Nothing beats this. Rippers - amazing. Reapers - a whole new level. This is pure class. It was so good I decided to remix it, albeit badly and by ear. Oh well, I tried, but matching something as good as this is impossible.
Has to be one of my favorite songs on newgrounds
I liked the melody but I don't like when it goes away before the drop and comes back after the drop. I would also suggest adding some more layers of horns and woodwinds. I thoroughly enjoyed this song, but like all songs, I do think it could use some tweaks :p
The melodies in general need more variation. Listening to essentially the same melody with nearly unnoticeable variations for the first minute and a half is a bit much. For the rest of the song after that, it was ok, and you did much better at your variation. Tbh the kick from after 2:45 is too loud, particularly after 3:15. Your baselines sound pretty generic at first, but get better throughout the course of the song, imo.
Repetitive but I enjoyed it. I liked how you used syncopation in the drums.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.