I'm currently transcribing the outro section of the song "Even the Gods Must Die" by Nile and I've been trying to figure out how to approach the feel of the rhythm. It seems like the drums are syncopated but the more I try to transcribe, the more complicated it's becoming and it's making me second guess whether it is syncopated or not. The reason why its becoming more difficult is because one of the strong beats sound as though it lands on a 32 note. This means every time the drums repeat, the entire drum pattern has to shift a 32 note along in order to play in sync with the guitar. This creates for quite a messy tabulation as there are a mixture of everything between 32 to quarter notes all being carried across measures.
The other idea was to transcribe the drums by adjusting the time signature in order to accommodate the rhythm. This also proved to be tricky because I was getting lots of weird time signatures like 30/32 or 19/16 and it just seemed like there should have been a more straight forward way to solve this.
My other thought was to assume the drums and guitar had an unintentional delay that wasn't supposed to be there. This would eliminate the need for random 32 notes dotted everywhere and therefore make it more manageable to tab. However, I can't help but imagine that this was the kind of sound they were going for and don't think it was by accident.
In short: The rhythm isn't too complicated as far as the general feel goes but the slight delay between the drums and guitar are causing me some confusion. So if anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great, i.e. what the time signatures are and/or if it is syncopated or not or anything else.
Here is a link to the song, the outro starts at 7:01.