<EagleGuard> Last Stand

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Hey folks,

I'm just about done with my final exams, which means I'll have more time again for composing. Yay!

Anyway, about the song itself... It's been ages since I last wrote an actual rock song, so I thought it'd be nice to try that again. I chose the name 'Last stand' because of its heroic, yet slightly dramatic feel. Hope you guys (and gals) like the result ;)

Technical info and such:
Software used: Sonar 8 Producer Edition
Tempo in bpm: 120
Time signature: 4/4
Key signature: E minor

Please rate/review! It's all very much appreciated :)

31/05/2011 (EU) - 05/31/2011 (US):
Fixed a small velocity error with the glockenspiel.


Great song

The drums were not loud enough, but everything else was perfect.

EagleGuard responds:

Haha, alright, I'll keep that in mind next time ;)

Thanks for the review!


i can't see the epic button...
nah,jk-about the button,the epic is correct :P -
its good to hear your music again,you even choose a rock song :D
keep up the-good-work


EagleGuard responds:

Haha, thanks! I like epic music and I like rock, so this is the result of that combination.

Thanks for the review =)

That title is so generic :3

Really nice stuff man. It's got a pretty generic 'dramatic epic' sound to it with the choirs, strings, guitar and rock drum kit, but to be honest it all works out very well. I enjoyed it throughout. It'll definitely make a great background for a boss battle in a game. Nicely done!

Instrumentation is great. I like the sound of each instrument you used, especially the guitar which sounds pretty realistic. The sounds are all well-chosen and I love the choir too. What VST did you use for it? East/West Symphonic Choirs? But yeah instruments are great.

Production-wise, there's not much room for improvement. This time I think the song is just the right volume, thankfully. Your mix is also quite clear, although I would've liked a bit more bass, especially in the drums. The kick is wimpy, for lack of better word. To be honest all the percussion (except maybe the crash cymbals) could do with a boost in power. That being said, this song has nice production quality, and there isn't much I can nitpick about.

The composition is good, albeit a bit cheesy. The foreground melodies are memorable, well-written and supported well by the background that you made. One thing about the submission is that I can't really find a part of it which I can call my favourite. While this isn't necessarily a good thing because it may make the submission a bit monotonous, it makes it great for background music, because every section compliments the next but doesn't stand out.

Having said all that, I agree completely with Sawdust that after the epic orchestral intro I expected a bit more. It was a bit anti-climatic.

So, as a recap, other than the minor nitpicks, this is an enjoyable track. Smooth transitions, nice instrumentation/composition, and it'll make great background music for a battle. Nice work!

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EagleGuard responds:

Choosing the right instruments and tweaking them (equalizing, reverb) took me about two hours alone, so I'm glad you like the sound of them xD I used Tonehammer's Requiem Light for the choirs. Instead of a wordbuilder, like EW/QL's Symphonic Choirs, you get pre-selected wordphrases you can mix and match to make them sing gibberish like in this song, which is pretty cool.

I made the kick/bass drum a bit softer on purpose, because it would've been to noticeable had I not done so. This is of course my opinion and I'm still rather noob when it comes to EQ'ing, so I'll try to improve on that in the future.

About the 'no part standing out'... Yeah... I've been having trouble with that for a long time now. I just can't seem to think of proper climaxes for my songs. Hopefully I'll get better at that soon, because people have mentioned it before.

Sorry about the anti-climax at the start, I just didn't want to go with the whole epic-orchestral thing again x)

Thanks again for the review!

Cool rock song

Like how it starts with a feel of it being some classical chorus piece as well. The chorus and piano are very nicely worked. The tune sounds like it would be part of an epic fight movie where the next to last battle starts.

The guitar here sounds really nice but what effect is that? The delay effect? IF so then nice!! The drums are very light and pretty swell here as they move along and cause great gladness to swell inside as one delivers the final blow I think. The tone is just really sick and I like how this one turned out.

Overall, completely fitting title. :P

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EagleGuard responds:

The lead guitar uses a delay and a bit of reverb. I just used the standard VST's that shipped with Sonar 8, which means they are a little basic (though they do the trick, I guess).

Anyway, glad you liked it and thanks for the review ^^

Really nice ^^

Its' been awhile since I've heard music like this, it reminds me of TOS.

Like, inside of the book?..Yeah, I'm a nerd.

Anyway! I really like the beats and flow of it, and sad to say I barely understand what you are talking about with signatures and tempo, but it sounds good XD.

Either way, I love this.

Favorited&Good job : D

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EagleGuard responds:

Haha, many thanks ^^ Glad you liked it ;)

The details were meant for people that also like to compose/play an instrument, so you aren't missing much if that is not the case xD I have no idea what you mean with TOS though (then again, I might just be stupid =p)

Anyway, thanks for the review!

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4.28 / 5.00

May 29, 2011
5:05 AM EDT
General Rock
File Info
4.9 MB
3 min 33 sec

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