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Jul 22, 2011 | 5:49 PM EDT
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4.9 MB
2 min 8 sec
4.07 / 5.00

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Rated 4.07 / 5 stars
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Last minute entry to the NAC July, 2011: Zombie Apocalypse! >:D

I just desperately wanted to participate, I probably have no chance of winning this thing. Nevertheless, I did the best I could do with what I had. About this song: well it's been made in 3 days. The mix is pretty rushed, but perhaps it fits the genre. I would have loved to create more of an ambience in this song, but that would have taken too much of my time. No guitars available, so I did the best I could with a few synths. I also caught my nefue on the drums, which really gave my song the boost it needed. This stuff was inspired mostly by Dawn of the Dead, hence its less scary atmosphere. I went for a badass type of thing.

"Zombies are milling about/attacking/sneaking into the room Theme"
I think it's in this cathegorie... Think so...

So in case you're wondering: This song is about snails nibbling on your veggie garden ;)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

NAC Judge

Funky fo sho mans.

The brass is indeed very weird, I means what is its doing there? Instrument wise, it just doesn't fit..but it does! The timbre it adds to the gritty bass and ghost pads is impressive. The climax of this song is like a zombie beating breakdown. Like, I'm dancing maniacally around a bunch of walking corpses. Haha. I never played Resident Evil, but I could see this in a cut scene for any video game really.

The bass does a good job at carrying the song along, I suppose it might be nice to bring it in earlier, in very small amounts, and then drawn out so the chewing/gargling doesn't stand out too much. A chainsaw would be a nice way to dispose of zombies, though that would get very messy, very fast. Have you seen Dexter on Showtime? The drum and bass elements of this came out of nowhere, but were awesome. Having live drums on a song makes it sound soooo much better.

This is a really good song. It has a great video game vibe and (as I said earlier) would fit just about anywhere, which actually takes away from the contest theme a bit. What I'm saying is, besides the lip smacking and chainsaw sounds, the song doesn't scream "BRAAAIIINNSS" out at me. I like it, I like it a lot. Nice job!

My Score: 8.8

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Whirlguy responds:

I can understand why this song doesn't scream "BRAAAIIINNSS" at you. It does to me though. Judging the other reviews, it's must be a matter of opinion. There's so many different zombie genres, but I think I've succesfully recreated the sort of thing I was going for. Apart from the soundeffects and maybe the overal mix, there's nothing(much) I would change about it. It wasn't supposed to sound like a videogame though.

The song was actually pretty much built around the wet noises from the start. Once I had the song laid out, all that was missing was an ambience. I considered those noises better than nothing, but I get your point. I think the climax would have lost a lot of its energy if I brought the bass in earlier too, even if it's just small amounts. And the brass just HAD to go in this song, I intended to use them from the very start, anyway :P

The drums were taken from my neffue's improvisation. I couldn't use all of it for my song, so I took about 2 bars from the recording and looped them at the beginning and end. Then I went all Dexter on the beat(slice&dice), so as to create the climactic part. It was also layered with an already existant beat I had created. While that is a minor detail, the crashes and cymbals you hear were also not from the recording(could have used a little more editing imo).

A great review and an excellent score on top of that. Thanks man (:


Rated 4 / 5 stars

NAC Judge

Am I hearing footsteps? Or eating sounds? not sure but they were pretty annoying haha A bit of a shame cause the actual music is pretty slick! I kinda love it! It has a comedic feel to it yet still have urgency! Pretty awesome!

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Whirlguy responds:

Haha, well zombies ARE pretty comical, despite their deadliness :P


Rated 4 / 5 stars

NAC Judge

The rustling sound effects make me nervous! EEEEEk. Nice playful melody, I really enjoyed the un-typical instrumentation, I heard many styles being mixed. These factors all lend themselves to an amazing unique listening experience that, when coupled with a minor melody such as the one you are using, creeps me the F out. Good job in sticking to the criteria that the song laid out. 8.2

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Whirlguy responds:

I love this review :3


Rated 4 / 5 stars

NAC Judge

Hnn.. the sfx DEFINITELY add an awesome chill factor to this - as well as that wet sound - that's just undeniably freaky..

then you got this weird big band feeling going on in the bg - reminds me of being in like an old 40s movie where zombies are attacking. Unlike evil-dog though I actually thought the sfx added to the piece.. initially.. but after a while, actually right near the end they juuust start to get annoying - and yeah you got a quirky feeling going on here man.



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Whirlguy responds:

I wasn't too sure about the wet noises myself, actually. I decided to keep them, even though they didn't really create an ambience on their own. It's funny how you should mention the effects at the end, I was completely unaware of how annoying it would be to the listeners, hehe.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great stuff!!!

I wouldnt say you dont have a chance, I actually really really like your track.

It's like B movie zombie music. Great stuff! Very fun indeed, would definetly expect this in House of the Dead for the Wii.

Whirlguy responds:

Haha, I'm glad to hear it! That's exactly the type of thing I was going for.