This is certainly a unique song. I can honestly say that I have never heard anything like this before. That's a really good thing so don't worry! :)
The introduction is very melodious and relaxing in a sense. I'm really digging that space-like vibe that the synth gives off. When that heavy percussion kicks in though...let me tell you it was like a kick in the face. I wasn't expecting it at all. The element of surprise works well in this song and there are number of times that you catch me off guard. For example, around 1:22 there is a synth that surprised me. I have to mention though that you should try turning that particular instrument down a little and maybe add a bit of reverb to it so that it takes away some of the grungy edginess (unless that's what you were going for...in which case it works really well).
The 'screams' that slowly make their way into the song are a little unsettling for me, but considering the theme you were going for of power and struggle through battle, it is extraordinarily effective because it gives me a sense of primal fear.
I really like it how you break up the percussion throughout the body of the song. It emulates the tide of battle and destruction which in turn pumps up your musical adrenaline!
Overall I think this is an interesting piece that certainly boasts your unique compositional style. It has an edgy yet catchy feel to it that is hard to shake off after listening! Keep up the great work! I'll be looking for your next piece! :)
My friend, this review is astoundingly rewarding to read!
I'm glad I was able to keep catching you off-guard... mission accomplished!!! Much like the unpredicatability of battle :)
As for that 1:22 synth, it has gotten a lot of negative reaction, however, I did indeed spcifically overdrive and distort it to peaking levels because it made the introduction of the ensuing melody much more enjoyeable... going from a harsh distorted synth to a smooth, singing saw was a very pleasurable and euplifiting experience that I felt added to the track at that moment in particular. That being said, I'm sure I could have made it less offensive and mastered it better. I will rework it with your advice in mind!
The screams and yells are meant to be very unsettling. Perfect! Nothing about my music is intended to just be flowers and daisies... it should be a mix of feelings, culminating in something similar to satisfaction.
I'm so stoked that you found it so unique and - hopefully - enjoyable! I'm ver ymuch looking forward to sharing my next piece with you, it will be up soon :) Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review!
I imagine at the soft beginning, someone has just been bashed or something, and they are coming to their senses in the battlefield, and slowly they begin to recover, their side is losing, and they charge into the heat of things, fighting in sort of a slow motion to fast motion. Their side soon rallies and manages to win the battle.
Xaveze, many thanks for the rating, and especially for sharing your tale!
I really love this song! I like how it builds up from quiet to loud and multi-layered. The melodies and harmonies are really nice and it is very unique. The distant screams and moans are a little creepy, and the music instrument choice seems a little too high-tech or something for a medieval battle, but that's all that I notice that keeps me from giving you 5 starts.
Agent, I know this is a bit delayed, but thanks for the rating! Your commentary was also much appreciated... thanks for listening!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.