Very cool, but needs more variety
Very cool and bouncy tune; good use of an odd time without making the piece feel too unusual or offbeat--you made it fit very well and made it feel natural. Nice instrumentation and a good deep mix between the instruments. Solid recording quality. My only critique would be that the piece could use better development; the track feels repetitive at times.
Dude, this is an excellent piece. Great structure, great buildup, and stellar recording quality. Perfect mix of the instruments as well; song tells a story in a way that good songs ought to.
The solo sounds a bit choppy, and does have a few notes that are a little out there, but that's really a nitpick. Felt like I had to work extra hard to find something I didn't like in this piece. This is something I'll be soloing over at home for fun.
Well I thank you sir! This song is very very personal for me for some reason. It really means allot!
That's not me playing the solo though, mad props to the guy who did. Sorry if that detracts from the song for you. The same guy who recorded it for me was the solo guy. Truly a better guitarist than I. He took my little riff and added some scale work and had fun. At first I was pensive about it, but by now I've fallen in love with his solo. It's the best part of the song really... but it's still MY song ;) I'm the one who obsessed over it, and played it over and over, and poured my soul into it!
Sweep picking makes me a happy panda. Very glad to have found your music on the Audio Advertisements thread.
A bit of stylistic criticism: in my opinion, your tone is very trebley; I think your leads and definitely the rhythm guitar would sound smoother with a little more tonal roundedness. Give that neck pickup some more love. :) I know that's more a matter of personal taste, but the lack of bass and mids in the rhythm guitar gives it an abrasive, somewhat old-fashioned sound to my ear. (Could just be remedied with post-recording eqs also.)
That's just a nitpick on an excellent piece. Your stuff is great to listen to and this is no exception. 5 vote, and 10 stars.
Woah, so that thread actually does work. Neat!
I wholeheartedly agree! Some time ago, I used to LINE IN to my computer, giving me a very thin tone. I didn't realize it then, being the novice I was with tone and such. This was when all I knew about mixing was make everything audible and to reassure it wouldn't clip. I might rerecord this one if I feel like it, because I like how I laid it out. Maybe longer! I thought that was a kind of lame outro, haha.
Thanks for the review man!
Great work man - and it's good to find another prog rock fan here. I love the wah-wah usage, and the recording quality is pretty top notch. Drums are a little low in the mix, but it's very tough to nitpick this thing. Great job, and I'll be sure to be listening to your other work.
What's your gear setup?
I use FL studio for the drum and piano arrangement, and I recorded the cymbal samples on my friend's ever so lovely Zildjians! :3
I use some sort of vocal condenser microphone I believe(it belongs to my vocalist sister, I wouldn't know), and press it up against a Line 6 75w Spider III's speaker mesh, with a Schecter Damien 6 Floyd Rose electric guitar running through a Digitech GNX4 and into the guitar port of the Line 6. I do that to get the wah and whammy pedal you hear, and the phaser during the clean add9 broken chords.
The bass is a Schecter(yay Schecter) from my friend. I don't exactly know the model, but I run it through my GNX4 pedal.
I've only been into music for a little more than a year and a half, so mixing is still new to me. I'll be sure to work on that area hard! Thanks for the review!
I really like the harmonies and the cluster chords in this; sounds very solid. Reminds me a little of the opening to Pantera's cover of Planet Caravan on the Far Beyond Driven album.
Holy shit, I missed this one by ages. Sorry man. Thanks a lot for the review.
Hope to see more of you around Newgrounds.
long intro, but worth the wait
Song sounds incredible once that piano part comes in. The intro is a little long though, and risks losing you along the way. The extremely long intro combined with the pause at the end of it makes this actually seem like two separate and mutually distinct pieces, each good, but not sufficiently related to each other because of the break and their respective lengths. Consider shortening the intro and having it blend into the piano section somehow to make it a little more continuous and this would be perfect in my view.
A great piece of work, particularly once the piano-driven section shows up.
They do seem a bit separated. Although certain themes are retained, and the key signature, I can understand how they seem different.
Thanks for the review :D
A little birdie told me your scores just went up.
Wow! I think I might know that birdie - he tells me things too!
Not bad at all
Hey man, I don't think is nearly the "piece of junk" you believe it to be. Definitely shows some good development of themes, nice diversity, good tones. I would think it could be improved by better emulations of the instruments, as they sound very computerized/midi-ish, but (as I know) this is not always an easy or feasible option. The composition itself though is very good. Don't sell yourself short!
Very VG friendly
For some reason I'm getting a very Castlevania-ish feeling out of this one. I'm picturing a blue guy just chain-whipping the hell out of some vampire dude. And it's cool. :)
Again, great work.
Oops, I forgot to reply to this one.
Haha, Castlevania eh? I loved that game...
Anyways thanks for the review! :D
You make it too easy....
...to vote five on your stuff!
I'm by no means a techno fan, but I know good stuff when I hear it. This is a hell of a dense piece with cool key changes, great diversity, lots of energy, and a wealth of things to keep the listener engaged at every turn. Another very apt title -- definitely has an icy/wintry feeling to it. I hope people use it!
Thanks for the review! And 5 :D
Heh, funny since I'm really bad at titles... Maybe I'm just getting lucky. ^^
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