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Cthulhu Rises (Halloween2011)

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This is my submission for the Halloween 2011 Contest. It's a cinematic theme about the rise of the cosmic demon Cthulhu and the ensuing battle with all of mankind. I hope you enjoy it (:

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We need a hero to battle this divine being, one who stands for right, one who will put his own life on the line, a hero we deserve... BATMAN, batman will kick cthulhu in the face with his ENERGY LEGS!!!
also awesome song

Fits Cthulhu well

Excellent. :)

The song sounds great, but there are a few things you might want to consider.

First off, the Timpani/Pitched Taikai Drums are honestly underused. There are many opportunities for rolls that would add greatly to the build-up. Second, some of your stuccato strings work in the 2:00 area might be added to by playing it down an octave or two on the bass as pizzicato (the quarters starting at 1:45).

The melody on horn/brass is nice, but it might be an interesting twist to have the second measure have the second note different (F or Eb perhaps), then back to the original phrase, then another variation to counter. Don't be afraid to twist your melodies more when they repeat. A counter melody on trumpet or such over this would be nice if it can be done.

A snare and some more percussion might be appropriate in spots, but that's a choice of style.

There are a lot of good things about this song, I don't have really any major complaints, but there is certainly room to add. Great job on this, it really is an excellent piece. :)

OrphenFire responds:

A helpful in depth analysis of my music is always appreciated! I hadn't thought of modifying the brass melody for the second measure. And you're right, a counter melody on trumpet would have really added to the musicality of the piece. I'll take these suggestions to mind and apply them to my next composition, whatever it may be. Thanks again (:


It's like a stream of pure epicness penetrating my ears and run trough my veins, filtering my very blood...



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4.80 / 5.00

Oct 22, 2011
4:39 PM EDT
File Info
5.5 MB
4 min 1 sec

Licensing Terms

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