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Jun 26, 2009 | 5:55 AM EDT
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4 min 0 sec
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4.39 / 5.00

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This song was composed for NeonProject's contest "I Swear It's True!" based on the article :
"The 6 Ways The World Might End On Dec 21 2012" which can be found at this link :
http://www.articlesbase.c om/new-age-articles/the-6 -ways-the-world-might-end -on-dec-21-2012-973308.ht ml

The song tries to create a picture of the immense tragedy of the world ending in terrible destruction. Cities collapsing, engulfed by the oceans, burned by the powerful radiation of the sun while the magnetic poles shift causing a collapse of the entire planet. As people attempt to flee the disaster, they soon realise there is no escape, so they make a last valiant attempt at survival, but to no avail. Death is sudden and brutal. The world as we know it dissapears with a bang.

I am of course aware that the sudden apocalypse of 2012 is probably just another paranoid scam like all the others we've always been hearing about. But, the awesomeness of the idea is just too good to pass.

Here is the contest thread :
http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1065863

UPDATE July 19th 2009 - Won 2nd place in the" I Swear It's True !" contest.

Reviews


KaizerwolfKaizerwolf

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow...

This is actually very nice! It captures the complete dread that some people have of 2012. I understand the scientific facts of 2012, but i do not believe in all the 'god will kill us all in vengeance' thing. Anyway, not to start a religious conflict here, song review...

I like the entire classical aspect of the song, with a few ambient parts mixed in. Classical is a normal ambient sound, and this song captures the entire article very nicely. The lack of a prominent percussion also adds to the song.

The beginning: nice and quietly ambient. Nothing is really wrong, but things are changed. As the song progresses, bad things begin to happen. The dissonant (?) choir that comes in is really moving. Ambient choirs are what i usually associate with world endings or really big explosions or disasters. The strings come in, and it sounds like a desperate attempt to stay alive, but it does not work. The overall performance of this song on a person such as me is very invigorating, if that is the right word.

This was a really excellent piece bud! I figured i would return the favor and review one of your songs, and it turns out you entered the contest as well. Good luck to you as well!

10/10 and 5/5, and i have to favorite it. :D


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popraz responds:

Thank you very much for the awesome review ! I greatly appreciate it ! And again, good luck at the contest.


FairSquareFairSquare

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent!

Wow, this piece is really amazing. The whole atmosphere you create is simply stunning. This could really be used in a flash.
If i had points to improve for you i would tell them, but i don't have them.
Great use of dynamics in this piece.
The song flows perfectly and is constantly changing. Great job!
Good luck in the contest!
10/10
5/5
MH16


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popraz responds:

Thank you !


enders1enders1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool

its very climate, Have you notice that have some japanese vibes on some parts?,
In the last parts it gets like an action sequence song, My feel its like is more like some people watching something astonishing, in this case the world ending as you described.


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popraz responds:

The vibes are intentional, I wanted to give it a global feel, so I used a lot of different styles of instrumentation. Indeed, most of it is about people witnessing the astonishing destruction, feelings of despair and loss, and the end is an attempt by the same people to escape their doom, which ends brutally.


amellleamellle

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is great!

I hope you win, because the song is really good. Of course you would pick the end of days as the theme! The ending had me worried for a second because I thought it was really over for me:) Metalic sounds and a grim clasic touch, it's perfect.
Anyway, great job (as usual), and keep up the good work!


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popraz responds:

Thank you very much ! I'm happy you like it, and I hope I didn't scare you too hard.


varrin7varrin7

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awwwww man...

This tops my song by like a kajillion. Anyways this was really good. Something I noticed were the strings near the middle, sort of had this "siren" quality that added tension. Good job, hope you do well...but not as well as me ;)

btw- I actually am very interested in 2012. I don't think it's just another crackpot doomsday thing, as many cultutres across the globe, and from cultures in history, have many connections to this day, most notably the Mayans. Now whether or not it's a doomsday event, or whether all of the ancient societies were just talking about a new "age" is what I am caught between.


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popraz responds:

Your song is really good too. I always associate apocalypse with air raid sirens for some reason, I find them extremely sinister, so I wanted that to be a kind of motif. Yeah, I'm sure there's something about the 2012 that's going to be significant in some form or another, just not the Ronald Emmerich apocalypse that everyone loves to push forward. Thank you for the review.