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The Atlas (The Battle)

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Sound: Mixing can use work as the drums and cymbals are really lost and muddled. The other parts such as the "strings" and the piano are also lackluster in their sound due to improper mixing of the parts. The best sounding part is the guitar.

Composition: While still a bit over the place with the structure, this one certainly sounds more structured. The addition of instruments that aren't guitar definitely helps distinguish the sections apart. The "string" parts and the piano parts are very simplistic compared to the complex guitar riffs, which works as a contrast but also makes those parts feel rather lackluster.

Fit to Art: The chaos of this guitar and the "strings" and the piano make this piece fit the picture pretty well in my opinion. I think it gets across the feel of the landscape and what is happening, and tells a decent story.

Originality: Not particularly original, even with the piano and "strings" added in.

Ending thoughts: Music structure needs work, and so does mixing. Also try learning to write better parts for the piano and strings.

This really has potential, but here's my issues with it. I feel it needs better mixing due to the constant clipping throughout, especially the snare, which I felt was too compressed. I really liked what you used for the first 40 seconds of the song and really sounded like something interesting, but as it progressed beyond, the guitar you used for this piece really took away from it and was difficult to listen to due to the way it was mixed and sharp to the ears. I also felt it wasn't a good transition beyond the 40 second mark. I would've loved to hear more of thatbuild up and continue through the song. Overall I didn't like the instrument choices beyond the 40 second mark except the piano (I did like that, would've mixed with the beginning well) and it felt a bit catastrophic and all over the place. It's a good attempt, and I like the first part but needs better mixing.

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DustinAvery
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Uploaded
May 15, 2013
7:42 PM EDT
Genre
Heavy Metal
File Info
Song
5.4 MB
4 min 41 sec

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