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I really enjoyed writing this.
Really good arrangement. Unfortunary I dislike war.
i got here cause of X
nice song dude
You feel inferior? lol You guys both have INSANE reviews...I won't go nowhere close to as in depth as you guys did...
The intro sounds decent indeed, sounds very suspenseful and powerful. The instruments you chose here seem to blend together very well.
When the main melody finally comes in, the drums sound amazing. I really love the fast paced feel they have to them. As well as the instruments in the background. One of them almost sounds like a violin? I hope I'm not making myself sound stupid. The violin notes sound really great, and the fact that you were able to blend so many instruments that usually don't even belong in the same genre is impressive. Especially the guitar with distortion - which I feel blended the least, yet you still pulled it off to an extent.
The muffled percussion during the bridge was indeed a nice touch, and the unmuffling for the build up sounds fantastic. I was throughly impressed with the percussion work on this, it really sounds amazing to me.
As far as the outro, it seemed to come randomly and without notice, just a 'boom' - so as far as improvement, you've already got a great intro, so I'd work on a nice riff for an outro with a fade out. Sounds appropriate to me, unless you were hoping for more of a loop, as I could see this as like a DVD menu song for an epic movie or game.
Overall a fantastic tune of blending different sounds from different genres in a powerful, interesting, and original piece. It totally sounds like something I'd hear in an epic movie chase scene. Keep up the good work.
After seeing Supersteph's review, I feel highly inferior. But here it goes
A nice driving and dramatic track. Good mix of various instruments and melodies to form a great song. Nothing much to say in general.
>Melodies (forgive me if I misidentify each instruments)
I really like how you matched each instrument with an appropriate melody. Strings are nice and staccato or long and solemn. The beginning trumpet has a nice and dramatic melody. I like how the melodies in your intro build on each other as well. Although I must point out that you could do with more melodies and/or variations, as they get somewhat repetitive toward the end. However, I will address why that problem isn't too glaring in this song later in this review. In addition, I felt that you could use more "striking" and dramatic melodies, as this was meant to be a war song. I feel it could be much more epic than it is now.
This is where I was thrown off a little bit. You start your introduction with a "traditional" orchestral percussion line, but at around 0:37, you completely switch to a completely set of percussion instruments. To me, that created a sort of chasm between the intro and the main body of the song. I think its weird to have two very contrasting percussion lines in the same song, which was coupled with another problem I will address later in the review. Make no mistake, your separate percussion lines were well written, but the juxtaposition seemed awkward.
Excellent control of rhythm. Nothing gets repetitive in terms of rhythm. You vary your percussion and melodies very skillfully in terms of rhythm. In addition, you demonstrate skill in mixing rhythm so that there aren't these akward beats of silence (which I had in one of my songs >.<). Good work
>Instrument (again, forgive me if I misidentify any instrument)
Excellent choice of strings and trumpet in the introduction. However, the piano (I think it's a piano) that comes in at 0:18 has this weird fuzz that rings in my left ear. It may be a problem with my system, so I'm not going to hold that against you. Your overall instrument selection is excellent, as are your differing combinations of instruments throughout your song (especially starting at 0:56)
The only problem I can think of is the issue mentioned above in juxtaposition.
The intro is very well written. A very nice buildup to the main body of the song. Nothing too sudden happening within the intro, but I feel as the intro is again too different from the main body of the song. As for conclusion, I guess you can't go wrong with a sfx end. Although I feel the conclusion is a bit to sudden. Maybe you can overlap the concluding melody with the sfx?
First, I will address the main problem. Although your intro and your body are both separately well written, there is not a sufficient transition in between. You just suddenly switch from a nice "traditional" orchestral buildup into a electric guitar and drumset track. To me, it is just too sudden. Other than that, your transitions are skillfully done. Maybe could add some crash or transition melodies to make them smoother, but overall, well done (I was never good with transitions *sad face*)
Needs more drive, more drama. I feel as if it doesn't live up to its name as a war song. It would work well as a war preparation song thought, and I am not sure if that's what you intended, so I am not to concerned about that. Excellent work, overall. Glad you enjoyed writing this song!
Former RRC member, saw your song on the list, decided to review it.
DID YOU REALLY WRITE A REVIEW THAT LONG ROFL!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, and nice track dude.
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