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So I made this song a long time ago, and didn't figure it worth posting, but I've been encouraged by some people to go ahead and do it. The piece really is just built off of an idea I had for the campaign mode in Gears of War 2 when you get to ride the Brumak at the end. It didn't come out quite the way I had intended to, but close enough. Reviews are appreciated.

Edit: Also, I know part of the bassline is really low, but it worked out on my speakers and if I took that bass a step higher, it would've ruined the sound.

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Agree with all of the reviews before me. Other tips:

You have really thick compression on this song. Understandable, considering the pounding of the bassline (which is well done, by the way). Not sure how you mixed it, maybe throw more compression on just the bassline track. First snare needs to be a bit louder. Choir sample sounds kinda bad, but I know as well as any musician that good choir samples are hard to find. Nice job mixing up the drum loop at the 2'08" mark.

Keep in mind that in a hip-hop song, everything should follow the drums. They should really be louder than anything else in the song.

I listened to some of your later songs, and you seem to have left all the problems this song has behind, so I'm not to worried.

Thank you for favoriting my song, I really appreciate it. If you have any criticism for anything else I have, holla!

~DJ Frost

LucreOnBeats responds:

Compression was still a relatively new thing to me when I made that track, something I'm way better at now. This song was actually made before any of the other stuff I posted on here, so I didn't figure it would make sense to post it after everything I already had put up. I showed a couple of people the track, and since I lost the computer with the FL file on it, I couldn't re-work it to make it sound better. I might take the computer to a friend who fixes hard drives, so I can slave it to my current and extract all of my older music.

Anyway, thanks for the review.


Remake this with a shorter intro and i'll give it a 20 :D thats all man, gj~

LucreOnBeats responds:

Thanks for the review man, I appreciate all the positive feedback.


I think it took too long to get started.
Very nice, but would have appreciated the drums and bassline to enter sooner.

Still loved everything else.

LucreOnBeats responds:

The intro is a bit long, I'll admit. I might remake it later, considering this was just a project I never intended to show anyone. Thanks for the review anyway though.

not bad.

the declining effect gives it that dark eerie feel and the lingering notes keep it up also. great job on this one. just a little repetitive though. but still pretty good here.
cant find space to complain really, just a little dull i guess because theres not a whole lot of a beat, but yet again still good.

Credits & Info

4.82 / 5.00

Jan 16, 2009
12:39 PM EST
File Info
3.7 MB
3 min 13 sec

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