Very very nice
I could definitely see this playing in the background of a phone app or a PC program. The song is really relaxing, and yet at the same time there's a distinct rhythm that makes me want to move inside.
Pointers for me:
-If this is going to be playing in the menu or main home screen of the app, then I feel it is ok as is in terms of variance of melodies. However, if this is going to be played constantly throughout the use of the program, then I think that you should vary it a bit more. Currently, you have the smooth piano and the spiccato lead in the background along with the percussion, and it does tend to get a little repetitive after a while. I feel that you could introduce a spacey lead or something in the middle.
-0:31 that transition (or relative lack thereof) is very unfitting. Even if you are going to reintroduce the piano back into the track, there definitely needs to be something to smoothly transition from the relaxing piano to the more upbeat spiccato. Maybe a pause, and a short drumroll or percussion sequence before the other lead starts up again?
That being said, I think the piano and the rest of the track mesh very well. Just a couple things here and there that I think would make this track much better. Good luck to your buddy as well!
That's one long intro....
But still pretty awesome.
The lyrics were a bit iffy for me on this one (again, I don't listen to Heavy Metal alot, so I'm not sure what the norm is). Not because of the feeling they evoke, but because I feel they are somewhat underdeveloped. I see these images of blood and insanity, but I keep wondering what message you are trying to convey. Is insanity something to embrace, something inevitable, something you choose?
But overall, stunning work again!
thanks a lot! this is actually a cover of song by a band called Slayer, so i can't really talk about the 'real' meaning and message of the song. to me, it's subject to your own interpretation. i thank you, and Demon-Slayer12 thanks you!
Very professional sounding.
I usually don't listen to Heavy Metal, so pardon me if I get terms/techniques mixed up.
The guitar riffs are phenomenal. The percussion is varied yet keeps a steady beat for the duration of the song. I also like how you panned the vocals around near the middle of the song.
Just one suggestion from me, and a minor one at that. Have you ever tried putting distortion on your vocals? I feel that for a song with a title such as "Zombie Jesus" it would fit right in.
Awesome song, sounds like something I'd hear on the radio.
really awesome to get a review like this from someone who usually don't listen to metal! never tried distorting vocals. i might try messing with that in the future. thanks a lot for the review!
Submitted in 2007?
Oh well, I promised....
I'll keep it short, since you've probably improved your musical abilities in the last 4 years.
First, hopefully you've found some way to record a live guitar or found a more convincing VST plugin.
Second, Hopefully you've gotten better a variation, which is very lacking in this track. However, I must say that I enjoy the chord progression. It's one that I don't hear every day.
Sadly I still can't record my guitar, but this simply hasn't been very high on my priority list in the past few years.
Yes, the song is very repetitive, but as I've said before, back then we needed something VERY simple, so we could practice how to play together as a band.
I'm glad you found something you could enjoy, though. :)
Why so loud?
I mean really? You totally ruined my hearing, and I think you broke something in my headphones....
Sorry. Please send me the invoce of your new headphones and I will give you your money back. :(
A very interesting mishmash of different styles. They go together very smoothly, but I think the loss is that there isn't anything for my brain to "catch" on to and remember.
I totally agree! I'm constantly battling between rhythms and leads, and this song definitely needs some type of catchy emphasis on the rhythm for a bit. Thanks for the review!
Sorry for the late review.
Return review from "Equestrian Hymn"
As noise, very good elements, but very limited use. If you could add some very simple melodies, it could actually turn out to be pretty good BG music.
Hahaha. Yeah... Definitely. I know Newgrounds is also pretty anti-noise :P This was more of a little experiment/warm-up for a band I'm trying to put together in real life. We're going to use some pre-recorded stuff, like maybe a track like this. My friend would layer live noise on top of it, and I would play drums and add noise. Something like that. For only two people its the best we can do. Thanks for the review!
Intro - for a 6:51 track, I usually expect the intro to be fairly decent. What you had would have probably sufficed for a shorter track, but not for a track of this length. More buildup, more bang to keep the listener interested in the rest of the piece.
0:56 - I really like how the flute comes in here. However, I think the chord progression is a bit...strange. I can see how it's going in one direction, but at the same time it seems to be wandering around. Not too big of an issue though
3:00 - the part that starts here does get repetitive after a while. I feel like you could have easily added another instrument or had more percussion patterns here. Fortunately, you did now stay on this part for too long.
Conclusion - I always enjoy a good piano conclusion. However, I don't think you should have gone full piano in this case, simply because it is a video game track. Maybe some leads fading in an out of the background would have added nicely. The melody, though, was excellent.
Overall, good job, surprisingly varied for a 7 minute track, just a couple of pointers.
Thanks man, I really appreciate the review. There was a lot that went into this one...over...the course of a week. It took nearly 85 hrs overall to complete...and as much as I know it's kinda all over the place.
But I'm glad overall, the experience was enjoyable. I actually have like...2 more Snake Man remixes...one of which, can actually be now found on OCRemix. Debut mix!
Anyway...thanks again man, really appreciate the feedback. :)
Sorry for the late review. In case you're confused as to why I am saying that, I promised to review two of your pieces after you reviewed my "River of Memories"
I'll divide this review into two sections:
The intro is pretty good, nothing amazing, but nevertheless a great way to start off the track. However, I think you could have added some transition into the vocals, which seem to start very suddenly.
As for the literary value of the lyrics, I was honestly quite blown back with what you can up with. The lyrics are very focused, yet express a wide range of human thoughts. Good job there!
Overall, nice job the lyrics, needs some work on the beats.
The percussion is superb. Plenty of variation, very good transitions, and catchy at that. It also meshes very well with the leads you have going on here. Just one thing: I think you could have introduce more unique percussion patters. For a 4 minute song, I feel only one "mode" of percussion, which does get a bit uninteresting after a while. Although you got some new stuff in at 3:00, you went right back to the basic beat you had.
That triangle ting thingy should also be varied more if you're going to play it for that long. Just some small variation though is necessary.
As for the lyrics. the delivery was nearly flawless, although I think the volume could be boosted just a tad.
Addednum from other version:
I feel that without the "I see you" sample, the song actually feels *more* like an ambient track. I think the sample caused an interruption in continuity, which could be either good or bad depending on the situation that this song is used. For BG music for exploring dungeons, I'd use this version. For title screen music, I'd definitely use the other version.
The track is surprisingly different with just one sample omitted...
Some people like this version more, some people like the one with the other sample (and reverb/delay on whispers) more. While it's not much of a difference, it does a surprising amount. But then, if you omitted compression on techno songs, that would change them by a large amount as well.
I prefer this version, personally. It's more ambient and eerie. I would change it a bit to have more reverb on the whispers and have the first "I see you" if I could though.
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