The concept is definetely great, even if the execution isnt perfect. The introduction is my favourite part, as i really liked the vocoded voice, even though i couldn't make out what it was saying for the life me. I read the author's comments though, and using a Hindu prayer definetely makes sense, especially seeing what you managed to come up with. The main section was really good too, with a punchy drum beat that gave the song a definite sense of energy which contrasted well with the calmish introduction. I especially liked the modulation later on, as the transition into it was as smooth as heck. However, i can sense that the drums, although of high quality, weren't given much work, because there's basically only one drum loop which repeats over and over again, and this made the song a bit repetitive. Other than that, everything else was pretty good, just make use of some more variety next time and you'd have a perfect song. ;D
Intro = 2/2
Outro = 2/2
Blend = 1.5/2
Transitions = 2.5/3
Bass = 1.5/2
Originality = 2/3
Drums = 1/2
Melodies = 3.5/4
Score = 16/20 = 8/10
Note: This is your review from the NGADM Round 2 and as always im posting it here for your convenience.
Almost made me dance
Composition: The vocoded voice at the beginning is pretty cool I gotta say, really added to the buildup you made. The buildup may have been short but it was really good. At the end of that buildup the pause left me disapointed until the actual song came in (then I was going "there we go"). You got a great beat going on after, something I would actually consider dancing to (I absolutely don't dance unless absolutely needed) The pause after took away from the whole dance concept though, bringing it back similar to the buildup wouldn't really bring people dancing. The part after that though is absolutely great, the melodies and progressions and even the percussions just leave a really strong (sad-type) emotion in the wake of it. The ending seemed kind of abrupt, but many songs do that so I'll let it slide.
Instrumentation/Mastering: I really can't complain about either the instrumentation nor the mastering because it all goes so well together. If it didn't, I wouldn't have felt like dancing.
Mind = blown
Holy crap AMP, released on the last day, you were scaring me there, but the wait was worth it. This is my new favorite from you, time to listen for hours on replay :D Anyways i think between you and xKore..i have no idea, you guys both did a amazing job.
Goodluck to you AMP
Thanks a crap load for the support man :)
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