Lost in the perfect storm. Flawless song!
I must give you credit, it takes something fantastic to get me to really write anything anymore.And this is nothing short of that.
Part of me was confused at first with the title, Bossfight. I was expecting something that would generally be a bossfight. I mean, I definitely got that, in flying colors, but the main problem with that concept, thinking on it now, is that I'd just stand there and listen to the song, and not fight.
Not that that's a major problem or anything. On to the review!
I must say that I enjoy the 8-bit sounds in the beginning, it's a bit of a weakness for me. And the airy bit in the beginning as well kind of summed up the lighthearted-yet-epic sound that this song was going to convey. And like the many great sea-shanties before it, it manages to keep the sound you'd associate with sea-faring adventures and Krakens.
Breaking off into the middle of the song, with the distorted chorus, it was an unexpected bit, something that brings the sea-shanty into the modern era. Which made me happy; Given the direction of some music nowadays, it's nice to see a face-lift on something so unique and wonderful that can make it more appreciated by current music-lovers and listeners. The parts with the almost electric-guitar-whining solo fitted in nicely with the flow of the song, while at the same time creating a bit of a refreshing conflict with the sound that you would expect to be faced with in the daily life of those who this song symbolizes.
Finally, the ending, which is quite possibly my favorite part (not saying that the song was bad, I just enjoy what you did with it.) the undistorted whistle and accordion, bringing it back to it's roots, and the final burst of sound that echoes like cannon fire. A simply wonderful way to end it; the best way just short of making it a loop so I could listen to this song infinitely.
If I had to find something to be nit-picky about, I could only think of one thing: the beginning of the song. Not to sound contrary, again, I loved every part of this song. However, I feel that if you had done what you did with the ending and built up the roots of the song with the simple accordion and whistle and then worked up to the modern sounds, I think it would have tied the song together a little more nicely, and it would've given the ending a bit more of a purpose.
But I digress, I don't want to end this on a bad note. This song was one of the best I've heard in a long time, and I'm glad I've listened to it a total of 12 times wince I opened up this page. And I'm glad I decided to go hunting around for someone who has pure talent running through their veins, similar to the sailors and their saltwater. Keep up the sound and quality of the songs, and you'll definitely go places. I can see you going far with the simply beautiful and pleasant sounds of your music, and I hope to listen to your stuff more often, Bossfight.
wait no, that's stupid...
there we go