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October Massacre

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I struggled on where to put this song. It has a techno bass line, and a techno lead, but it has a classical structure, and a rock type of drum beat, but somehow maintains an 80's-ish feel to it... maybe it's the saxaphone.... It's logical to put this song into the New wave genre, as new wave has always been the experimental category, where genres are a little more liberal to bend, and I apologize to anyone that may get offended, and think that this song is in the wrong place.

That being said, this song is October Massacre. My failed attempt at making a song that would be worthy to be put on a collaborative CD of other great newground artists. The demo I released of this song was only 1 minute long, and if I was selected for the project, I was supposed to turn the demo into something that would appear on the Electronic EP CD. Although I didn't make the final cut, I still decided to finish this song.

To be honest, I really do listen to any criticism I get, both in real life from friends, and from all of my friends on newgrounds (I consider anyone who's ever commented on any of my songs my friends, so deal with it) And when completing this song, I tried my best to put many elements from the best parts of all of my songs together, to create something I hope you'll enjoy!



Nice !

i like this one alot and the only problem i had with it was that the opening was a little slow for my tastes besides that great song !

merlin responds:

Yeah, it's sort of a build up that leads to another build up. I'm sorry if it seemed a little slow. But thanks for the 10 score, that's really awesome! Be sure to tell your friends!



that all i can say wow!!!!

merlin responds:

Thanks, I take it you like it?



Great work man! It comes together very nicely. Loved the end and the break (or changeup or whatever) at 1:11 it worked great. Thats usually my problematic part, commin up with transitions . Anyways, I'm not a huge fan of the sax, and the snare in the beginning didn't sound spot on :/ BUT GREAT WORK MAN! Make more :>

merlin responds:

I've heard the saxaphone issue from quite a few people through reviews, so I'll definitely be re-working that. And while I'm there, I might as well take a look at the snair drum too, I custom made every drum kick, snair, cymbol, etc, and every pattern is original by me, no loops or presets at all. I went very crazy with the drums in a few parts, and It's very possible that my timing was off at the beginning, so I'll take a listen to it again when I can! Thanks for the insight, really! Be sure to share my song with a friend.



love it! i am terribly jealous of your ability to compose songs with such a wide variety of unique segments. you also did well for mixing such a wide variety of sounds. hope to hear more soon.


Interesting, but not my style.

The good:
It is a pretty decent sounding track
The bad:
The horn sounds out of place and it doesn't exactly sound like a horn.

Keep up the good work, I look forward to more of your songs.

merlin responds:

I'll definitely keep composing, that's not a question at all. As for the horn... I'm really thinking on changing it, hopefully before the weekend is over. I'll let you know if I do! Thanks for the time for a review.


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Credits & Info


4.33 / 5.00

Oct 16, 2009
5:57 AM EDT
New Wave
File Info
4.6 MB
2 min 44 sec

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