Pretty damn sad of me...
I listened to this back in July, and didn't write a review...you can kick me in the nuts for this one later.
Given the piece was uploaded in 2015, it's still a good listen and something to come back to when I need a hype! I forgot all about this piece until I sat here today reading emails and getting ready for work, and thought..."Its a shitty looking day, need to listen to Far Sky"...and what do you know...like a dip shit, I couldn't find it in my MP3s...so here I am, listening to this marvelous piece of non-lyrical goodness.
This is a NGADM Round 1 Review.
- Excellent guitar riff!
- Nice breaks!
- Electric/synth combination works well.
Solid introduction, we jump right into the action! That break at 0:30 FELT right, it was like I expected it to happen (which was pretty cool)! The electric guitar and the synth balance each other out quite well. The gritty, energetic sound blends remarkably with the softer, gentler sound of the synth. I would have liked to hear more of this!
What to consider:
- Percussion needs more presence, more 'kick', if you'd like!
- The mix, as you've mentioned, needs to be tidied up.
- The song is structured around a single idea (albeit a good one), so it needs to be fleshed out more.
The percussion definitely needs to hold a larger presence in the track, especially when it comes to a metal approach. In fact, I think the same could be said for the bass. As for the mixing, I won't beat a dead horse, so all I'll say is that things sound kind of distorted (especially the drums). Just keep an eye on your levels and practice EQ'ing.
Finally, I think that the track could use more variety. You've centered everything around that guitar riff, and while it is one heck of a riff, the rest of the song falls a little short because it seems it is built around the riff. By developing your melodies and making changes in the song's structure more often, this track would really shine!
Keep at it! :)
I'm glad you found the sounds in this song somewhat enjoyable! I really like the combo of guitars and synths, and I plan on using it in future metal songs.
I agree with you that the percussion needs more presence, but I'm not sure about the bass. A lot of people tell me I crank the bass up too much, so this time I tried to keep it moderate.
I definitely think the one thing I need to improve on is variety. I did try to break it up with the structural relief at 1:42 (which ended up being my favorite part of the song), but I guess that wasn't enough, huh?
Thanks for the review!
In terms of legit talk its pretty cool. I like the heavy rhythmic sections alot. Sounds very close to the opening theme of Gurren Lagann (2:52 and such). Very nostalgic and cool at the same time.
I've never watched Gurren Lagann, but damn that opening sounds awesome! Although, it sounds more similar to the opening to Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka (like dangerously similar).
I'm very glad you liked it! Consider yourself high-fived!
Love it! Great back beat, rocking guitar, all around solid song. Can't wait to hear more from you!
Thanks man! I'm really starting to warm up to rock/metal, so you can definitely expect more of this in the future! If you haven't already, you can "fan" me so you don't miss out on future songs I release!~
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.