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EDIT [18/08/2013] Replaced file with a SLIGHTLY better mix that fixes the voice getting drowned out by the instruments. Sounds equally shitty, though!

My entry for Round 1 of the N G A D M '13 contest! Couldn't have submitted any later lol.

Had a ton of trouble with this one because moving, unpacking, no space, broken microphone, and as always, production trouble because I just suck at producing... BUT I DID IT. And I'm quite proud of it, regardless of audio quality. I hope y'all enjoy it! I really put a lot of effort into the melodies and instruments!

[Written and performed by Wolftacular]
Open up and listen
It is you who I want near
I know my voice isn't
Something you are used to hear

I want to show you places
And fly through all the spaces
But I'm mistaken
This fantasy is shaken

I lived the most confusing dream
About an angel who spoke to me
And though my head can make things seem
I've faith that this one might truly be

But if you're really up there now
Are you just planning to leave me here?
Why don't you fly and come right down
So you can pluck me right off this sphere

You have not been dreaming
I've had my eyes on you
But they'd call this scheming
We could never make it true

I want to break the skyline
Renounce to what's divine
But I would risk
Your life and more

I've gone in circles in my head
And my decision I have reached
So prepare your wings to spread
And I will do anything you preach

Please forget it all
It's impossible to do
You and I are small
They'd cut us both right through

Of all the stars in heaven
You're the one who's made me leaven
But it's forsaken
We must both awaken

If I could change the rules
Or fight against those fools
You know I'd do it
But I can't come through with it

It is best to leave you
Pretend I only deceived you
I'm gone forever
Forget this endeavor

I lived the most confusing dream
About an angel who loved me
And though the stars can make things seem
I've faith that this one someday I'll see

So if you're really up there now
I hope you're warm, safe and well
And if you ever do come down
I know the skyline will be where you fell

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If memory serves, you remade this song (different submission), but this is the one I like best. The instrumentals accompany the lyrics perfectly. Wishing you the best of success, either personally or professionally :)

Wolftacular responds:

Wow, thank you man! I didn't remake it, but a buddy in here helped me remaster it. I plan to re-record it eventually with more time for better quality and stuffs. Thanks a bunch for the comment! I don't get many nowadays :)

I heard this track through MetalRenard's NG page and I just wanted to say how much I loved the vocals and writing of this piece. I'm not the most experienced with audio so I can't really say anything useful in my commentary. So... I'll simply say thank you for sharing your talents for everyone to enjoy.

Wolftacular responds:

I appreciate any and all comments! Thank you for listening! Glad you enjoyed it! (:

- NGADM Round 1 Review -

Your singing is very good. The lyrics are great, and they go very well with your voice and chosen melodies. The progression is good, as well, and there a definite flow to the track. The production of your track is nicely done, for the most part; however there is some muddiness in certain parts that definitely take away from the clarity that the song strives for; the vocal mixing could also use some work integrating with the rest of the track. Overall, this was a pleasant song to listen to.

Score: 8

Wolftacular responds:

Glad to hear you enjoyed the track overall, and thanks a bunch for the feedback!

This is so good!!!!

Wolftacular responds:

Thank you so much!

This is an NGADM Round 1 review.


You have ludicrously large amounts of potential. Your voice is one of the best in the competition and you pour bucketloads of emotion in your tracks. First off, your vocal performance in this track is just perfect... apart from some words being awkward in pronunciation/rhythm, and a grammatical error ("Something you are used to hear" > "Something you are used to hearing") which I won't dare deduct marks for, despite my self-diagnosed OCD going insane. The composition is excellent. I really loved your choice of chords, and even though the vocal melodies were a bit repetitive and simple, it's hard to make vocal melodies that complex, and you manage to provide more sophisticated composition in the other melodies. Great intro by the way, if a bit generic!

The mixing, as you're aware, leaves a lot to desire. I knew this would happen since even your audition had bad production value, and because of that I was torn between voting for you to go through and not voting for you (I ended up choosing the former). The mix is pretty much the only major quirk with this track, apart from the instruments being of low quality. The mix is very, very muddy, definitely owing to the fact that you have big, muddy string chords playing all the time, and constantly drowning everything else. Your piano, while working very well with the track, is also too muddy.

You need to work on your mixing, man. You've got enormous amounts of potential, but production is your barrier. I'm highly impressed with everything else - great work.

Score: 8/10

Wolftacular responds:

I was under the impression that scoring was based on the actual writing and stuff :O must've misread or missed something. So, muddy as fuck, got it c:

And I had no idea about that grammar thing, or your OCD diagnosing skills :P but you'll have to forgive me! I'm mexican, ese!! Which reminds me I told myself I'd never sing in English again if someone told me I had an accent >( so much for that, lol!

Welp, thanks for taking the time to review! For real! Better start doing something about these sound skills o' mine.

Credits & Info


3.94 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2013
10:09 PM EDT
File Info
5.8 MB
5 min 4 sec

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