NGAP 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONTEST REVIEW
A Chaoz cover. Saw that coming a mile away haha. But what the heck, Chaoz Fantasy has a fantastic melody and no Newgrounds anniversary competition would be complete without it.
What I like about this submission; let's see... One thing that I thought was awesome was how you didn't start the remix with the actual melody but with something that doesn't catch the listener's ears much since it's just a gated hypersaw which shows up in 99% of all tracks in this genre. Then, at 0:55 you ever so subtly and quietly introduce the melody, which you then play in all its glory at 1:23, making this feel like quite an "epic" approach in a sense. The melody itself sounds great on the piano. The structure is also great, if a bit typical, and on that note I commend you on turning a DnB song into a solid and well-structured trance track. The synth at 2:45 is really cool too; maybe give it a bit more reverb?
The primary issue with this is that it's just cheesy, man. Some of the sounds you used are great like the piano and the synth I mentioned but most of them are very standard for this genre. The drums are pretty bad too. They need more power, especially the kick. Right now they feel more like a jumble of badly-processed Vengeance samples rather than a coherent and unified beat. My final problem with this is that later on it feels as if you started running out of ideas. At 2:45 you finally introduced one of the essential melodies of Chaoz Fantasy but barely gave it any justice because right after a few bars, you just repeat more of the intro riff, and at that point it starts getting very repetitive.
This needs better production overall, but good job on it!