What a Horrible Night... With Vocals... (Demo)

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Based off my cover of Castlevania II's famous tune 'Bloody Tears,' written by Kenichi Matsubara, and original lyrics inspired by the Netflix animated series 'Castlevania.'

I wrote the lyrics from Vlad Tepes's perspective after the needless and gruesome death of his wife Elizabeth. With Vlad giving mankind his ultimatum, and eventually (in 1 years time) claiming the mantle as the legendary 'Dracula,' setting forth his path of destruction upon the world, releasing his army of demons and the undead to destroy mankind for what they have done to him.

You told me, I should start traveling
Like a human being, Believe in second-chances

They couldn't see, you meant the world to me
All the pain and agony, you have suffered, please forgive me

Bay-beh, bay-beh, bay-beh!
I'll do it in your Nay-ehm, bay-beh, bay-beh
and then they'll see!


It's been a year, since I've shed those bloody tears
Now I'll spread my fear, to destroy them all

To cease your pain, your name won't go in vain
I'll never be the same, without you, I'll always love you

Bay-beh, bay-beh, bay-beh!
I'll do it in your Nay-ehm, bay-beh, bay-beh
and now they see!

Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/tommy_laszlo/what-a-horrible-night-with-vocals-demo


Overall I think this is a great Idea and you wrote a fitting text to the piece. But you could have used different instrumentation to underline your Vocals a bit more and spice everything up a little. the background track sounds like a low budget midi track. you might have intended it to sound this way but i would have prefered a little more "alive" instrumentation.

but I like the song and I like people singing on newgrounds so kudos to you!

mamaluigi1128 responds:

Thank you very much for the feedback, yeah it's a demo and I recorded my vocals over the track rather than mixing it in properly. My original intention for the track by itself without the vocals, was to simulate the feeling of listening to a live orchestra, which explains the placement of certain instruments in this track. The original instrumental track I recorded sounds almost entierely different without the vocals interfering. I referred to multiple charts and examples of how a live orchestra was actually setup, and based off those charts and variables within my workstation, I was able to fine tune it to where I was happy, and both channels of audio reached equilibrium. My other goal was also to somewhat replicate what the song would sound like on a cross between a PC Engine CD and a Sharp X68000, similar to how it was in Rondo of Blood (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IubwZbAiYyA)

I am currently working on improving it by reworking the song entirely, hopefully by next month I'll have something even better to show for it.

In my opinion the mix is good vocals are good... just that idk if is me but would have been cool if the voice was more harmonized..everything else is great but I feel like you should put more emotion into it.

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4.17 / 5.00

Jul 25, 2017
11:15 PM EDT
Video Game
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4.3 MB
1 min 53 sec

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