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Ravenholt, a little isolated town by the sea where mysterious things happen.

This track is for NGADM 2017 Round 1.

Btw this isn't Dubstep, it's Drumstep.

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I like the storm FX at the beginning and the thin sound of the synths that then widens into the texture at :12. I think the hi-hats get a little distorted in the mix at :28. You may need to take a little treble off the chords or lead in order to make them more distinct. I really like the climax into 1:02, and the kick and snare are nice and crisp, which is a big plus mixing-wise. The hats get even more lost during the refrain at 1:02, though. The melodic content here is enjoyable, and I like how you offer some melodic development during the second refrain at 2:18. Tiny complaint: I think it would help the part at 2:18 sound more cathartic if you had lengthened the notes a bit. It may sound ridiculous, but details like that go a long way towards triggering the part of the human psyche that understands “oh, this is a point of arrival and conclusion.” Overall, though, really strong work here. Keep at it, Lethalix. ;)


KamillasRainbow responds:

Thanks for the review man. Really appreciate it!

As I listening to this one thing that came to mind was "TheFatRat". Now yeah I get it he does some amazing work and well he's ages away from where we are with music but your progression just has that similarity. While I would have liked to see more around the interlude sections of the song like at 1:27 I still find it to be a good piece. I do however agree that there could have been more variation to progression as johnfn had mentioned but overall it came out great. Good job and I wish you luck on the NGADM as well!

wow realllly good melody! great progression, but yea, variation on the progression is really whats needed here.

excellent track tho.

KamillasRainbow responds:

Thanks! And yeah that's usually my biggest problem with my music.

Hey, Lethalix. Dropping by to give you a review, full NGADM style.

Let's just get the obvious stuff out of the way - the production is extremely good in this track. I would have expected no less from you, anyway. Everything sounds incredibly clear - it's mixing prowess I can only dream to achieve someday. I especially like the drum design you pulled off here. It is drumstep, isn't it?

You mixed things up sufficiently well to not stay repetitive, which is good. Your two drops are very similar but different enough to definitely not be the same. The middle section has some noticeable distinctions from the sections around it, which is nice. One big thing which struck me as improvable in this aspect was how the chord progression stays the same the entire time with no variation. After the first minute this progression has already worn out, but you keep pushing it. I would have liked to hear other sections with different chord progressions to really sell the non-repetitive effort.

Your sense of flow and transition is pretty good. Because you used sections very similar to each other throughout, I imagine it wasn't too difficult to make something cohesive (I mean, in comparison to my stuff, which goes literally everywhere). You did transitions well and never broke that flow. The intense sections feel satisfying to reach and stay that way throughout.

A couple other minor criticisms: The piano sounded really robotic for the brief time I heard it, and the toms aren't very impressively designed, either. Also the outro kinda cuts, which is a pretty big no-no.

Overall, I can tell this is a pretty polished track! The mixing leaves nothing to be desired, and sound design is generally top notch! Just work on introducing more melodic ideas beyond what you establish from the beginning. Good luck against Demon-Wolf!

KamillasRainbow responds:

First off, thanks for the review!

Gotta be honest, i never even once thought of having multiple chord pregressions in one track. Thanks for reminding me that is a possibility. I agree with the part about the toms and piano but i don't think i can do much about that. The ending was supposed be different but i must have done something that changed it. Didn't even notice but i'm glad you did. Thanks again!

This is really cool. I like the swing you put into this as well as the syncopated dynamics. Hope you do well in the NGADM!

KamillasRainbow responds:

Thank you :)

Credits & Info

3.70 / 5.00

Jul 8, 2017
4:31 AM EDT
File Info
7.6 MB
3 min 19 sec

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