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NGADM Round 1.


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NGADM Round 1 review.


I think Step summed up this track extremely well, so my review might seem like an echo. The introduction is so mesmerizing; I was drawn in immediately. To repeat Step's words, the guitar and the orchestral instruments just blend so well together. When you bring in the heavier orchestra instruments such as the brass, I knew I was in for a treat! 2:11 gave this track such an expansive atmosphere. It sounds so disturbing, yet at the same time it also sounds triumphant, too. Man, that is one crazy mixture. It's as if evil has conquered the good in the world. Heavy stuff!

Repetition seems to be this track's Achilles’ heel. The introductory guitar notes repeat a little too often and so they become rather commonplace. Variation would do well! However, this makes these notes much more memorable. A double-edged sword really, you know? The percussion seemed a tad loud at 1:11, and continuing on until 1:31. Past this point, it seems to level off with the other instruments. Finally, I was hoping for a more climactic conclusion instead of a fade-out. I can imagine the suspense you might have created if you had transformed the explosion of 2:11 to the ending.

This is an impressive track. The quality is outstanding, and everything just 'fits'. Great job! :D

Score: 8.25/10

This is an NGADM Round 1 review.


I wasn't as impressed with this at first, but after two full listens, I've got to say; damn is this a good track. Turn the volume up and you've got a pretty encapsulating track right here. The guitars and orchestral instruments blend together perfectly, and the whole structure of it all is really well-thought-out. Also, 2:11 sounds HUGE. Massive props on giving it such an edge. Furthermore, you have some great percussion and you show off your atmosphere-building skills with effortless clarity right here too. This sounds cinematic, and on top of that it sounds unique and creative! Needless to say, the sounds are amazing, but then again, even if I open up your audio page, I look East and I look West and all I find are great sounds. OK that was a horrible pun sorry.

Pretty much the only fault in this track is repetition. I would've ideally liked some more chord variation, and the track took a hell of a long time to kick in. Doubtlessly, if it didn't take so long you wouldn't have been able to form such a neat atmosphere, but there was still a lot of repetition involved in doing so. You're slightly forgiven because of your occasional subtle changes here and there (like 0:17's little grace note thing), along with the amazing sounds and transitions, but I still think you could've kept stuff a bit more interesting.

You and your opponent both gave each other a run for his money. Can't help but give the same score to both of you. Fantastic work.

Score: 9/10

I couldn't bring myself to finish listening to it simply because it's so good. A completely different contrast to my entry so Round 1 should be interesting indeed. Losing to a submission like this however, I wouldn't at all be surprised. Really good job and good luck! :-)

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Jul 24, 2013
12:57 AM EDT
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7.4 MB
3 min 16 sec

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