This would indeed make a good boss theme. I usually like the way orchestral battle music sounds, and this one is hardly an exception. There are only two issues I really have here: 1) It sounds slightly disorganized if you ask me, and 2) The melody at around 00:49 struck me as rather inconsistent compared to the rest of the song. Otherwise, it's a very solid composition. I encourage you to keep up the good work.
Hey! glad you liked it! And If I may "counter attack" or explain those 2 issues so that you can understand my point of view in making this track.
1) This song is actually VERY organized compared to what I usually do, this track was made for someone else's project so I couldn't go totally crazy :D but I always strive to have big dynamical changes through my songs, I'm not the biggest fan of tracks that kinda just linger. And I like to put in small melodies here and there that can be discovered with repeated listens. All music I release sounds exactly as I want it to sound.
2)The "Inconsistency" that you feel is probably the big dynamic changes that I like to do. I always try to give several dimensions to each track in order to get more of an epic flow of change. start a track in one state of mind, then bring it to another dimension and then BAM! bring it back again :D I love that in music, it keeps me and hopefully the listener interested. My music is always created with the intent that it can and should be heard as a stand alone track as well as fit the game it is meant for. I focus on being original and not follow rules set by others and making music that I myself wish to listen to, and if other ppl can enjoy what i create then BONUS!!
This became kind of a long response so i just wanna say: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say a little about how I work :D
Great job! I like the minor variations you used; it spiced things up a bit from what might have otherwise been a slightly blander-sounding song. Ending was a bit meh, but I won't blame you for that - partly because it didn't really detract from the quality, but also partly because a lot of the music I hear on Newgrounds (including my own!) also ends in a similarly-basic manner. Even so, something feels like it's... missing? Can't quite place my finger on what it might be, unfortunately. I decided not to vote on the rating because I think it's fine where it stands now (4.80 as of this review). Keep up the good work.
This is definitely NOT trance. It sounds more like chillout, trip-hop, or even ambient. Clearly downtempo, to say the least. Still, I do like it - it makes good listening music. Might be a bit short, and the bells are kind of repetitive, but otherwise, you've done a good job for only 3 hours worth with a demo version of FL Studio. Keep up the good work. ^^
:P lol i did put it in trance didnt i
this song is anything but trance for the most part there isnt a single dance beat in there and it isnt up beat at all. ahh well i wonder what i thought i had it in.
i plan on adding some variation to the bells so they are not as repetitive. i dont think i will extend the time any though i had enough trouble making it this long and someone is going to remix it so ill leave that to him
Was this made using LMMS, by any chance? It's pretty decent, by the way. Much cleaner than the Mortal Kombat remix. Keep up the good work.
Could be a bit more dramatic in some parts. Otherwise, great work.
Intro synth is annoying; might simply be too loud, though. I also think the beat could have kicked in a bit sooner. The windchime doesn't fit with the driving nature of the rest of the song. The intro melody repeats for too long. Maybe this sounds a bit critical, but that's my honest opinion. Otherwise, nice work. Keep it up. =)
Incidentally, that composition of mine that you posted a review on... it was *intended* to sound stupid, which is why everything sounded so off.
Never the less, it was a bit odd to intentionally post an intentional "stupid" piece of work onto newgrounds. I was simply letting you know that your "Intentional stupid song" Actually wasn't stupid at all and with a little work it could have been awesome.
But back to your review. Yes I know the chime sounds a little odd for the song, But I like chimes so I put it there. As for the into being too long, I didn't really see that as a factor but now I see what you mean, I'll have to make the next one shorter. And yes it was way too loud, I most honestly agree with you there.
It got a bit odd at around 1:19, but it's forgivable.
snare triplet :/ I think it's cool, but everyone has their opinion. Thanks for the review!!
The melody is a tad off in a couple of spots. Otherwise good.
Yet another great composition, as expected of a great artist. I personally found that it's a tad disorganized compared to some of your other compositions, but overall, it's still very solid, and doesn't really detract from the technical competence with which it was produced. I'm not as well-versed in video game music as you are, but am I correct in guessing that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and 3 had homages respectively at 1:30 and 1:55?
Thank you! It was definitely a challenge making this because of the source, which was rather horror-ey, that may have aided to the disorganized feel you got from it. I don't feel that way about it myself, but maybe it's because I am waaaay too familiar with the source material to notice, hahah. xD
Nope! No sonic in here! :D Although now I'm sad that that I didn't include that. It maybe would've fit... Hmmm. Next time!
I agree with both Cabbster and ElectroLord99. It does sound a bit uncoordinated, and the wobbles could be lengthened and mastered in some spots. Some spots also sound a bit too "empty" for dubstep. The kick is also a tad rough, even for dubstep. It's still a good effort, though!
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