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Zel - Forte of Darkness

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Author Comments

Submission for the Dreams of Splendor Contest

This song was pretty hard to make, considering that it fully packed to the brim with many different instruments, and mixed to the best of my extent. I've tried hard with this one, and by the time I got it to the part where I was going to upload it, my computer started to struggle on me, even as I had most of the part in .wav format.

It sounds good on my end, and I hope it does the same on yours.

Enjoy (rates and comments will be appreciated).


Definitely a good piece here, sounds like one of those epic battles in the newer pokemon games. For the title though, the flute seemed like it would have done better as a different instrument, the notes were right but the flute doesn't create a strong enough contrast. The drums fit, but i'm betting if you go back and spice em up a bit i bet you could throw more life into em as opposed to the constant bass and every other snare/clap. Maybe a different bass setting, really minute fixes but I'd bet those minuet things would step the song up to another level. Still give a 5 and a 4.5 because it certainly is really well put together. Good Job

This is a very fun piece! I feel like it's a story of someone whom loathes being lazy or procrastinating, and loves having fun with the hard work they do.

There's something special about this piece beyond the variety of instruments, and it's that it is neither overly repetitive, nor does it stray from its intended feeling. It's just a downright fun listen!

Within the shell that this piece was crafted in, it doesn't need to be changed. Fun pieces like this make it easy to get away with just about anything!

If I would make any critique at all, it would be one that I find very common among composers on Newgrounds, and that is that the volume of the piece is very, very loud. I was forced to listen to this (albeit with my headphones on) at 17% volume! Turning down the volume of the audio before exportation would help.

The reason I give 4/5 stars instead of a solid 5 is because although it is a fun-loving piece, it doesn't really have much depth to it. That isn't something all music needs (though pop culture music could use way, way more of that), but you could try expanding into more rhythmic variety to change this. Maintaining one portion of this piece and changing something else would maintain the feeling, but increase the depth. Changing the rhythm but not the melody for example.

Well done, Zelazon! I really enjoyed that

Good luck in that competition!

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Credits & Info


4.56 / 5.00

Feb 1, 2013
4:41 PM EST
File Info
8.9 MB
3 min 54 sec

Licensing Terms

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