When it starts out I just hear some wind as if a storm was approaching or low clouds or a plane were passing by. You look around the city and see most of the people have died due to the T-Virus spreading there. You hear coughing and other sounds there beginning to form each night. You notice them as moans and wonder if you may be next.
As the synth starts up it kind of begins to paint an even creepier atmosphere here when paired with the light sound of drums too. You wake up the next morning to see more people are dead or have tried to get away from the place in order to get away from the virus. You head to the local stores and notice some things are no longer in stock.
You pick up some guns and ammunition along with some new clothes. You feel slightly embarrassed as you put on some female clothing as they are the only things there big enough to old all the guns and ammo for you. You decide why not and go hunting for make up and what not too in case you got scars and such so you can cover them up.
As the background wind fades and the synth begins to pick up more with the bass and slight drum feel with a light buzzing sound you get more of a lonely feel to the town. You roam around and see many people either cowering fear and scared or being mauled by the zombies beginning to take over the city. You stay quiet for now in hopes that they won't hear you and come after you. You grab a pair of binoculars and see they have night vision on them as well.
You head to the local mall and go to the top scouring the city to see if there would be any escape points you could take. You notice the occasional zombie here or there at the mall parking lot and thankfully they do not look up to notice you there. You see a motorcycle in the parking lot that may have a full thing of gas in it. You decide that it would be your best chance of getting out alive.
You head down to it and break the neck of a couple of zombies trying to draw as little attention as possible to yourself. You start up the bike and see a few zombies run to you, you shoot them and ride off crying a bit as you exit the city knowing you have to leave what friends or dead friends now that you once had behind.
You go to a local gas station and thankfully there are no zombies there at all. You fill up the bike with fuel and begin to move on hoping that you encounter no problems along the way as well.
As the wind sound picks back up around 8:30 you look inside the station for food and eat what little food that hasn't been gotten yet and notice no one is in there anywhere and use the restroom as well. You head back out and can hear moans in the distance as you begin to see the zombies are going elsewhere looking for flesh to feast on mindlessly. You wonder if there is hope left for the world as you get on the bike and head onto somewhere new in hopes you can get some new clothes and possibly not run into any zombies as well.
You get near a new city and notice that there are no zombies there at all and notice someone has done been there and killed them all with headshots leaving you with no worries. You head to the local store and look for ammunition and whatever else you can stock up on. You look through the clothes and get nothing deciding that you have worn the one set of clothes so long that you have simply gotten used to wearing them.
You go back outside and see ominous looking clouds and still hearing moans, you decide that you need to keep moving. You get back on the bike with some new weapons and look around before deciding it times to leave the city and hope the next one might have survivors who won't try to kill you when you approach and offer them help like the last couple of towns have done to you. You look forward starting up the bike and move forward with your life knowing these may be your final days alive as you look for hope, food, shelter, and answers as to where this all began.
Overall, good piece I think for a zombie apocalypse styled movie, very dark atmosphere styled piece.
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I think the whole desolate isolation feel is a popular theme in this song. It would be interesting to see this used in a sort of isolated adventure film, yet the character is purposely isolating himself. It's like the character enjoys the isolation; enjoys that dark atmosphere. I appreciate the story! :)
Lost in the Harrowing Winter :O
Dude, this is fucking rad. This needs a movie for sure.
Calm but anxious...
Thanks bro! ;)
WINTER YES. I came up with many of the ideas for this song when it snowed.
You did it again =D Nice Job!!
I DL'd this song and listened to the whole thing..twice already ;D
It really shows the emotions with which this song was made.
While listening to it,I achieved a state of clarity.
So continue your work,cuz you rock ;D
I will keep doing what I do as long as people keep listening haha. Thanks man.
Wonderful- something I can listen to for a looooong time without it getting repetitive. I like how the mood shifts throughout this.. I suppose it represents your changing frame of mind throughout your depression (I hope you're doing better by the way). In general I get a lot of dark imagery, just as the mood is dark. Mostly dark alleyways and other places in the city- at night. I get a picture of a really dark and creepy basement in the first three and a half minutes though. This I can listen to at night when I am in a sober/tired mood. Even after the three and a half minutes when the mood changes a little, it doesn't loose the calm. It instead takes on a mysterious mood.. like, "What lies ahead of us?" if you were in space travel (I kinda get a space theme in this part of the song too). Now around the 8 minute mark.. dark again. Dark forest, windy and cold, or empty. Minute 9, back to the city alleyways. 11:50 I'm back in the basement.. ah, well it shifts as you see. I'm gonna just post this now though. Please do keep up the good work.
This song defentley represent my chaining mood while depressed. The whole endless
Basement idea sounds pretty cool and interesting. I appreciate the review and am glad you enjoyed the darkness and lightness of it :)
Its a very good track. The only problem is it seems your synths are generic and by that I mean sytrus. Don't get me wrong the melody is soothing but it needs more thrill. Possibly a kick, better base, either a better piano synth or a guitar synth to replace the main melody. I'm not big on ambient tracks so I could be wrong but this is just my personal opinion. Anyway good job and keep up the good work. 5/5 7/10 p.s. Im me if you need any help
Lol, I don't know what sytrus is. I program my synths using a variety Of tools and GarageBand 08 effects. I did not use any presets whatsoever. I can show you the project file if you'd like.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.