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Author Comments

Progressive rock epic with a bunch of fun timings and riffs. Sorry, the track is really long and has to be lo-fi.

Sorry if the vocal takes aren't top notch.

If anyone else wants to sing, PM me and I'll give you an instrumental track and all the other necessary things etc.

Here are the lyrics:

I'm tired
No more gravity machine to keep my spirit afloat and fair
I'm so sad, can't get myself a grip nor find myself a life or get a little action

Ya heard me
A little action
I ain't waiting
For more friction

Long way up
And I'm still down

Unseal the hatch, buckle up the straps it's time for countdown!
Ignite the jets, and prep the shuttle, it's time for lift off.

Just a false alarm
I'm going nowhere
They kept me here

It's a long way out
And I'm so down
I beg for wonder, I'm forced to wait
They tell me eventually
Craving that night, I swiftly succumb
To another one without the stars by my side

...Long way up
And I'm still so down
I beg for wonder, I'm forced to wait
They hold me under a knife
Craving that leisure, I reach for the handle
And turn it on my friends

Run hide cry scream
Bitch moan lie maim
Crave kill tear eat
Steal rape smile

You've fallen
The blade's in my hand
We've liftoff
And I'm a free man(x3)

It's a long way up
And I'm almost there
I begged (for this wonder) I hoped (for this splendor)
At last

I'm home



Very impressive

I'm diggin' this tune man. I love the vocal melodies and I really can't explain this piece in enough words. However, there is one thing that bothered me. The drum mix. It didn't really fit on the softer parts, it sounded a little bit raw and it really exposed the synthetic sound of the drum machine. Overall, I was really impressed though and if you could get a more professional sounding mix that would be amazing. Looking forward to seeing what you do.

Kor-Rune responds:

Thanks! Yeah, I wish I could afford drum recording equipment, and just play the parts myself. Oh well, I'm lucky enough with this drum machine I think, some people can't even tell it's a machine ;)

Thanks for the review!

Love it

This is probably the best example of why your my favorite artist on Newgrounds. In a way it's kind of like The Mars Volta meets metal (basically Mars Volta prog metal version).

I love the vocals, lyrics, the melodies and the mixing. Everything about this track is essentially perfect. If you lived closer I'd have to ask you to be the vocalist of my band. You're just the type I'm looking for.

Great job and good luck on your future musical endeavors.

Kor-Rune responds:

Gasp! Thank you!

I'm actually playing this live with a prog band I found with me on lead vocals and guitar. I feel like a douchebag being the frontman, I'm usually the short kid on that side that likes to shred.

Thanks a bunch, I'm glad you like this!


really progressive, reminds me of a progressive rock band called Odessa, they are italian.
very cool man. keep it up!

I Got A Different Idea

I think the music is dope dude, seriously. I like the fact that, unlike few underground groups, you're stays together in rhythm. As far as vocals? Bro, shockingly your voice is more towards a punk genre. I was kinda shocked! Prog is definitely not the style for singing but a punk band could do ya justice :P

Kor-Rune responds:

Punk huh? XD I've actually never played or been interested in punk.

I don't think I'm confident enough to sing punk, or lyrically gifted enough.

You're right.

Vocals could use work, but you have the potential to make it better yourself. You could start by using your diaphragm more to support your sound. Some of your higher holds actually sounded like you were doing this, and were pretty good. But you may also want to rearrange the vocal melody, as some parts didn't sound right in the song, whether it was a rhythm here or a pitch choice there. Give the vocals another run-over, work out a few kinks, and it will be pretty good. And give singing it another shot, just remembering to put more of your diaphragm behind the sound instead of using your throat.

Kor-Rune responds:

Thanks! Some of the melodies were rather hard to work out due to crazy time signatures, namely near the first fourth of the song. I'll have to focus more on diaphragm usage. I put so much work in polishing the rest of the song with the mix and guitars etc. that I simply haven't put enough effort in the vocal.

I hope you liked the rest of the song, didn't really get input on that. Thanks for the review!

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Credits & Info


4.04 / 5.00

Mar 15, 2010
6:38 PM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
7.3 MB
8 min 2 sec

Licensing Terms

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