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Maniac's March

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Haven't worked with PURE progressive rock for a long time. Too busy jumping all over the place toying with classical music, jazz, blues, electronic, and other shit.

This is definitely one of my craziest pieces to date with lightning speed and near impossible riffs, crazy beginning, constant key changes, unpredictable style, and a fade out with more melodies than you can digest. Not quite made with the feeble and faint hearted in mind.

If you like it, let me know via review.

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It was alright

I like the general beat of the song. And I also enjoyed this song.

I still like your classic rock better. :p

I can't give this much higher after hearing In Hades and your Fugues.
Are those hi-hat's panning? Lol, that's cool.
Nice effects at 1:40. I really like that melody.
The time signature changes are somewhat obvious, I would try to make them more fluid, unless you want them to be abrupt-ish.
Nice soft section at 2:10ish. Cool FX sounds and hat roll.
I'm really not diggin' the quick changes like for example: 3:16 --> 3:17. It's really awesome; I just feel its overused. To make it more powerful I would use it less, but that's just me.

3:40 and all other instances, maybe make those Open Hats closed? They are too repetitive and loud over the awesome key playing.
Keyboard shredding = O_O;
Pure awesomeness.

Hehe fadeout.

adompeace responds:

lol. There are no time sig changes! It's in 16/8 the entire time hahahaha. Well it may seem like it changes a lot because in every bar, there's a snare on the last 8th note so it does sound abrupt. But there are no weird time sigs. Only 16/8, which is only kinda weird :P

You must really like those tracks lol. It's really hard to outdo those tracks since they're so full of win, but I'll try...

first comment!

i will let you know via review cause this is fantastic!
2:15, the change their is excellent prog work, and that undulating synth in the background works perfectly.
plus theres more progression in this then some of your others which i love.
3:40, the hip-hoppish drums were a nice touch.
i really dont have anything negative to say. your solos were more cohesive than usual, they flowed with the piece very well, and you incorporated some many different tones it never got boring!
but above all, it highlights how talented of a keyboard player you are!
the only complaint i can force out is that your ending is a little cliche, ive never been a fan of the fade out, and im glad its not as common as it was back in the 70's. but i dont think youve done it before and it works fine, just a personal taste complaint.

adompeace responds:

Haha! Thanks, mate! I thought you'd like that one since it's all prog!

This time, the solos were all composed. As you could probably tell, I usually just wing it when I solo. I made sure they really harmonized with the notes and went with the flow. Made every note count.

And I understand your thoughts on the fade out. The maniac's marchin' on! I didn't know how to end it so I just did what every lazy musician would do: fade out. And I have done the fade out before: Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog. And I can't remember the last time a song of recent years faded out lol

Credits & Info


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Jul 8, 2009
6:30 AM EDT
Classic Rock
File Info
7.1 MB
6 min 14 sec

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