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EvilTrovis
09-27-2009, 09:10 PM
Rock Band: Metal Track Pack Achievement Guide
by EvilTrovis (Travis Combs)

There are 12 achievements worth 250G.

This guide is a Work in Progress. If you see any errors or wish to add something to the guide, simply reply to this topic or send me a message. My Xbox Live Gamertag is EvilTrovis.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+Gsyqg==.jpgEscaped Death 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Complete "Killed by Death" on Expert without a band member failing

Simply complete the song "Killed by Death '08" by Motorhead with every player on Expert and without any player failing. This must be done with two or more people, as I have done this solo but did not get the achievement. Can be done in Quickplay or Band Tour.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+tPC0A==.jpgThe Fifth Circle 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
5-star "Red Devil" as a Vocalist in Solo Tour

The song "Red Devil" by Yngwie Malmsteen is in the first stage of the solo tour for vocals, so you can pick this song right from the beginning. This can be done on any difficulty so do this on Easy difficulty if you have any problems. Must be done in Solo Tour.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+qzeNw==.jpgMaster of Master of the Universe 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
5 star "Master of the Universe" with any instrument on Expert

Simply 5 star the song "Master of the Universe" by Hawkwind with any instrument while playing on the Expert difficulty. Can be done in Quickplay, Solo Tour, or Band Tour.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+zM6Qw==.jpgTransmaniacon RB 20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Complete "Transmaniacon MC" as a full band, with all band members on Hard or Expert

You must complete the song "Transmaniacon MC" by Blue Oyster Cult with a 4 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and every player must be on hard or expert. You can split the difficulties; for example, drums and vocals can be hard and guitar and bass can be expert and you can still get the achievement. You don't have to 5-star it, simply complete it. Can be done in Quickplay or Band Tour.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+6rDjA==.jpgDouble Crossed 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Play "Screaming for Vengeance" in a Score Duel

Start a Score Duel and pick the song "Screaming for Vengeance" by Judas Priest. Rock Band Track Packs do not support online play so this must be done offline with two alike controllers (two guitars/basses, two drums, or two controllers and mics). You do not have to do well on the song; you can simply launch the match and let the song finish to get the achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/-ggodQ==.jpgCloser Closer 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Hit 100% as a Bassist on "Closer," up-strums only

Play the song "Closer" by Lacuna Coil on Bass and score 100% while only using up-strums (strumming up towards the ceiling, as opposed to a standard down strum). This can be done on any difficulty so if you have any trouble, do this one on Easy. You can overstrum, just be sure to not miss one. Can be done in Quickplay, Solo Tour, or Band Tour.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+YvKOQ==.jpgIn the Moment 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Score 100% as a Vocalist playing "Forever"

Play the song "Forever" by In This Moment on vocals and score 100%. This can be done on any difficulty so if you have any trouble, do this one on Easy. Can be done in Quickplay, Solo Tour, or Band Tour.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/-cnZUw==.jpg4s and 5s 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Get 4 stars or better playing "3s and 7s" with a full band

With a 4-piece band (guitar, bass, drums, and vocals) score 4 stars or better on the song "3s and 7s" by Queens of the Stone Age. This can be done on any difficulty so if any players are struggling they can move to an easier difficulty. For best results, be sure that each player activates their overdrive with each other to increase the band multiplier to 8x.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/-+jQ5g==.jpgBow Down 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Finish "Thrasher" as an Expert Drummer

For this, you simply have to finish the song "Thrasher" by Evile on drums while playing the Expert difficulty. You do not have to 5-star it, simply complete the song. Can be done in Quickplay or Solo Tour. If you're not an expert drummer, this will be the toughest achievement in the game, but once you get the rhythm down you shouldn't have too much trouble. The song mainly consists of alternating red/yellow hits and kicks.

Red/Yellow
Kick
Red/Yellow
Kick
Red/Yellow
Kick
Red/Yellow

There are fills here and there but you shouldn't have to worry about them too much. Once you can find the speed you shouldn't have too much trouble. If you find yourself missing notes because you're off-rhythm, stop for a second or two and restart on one of the pad hits to be on rhythm again.

Another good piece of advice I can give would be to keep your overdrive when you get it. Don't activate it at the end of the freeform sections. This way, you'll have significantly less notes to play, and you can activate later on if you're about to fail. Being in overdrive is pretty much an instant way to raise the crowd meter to the top in just a few notes.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+PLLZQ==.jpgResign Your Souls to Metal 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Complete Band Tour on Medium difficulty or greater

Rock Band Track Packs do not support online play, so you must have 2 or more local players to do this achievement. Simply start up a Band Tour and complete all 20 songs. All players must be on Medium or harder difficulties.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/-pHRug==.jpgTrinity 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Play "D.O.A.", "Laid to Rest," and "Hair of the Dog" in Solo Tour

Simply play the songs "D.O.A" by The Haunted, "Laid to Rest" by Lamb of God, and "Hair of the Dog" by Nazareth in Solo Tour for this achievement. Can be done on any difficulty, and can be done with any score (so you don't have to 5-star them or anything). You'll get this one if you're completing a Solo Tour for any instrument. This one must be done on one single tour; you can't do two songs on one instrument and one song on a different one or something like that.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1139/+ko7Hw==.jpgEnter the Gates 30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
5-Star "Blinded by Fear" on any instrument... with your eyes closed

This achievement isn't as hard as it sounds. Simply 5-Star "Blinded by Fear" by At the Gates on any instrument on any difficulty. That's it. Ignore the "with your eyes closed" part because it isn't relevant in getting the achievement. Can be done in Quickplay or Solo Tour.

Credits:

Thanks to HamKet for adding that "Master of Master of the Universe" can be done in Band Tour.
Thanks to Groudon199 for adding that "Trinity" must be done on one instrument.

EvilTrovis
09-27-2009, 09:12 PM
Reserving this post in case my guide needs it in the future.

MartyMcFly
09-28-2009, 12:58 AM
Your guide is spot on, good job. Maybe it's just my experience, but I think it takes a little more than "finding the speed" for the Bow Down achievement. Speed, rhythm, patterns, coordination, etc. has to be top notch. It's actually quite easy to fail in Rock Band if you miss a small string of notes because the song is so fast.

I would stay away from phrases like "the song isn't too difficult" and "it's a piece of cake to beat.." Unless your guide for this achievement is only speaking to hardcore expert drummers. I can play Expert drums on just about any song except Thrasher and Blinded by Fear.

HamKet
09-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Strangely, you can get "Master of master of the Universe" in Band play. I obtained it solo, as it reads like a solo achievement.

Then my wife and I played it on expert in band tour, with her on bass and me on guitar; we five-starred it, and she got the achievement.

And I agree that Bow Down is the toughest achievement in the game. It's going to take me some time to get the rhythm of that song down.

groggycl
09-29-2009, 05:38 PM
what is the release date of this game? Is it safe to play it allready on live for you guys?

thanks

EvilTrovis
09-29-2009, 06:41 PM
The release date was September 22nd. It was originally October 13th but got pushed out early at the last minute.

It is 100% safe to play on Live.

NarrBitaYarr
09-30-2009, 01:09 PM
I have a question:

For the "trinity" achievement, can these songs be done across different instrument careers? The reason I ask is because maybe songs like "D.O.A." show up earlier in a career for vox instead of guitar, and maybe I don't need to play an entire career? Not that I mind playing the career twice (band and solo), but anything to save time deserves to be in the guide!

Groudon199
10-01-2009, 04:24 AM
I have a question:

For the "trinity" achievement, can these songs be done across different instrument careers? The reason I ask is because maybe songs like "D.O.A." show up earlier in a career for vox instead of guitar, and maybe I don't need to play an entire career? Not that I mind playing the career twice (band and solo), but anything to save time deserves to be in the guide!

I just tried that to avoid having to go through career, but it didn't unlock. The 3 songs need to be done in the same career.

MartyMcFly
10-01-2009, 02:18 PM
I just tried that to avoid having to go through career, but it didn't unlock. The 3 songs need to be done in the same career.

Agreed. I first tried to get them in Vocals because 2/3 of them are in the first tier. But "Hair of the Dog" is later.

So since I wanted to play guitar anyway, "Hair of the Dog" was in the first tier, then the other 2 were later.

They have to be in the same solo tour and of course they're not all close to each other in the setlists.

HamKet
10-12-2009, 01:03 AM
With the helper of my wife and brother, I managed to complete Thrasher on expert drums. I manned the red and yellow pads, my brother had blue and green, and the wife took the pedal.

Man it was tough. We nearly failed three times, but pulled through. It helped that we got overdrive early on, and avoided deploying it, so we got to skips lots of notes.

prowlerdante
10-14-2009, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the guide, good to hear not all require a full band for the band achievements, as I can't find a group of people in real life who don't suck.

Arrogus
11-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Bow Down 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Finish "Thrasher" as an Expert Drummer


you can if you have 2 drum sets (guitar hero and rock band) do a tug of war or score duel.. and since you can't fail, you will get the achievements after the song completes.

yamayamayaamaa
11-27-2009, 02:49 PM
Bow Down 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Finish "Thrasher" as an Expert Drummer


you can if you have 2 drum sets (guitar hero and rock band) do a tug of war or score duel.. and since you can't fail, you will get the achievements after the song completes.

Great guide!

I just ordered the game, can't wait to try this!

Thanks!

HamKet
11-28-2009, 05:17 PM
Bow Down 25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg
Finish "Thrasher" as an Expert Drummer


you can if you have 2 drum sets (guitar hero and rock band) do a tug of war or score duel.. and since you can't fail, you will get the achievements after the song completes.

I just tried this out on my wife's account. I plugged in both sets of drums and started up an Expert Score Duel. Then I sat and watched the notes fly by.

At the end of it: Bleep-bloop!

Awesome.

Kirk Sadler
01-17-2010, 11:59 PM
That's cheap (the achievement for Expert drums), but I may have to do it. I just picked up this game today and the difficulty is lots of fun! Its good to have to sweat (literally) to get through some of those songs!

Any other recommendations (if I decide not to plulg in two drums) to get through the Evile song? Is it best to practice individual sections until you can 90-100% them? I can Expert the lower half of songs by myself and can get through almost every song on Expert drums as a band (if you want to know my skill level)

Jim Auh Thee
02-28-2010, 01:10 AM
seems like sum tough chievos

QuintessonJudge
06-03-2010, 04:06 PM
you should also make a note that, as with all RBTPs, the bass achievement cannot be done on the solo buttons if using the strat controller.