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Help me out by leaving a review! I am pretty new to music production. This is my first song on Newgrounds!

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I like the beginning, especially the pauses between some of the chords. At 1:28 ,it sounded a bit gritty introducing the bass, but I enjoyed the few background noises.
The build-up was pretty good. Not completely sure if the bass was sidechained or not, but the drums stood out perfectly.
The drop had a good, relevant melody with a good, jumping instrument. The chords this time could've been a bit deeper, seeing how you got a light melody and sharp drums. I also like the few variations you added, although it wouldn't kill to add some samples. Second part of the drop had a good synth aswell, not as jumpy, but ore dragged out and serious, which fits the tone of the song. Again, in this part I like the little variations.
The slow part could've tried having another melody? Not sure, but it fet a bit repetitive, which i guess it was supposed to be. The drums getting stronger was a good addition. Again not too big of a fan of the bass there.
I appreciate that the second build up was different, but the melody sounded false when te pitch was failing. Maybe if the melody stood out more, it would work, but here it sounded unintenionally.
Second drop was again very fun with the melody and the instrument. maybe concider trying toning down the volume of the drums when introducing new ones. Same as the drums applies with the second melody.
The end could be improved, seeing how fading out a song isn't the best thing to leave the listener with, but again, I'm not sure how you would do it otherwise.

Summary: I like this song, but what i like also has an opposite. I REALLY like the instruments in the drop and beginning, but the bass could be better. Didn't quite enjoy the strings at the end either. It has a good rythm, but the drums sometimes stands out too much. I advice you to mix a bit more, and adding more bachground stuff like samples and a throwaway melody.

DeathbringerMusic responds:

HOLY LONG REVIEW! I read through the whole thing and I am now starting to notice some of the things about the song that you mentioned. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it because they really do help me improve upon making music. :D -Deathbringer

Its pretty good! Better than my stuff, so recommended!

The build-up to the drop was kind of sudden but besides that, its a pretty cool song!

Credits & Info

4.36 / 5.00

Nov 7, 2015
12:30 PM EST
File Info
4.8 MB
4 min 12 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.