Hello, Rocksmith fans!
As the close to yet another month of Rocksmith DLC rolls around, let’s take a look back at the DLC offerings of May; it’s time for a DLC Round-Up!
But first, here are the results from April’s DLC poll:
Out of 256 votes:
- In first place are Irish hard rock icons Thin Lizzy with 35% of the vote – 91 votes
- In a somewhat distant second place are the brutal downtuned riffs of Dethklok with 30% of the vote – 76 votes
- Third place gives us the mixed bag of Alt-Rock Singles with 21% of the vote – 53 votes
- Last, but not least, we have the late-’90 rock icons Bush with 14% of the vote – 36 votes
Just goes to show, nothing can beat the power of good old Rock.
May was quite a metal-centric month, thanks in no small part to having only 4 weeks of DLC to work with and the presence of two metal DLC packs in a row: melodic metalcore band All That Remains and thrash metal icons Slayer. Blues fans got a great start to the month with a mixed bag of several blues icons including Freddie King, Howlin’ Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. Closing off May DLC, we were given probably the most unusual mixed song pack in all of Rocksmith DLC; all dealing with the common theme of love.
Bass guitarists should be pleasantly surprised at the hidden complexity in many of the basslines this month; the soulful rhythms of Bobby Blue Band’s Ain’ no Love in the Heart of the City and Bill Withers’ Lovely Day, the unexpected bass chords of Johnny Winters’ Be Careful With a Fool, and the brisk tempos and dissonant scale structures of Slayer gave bass enthusiasts plenty to get excited over this month.
Be careful with those bass chords…
Even more bass chords!
Guitarists were in for quite a challenge this month; from old-timey blues favorites like Hide Away and Be Careful with a Fool to the fast soloing of thrash and melodic hardcore metal like Raining Blood and Six to Steve Vai’s instrumental progressive metal masterpiece For The Love of God, challenge-seekers had quite a lot to play.
Hardest song in all of Rocksmith? That honor still goes to Satch Boogie for me, but this will certainly give advanced players a real challenge.
The long-awaited Slayer pack certainly delivers.
The blues may have a simple structure, but this song is anything but.
CHOKE ON HARD RICE
Of course, if you prefer simpler chords and rhythmic arrangements, this month had quite a selection for beginners and intermediate players.
A lovely song, and great arpeggio practice.
For those looking for a song with more interesting jazz chords.
For those looking for an easy beginner’s blues riff.
On the subject of tunings, this month saw a more balanced array with the presence of the Eb-tuned Slayer and the D and C#- tuned All That Remains.
|Arrangement||E Standard||Eb Standard||D Standard||C# Standard||True-Tuned|
E Standard still ends up on top, though.
Which brings one question to everyone’s mind:
See you all next month!