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Death of the Angel

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It starts very quietly, so don't turn your speakers very high thinking that you need to ;)

Now close your instant messenger and lay back...



0:00-1:07 irked me. However when we got to 1:11 it became quite beautiful. You told a story here didn't you.

The beginning showing the death of an angel and their second rising to heaven once more, for this angel knows it has done all it can for now to deal with the demons below. It was a calming piece that started with the catastrophe and ended with the second battle. A very entertaining piece.

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Great song!

Keep up the great work!

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Could be better!

With melodies like this you should stay clear of MIDI and use soundfonts or something. Even doing a live piano recording would be good!
Melody bumps the rating up somewhat more!

Enjoyable song, but needs some improvement.

Generally speaking, I find it hard to elaborate too fully on the context of this song, as the note strings in general are rather unpredictable. That's not to say that this submission isn't enjoyable; rather, I simply find it moderately difficult to find a consistent pace within this song. I CAN, however, begin to visualize a rising "concern" in the hearts of the people represented in this song. In essence, it feels as though the song is describing a town's daily life, both through times of peace and through times of hardship and worry. This concept is one that you seem to be developing well, and one that you should very much reference and build upon in future submissions.

To be honest, I don't see this as fitting a depressive-insinuated scene as the "Death of an Angel" until the 1:10 position in the song, but even that only continues up until around 1:24, when it begins to fuse into more of a dialogue accompaniment between, say, lovers of royal standing, or a Sonic Adventure-esque departure. This sad tone, however, returns briefly around the 2:25 mark, so it's hard to pinpoint which is more prominent, the sadness or the more bright-sounding pieces. My suggestion, should you wish to aim for a more consistently sad piece, would be to opt for a deeper flute sound, as lighter notes on the flute are more often than not construed to be "exciting", "peppy", or otherwise.

If nothing else, the entire submission reminds me very much of an "encounter" in a Legend of Zelda-type game, more so of the cel-shaded genre which present Link's more cartoonish self. In fact, I truly feel that type of setting is where this song would fit best, although your personal opinion may differ more. In the future, try playing around with some bass instruments as well to add "secondary character" to the music; it's entirely possible to make it seem as though a conversation is going on without a single word being spoken!

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4.09 / 5.00

Sep 5, 2008
12:37 PM EDT
File Info
4.5 MB
4 min 57 sec

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