This is an NGADM Round 2 Review
What a hypnotic introduction! With your rather vague, but imaginative description, the first thing I picture is the couple slowly coming to a disturbing realization that something isn't quite right. Maybe, one of them is unpacking a box on the upper floor after having a small fight with their SO (0:18). They see slight movement out of the corner of their eye out of the bedroom window (0:22). What is it? It's just Frank, the next door neighbour. But, what is he doing in his backyard, carrying a large, stretched garbage bag with branches in it? Certainly that's not a bag of twigs and branches. Looks too heavy. Wait, is that a white branch that just fell out of the bag? No. He pick its up, revealing it to be a bone. He looks around only to see you peering down at him. And then BAM! Creepy! (1:02)
Just a taste of what I imagined was happening. Hmm, there's not much left to say that hasn't already been said. The level of tension in this track is amazing. The fear that oozes out of the strings and piano is great, supplemented by the overall feeling of adrenaline from the guitar and drums. As the song carries on, and the choir is introduced at 2:59...man that's fantastic. Especially when all of the instruments swell at 3:13 into a heap of panic (gave me goosebumps). Perhaps a chase scene. Oh, it has to be! Goosebumps again at 3:43. I think it can be safe to say that if a song gives you goosebumps, that means it's something special. The conclusion is so calm and full of relief – the woodwinds, warm strings and the choir help accentuate this feeling.
Again, I'll reiterate what others have stated: there's not much of a motif here. Although you do a fantastic job of creating an exciting and mood-filled piece, I have a hard time recalling any pattern throughout the track. Other than that, I feel as if towards the end (~5:00), some of the instruments are buried just slightly beneath the strings. Particularly the woodwinds! After 5:22, this isn't an issue.
Well done, well done, well done (though I prefer my steak rare mwahahaha)! Looking forward to more! :)