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Dragon Skin

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So this is my attempt at power metal, with a bridge that makes time signatures changes from (I think) 6/8, to 9/4, to 8/1. If I have that right. Lol.

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Dude I'm in a blackened power metal online band. you should join


"awsum track d00d kep it up lul".

Kor-Rune responds:

Hahaha, goddammit.

The Synth

The "synthesized" aspects of the song make it sound... I don't know, flimsy. That's what I use to describe the song. This one could use more than a little work.

It also hurts when the riff sounds very close to "Decisive Battle"--part of the Final Fantasy VI soundtrack. This is the sort of fluffy stupidity that deflates all seriousness and gives power metal a disdainfully bad name.

However, I can envision (hear?) a remastering of the initial few moments of the track--or sections of the track--and creating slick video game loops out of them. If anything, the music lends itself to an arcade feel that would be ideal in an action game of old school nature, say a run'n'gun Metal Slug or Contra clone. I know the recent game "Infiltrator" utterly lacks a musical score, which sort of deflates its appeal since you sort of expect some kind of background music in a run-and-gun!

In any case, this needs to shed more than its skin to achieve greatness. The drum samples, for instance, need to match the loudness of the guitars, and beef up the bass. That can always use some boosting! If anything, shelf this baby for a rainy day, then list all the mistakes you hear and correct them one-by-one. It isn't like this song has no potential at all. It couldn't be defined as power metal without that.

Kor-Rune responds:

Wow, yeah, I just now noticed how lame the bass aspects are volume-wise to this song.

But I'm not sure anything can give power metal a worse name than Dragonforce, lol.

Thanks for the fantastic review, we need more people like you as reviewers!

Excellent riff

It's a good song but it's just too repetitive. And the clarity could really use a boost. Sorry to be critical but I'm just being honest. Still, it's good.

Kor-Rune responds:

Heh, yes, that is power metal for ya. I was also experimenting with micing up my amp rather than plugging straight into my computer.

Also, don't be afraid to give helpful critiques, if anything, I'd prefer that than "awsum track d00d kep it up lul".

Great song

That was a nice song i liked it oh and good job.

Credits & Info


4.52 / 5.00

Jul 29, 2008
1:22 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
3.1 MB
3 min 24 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.