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The Grave

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My second entry for NIM. I was going for bad (sad?) ending music this time. It´s inspired by this sombre piece of art:


The hero wasn´t able to save his brother. He is walking away from the grave in deep gloom... The end. Or not?

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Hey, this is a really good piece! Though, I wouldn't exactly call it Sad Ending Music, it sounds more like a humiliating Bad Ending music type thingy. Also, do you (or anyone else) know what (or if ) games this is used in? Not that I'd use it, I don't (and can't) make games.

Azhthar responds:

Hey! Thanks for the input! Unfortunately it´s not really in a game. I composed it for the newgrounds inspired music contest as a bad ending game music entry. But nice to hear that it would fit ;)

I enjoyed the emotions this gives you. I was a bit confused at the beginning because there was quite a bit of movement all at once, but when it slowed down at the end, it definitely hits you in the heart. I agree with the others being that I could see this in the ending of a game. Good stuff!

If you could help me out and review my song it would help a lot :)

Azhthar responds:

I understand what you mean with the sudden start here. The problem is I composed it for NIM in the bad ending category which was supposed to be less than a minute long, so there wasn´t much time for an entry. But glad to hear that you like it.

Man, this definitely sounds like bad ending music, this is seriously what I was talking about when i said "Donkey Kong tear jerking" music. God...this is so depressing, it's great. Maybe raise the high end just a tad more in the mixing, but other than that, really well mixed and well done. Just about perfect. I honestly got sad listening to this, but happy because it's well done. Great job.

Azhthar responds:

Hey! Thanks a lot! Always happy to make "Donkey Kong tear jerking" music :) Jep, like nearly always in my mixes the low end was a bit too hot. So I increased the high end a bit, now, but not too much. I didn´t want to spoil the depression ;)

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May 31, 2015
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