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~SW~ Thorns of a Rose Boss

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This song took a LOT of work. It's a boss theme, called "Thorns of a Rose" or "Beautiful Death". Yes, I figured out a name for it (It used to be called "Battle Theme (To be named)"). Piano + Violin + Overdrive Guitar = Pwnage. Made in FLS using nothing but the default sounds and the Fluid Soundfont.

-I take all criticism, as long as it's constructive.

-If you rate this anything other than perfect, do take the time to write even just ONE SENTENCE that's legible telling me how I can improve it.


UPDATE: Fixed piano. Again.

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great boss battle music!

has the right feel:)

Boss battle Omega

Yup, I love how some boss battles just have an epic theme to go with them such as Deoxys in Emerald or Omega Weapon in FF VIII. The fast piano here provides a really sweet boss tone to go with once more.

The piano sounds very rapid and then the violin was pretty sweet. The weird bass has a cool rhythm going to it to make it feel like a harsh plant boss. Then the simple use of drums is quite pleasing on this one.

The title kind of reminds me of Earth Tyrant from FF XII.

Overall, very cool boss beat.

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Epic battle

I'm really liking the frantic pace of the piano and strings, really gives a feel of desperation to this piece. I imagine it like a plant boss in some RPG, some kind of giant, poisonous flower. Actually reminds me of the ice boss in Twilight Princess.

The guitar is awesome, but kind of overtakes the rest of the parts. You could maybe bring out the supporting parts more to reduce the contrast there. The bass drum at some points also stands out a bit too much.

Other than that, it's perfect. Awesome job on this one.

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Quite the epic piece

In the proper definition of the word epic, that is.

I can hear that a lot of work went into this. The composition is quite amazing, and I can't really find anything I don't like.

The piano intro was amazing and really gave me shivers. Really set the entire scene for the boss battle and the song to come. I love the piano reverbs throughout the song as well, they really fill in a void that would've been really bugging me if they were not there.

The rhythmics are pretty cool, but I'm not too sure if you should have such a loud kick in a boss battle. Tunes like that are more often ominous, and I feel it just take a bit over from the bass MIDI tones.

The strings are also quite amazing, just stunning. I can imagine a really hectic boss battle going on here.

Not too sure about the guitar. Mainly because I don't like the sound of it, way to electric and metallic to fit into the song very well. I'm guessing you used the built in. Well, I know, from the description.

The outro and ending is very good, but again the kick kind of kills it a bit for me, it's just a bit too loud IMO.

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SkyeWint responds:

Thankies! The guitar is slightly off, I admit, but I do enjoy the riffs that it plays.

I may lower the kick a bit in the parts without a soloing instrument and reupload it.

The piano was a real hard part to get right. I had to equalize it several times before it didn't take over the whole thing, I played it on a different set of speakers once and it was pretty much all that could be heard. Which, well, sucked.

Anyway, thanks again for the review. ^_^


This is sending shivers all through me. It's that fuppin good. It comes off to me as a battle that was long awaited, and at this point the enemies and the good guys have reached a pivotal point. It won't be easy. So amazing, honestly. I love the when the guitar really picks up.

SkyeWint responds:

Glad you liked it, I do enjoy the guitar part as well. :P The other parts I like are right after the guitar, where the strings come back. That and the quick riff at 2:56. lol. At least, those are my favorites, no idea whether others agree, but...

Anyway, as I said below, I hope to bring more music this good to NG for games.

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4.59 / 5.00

Jun 10, 2011
10:02 PM EDT
Video Game
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10.2 MB
4 min 27 sec

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