this is so epic, instant favorite! so many detailed parts, you're really talented.
Sick stuff dude!
I wish the orchestral sounds (horns 'n cellos) had a little bit more reverb... they're just a little too close for comfort. The touch of humanity lent by Shevannai is an interesting yet I think very good choice. It really contrasts the electronic elements with the most basic and fundamental of all instruments- the human voice. I almost think it might be interesting to put some filters or bitcrusher on the strings before they cut out at the beginning so it sounds like they're being disintegrated or something. :D
The use of all the glitchy stuff is frelling brilliant dude, just awesome, and super tasteful, same with the percs. It's never too Hans Zimmer or too wild or anything. As far as instruments go though, I almost wish you included more woodwinds, like whistles or flutes as these tend to go well with synth stuff due to their sine-like properties and they also go great with human voice- win win.
Let me take the opportunity to randomly say this song makes me want to write lots of music. The only other song to ever do that is the Dan Tranh demo that Step did, which is my favorite epic cinematic track ever.
The mixing/mastering is great. Soon you'll be spending as much time as Skyewintrest does if you're not careful. :3
As far as the image is concerned, this piece is pretty close. I don't really know if it has much of a narrative though... it captures the essence, but doesn't give me a story to go with it. No bonus points I'm afraid. :/
Total: 85/100 (NG: 4.5 stars)
Sounds good even for your standards. I like the epicness of it all. The orchestral instruments combined with the electronic parts and the heavy percusion. I like the quirky synth effects and the glitching sounds. Reminds me a lot of some of Susumu Hirasawa's early work in Berserk, but better mixed.
Wow O_O. I can hear that alot of work went into this :O.
Lol really hard to review someone who is already is a genius X3.
Only thing is that I felt that the high hat was a tad bit too loud at some points.
Other than that this is awesome.
Feel like I've rated 5 on alot of the submissions, but nothing can do. The other submissions are just too amazing XD.
Anyways 5, 5 stars for you my friend.
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