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Date
10/23/2012
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Song
6.9 MB
3 min 1 sec
Score
4.63 / 5.00

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Genres:
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Tags:
epic
horror
halloween
halloween2012

Author Comments

This is one of the songs i worked harder on in all of my roster here in Newgrounds, i tried to make a song that had Halloween and horror in mind and also made a lot and i mean a LOT of research on panning and orchestration to be able to achieve the sound i wanted and i think it is my most advanced piece of composition so far, at least it was the one that took the most out of me.
I called it march of the damned because listening to it reminds me of an army of skeletons marching towards you.
Review please and thanks!
Got 4th place in Spooktacular :D

Made with:
Reaper;
Midi Keyboard;

Reviews


shadowlurker505shadowlurker505

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 11, 2013

Has a very good use of the organ.


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DivoFST responds:

Thanks :)


hihiphihip

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 5, 2013

It has a grandness about it, like a sort of spooky mansion. Awesome song.


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DivoFST responds:

Thanks hihip, apreciate the kind words! :D


Food123Food123

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 28, 2013

nice theme to the audio
it fits Pumpkin slaughter pretty nice
keep it up
Food123


DivoFST responds:

Thanks man :D


SkyeWintrestSkyeWintrest

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 13, 2012

Good day sir. Have my promised review.

The Good:
-Opening's fine.
-Very nice melodies, I particularly like the ostinato that comes in at 0:13.
-Mixing is fairly clean. Not everything shines out completely, but there's no distortion or anything. Also, that bed of sound at 1:31-2:28.
-PANNING. YESSSSS.

The Not-So-Good:
-I totally recognize those orchestral samples as Edirol. While I'm guilty of using them myself, I have to say - if you can, get some better ones. :<
-Also, I'm with camoshark on this. The drums sound really bland and uninspired. There's no real 'life' to them.
-1:44 is VERY obviously recorded with the midi keyboard, and it shows. The rest of the song is very in-tempo and when you're doing it naturally, it gets out of tempo a lot. I'd highly suggest practicing a lot and preparing a solo already or making sure you KNOW the key signatures you're going to use. Not just know them tentatively, but be able to use them liberally without hesitation.
-Okay, I'm OCD about transitions (including the outro, not quite as much the intro), so I have to say. The transition at 1:28 is pretty crappy. It just stops, then starts up again without a real connection - sounds more like you spliced two different songs which were made in the same style together.
-Outro is equally crappy. No buildup or conclusion at all really, it just ends.

Overall: Considering the transitions and the really-pretty-bad-midi-keyboard-solo, I'm going to have to give this a 7/10 or 3.5/5. It's pretty good, but not the kind of thing I'd want to listen to over and over. :< Considering what I heard of your other song so far though, I have a feeling I'm going to like it a lot. ^_^


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DivoFST responds:

So far im stuck with edirol and some free Soundfonts i recently downloaded :S ..
The drums i actually dont hate them that much as you guys but i can see where they are not awesome.
As for the Keyboard improv i agree that much was left out of place, at the time i recorded the song it actually sounded just a bit off, but of course you guys have your ears better trained then mine and now that it has been pointed out i can see the major failures in it. The transitions are still one of my weak spots and i shall read something about them these next few days and try to improve them.
Thanks for the comment buddy! And cant wait to see the other review :D


camosharkcamoshark

Rated 4 / 5 stars December 13, 2012

Hey there, Divo, here's your long overdue review, like promised!

Alright, so first of all, this sounds great! Real atmospheric, definitely gives out a sense of despair and eeriness, so good job there!

So with that out of the way, let's get a bit more technical. You've got a lot of simultaneous melodies going on, and the harmony going around in there is fairly interesting, especially considering you're doing this by ear! The instrumentation used in there is also interesting, although I find there to be a bit too many bells in the song, making it a tad lacking in terms of diversity, although that's more of a personal gripe of mine.

Now the first thing I noted, and that's a tad more major here, is that I can audibly notice you recorded this off of a keyboard (most notably when the bell melodies enter at 1:44), which kind of breaks the flow of the song with some imprecise rhythms (are those supposed to be tuplets?)

Another major detail here is the ending, or lack thereof. I mean, I'm OK with minimalist endings, but the stop at 1:28 made for a more convincing ending than the actual ending, which, in of itself, only consists of a bass drum hit and everyone stopping at the same time, not to mention the rude cut at the end that completely takes you out of it. A tad lazy, if you ask me, especially considering the creativity you used throughout the song.

The only other gripe I have here, and that's really more of a personal opinion, is the drums. They're just so bland and uninspiring, and I find them to clash with the rest of the song, which had a much more eerie sound to it, instead of the rather unsubtle four on the floor that you used.

In any case, all around I was positively impressed by this song, and if you take my suggestions, I would be very interested in hearing of your future works!

Cheers,
Samuel


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DivoFST responds:

Well first of all i have no Musical instruction whatsoever and English is not my main language so i have to admit i had to research the term Tuplets xD
The excess of bells is not something i thought of, but now that you mention it i have to agree that i should have added something else to mix instead of more bells.
When it comes to the Keyboard Playing i usually play keyboard and then i "fix" those notes that are noticeably out of rhythm but since i was criticized a few times before for my lack of Humanization in the piece i guess i took it too far this time and made too human xD
Most of my songs are transposed from my head to the computer by Keyboard, not by the "laws" of music, i usually keep it simple in a 4/4 tempo but i wanted to innovate on this one so i chose a different time signature and as you can see had some problems improvising in it, so i have no clue if i used tuplets or not i just played what i heard in my head xD
The ending i must admit that i have not noticed that it had a cut in it, i hate cuts too :S And the ending itself is another aspect im working on my next songs.
Reviews like yours are the ones that make me a better musician and i will absolutely try to follow your advises!