well-- but the recording you hear on this page was all done by myself in my own home studio. The "wise men" and "we beheld His glory" parts were melodies I had in my mind before ever sitting down in my studio to write out this song. The rest of the lyrics came from doing a bit of prayer and studying concerning the reference scriptures (John 1:14, Matthew 2:11, and Romans 12:1). This is the first step toward an album I want to call PUTTING "HOLY" BACK IN THE HOLIDAY. For years I've had the idea to do this, but, like many other things, it takes time, of which I seem to have far too little. Perhaps someday I will reach that goal. Lord Jesus, grant it to me. Here are musical details concerning the composition: * 120 BPM * * Keys: * "...Wise Men..." theme and chorus is in G minor (Aeolian), "Jesus, Jesus..." part uses a combination of E Locrian and A Locrian, "We beheld His glory" uses D minor (Aeolian), "From the Father's heart..." uses what I call a "blues scale" which mixes C Dorian and Mixolydian, "...Distant land..." gallop sticksWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Shake This Place (reloaded)
    More power metal for the masses! Musically, I was inspired a little by the band Divinefire on this one, while the "shake this place" chorus reminds me of the metalcore style of Becoming the Archetype and the bizarre mix of waltz rhythm and odd harmony Tourniquet used in their Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance album. If only I could sing like Guy Ritter! I recorded this song in the hopes of performing it live for the first time this July (2016) as part of Exalted Dirt's first ever live performance! Getting a group together has been a slow process. Come Lord Jesus, by Your Holy Spirit! Reveal Your power in the earth! Many are fascinated by Biblical accounts of manifestations of God's power, but they are content and sometimes angrily and fearfully insistent to leave them there, in the past. I am not them! This song is a prayer derived from a study I did of the Greek and Hebrew in the corporate prayer mentioned in Acts 4:24-31 in the Bible. The Bible text quotes Exodus 20:11 and Psalm 2:1-2, so I studied the Hebrew text of those verses. Much of the song is an expository translation of the original Bible text, meaning that it captures the various literal meanings of the words in the text. Other parts of the song are applications of the original text rather than literal representation. For instance, Acts 4:27 makes mention of Herod and Pontius Pilate. The term Herod means "heroic", Pontius means "bridged", and Pilate means "close-pressed", or "firm". Since Herod and Pontius Pilate were political figures of their time, I used their names as part of an application for the present time. With the U.S. Presidential election circus closing in on us, these words seem more applicable now than when I wrote them a little while ago: They present themselves as heroes, Affirming themselves as bridges to brighter futures, Deluded by unification with a majority Of the people of a nation..., The King James text goes as follows: ...both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together..., #audio #Metal #power #metal #metalcore #Christian #rock #Divinefire #Becoming #Archetype #waltz #Tourniquet #Exalted #Dirt #Jesus #Holy #Spirit #prayer #study #Greek #Hebrew #Bible #political #King #David #Messiah #healing #miracles #signs #wondersWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Jungle Chase (with Fadeout)
    Here is an original video game loop. This could be used in an action game or RPG, I suppose. The percussion loops are played by Bendji Allonce. The breathy instrument sample I included in the middle of the composition gave it a bit of an other-worldly feeling. While mixing it I could picture Samus Aran chasing Donkey Kong through the Contra jungle! That's why I called it "Sci-fi Jungle Chase". Eventually I plan on making a classic prog metal version of this as well. Composition details: F#m Phrygian, 120 BPM #audio #Soundtrack #video #game #jungle #chase #action #120 #BPM #Phrygian #dark #tribal #loop #RPG #Donkey #Kong #Samus #Aran #Metroid #ContraWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Violent Tremors (reloaded)
    More power metal for the masses! This is a derivative composition built on musical concepts from "Shake This Place". Acts 4:31 says "And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together...." #audio #Metal #power #metal #Christian #rock #instrumental #Exalted #Dirt #prayer #Bible #miracle #signs #wonders #earthquakeWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - I Will Pray In The Spirit
    "I WILL PRAY IN THE SPIRIT" I Corinthians 14:14-15 If there must be an explanation, I am free to inwardly press toward God With a supernatural language. The Holy Spirit, Who is within me, prays, But my intellect cannot grasp the meaning. Which is proper then? I will pray in the Holy Spirit. I will pray, but also with the mind. Holy Spirit, pray through me. Supercede my intellect. I call forth a supernatural utterance. Jesus, it can only come from You. Words, music, mixing, artwork all done by Corey Finney (Exalted Dirt). This is the first and title track from an in-progress 7-track concept album. Each track will examine and affirm Bible verses concerning the subject of "praying in the Spirit" and the power of prayer. My hope is that those who listen, including myself, will be encouraged in the endeavour of "praying in the Spirit" and praying in the natural tongue. With "I Will Pray in the Spirit", I dug into I Corinthians 14:14-15 using a favorite Bible program of mine called e-sword, comparing a variety of English translations but mostly examining a version called the Accurate New Testament. The ANT shows the Greek syntax of the scriptures using English words, without making the student read the actual Greek text. Each word is accompanied by Strong's numbers, thus enhancing the literal interpretation even more. Anyone reading the Bible verses referred to should notice that I left out the part about singing/making music which is mentioned at the end of verse 15. It seemed to me after reading through the chapter again up to that point that Paul was simply summing up an analogy he made which compared music to speech. I was not concerned so much with the figurative language as I was with the direct statement he made about the subject of "praying in the Spirit". Not only that, but in order to keep everything in the song in its own proper context, I felt it would be necessary to include the overly wordy dissertation he made about music, thus sidetracking the simplicity and focused nature of the lyrics. #audio #Metal #Christian #Rock #holy #spirit #bible #scripture #study #tonguesWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - What Do Angels Dream
    WHAT DO ANGELS DREAM? Lyrics by Brian Williams (editted by Corey Finney) What do angels dream While lying in their hospital beds? Do they chase butterflies Or laugh at the silly monkeys at the zoo? Hanna, Oh Hanna... I should have been there Holding your tiny little hand, Instead of fighting for freedom In someone else's land, But a man has to do What he has to do, If he dares to stand tall, Raising his hand. My little girl, you looked so helpless, But you smiled through all your pain. I wish I could have held you close And made it all go away. Hanna, Oh Hanna... It hurt me to see you that way; I was so very far away. It's hard enough to be a soldier, But it's harder to be a part-time father. They only gave you a few months; It seemed so unfair to me, But then they showed optimism With new treatments to try on you. Hanna, Oh Hanna... I hoped I was just dreaming, And that you were still at home. I bet Butterscotch misses you, And all your friends from school. Just hang in there, baby; I'm almost home! I was on my way to see you When my phone began to ring. It was the last call I could ever imagine: My Hanna, my baby! You had passed away. I guess your pain was too great. I tried, but I was just too late. Your fight for life was over, And your suffering was no more, But I was only a half block away. What do angels dream While lying in their hospital beds? #audio #Exalted #Dirt #powermetal #power #metal #sad #death #rock #progressiverock #progressive #hospital #military #ballad #powerballadWW
    uniE603 Through The Dark Wood
    Symphonic-styled music mingled with heavy metal lends itself well to video RPGs and other types of adventure/quest games, in my opinion. This is a derivative composition altering two musical ideas from my "Vampire Slayer". As the music began to acquire some coherence and depth, it started to remind me of a young boy in a classic-style RPG wandering through a creepy forest to reach his next stop in fulfilling his quest. It was unintended, but the flute solo near the end reminded me of the sound that was used in an old Super Nintendo game called Secret of Evermore (a good game, but definitely not one of Square's best offerings). This composition marks my transition from using MTV Music Generator (OLD windows 98 software - there was also a Playstation version which I used before my PC recording days) for all my programming needs to using Ableton Live (Lite, Version 8). While I had extreme difficulty setting up the software and authorizing it (I crashed my OS and was forced to reinstall it!), once I began to learn how to use Ableton Live, I was thrilled by how truly easy it was to operate. I recorded my own vocals for one of the instrument samples using Audacity. All the rest of the instrument samples were exported from MTV Music Generator, in hopes that I could maintain a similar sound as before. With some of the samples I editted in panned octave layers for increased depth. I have come to disliking how little sustain all the cymbal samples had within MTV Music Generator, so after exporting them I layered all of them with some fade-ins to increase their length. Again, this was all done in an attempt to maintain a similar sound as in many of my earlier recordings, while putting a little more quality into the finished composition. At this time (February 2014) I have not yet come to understand how audio recording works with Ableton Live, so I recorded my guitar parts using Audacity, which I might continue to do from now on anyway. Audacity is simple software to use, and it has some advanced multi-track audio editing capabilties. Anyway, after exporting the recorded and edited audio from Audacity, it was easy to import the audio files into the Ableton project. My intention is to use this in my own game project, but if anyone out there wishes to license it, that would be fine too. My game design is coming very slowly, and I'm not afraid to say it's very likely I will never finish it. What do you expect from one person who has so many time-consuming interests? Making music by oneself is a full-time hobby alone! Aside from that, I play in a worship band at my church, which requires practice time. Sunday morning and evening services take up most of my Sundays (I'm not complaining-- I enjoy it immensely). Add to that my prayer and Bible study time, coupled with writing lyrical compositions and occasional blog entries. Then making myself available to a wife and daughter outside of a full-time job with unexpected overtime makes my life pWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Through the Dark Wood
    Symphonic-styled music mingled with heavy metal lends itself well to video RPGs and other types of adventure/quest games, in my opinion. This is a derivative composition altering two musical ideas from my "Vampire Slayer". As the music began to acquire some coherence and depth, it started to remind me of a young boy in a classic-style RPG wandering through a creepy forest to reach his next stop in fulfilling his quest. It was unintended, but the flute solo near the end reminded me of the sound that was used in an old Super Nintendo game called Secret of Evermore (a good game, but definitely not one of Square's best offerings). My intention is to use this in my own game project, but if anyone out there wishes to license it, that would be fine too. My game design is coming very slowly, and I'm not afraid to say it's very likely I will never finish it. What do you expect from one person who has so many time-consuming interests? Making music by oneself is a full-time hobby alone! Aside from that, I play in a worship band at my church, which requires practice time. Sunday morning and evening services take up most of my Sundays (I'm not complaining-- I enjoy it immensely). Add to that my prayer and Bible study time, coupled with writing lyrical compositions and occasional blog entries. Then making myself available to a wife and daughter outside of a full-time job with unexpected overtime makes my life pretty full. I rarely play video games anymore, though I'm still an old-school RPG fan (Final Fantasy-type stuff-- FF6, known in the SNES days as FF3, is still my favorite of all time), but the time required for it often seems like a waste to me now. Now I've also been considering and praying about ministering once a week at the Healing Rooms in Wooster, near where I live. Add in some occasional housecleaning and meal cooking-- what? A video RPG project, from SCRATCH?!?!? Really? Enjoy, and God bless, --Corey Finney (Exalted Dirt) #metal #ambient #symphonic #progressive #game #RPG #creepy #rock #Final #Fantasy #Castlevania #Secret #Evermore #Vampire #Slayer #quest #forest #dark #flute #electric #guitar 100 BPM E harmonic minor with added flattened 5thWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Kills All Evil
    Can't you see the Fire in my eyes, Consuming laughter, burning joy? Kills all evil within, For His glory. A living God is He; Know His love so true. Kills all evil within, For His glory. The lyrics for this song were written many years ago at a time when I was just beginning to experience a deeper type of worship in the Holy Spirit. The song was recorded for the first time some time around 1997, as part of my very first (self-titled) Exalted Dirt album, all of which was very sloppily recorded and mixed on a Tascam 4-track audiocassette recorder. I used a Radio Shack Concertmate keyboard's built-in drum loops and tuned my guitar down an entire octave to play as a bass. Only a select few over the years have been allowed to hear these early recordings, and it will probably stay that way. I recently re-recorded this song for entry in a contest at indabamusic.com. I only had a week to complete it, and the final recording was acceptable at best. This song is my first recording here at Jamendo for which I used the PC version of MTV Music Generator. Having said that, I also used this song for experimentation to define my method in audio recording and mixing for all the rest that is to come. One person commented at indabamusic.com that this song has a "punky" feel to it. Early Exalted Dirt recordings were influenced by bands such as Metallica, Deliverance, and Tourniquet, though my own ability was nowhere near that. The chord stabs in the guitar solo section were an afterthought in the arrangement process, since the very first recording many years ago was not thought out at all. Having recently played a song called "Manifesto" at our church, that stab pattern stuck with me for awhile. I've often thought how it reminds me a bit of one of Green Day's big hit songs, none of which I know the titles. Also, as I heard one of my mixing test CD's thumping from my car CD player from the house one day, I said to my wife, "You know, that does sound a little like punk rock." She nodded. #audio #metal #christian #rock #progressiveWW
    uniE603 Vampire Slayer
    This composition was different from all before it in the manner that all the major parts--the skeletal components, if you will--were composed mentally while I was at work. The main theme kept coming to my mind over the course of a few weeks. Recognizing it fit into a harmonic minor scale with an additional flattened 5th, I began to think of some simple things that could be done with the scale. By the time I bothered to do any programming or arranging, I had 4 of its major musical concepts floating around in my head. Some were things I could actually hum; one was a visual combimation of notes I could imagine being played on the guitar, not knowing exactly how it would sound with the layers being played all at once. Finally, I began to work on my music. As I dug through my instrument samples, I was hoping to find a good theremin sound. Alas, I settled for a synthetic whistling sound, similar to what was used in the X-Files theme. The only major segment of the composition which was an afterthought was the part where the pipe organ plays alone and then repeats through the guitar solo. I plan on using this in a video game project, unless someone else sees fit to use it for something else. I tried to convey the same type of feeling in the music as in parts of the CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT soundtrack, while making it just a bit more 'metallic'. While I was working on this I could easily imagine Alucard storming through his father's fortress to end his reign of terror. Therefore, I decided to call it "Vampire Slayer". Enjoy! Corey Finney (Exalted Dirt) #audio #castlevania #game #spooky #eerie #metal #instrumental #progressive #rock #vampire #monster #slayerWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Spirit of Ehud
    "Spirit of Ehud" music and lyrics by Corey Finney (Judges chapter 3) I have my double-edged sword; I'm bringing unto you your reward. You look so calm, at ease, But think not that I come in peace. This is not tribute I bring, But a message from heaven's holy King. In the name of YHWH I come: With brutal force this sword I plunge. I bury it deep! I bury it deep! In my eyes, the light of glory-- You will fall before me. I bury it deep! I bury it deep! In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I'm bringing unto you your reward. The spirit of Ehud trumpets aloud: "It's time to tear the enemy's kingdom down!" #audio #Metal #christian #metal #rock #progressive #power #exalted #violent #sword #reward #kingdom #king #judges #3 #corey #finneyWW
    uniE603 Exalted Dirt - Flight of Spirits
    This is a filler composition. A one-hour audio cassette allowed for about 15 minutes of recording time, so after the end of a song I took a few musical ideas I had written down and made short instrumental compositions to use the rest of the tape. This track remains the way it originally sounded on the CD. #audio #Metal #christian #rock #instrumentalWW

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