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Here we go.. Yet another orchestral/heavy rock progressive hybrid, guess my inspiration carried forward from "Turning of the Tide", haha.
Not sure what it is about cellos but I find them so easy to work with and so inspirational, I lay down a few cello chord progressions and the rest of the song just flows from it so naturally.

This is the second song i've composed where I almost peaked out the FL Studio memory limit. I really hope they release the 64 bit version of it soon because that 2 gig limit is starting to become a pain in my ass.

At any rate, this song utilizes a ton of layering and a lot of complex, competing back melodies, if you own a good pair of balanced headphones you will enjoy the songs backing complexity.

Hope you guys enjoy it.

~ Daniel

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Awesome music man oh it also matches a zombie apoc which is awesome i wonder if it is ok for me to use it on a youtube video XD but i just need your permission and if u do accept i need to learn how to make a video ._.

Rottenbeard responds:

Sorry for the late reply man, I dont check newgrounds anymore, but yes you are free to use the music as per the Creative Commons license. Send me a link if and when its done :)


I've downloaded a fair bit of NG matieral but with yours, I feel inspired to write to instead of slaughtering or grinding enemies on video games. This one especially puts in mind of a painful separation. Sort of fits with a "Dynasty Warriors-esque" sort of scene where the feelings muted yet quite understood. And the softer sound toward the end with the crashing waves? Nice touch--a good way to carry the song out to an end.

Rottenbeard responds:

I'm glad you find my music inspirational Alrubedo :). I've had similar comments from other people as well, I think part of the reason is that I try to structure my music in a way so as to move people in a subtle emotional way rather than to push them aggressively like a lot of music does, specifically because for me personally, it's the type of music I love to listen to, so I try to make what I like to listen to! :)

Thanks for all the reviews on my stuff, it is greatly appreciated.



As you slow climb to the top we watch from the ground wish we could asend with you
The Watcher

Rottenbeard responds:

Thanks for the great score : ).


And so

This is after my story at dead of night. An A-10 flew over and destoyed the last of the Russian T-80 tank platoon. Almost all the grass and trees were burned to ash. The Us soldiers were tired but overcame the Russian onslought but at the cost of mor than 300 US and 2000 German soldiers. One marine could do nothing but cry when the UH-60's flew overhead. BMP's and other wrecked vehicles sent black smoke into the air. All that was left was to go home and Take back what the Soviets had taken.

Rottenbeard responds:

I take it you're a fan of the military eh? Thanks for another great review man, I appreciate it. You should write a story, become the next tom clancy maybe, yeah? : )


your nucking futz dude

i love what you do friend

Rottenbeard responds:

Thanks DeadKingCloven! Glad you liked it.


Credits & Info


4.96 / 5.00

May 20, 2009
10:40 PM EDT
General Rock
File Info
6.3 MB
4 min 36 sec

Licensing Terms

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