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Sep 2, 2012 | 3:46 PM EDT
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13.7 MB
7 min 28 sec
4.36 / 5.00

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Rated 4.36 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Okay so vocals took awhile and they still suck LOL. Here we are anyway. I hope you guys enjoy, and good luck to all the other NGADM competitors! just noticed the noise at the end but I don't care enough to fix it LOL

Sad poor boy,
He's born of the trough

No exclusive home
He dreams beneath his willow

But he never shed one tear
He's been drained dry by all his peers

All the Earth shares their seed
Behold, we're fifty gallons full

Virgin girl, pure, mature,
Fit to bathe in our sweet release

Contractions, he's coming; it's time now
Born blank, bald, and bloody, our hideous pride
She sighs, he screams, oh!
Trough boy is yours too, he's globally shared

All the earth
Is obligated to raise
The child of the trough
The child is deaf, blind, and dumb

He's below the par
Just a burden now
Let him go

Sad poor boy
Bred to drift away
All the earth banished him

The boy will die alone



Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW. This really is a piece of art. The vocals flow real nice, the synth arpeggios are really nice, the bass around 2:00 is holy shit. Is that you playing bass, or god? This whole song is really nice, progressive jazzy rock. Even though I'm mainly a heavy metal musician, this song REALLY makes me want to start doing jazz. This whole song is just amazing. The bass, the rhythm guitar, lead guitar, solos, the drums. This song is like getting a natural high, without needing any intoxicant. That is a really interesting bridge at 4:18. I like how it suddenly gets heavy. i can definitely hear you have a bit of Djent influence in your music. It reminds me alot of The Contortionist, and Animals As Leaders. This is an interesting song for sure. Plenty of jazz, hard rock, alternative, progressive metal influence all rolled into one track. I really like it, this is honestly one of the best songs I've heard on Newgrounds. Sorry for this review being SOOOOOO damn long. I just am amazed by the amazingness of it. Have a 5. You deserve one for sure.

Kor-Rune responds:

That's actually a seven string guitar doing the arpeggios, much less impressive LOL. I'm glad you like jazz! Jazz has so much character in music, it's my favorite genre to listen to.

Thanks for the kind review! I appreciate the comments <:


Rated 5 / 5 stars

So I gave your track a straight ten this time around too. The track isn't actually as perfect as that implies (I think we can agree that it is inferior to your round 1 piece in most ways) but the problem is that if I were to score your track first and use it as the standard for the other scores, the other scores would seem unreasonably low :c So this is a reasonable solution, I think. Since I downloaded and listened to the version that was up on the deadline, I won't comment on the vocals and the new guitar parts.

In its current shape, this is an excellent guitar-centric instrumental with an extraordinary amount of fresh ideas that are executed brilliantly. There is usually one instrument or musical idea that's being brought to the spotlight as the rest of the instrumentation provides rhythmic and harmonic support, and this theme going on throughout the song is what I think is gluing this song together even when no one part gets repeated ever. A notable exception is the very jazz fusion part starting at 2:36 where the instruments collaborate and play together in a way that's very clever. Almost every part has something unique and amazing that I could point out but I don't want this review to get too long.

You've hit a good balance with the production and mixing. There is good variation in intensity yet I never really have to reach for my volume control. It's nice and loud yet without any noticeable compromise in sound quality. There aren't that many individual instruments, so the mix is kept clean and glass clear, but the instruments fill the stereo and frequency spectra beautifully, and they all have intriguing detail and overall sound gorgeous.

I'm thoroughly impressed by the quantity and quality of the ideas you produce in two weeks. You have a combination of massive instrumental skill, creative ingenuity and a musical maturity which, combined with enough effort to produce a relatively fleshed out song that extends past 7 minutes, will not go wrong. For you to do well in the future rounds it's mostly a matter of getting full tracks together in time for the deadline, and of course to keep impressing us with your skill and talent.


Kor-Rune responds:

WOW, thanks for the ten Buoy! I really don't think this track deserves it though!

I'm not happy with this track much at all, I'm surprised about the feedback! I thought it was very scatter-brained and the non-repeating themes would be my downfall. I never thought of the inconsistency as a recurring theme itself!

I tried to compensate for less repeated themes with lyrics, but it doesn't work the same way. :c I wanted the deadline instrumental track judged anyway because rushed vocal takes SUUUUCK. I need to not write seven minute songs in two weeks, it just works against me.

dude I'm doing minimal post-EQ, a lot of my instruments are mixed going in, I just fuck with the levels and cut off some bass on things. My drum machine does most of the work. I figure if you have a string section and good sounding drums, everything else hardly matters LOL. Addictive Drums is a -killer- drum machine.

Anyway, thank you for your review AND your generous score for my failure! <:


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dude, you are a musical beast. There are so many elements here that jived so well, and were played with absolute perfection. I'm truly at a loss for words here, brother. This is an absolute KILLER track.

Interested to hear with vox, for sure. haha. Wow.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Reminds me of Cynic. That's awesome :D
You made this in just two weeks? That's awesome too :D
Great lyrics, I'm jealous.

I've written some bad reviews but this one is probably the worst. Sorry it had to be for your song.



Kor-Rune responds:


They're my favorite band actually, so diverse and fluent.

Thank you for your kind review even if it was your worst! <:


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dude your vocals are very good man, I think your pitch and control are very good. You shouldn't put yourself down bro.

Very good piece bro. tbh, you inspire me.


P.S. I am a trough boy

Kor-Rune responds:

Thanks man! I'm flattered I inspire such a coherent trough boy <3 Thank you for the kind words and review!