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The Storm's Rage (WiP)

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Sep 25, 2009 | 1:20 PM EDT
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1.8 MB
1 min 56 sec
4.08 / 5.00

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Rated 4.08 / 5 stars
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Metal, Rock - Heavy Metal

Author Comments

It's my first attempt at heavy metal, so don't be too hard on me. It's a WiP, and I may or may not finish it if I get the inspiration/time or if this has good feedback. This uses soundfonts for the guitars and drums (except the hi-hat, a crash cymbal and clav), a piano from a soundfont, some guitar effects and a few storm sound effects from soundfonts too. Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy it.

EDIT: Strangely, there was a large amount of silence at the end which I didn't put. Oh well, I updated it, and now it shouldn't have too much silence :D. Oh and, this already got 0-bombed 2 minutes after it got uploaded...



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Neat intro, neat snare, guitars sound a lot more okay than the other times you've used it. The rhythm riff wouldn't be too bad played on actual guitars (the guitar solo... yeah it probably would be too bad). And the theme from the title kinda fits even. I like where you're going here. Small steps

Step responds:

This mostly uses soundfonts - this probably begins my 'soundfont abuse' phase. From now on all the songs of mine which aren't techno use soundfonts instead of cheesy FL presets or MIDI.

Hahaha that guitar solo is horrible.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

More like easy listening

Firstly, I don't agree that this is heavy metal at all. In fact, I wouldn't even go as far as suggesting that it was Metal, to be honest.

The guitar is too nice and light to be Metal and the drums don't really reflect anything that would sound like this genre, with the exception of a little thrash effort in the middle. Perhaps the whole piece needs to be re-evaluated.

The piano solo was more like a bridge and completely out of keeping with the tune itself. Chalk and cheese starts to ring a bell when that particular bridge came across.

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Step responds:

Alright, I guess this'd do better in general rock or something. Well, anyway, thanks for the review :).


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

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As a heavy metal fan I would say, meh not too good. I guess when I think of heavy metal I think of something that makes me want to get up and punch the nearest person and this... didn't sound like that lol. I think it was the artificial sounding guitars. It's just hard to get that brutal metal sound when the guitar isn't real.

Now not even considering the genre the song itself was pretty cool. Quick pace and fun to listen to. Almost a happy type of song, which again is the opposite of what I think about when thinking about heavy metal songs.

So good song overall, but as a heavy metal fan I didn't really like it as a heavy metal song. (if that makes sense)

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Step responds:

Thank you for the review :). I never really listened to Heavy Metal much, usually I just listen to a bit of rock, which is probably why it doesn't give out that 'I wanna punch the nearest person' feeling :P. The guitars were from soundfonts, so I can't imagine them sounding any good, but they were the best guitars I had. The rest sounded like static :\... Anyway, glad you liked it as a song, and thanks for the tips.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Guitars don't sound too good

This is a really nice attempt, but as a metal fan and guitar player myself I really hate the guitar sound. It's just too artificial. Also, there is some noise in the background when the guitar plays the main riff that is really annoying (it can be heard at 0:27 and other occasions throughout the song). I guess it's from the drums, but it really doesn't sound that good.

Also, I was expecting some thrash metal after the intro. I mean, some hughe storm is going on, then "1, 2, 3, 4" on the hi-hat... and then I was just expecting some more brutal music. I don't know, maybe because bands that play that kind of stuff like to count in their songs with four hits on the hi-hat. ^^

Anyway, enough criticism, now to the good things: Wow, this is your first attempt? It's a quite good attempt, even though I wrote two long paragraphs of what I don't like right at the beginning. The song is well structured and even contains a nice solo plus the main riff sounds very catchy.
Also, the drums play some really good stuff.

The outro needs some more work, I think. The song kind of just ends there. Maybe end it with a short drum solo, those kind of outros work most of the time pretty well. :)

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Step responds:

Thanks for the review! It's true about those gutars. I haven't heard one electric guitar sample which sounds even close to an electric guitar. Probably the annoying sound you were hearing was one of my guitar samples, lol :P. Either that or it was a wind sound effect or something, since I tried using loads of weather sound effects around the song. I see what you mean by the stuff after the intro, now that I'm hearing it again it does skip from loud to soft too suddenly. Anyway, thanks for the compliments, and about the outro... well, I may try a drum solo, but it's not going to turn out that well probably because I'm not that amazing at percussion. Thanks again for the review :D.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good Work man!

This is an absolotely great piece of music. honestly, you say this is oyur first attempt??? Ur very first?!?!?! Wow!

Great intro, a bit similar to Blackhole12's Lost in the storm because he put in thunder too but seeing as u added wind and rain too i suppose it was a great idea for an intro. There was a lot of blend to the music, good job, transitions were quite smooth too :)

Good interludes provided enough variety to not make the listener bored and the main melody was repeated enoguh times to make the listener comfortable with it. Good job on the guitars and the drums went really well with the whole thing.

Loved the bass guitar btw and the background was great too, providing enough depth to the whole thing. Great work. Honestly, if this is your first work, can't wait to hear more!

One thing though. It was a bit short. I gave u a nine for that (aren't i evil? :P). Maybe you could lenghten the thingy a bit. Lol, enjoy!

Great job on the ending too. basically the same as the intro but great work. liked the short piano solo too. nice glissando. Good job overall.

Keep it up man. so just to recap:

-make it longer
-it was a great song
-good intro
-good ending
-varied melody
-amazing main melody
-brilliant sound effects (heartbeat at begining was awesome)
-Good job on sondfonts
-nice drumbeat

All of that got u a nine, a five and a favourite ;)

Amazing work man. Can't wait for more!

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Step responds:

Hehe, thanks XD. Actually, I got the inspiration of this song from Lost in the Storm, TBH :P. I do usually work quite hard on the transitions in my songs, so I'm glad you liked them. I never knew the guitars would work that well in this song, since they're all fake and from soundfonts. It's true that it's a little short, but that's why it's a WiP, practically; just to make it longer, since I'm quite happy with what I have right now. Thank you for the detailed review, and the recap XD. Glad you liked it!