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Uploaded
Apr 7, 2010 | 2:52 PM EDT
File Info
Song
3.6 MB
3 min 12 sec
Score
3.38 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 3.38 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
691 Plays | 36 Downloads
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Genres:
Electronic - Industrial
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Author Comments

This is the first track of many for my new direction in music. This has a nice dark-electro, creepy vibe to it. I love how hard the bass kick hits when listening on good speakers. Enjoy all. :D

Reviews


AnimithAnimith

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Review Request Club

Might sound a bit like a broken record now, but I have to agree with Haggard and Steph with the idea that this lacks depth. Especially in the first 30 seconds or so where it's just the voice and the drum kit, it felt definitely like you'd forgotten to put another instrument in; even if it was just a single sustained bass note, it would have given a lot more depth than both the relatively inharmonic sounds you had going.

I like the riff you had going at 0:41 or so, it definitely felt dark and ominous, and gave a lot more of a creepy feeling to the voice...but by 2:29 it definitely feels repetitive, and needs something else just to give it that variety. I get that adding too much depth would kind of take away from the creepy/sparse feeling, but I think in an effort not to cross that line you started writing four miles to the right of it, and ended up with something that was perhaps too sparse. Just adding in another sound would have helped the main one sound less repetitive, without sacrificing the feel you were going for, here.

The drums in general were really cool, but (there is a but), there's points at which I think you overdid drum hits at 1:35, 1:49, 2:23...and maybe some other places, but I didn't catch the times of them. It's a very cutting sound, and so when you use it 6 times or so in a row it slices through any other sound that's there at the time and can get quite distracting.

For a first try and something new, this is definitely headed in the right direction, it just needs a few tweaks here and there to definitely get you on the right path for this sort of thing. Really nice work for a first try, though.

-Review Request Club



HaggardHaggard

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice but could be better

The song sounds nice, but I feel that there's something missing. It is quite slow most of the time, so I think a few more faster parts would do the song good.

Also a few more instruments wouldn't hurt as well. Like Supersteph wrote in his review, the song feels a bit "empty" (and that's what I mean by writing "there's something missing"). The song is quite repetitive, so the addition of some more instruments could make this song more varied.

The addition of the voice is quite nice and it adds a good atmosphere to the song.
But it isn't enough for me to give the song a higher score.

{ Review Request Club }



RogerBKRogerBK

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

I liked how you builded the song, it was pretty cool, but I felt that something was missing, you could add more melodies, since the song was very quiet, but I loved the louder parts, it really broke the quiet and dark parts, it was a pretty nice thing, man, you made the right choice.

The drums beat was great, it has the right timing and the right beats, it wasn't loud, but it wasn't quiet, so, it gave me a great feeling when I heard this song. I think it gave this because the song have a spacial atmosphere, what is awesome...

The voices in the back were great, too, it was very frightening, but nothing too scary, it fitted perfectly with the drums and its rhythm, it was a great chemical, man, I liked it so much...

You have potential dude, I wanna hear more from you, keep it up with the good work man...

(Review Request Club)
Roger



StepStep

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Feels empty...

Don't get me wrong, it's a good song, but lacks depth. For a new direction to music, I must say that I'm impressed that it turned out this good, but it feels bland and empty. Still, sounds pretty cool overall, so good job on this. Sounds almost frightening, which I quite like :D.

This lacks a melody, which may be why it could sound so plain at times. Doesn't need to be too complicated, but something to fill up some parts such as at the beginning and in softer parts of the song would be nice. Maybe even some ambient notes, since the only melody is played by that gated synth which first comes in at 0:41-ish, and it doesn't play much of a melody either. So yeah, a little more of a melody, possibly an ambient, slow melody, would really help in this song. The atmosphere, on the other hand, is excellent, with a dark feel playing throughout the song. So yeah, what it lacks in melody, it gains in an amazing atmosphere which is really the strong point of the submission. So good job with the atmosphere, it was spooky, dark and all in all brilliant :D. Also I loved the part at 1:49.

The synth you used fit very well in the theme of the song. Still, you lacked different instruments and sounds, which is another reason why this feels so empty. Add some bass pads, maybe more unique sound effects. Give the song a bit more depth, since it feels plain and bland with only a maximum of two synths playing at the same time. The vocal samples were great, since they added more to the submission. They were a bit hard to understand, but still, that's probably just me. Basically, what I think needs fixing would be the lack of different instruments to add depth to the song. Also, I think those vocal samples clip a little, you may want to consider EQing them (although it's probably my extremely retarded speakers).

Some transitions were a little weird, but they seemed to fit in this song. I liked how you introduced the synth at 0:41, and I don't really think there are any transitions which sound out of place. The structure was pretty unique and weird, but there's a noticeable climax in the song, and the fact that the structure is so original and strange gave the song a unique touch which makes it stand out from the rest. Variety was good, since the vocal samples never got boring, and the synth didn't really get repetitive. Good job with the transitions/structure/variety.

The intro, after hearing it for the first time, sounds a little weird or out of place, but now that I heard it like 10 times when writing this review, I'm actually starting to like it :3. So yeah, good job with the intro. The outro, on the other hand, was really strange. I'm not sure what you can do for an outro but I don't really like the outro as it is now. Maybe you can consider a fade ending or maybe even loop this (when remembering the words at the end: 'Next Test Subject' [at least I think that's what the words are], looping it would make sense), but something a little less weird would work a little better, since this ending leaves the listener with a bad impression of the song, because the whole song has a great atmosphere and interesting vocals, but then it ends so plainly and strangely...

The drums, unfortunately, are very repetitive. I think this could really do with more drum beats. On the other hand, the drum samples were really unique-sounding. Hi-hat got a little annoying after a while, but other than that, your drum samples were fine ^^. Drum beats were good, and the drums were just the right volume, although I could barely hear that bass drum, but as you might already know my speakers are absolute crap so I won't be able to hear it properly. Overall, drums were good, albeit repetitive.

In general, this is a unique submission, and although its main defect would be the fact that it's so empty, the atmosphere was just fantastic. Good job with it, it was enjoyable. It's nice to hear a unique Industrial song once in a while, among so many generic dance songs you hear on NG... Keep it up :).
8/10
5/5 - because this got 0-bombed...

-Review Request Club-


DaylightsEnd responds:

Thanx for the review man. You had some great points, and I'm shocked and surprised at the length and depth of the review. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it. I will look into what to add for the depth without killing the atmosphere (I'm glad you noticed the amount of effort it took to get the feeling), as well as a more creative way to end it. In my opinion, if your' not already sick of hearing it (10+ times, really?! lol), download and put it in a nice system. The bass drum rattles my car. Thanx again for the great review! :D


DXsamuraiDXsamurai

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Weird

I'm not that in to Industrial but this song is cool. I like that hip-hop flow you got going on.