Forgive Not

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Mental breakdowns are fun.

I can no longer trust my brain.



The way it picks up at the start and just keeps going.. it's like a new theme to my day. I can't get enough. Almost feel like this is what my heartrate monitor should sound like. My hearts always doing acrobatics.
I want to watch Dark City to this song on repeat. That's what I think.

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TheHeartgrinder responds:

I had no idea Dark City existed. I'll have to check it out.

And that would be the most kick ass heart monitor, ever.

Bad ass sounds and arrangement, man. I like your style.

TheHeartgrinder responds:

Ha, you should. We share mutual creative influences.

I love the orchestral feel to the song: The choir, the brass sounding instruments, and the pitch bending are all fantastic. The song is pretty fluid with pleasant chord changes.

The reason I only gave 4 stars is because like most songs, it's not perfect. The intro had some pretty harsh sound tearing at around 16 seconds in to 20 seconds. I'm not sure if it's intentional or not, but it can be solved usually very easily by lowering the amplitude of the instrument or using a limiter. Also I know this is opinionated but the ending didn't really live up to the rest of the song. The ending sounded a little dissonant and abrupt; nowhere near as epic as the rest of the song. Anyway that's all I have to say besides practice makes perfect!

TheHeartgrinder responds:

The tearing was very much intentional. Keep in mind that this is musical interpretation of my own madness. And there is nothing comforting about it.

As for the ending, That's never been one of my strengths. You're right to say practice makes perfect. And I've still got a bit of practicing to do.


The song in general is just, amazing. Not one time did I think "When will this be over?" as say with the beginning of 'Opium Den'. It always kept itself moving and thats what I call a success. Other than that theres a definitely interesting mix of sounds that blend very well. Not one sound bugged me in this, not one. You really overdid it on this.

TheHeartgrinder responds:

That's yet another habit I've been trying to break myself of. This and the previous review should be indication that I've moved my creative thought process in a much better direction. Even when my mind was on the verge of collapse.

I'm glad my insanity has restored your faith in HG.

Ooh! This is sweet! :D Very moody and I could also imagine it in a run and gun platformer. I also love how there are different moments in it, each giving it a new blend (I have the bad habit of stacking and combining patterns most of the time).

TheHeartgrinder responds:

That was a hard habit to break for me. It kind of limits where you can take a track so I've been trying to abandon that aspect of my music. Unless of course the project calls for it.

The best music is almost always dynamic.

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4.67 / 5.00

Jul 12, 2013
1:16 AM EDT
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9.4 MB
4 min 6 sec

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