Dude, this is so frikin' awesome! That hardness and the light melody makes such a great contrast! A piece of masterpiece, the core of Dj Striden's dubstep, I could have never hope to hear this and EVEN COMPARE TO RUKKUS, I'M HONESTLY AMAZED! 26/10, this song is excellent!!
But some little things I'ld want to notice (OPINION!):
1. When the beat is hard (and even without it), if the melody or the phrase is repeated three or more times without changing anything, it gets a bit repetitive, try to keep the listener interested in every second! Add some cool random deviations in the more free parts (i.e. drops), some light fast quiet melody when it gets hard (I also liked the transition between 'hardness' and 'melody' a lot!) to make the best compatibility, but the contrast too to make it just perfect (and you are going pretty well with this!).
2. I know you are Dj Striden, but I missed the nice smooth outro for this to make it less strict and the average of the two themes- 'hardness' and 'melody'. But, in other case, if we are talking about intros then actually, when there's no intro or it is very sudden, it can be really strict, attacking and spot on (what a bit reminds me Reanimate and Death Moon) and that makes the specific mood, what fits for this song 100%, well done, Dj Striden!
3. 00:00-01:00 & 01:29-02:29 are basically the same, especially the 'hardness' parts (if somebody asked me to distinguish them, I just couldn't), try to change the melody of 'hardness' at least a bit (like NightKilla in Nine Circles, for example).
4. Some people say it's too harsh, but I disagree. It's just a specific song in other theme as expected, (as your fans may would like another EDM or Dream Trance, huh?) so when they heard the first second of this they were like "wat who hacked Dj Striden" (JOKE) and automatically do not prefer what they heard, because it's not as always it has been being.But anyways, great song as always, and I do not regret downloading this, still one of the best songs I've heard so far with its astonishing good contrast and really quality beats!
P.S. I really liked how this song sounded like it starts right from the drop xd
Keep it up! :D
(btw ikr it's a quite old song but still wanted to express the opinion and state the obvious :v)
Thanks for the feedback! Very insightful observations you have there :) Glad you like it!
I think you may have missed the point of dubstep in this song. It would have been great if you just cut out the REEEEEWHIRRRRs in this song, and instead did something more along the lines of what you did with Catalyst, or just something else entirely. But those scratchy sounds... ergh. I know that's basically what everyone else has said at this point, and i'm sure you're tired of it by now, but y'know...
Nah I think the screeches are great in my personal opinion :) Good for FPS style gameplay.
I kind of have to partly agree with Helloyourbored here. Those intro sounds are pretty harsh. In a way, I really liked it though! It really came as a surprise to me. I love all your music, and Hard One is one of my favorites, so yeah. I bought most of your music on Itunes and I'm not regretting it! The middle section in this song is just amazing!
Thank you so much for your support!! <3 I'm glad you like my music :)
Great Song!! One of my Favourites.but,¿3 Stars? is Joke! :D
GLad you like it!
The intro was a little much. I think that the song would have been better if the intro had less aggressiveness and you had added a melody of sorts. Maybe modify said melody with reverb for a more intro sound. Good Luck on future projects! =)
Thank you for the feedback! Yeah, I think reverb would have helped too! Thanks, I'll do my best!
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