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Stormdrum 2, Damage, Aeon Melodic, Aeon Rhythmic, Z3ta+. Absynth 5, RA, Requiem Pro, Voxos, Cinematic Strings. Used Finale 2012.

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This is a great song with a great feel to it. Why on Earth your current rating is 1.26 I have no clue. Must be a glitch. Has an ancient feel to it.

Extremely well done, my good sir. It's like cinema and horror co-existing within each other. I can hear two entirely different sounds working together to create a simplistic chase-vibe that snakes its way deeper and deeper into complexity and darkness. Your taste in music had surprised me!

KatMaestro responds:

O.O Insanctuary gave me compliment... THANK YOU.

Tell me, Eidos hired you to do sountrack for their next Deus Ex?

First off, it's a lengthy track, but it's cinematic, so it goes.

The rhythmic instruments are EXTREMELY well done. Why I say that? Because I HAVEN'T NOTICED THEM! ( this might sound counter-intuitive, but...) Seriously, it took a while for me to realize that this song has percussion, and that, for me at least, is the mark of a great cinematic. It adds to the melody without attracting attention, just reinforcing it.

The breaks in the song are nice, the layering is busy, but spacious, evenly and smartly distributed.

The choir voices are chosen with taste in regards of the style chosen.
But if I have any suggestion, it would be there: the style chosen might be a bit too familiar, maybe it would have been even better if you tried to steer off into less familiar tropes, even peculiar ones, as the song progressed. Of course, the need for that is largely diminished by the pacing of the whole thing, which again presents good taste, but the whole dynamic maybe could benefit from a smaller length and a bigger climax, like a bit more condensed pacing curve.

But I guess that would be a no-no, I guess the pacing of the song and the sections presented themselves as you composed on the piece, so their intrinsic to your idea.

All in all, there are no complaints one could make and few suggestions, and if you're a bit pretentious, I reckon those two things could be a bit adjusted: a bit more condensed pacing and a bit of unexpected unfamiliarity somewhere down the road.

A great listen!

KatMaestro responds:

The whole thing started with the friend of a friend of mine told me he needed somebody to do cheap soundtrack for his budget short film. Also I always wanted an epic album of my own. I would want to work in some film/game project, but it's just a wet dream...

It's lengthy in a good way :) So far no bad reviews (excluding trolls on thepiratebay) so I guess it goes well enough. For now, lol.

Lol you were saying that as it was a bad thing, ha ha! I actually thought the percussions are pretty standout from everything else, which not a good thing. I could try to choose a more unpredictable drumlines but that took too long to do so.

Choir is too predictable, I agree. I wanted to try something little, err, epic with dramatic feels to it. Something generic. In this case it was too generic. I could spend hours in Symphonic Choir and fiddling with Word Builder... but no! I rather stuck to Voxos for own laziness!

I would say this piece is too generic to any listener if he or she is an avid film/game-score fan. Why? Because this piece has the feels of Bourne Legacy mixes with The Rock. Some parts sound like something from Modern Warfare 2 mixes with BF3. I would say my main inspiration was Bourne Supremacy, especially for the percussion.

Thank you for the constructive criticism a lot :) I'm very very glad you have enjoyed this piece. Thank you for the suggestions too. I would take them into considerations of changing some part of this piece and for future uses.

Nice to meet you, too.

This is amazing! I love everything about it, especially the percussion. I LOVE the drums!!
I actually felt chills running down my back listening to this : ))

5/5 :D

KatMaestro responds:

Thanks a lot. I don't think I could ever make something this nice again... we'll see...

Wow, this is so amazing there are no words to describe it.

KatMaestro responds:

Thank you a lot for the comment sir!

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4.91 / 5.00

Aug 15, 2013
11:03 PM EDT
File Info
15.2 MB
6 min 39 sec

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