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I wanted to create a piece that changed tempo pretty drastically in between, to up the pace of the story behind it. Essentially it's a blend of cinematics, beats, basses and synths.

I always like doing something different, so my stuff is always pretty unusual but I believe in making something I like to hear and leave it up to you to decide if you like it or not.

I Hope you enjoy, please rate and review.

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This is honesty the best cinematic track i have heard on newgrounds keep up with the amazing work!!

Enzer0 responds:

Well thank you very much! Really glad you enjoyed it

I could totally see this being apart of a late 90's early 2000's Epic Action movie. just had to download it. GREAT JOB!!!

Enzer0 responds:

Thanks man! Stay tuned for more epicness! :)

I love the emotion at the beginning. I’m not sure I was a huge fan of the strings’ suddenly being cut off during the intro. Perhaps it adds a bit of drama, but it also disrupts the flow a bit IMO. The chord progression is also a bit cliche, at least for the first 45 seconds or so. I’m impressed with your ability to mix in that bass bomb at :41, though, and I appreciated your panning work during the transition at :58. All of the instruments blend really well here. I’m enjoying the combination of organic and electronic elements. The dark mood is engrossing, and you did a great job of creating some structural contrast at 1:39. You maximized the emotion with those strings, which is excellent, and then I’m exceedingly enthralled by the conglomeration of dreamy and foreboding moods. Perhaps the transition at 2:49 was a bit rushed, but the purpose of re-energizing the piece was fulfilled. If I had to point out any mixing or mastering flaw in the entire piece, it might be that the frantic string melodies at 3:35 get buried by the powerful ambient guitar melodies. I also thought that the bass drum and snare could’ve been brought more up-front, especially during the sections with more textural depth. Regardless, the section at 3:35 definitely has the strongest melodies of the entire piece, which, its being the final climax and emotional height of the piece, is fitting. I love how you brought the piece full-circle with the bit at 4:33, and decided to further gnaw away at my emotions for another minute after the last grand refrain. You took a lot of risks in this piece, and I think they all paid off. While not perfect, this piece is riveting and unique. Very few competitors have garnered full points for structural variety and flow from me. Your knack for structural ebb and flow will be your gambit in future rounds (and I assure you: there will be future rounds). Keep up the great work, Enzer0. ;D


Enzer0 responds:

Thank you for such an in depth review TaintedLogic. I too feel it was a little rough around the edges and am hoping to impress you guys with what I've got coming up! Thanks for taking the time to break everything down and I hope you enjoy my future entries! :D

On a side note, it's good that Peter Satera eventually declined in Judging the event as I am his brother. :D

2:51. You literally just made me want to get up and save the world. This is officially my favorite cinematic piece. You win.

Enzer0 responds:

Hah! Thanks man! Bet you werent expecting the explosion of epic. Yeah I wanted that "lwts do this" feeling. I'm sure you can save the world! :D Save me plz.

The production of this is fantastic. The strings sound gorgeous and that bass is huge! Love the guitar-style synth, too!

Enzer0 responds:

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it. Yeah that bass is a ripper. Heh.

Credits & Info


4.53 / 5.00

Jun 25, 2016
11:48 AM EDT
File Info
13.1 MB
5 min 43 sec

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