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Jan 2, 2017 | 12:48 PM EST
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3.8 MB
2 min 46 sec
4.67 / 5.00

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Rated 4.67 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Happy new year! I really wanted a nice build-up for this piece, starting off with a calm introduction, building up to a climax, and then finishing off with a relaxing ending (ABACA form).

I pictured a village preparing for an assault when I wrote this piece, hence the title. Hope you folks like it!

Software used: Reaper 5
Time signature: 4/4
BPM: 120
Key signature: A minor



Rated 0 / 5 stars

Why do you make infamous music in NG? This kind of song deserve more attention. Hey Lord of the rings team, use Eaglewarriors songs!

EagleGuard responds:

Haha, who knows, perhaps some day!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love how you create your music with feels and need to use imaginary. A rising tension with music progress and return to normal tempo is brilliant. Used instruments perfectly fits theme and atmosphere. I do a great job and I listen it with a smile on my face.

Keep it up and I'm looking forward for the next ones.

EagleGuard responds:

Thank you very much for your kind review! I always enjoy writing music that tells its own story, rather than making something that sounds generic, so I'm glad I managed to evoke some imagery.

Thanks again for the review!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

This evokes some imagery!

I really like your composition, instrumentation, and the mix. It definitely conveys the scene you were picturing. I could easily imagine a village going about its normal routine and then someone spots armed forces over the hill in the distance. They alert the village, and the men proceed to take up arms. This song could easily be placed in a short cinematic telling that story. There are many awesome things you did to paint that picture, but there were a few things that work against that goal.

Your choice of instruments really helps convey the humble scenery in the village. The small number of instruments help paint the settlement as a tight-knit community, rather than a bustling city. The slow addition of percussion and horns builds the song from a calm, simple day to a tense situation. I do, however, have complaints about the composition.

The fight seems very abrupt. The tension conveyed in the battle seems to leave quicker than it came. After all, if the song is about the battle, the battle should be the majority of the track. (instead, because the battle is only 1/5 of the song, it feels like the song is about the village that experiences raids on a daily basis) I recommend having a few measures of great intensity or very low energy during the fight. This would help paint the battle as brutal and chaotic, or sorrowful and dark, respectively. As for the transitions, there is a nice flow between each section of the song, except for the transition between "C" and "A." (between the battle and the resolution) With the transition happening as fast as it does, this paints the picture of a town immediately going back to its business after fending off raiders. There should be a measure or two of near-silence, perhaps just one stringed instrument playing the main melody at half-time and with a bit more sadness. Then, slowly bring the instruments back to the main theme, but with a certain sorrow, as if the village had lost some of its people.

Do not be mistaken. This song is great! I really enjoyed it! It stirred my memories of Final Fantasy 7 and other fantasy RPG's. Keep up the great work and never give up!

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EagleGuard responds:

Hi there Ragekaje,

Thank you very much for writing that in-depth review! Fully agree with you on all points of criticism, and it's definitely something I will keep in mind for future compositions. Musical form can still be a bit tricky for me at times, but adding some more sections would probably have benefitted the song, I agree.

Thanks again for taking your time to write such a expansive review, and I'm glad you liked the piece overall!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Y'know, maybe too cheerful for the most part, considering the subject you've aimed it at.
Still, ain't no doubting the skill itself behind this piece.

Also, Happy New Year, too!

EagleGuard responds:

Thanks! I wanted the beginning to be more 'peaceful' compared to the rest (acting like a sort of introduction), hence the cheerfulness, though I understand it might seem a bit out of place from the description. Thanks for the review!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well done! I like it very much!

EagleGuard responds:

Thanks, glad you like it!