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Under Dark Skies

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General_Leo's submission. Thanks to MaestroSorrow for all advice. Faction 1 but debatable



Generel Leo's Under Dark Skies

Faction 1 (Debatable)
Originality : 18
Diversity : 17
Clarity : 20
Effort : 17
Melody : 19

Overall : 91

It was a very original piece General_Leo. There was a very unique voice to this song, and this is something I truly appreciate. Neat way of using the instruments too.

There are a nice amount of instruments going on, all flowing well together, and the way you use them are diverse as well.

Absolutely no distortion, no popping, or hissing, waveform stable, everything audible and clear. Top marks here.

I can see the effort you put in this piece as well, I am glad you did put that much effort, it shows, and its grand!

This is where it really got me, I loved the melody, easy flowing, nothing clashes, and there is no competition from other instruments. Simple, effective, catchy and well planned. I especially enjoy it when that piano plays that little riff, towards the middle I believe.

Overall Impression on me:
There are some effects here, that some may consider not in Faction 1, such as the flanger you use, but I am rather sure that this effect can be duplicated in real life, so I stick with my opinion that this is a Faction 1 piece.

The song was a fairly dark piece, I enjoyed the story it gave me, of a soldier marching on and on, wandering unfamiliar lands. Very neat.

I liked the choice of instrumentation here General_Leo, it all fits perfectly, and you use the right amount of bass and treble, making it sound more full.

The percussional beat was simple, but it was good that it was simple, I felt a hyper/complex drum beat would not serve a good purpose for this song.

I wonder what this song would have sounded like with a bit of timpini in there.

Great stuff General_Leo, Thank you for joining the contest and giving us this piece!


As many can now see, I liketh to review and listen to the music at the same time.

-A stringed intrument starts it off. A nice melody as it breaks into the drums and bassy parts. The bass is to "bassic", it needs a little more diversity. The piano is well developed and seems to have many complicated, for lack of better words, "fill-melodies", it fills in at parts as it comes back in. Pretty sweet.

-The synths seems pretty cool. They have a nice sound to it, and help to come back into the main part of the song. I'm slighly dissapointed that the synths didn't go into a more climaxed section, really bumed me out, hoping for something cool.

-You really could have done more with the drums, they seemed, um, how to say it, bland. It needs more variety.

-This has more of a Video Game feel to it, Final Fantasy 7 like.

-I like the ending, the nice "Dark Moon" feel in my opinion. Keep it up : )


Clean! Dam good job...

The name definately fits it. It's a nice sad theme, like it would be played in a scene where someone sacrifices themself for a greater cause.

i really do like the mood

The bass was perfect for the part it played. The pianos needed a little more reverb. You should have nrought out the clavi sound more, it was lamost inaudible. Interesting transition in the middle I must say. After it it got to a part that could have been very sick, but the bass part was off, I would re-write it completly, and i think it would be better off

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Credits & Info

3.56 / 5.00

Feb 17, 2006
7:01 PM EST
File Info
3.5 MB
2 min 35 sec

Licensing Terms

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