Edge of the Blade

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This is the end result of random guitar riffs that came bubbling up from the primordial font of my mind. I enjoy working on a lot of different styles, and this has been a whole lot of fun to crank out. May it find a good home here with the discerning audio enthusiasts on Newgrounds.

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I love slayer.. I don't care what anyone says.. and you did this in 2016.. how ballsy of you!

and I hear those preset fl synths in the bg mister lol.. what is that.. sytrus?

I'll give you a 5 and a 10 for teh lulz :P


ChronoNomad responds:


Yep, just a couple of years back. But man, sometimes the ideas are just rolling around, and what choice do you have? They've got to be done, and in this case, Slayer was the answer.

...And Sytrus. Yep, you guessed it, man. Good call.

Viva teh lulz! Very kind of you. :)

This is really cool!
I actually like the rough sound. This reminds me of some old video game soundtracks. Nothing in particular, but I can definitely see it working in something xD

What did you use in way of plugins for this track?

Either way, both the backing synth, and the melodies are really nice! The sounds compliment each other well, and help keep the track interesting. It's just a shame that it's not longer!
Good job, dude!
It's nice to hear something new from you again :D

ChronoNomad responds:

Hey, thanks Lucid! I'm happy to hear that you dig that rough and tumble sort of sound. Creating different kinds of tracks is always a blast, and it was some of the funky bass riffs that were rattling around in my subconscious, prompting me to lay down the groundwork for the track.

I personally think that this would make for a pretty cool battle theme, or some other tension-filled moment in a game. Most of the plug-ins used were the usual suspects: Stereo Enhancer, some Convolver, a touch of Soundgoodizer, as well as EQ. Then I added a bit of PanOMatic to the bass riffs to give them a bit more omni-directional presence, and applied two different Hardcore presets (followed by lots of adjustment to get just the right sound) to the bass and distorted lead riffs to enhance the grungy rock vibe.

I played around with a couple of ideas while figuring out what I wanted to have as that complementing sound, originally going with a more orchestral strings approach, and finally landing on the perfect Sytrus arp that sounded great across all the lows and highs.

Totally hear you on the length of the track, but it was originally going to be a loop that was about half as long, and even though it's just under two and a half minutes long it feels strangely complete. I could have totally futzed around with it for another week or more, but that's just what the perfectionist in me wants. If I listened to that guy, I would never feel like anything was ready! xD

Thanks again for dropping another sweet review on me, man. Very much appreciated, as always. I still have to get caught up on your latest tracks! Look forward to at least one solid review from me soon.

Credits & Info


5.00 / 5.00

Mar 7, 2016
11:33 AM EST
File Info
5.3 MB
2 min 20 sec

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