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Project Shadow - Shihotori

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Official Soundtrack of Welcome to Bullet Hell, a game made by Hellzy.

This soundtrack was made by Shihotori.

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This sounds like Shreddage guitar judging by those articulations. Gonna start with mix critique.

Lot of lo-mid noise on your reverbs. Try turning down the FX wet and hi-passing it. These frequencies tend to gradually build up and muddy your mix. It's especially noticable on your drums which are super roomy but hide in the mix.

Guitars are not double-tracked for the rhythm. This gives them a weak, flimsy sound. If you don't know about double tracking, Chernobyl Studios does a great series on metal mixing which does a good job of explaining most of the elements.

Hi-hat probably would have sounded better panned more to the left. I also would have liked less machine-gun articulations on your toms. Probably would have liked them panned 75% L, 40% L, and vice versa for the right, with a light roll fill across all the toms to keep them feeling balanced.

This track would be huge if not for mix flaws and machinegun velocities every so often. Writing isn't perfect -- 1:39 is very dissonant and/or just sounds ported a few semitones around, tbh -- but it gets the job done and keeps a good level of energy.

I recommend either A, GrindMachine or Dominator amps by Audio Assault for a more easily accessible sound, or B, Emissary Amp with NadIR or KefIR cab. Also, probably a free bass like ABPL just to give you a more organic bass tone. I realize you've got a synth bass in there somewhere but I still felt that organic touch -- even for fills -- was missing.

I have no issue with the repetitiveness of the track. This is written like DnB. Mix is just very cluttered. Some TLC and this will be a banger.

I'm a huge fan of metal and I really wanted to like this, but there's just not a whole lot of interesting material here. The riffs feel incredibly simple and they loop quite a bit too.

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3.75 / 5.00

Jun 27, 2018
11:37 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
4.7 MB
2 min 56 sec

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