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Aug 4, 2011 | 11:32 PM EDT
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3.4 MB
1 min 53 sec
4.30 / 5.00

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Rated 4.30 / 5 stars
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Metal, Rock - Heavy Metal

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Woot! Weekly Tops list achieved! Thanks guys!

Was feeling in the mood to create a metal ballad of sorts... Actually, that's a lie, I started out writing a classical piece, and decided I wanted to throw a chugging guitar on top of it instead of a flute or violin... And this is what came out.

Also, I'm sure someone is gonna complain that this isn't metal. Well, suck it up buttercup, it's got a chugging guitar in it, to me, that makes it a metal ballad, we don't have a genre listing for that, so I put it in the closest possible genre, which happens to be Heavy Metal.

Programs/VSTs used:
FL Studio
Miroslav Philharmonik



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It could've been better

I liked it, but the guitars are missing something... Maybe they're too distorted or something.. But I don't know.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Seems my guitar tone lately has been getting very black or white feedback, some people absolutely love it, others hate it, makes it pretty difficult to tweak it to keep everyone happy unfortunately. I can say that this tone (Which I created from scratch BTW) sounds terrible for soloing, but then, I did design the tone as a rhythm tone.

In any case, thanks for the review!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


The piano sounds too much like the Silent Hill: Homecoming title screen, but other than that, it sounded pretty good with the guitar and piano at the same volume so neither one just drowns the other out.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

It's pretty much impossible to make something that doesn't sound similar to something else now-a-days... The only Silent Hill game I ever played was Silent Hill 2, and that was a 2 day rental at the time, so I can't say I've ever heard any of the music from Homecoming.

Thanks for the review!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Shut up and listen to the music

I like the fact that the transition from Piano to Guitar was flawless. It was very emotional and flowing when the guitar came in. The only critique i have is the song could stand a nice, long power chord. Very, very good though!

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Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Well, the closing has a nice long power chord if that counts... If not, my bad.

In any case, thanks for the review!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting possibilities.

if you ever consider doing a rebuild or conceptual offspring of this piece, I'd recommend it. With the way the piano plays, I could see the rhythm or bass guitar coming in where it does, but striking only a note or chord on the beat of the drum track for one or two (what are they, measures? the single run of notes on a sheet of music before you start the next one down?).

Lead in the guitar with a steady buildup of notes, introducing both lead and rhythm/bass slowly like this, and taking them to a glorious crescendo before the end. I know you said you're not good at solos, but if it's a logical progression of notes then I think you could pull it off. Kind of like DJP's Space Indians track here on NG, but metal. (example -->) n/370909 That track could have been expanded a lot, but it DID have a great buildup in the making.

I agree with brokendeck, whose music I've listened to and downloaded more than a few times. Tune down the piano when the guitar picks up and the piece would be much more sensible, and I already mentioned a slightly more melodic growth method for the guitar.

Regardless, I liked this one as it is. I think you could improve on it greatly, whether or not you can play a solo, which is why I've only given it an 8. Mind you, that means I believe you have the skill and talent necessary to improve it, not that you should have known exactly how to make it perfect on the first go. What fun is immediate perfection? *shrug*

Rock on BFP. \m/,

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Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Don't get me wrong, I am getting better at my solos, however, I'm still a long long way from where I'd like to be with them, there are a couple solos from bands like Symphony X and Dream Theater I can play, but it takes me a while to get them down, and even then, I'd consider them sloppy at best.

Either way, if I decide to turn this into a series, I will likely be making changes to this before I release any form of album out of it, volume changes included.

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed it!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Lead instrument not immediately clear.

Your current mix makes it seems that your piano is your lead instrument, when it is in fact supposed ot be your guitar. Perhpas more melodic content in your guitar part, and bring up it's volume as well. And concerning the piano, bring it's volume down when your guitar starts.

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Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Well, I'm not able to change it now, but I'll definitely keep that in mind for any tweaking I make should I decide to turn this into a full series or album.