Found Sounds: Heavy Metal

Found Sounds: Heavy Metal

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community series focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

Sure, most of the “metal” sounds on SoundCloud are the musical kind — fast guitar action, heavy drums, and screaming vocals. But there’s also plenty of Found Sounds material! Field recordings of metal objects ringing, squeaking, and being struck are some of the most interesting, and we’ve collected them for you below.

The first Found Sound of the week comes from Noise Jockey, who recorded an extremely creaky old metal door at Battery Yates in San Francisco. In a great blog post about recording the sound, he explains the history of the bunker where he found the door, and the process of recording it. Great stuff!

Metal Door Creaks at Battery Yates, San Francisco by noisejockey


Next up is a sound from Sight Follows Sound, who set up an interesting sound of sweeping up some broken glass with, as it’s called on the recording, a “busted metal mop”. It doesn’t sound like a fun job, but the recording, which was made with the FiRe iPhone app sounds great.

sweeping broken glass with a busted metal mop by Sight Follows Sound


Finally, we’ve got the great combination of rain and a metal roof. Most of the sounds from Yanomami Game Boy are music, but he’s also made some great field recordings. This one’s also made with the FiRe app, and it captures a few minutes of the relaxing sound of rain.

Raindrops metal sound [Field Recording] by Yanomami Game Boy

photo: rust and turquoise texture for layer / Abby Lanes / CC BY 2.0

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

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