This is a NGADM Round 1 Review.
- Wicked riffs and chord structuring!
- Decent mix.
- Nice solos, and excellent bass grooves.
I love that guitar panning at the beginning, it was a great way to introduce the track -- followed by that super catchy guitar riff. Love it! The overall mix is quite good, and though at times it is a little spotty (1:39 and 3:15), everything is mostly clear. Again, those bass grooves are great!
What to consider:
- The ending didn't quite blend well with the rest of the song.
- The flow of transitions were (generally) all over the place.
- The mixing takes noticeable dips towards the end.
I was a little surprised when the song went into a full Latin-inspired jam! Honestly, it sounds good! However, it really sticks out like a sore thumb when compared to the rest of the track. Certain transitions sounded as if they were too early, or perhaps even not smooth enough. The transitions at 1:13 and then again at 1:39 in particular. I think that if these were smoothed out a little, by lending more time to the mixing and instrumentation to these parts, that they would sound better!
I think this is an interesting track, and while the ending doesn't quite blend well with the majority of the track, I have to commend you on giving it a shot! Also, I can't get that riff out of my head. :)