Village of the Dead

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Hey! My first Newgrounds submission. =] I'm always listening to songs on Newgrounds and they always inspire me to make my own music. I finally got a program I love, and it's simple and the sound loops it comes with are just brilliant. (Music Maker 14 Producer Edition)

Please. No hate comments, this is my first song... but please do so give me pointers and advice and I'll be sure to work on my problems in my next peices of music.

I hope you enjoy.

My Story:
I feel that this song gives a story about a young man that walks into a village where he realizes he's in the middle of the world. Everything around him is destroyed and the dead bodies of the villagers lay all around him. His mission is to find out what caused this devastation and avenge the death of the villagers. However, there's just one problem, his only weapon is his mind, the mind of a young lost soul...

Give me your stories, and what this song reminds you of or what you feel the story behind this song is. =] Comment please!

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The loops are great, but...

I have almost the same program (I didn't realize that fourteen or thirteen came out, so I foolishly got twelve. Ah well, its still good), so I'm not sure if anyone else can tell, but for me its easy to figure out when you put in a new loop. You need better transitions.
The vocals were a bit loud, and when you moved out of the piano and music-box like sound, nothing really happened in the piece.

Okay, so you wanted a story?
The bell tolls in a forgotten village, where the people are all but dead, carrying on for no reason other than they forgot that happiness exists. Despair looms overhead, the life around is decay. The drums of a far off war sound. A lone soldier watches his comrades die, and tries valiantly to fight off the enemy. It is a vain effort though. The war is all but over, all of his comrades are gone. Cowardly, he runs as far away as he can, into the village, just to find that it's state is that of rot. He wants to help, he searches for an answer, some way to help them. It isn't out of compassion that he helps though. It's out of guilt.
The first and last drum sounds, as he sets off on a brave and dangerous quest.

Um, yeah... Thats a weird story I'm getting.

DJZODIAC responds:

Well thank you for your advice, very much appreciated.

You're story is very inspiring and I can understand where you're going with this.

Thanks again for your review. =] I'll keep all in mind when working on my next piece.


But, the vocals are a bit loud. It would sound a lot better if they were softer. Also, the echo is a bit much, don't get me wrong, it's a rather nice touch, yet it seems to last a bit too long. Pretty much all you need to do * this is just my two cents* turn everything down, around 1:46 when the brass comes in, it would sound better if the brass was a bit louder then everything else, but not too loud.

DJZODIAC responds:

Thank you greatly for your review.
Very helpful, and I def. need more reviews like yours. This is my first peice and I need as much advice as I can get. =P Thank you very much.
I'll keep all that in mind in my next piece. =]

Very pretty!

SO pretty, but i dont like the vocals. ;-;

But, wow, this is really nice. <:

DJZODIAC responds:

Thanks a bunch for your review. =]
Much appreciated. Yeah, maybe next time I wont put vocals, I just felt they gave the song a little weird touch to it, but yeah.
Thanks again. =]

Very Good

I like this song, very much, a great tensional classical piece. I would very much like to do a remix of this. =] Great job!

DJZODIAC responds:

Haha, thank you! Much much appreciated.

And of course, you can remix it whenever you want, be sure to send me the remix if you ever remix it. =P I'd love to hear it!

Thanks again. =]

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Jul 14, 2008
11:49 PM EDT
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3.6 MB
3 min 59 sec

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