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Blood, Bullets & Tears [SFPL]

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Conflicts bring sadness... Sadness brings hate... Hate brings blood...

This is the second version of "Blood, Bullets & Tears [SFPL]".

It still doesn't feel "complete". Some advice would be very welcome ^__^.

Uploaded a new version this morning. Added some more patterns to the snare and piano and tweaked the volume of the strings and bells.

I increased the quality to 160kbps

Hope you enjoy ^__^

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Definitely improved from the first version

Clearly better mastering, and some interesting bits of melody you added; also, good job on switching up the piano a bit more. The only thing I would say is that your initial riff (the arpeggio you start with) should definitely stop playing at some point before 2 minutes have passed. Believe me, it'll come back to bite you in the ass when more reviewers weigh in. Plus, even though this version's not too repetitive, people will attack it for being repetitive if they can still hear that same riff you started with all the way through the song.

Nice effects and good job on the harmony. Only other comment I would make is that you could use an interlude or a key change at some point to ease the mood in the song. It might make the sort of "anguishy" feel of the song more apparent if there's a lighter bit to contrast it, you dig?

Nice work; 4/5 9/10.

SFaPiL2 responds:

I was trying to follow your advice when improving it and I must say that it was no easy task. Now I know where I should be focusing on with my future creations.

Thank you very much ^__^. Your tips are very useful!


actually more great than medium-good

and no its not a monotonus repeat of the same melody like the other reviewer said, the melody actually evolves very well throught the song in a uplifting way. great song, Keep uploading, this is nice.

SFaPiL2 responds:

Oh thank you ^__^. Glad to read that it isn't that bad (especially from you, since you're awesome!).

However, I do notice what he means (even though, not as severely). I've always asked myself what was the difference between my songs and the very good ones in Newgrounds and the other reviewer seemed to have opened my eyes a bit. I do tend to make music layered like a techno song... which is pretty bad in these cases.

Thanks for your support, however. Much appreciated ^__^.


Some advices

Ok. What you will hear in a moment will be some advice. I know that you think this is really good music. But it isn't. The first thing is that you have created some harmony and it is going on and on. No changes. You add new instruments but the base is still the same. Like in techno. It starts from only base drum and it develops itself adding new things. Try to add something different, something surprising. It isn't complete because I can't hear a main motive. Harmony is not a motive. It is just base for melody. There is no characteristic melody. Think about that. 3/10 for idea.

SFaPiL2 responds:

I honestly didn't expect that, but that doesn't matter. This means that I was misjudgingly considering this song medium-good.

The funny thing is that in this version I was working on making it vary more... I guess I failed ^_^.

I will surely think about what you just said and will TRY (to the best of my capabilities) to fix this mistake.

Thank you for the honest advice.

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Jun 28, 2009
5:28 PM EDT
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4.6 MB
4 min 1 sec

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