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First piece of art-inspired work I've done via Newgrounds. It only took a few minutes of art browsing to suss out my favorite artists, and Xephios work definitely feels like it meshes with my style.
Music inspired by this piece: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/xephio/daily-imagination-259-lovecraftian

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I like the foreboding mood at the beginning. The atmospheric guitars are pretty nice, and the sense of suspense is really strong with this one. There’s a tad too much reverb on the drums imo, but the climax into 1:10 is nice. My main problem with the first half of this piece is that there’s not a lot of harmonic depth or variety. The acoustic guitar that appears in the background at 1:43 added a nice layer of pensiveness, but it still takes over 2 minutes for you to get into any solid melodic content, which is a long wait. That said, the melodic line at 2:18 is pretty sweet, even if it could be a little more dynamic. I like the foreboding tone that 2:50 has, and the soulful riffs at 3:30 are great as well. The choir in the background provides a nice sense of atmosphere too. The piece comes together well at 4:08, despite the somewhat repetitive nature of the main riffs involved. The outro and fade-out fit well with the thematic content, though. Overall, strong work with the production, harmonies, atmosphere, and mood. Compositional details aside, this is a really fun piece. Keep up the good work, thebitterroost! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.75/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
9/10

I went to the picture about 40 seconds into the song and was like "yea, that's what that would sound like" lol. This is great bro, the acoustic guitar right before the track really kicks off is my favorite part.

Almost reminds me of Doom Metal, like Conan or something.

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Score
4.49 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 27, 2016
6:25 PM EDT
Genre
Heavy Metal
File Info
Song
12.4 MB
5 min 25 sec

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