I enjoyed every second of it :)
Thanks man :)
Alright. My thoughts.
1) The beginning evokes some sunrise scene where everyone gets ready for battle.
2) Then 0:39 kicks in. You've put a good twist on a familiar chord progression.
3) The guitar at around 1:00 could use some depth. At the moment it sounds fairly tinny.
4) I would have appreciated a pulsing bass line between 0:39 and near the end, independent of the strings. Yes, this piece is meant to be dramatic, and imagine horrific scratch sounds and pulsing bass to do the trick.
For a feel of what I'm getting at here, look up "For the Reunion", part of the soundtrack to Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Now that soundtrack is more rock-oriented, but that's not saying that we can't take a leaf off their books and use it to our advantage. THAT song right there gets eerily dramatic, well within the first half.
Now incorporate that with your strings and see what you get?
5) The drums sound a bit unnatural and soft, particularly towards the end. I speak as a percussionist -- you've done a great job when the rest of the music plays, because the drums don't overpower the music. But at the end, you hear the drums all by themselves, and..... they sound like they could use some vigour to them.
Now granted, not all of the percussions sound like this -- before 0:33, it really brought a chill down my spine. I think it depends on the atmosphere, and what kind of air you're giving.
tl;dr: Well sequenced, check out the points above -- like many pieces (mine included), it could be better.
Thanks for the points. What would you suggest I do for the percussion. I use Stormdrum right now
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