Just Another life

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This is my submission to the NGUAC 2018: knock-out round contest for the All-Star category.

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Let me start by saying I absolutely LOVE the musical themes here. That said, I feel like this song suffered death by a thousand cuts in tiny things that just felt off or awkward. The drums felt kind of stiff and redundant and something about the mixing on the guitar sounded muddy to me (same for the drums at 3:03.) Melodically, everything up until the 2:03 mark sounded great, but the transition into the next part seemed graceless to me, and I really wanted the riff at 2:31 to incorporate something different from its first permutation (in general, while the riffs were great I wasn't happy with the level of repetition.) And to top it all off, the studio fade at the end just felt like a REALLY hasty conclusion.

Style and mood-wise, this is the song closest to my own preferences that I've had to judge this round, which is probably why everything I didn't like was so immediately apparent to me. On the plus side, this is EXACTLY the kind of music I want for Kabel's soundtrack, so if you want maybe we can work together in the future!

XxCowMeatxX responds:

Thank you so much for this detailed and thought out review. Even though i have been a musician for a long time i have only recently learned how to mix and record properly. In my eyes i am still pretty bad at it and i think it shows. This is something i try to improve on daily. I am going to take everything you said and work on all those little things.

Thank you for the awesome review! \m/

p.s. I would love to work with you in the future.

Sir Cowmeat back at it again with the melodic slaughter!

to me, this song is both cold yet emotion filled.
the industrial style of the mixing and the drums give me that sense of automation while
the synths and melodic guitar give it life. Always loved your work man, this is no different.

XxCowMeatxX responds:

wow ty man! That is about the deepest review i have ever gotten for a song. I am glad you enjoyed the tune brother. When i wrote this it was based on cold emotions, and i am glad you picked up on that.

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And 2:50 wOW

XxCowMeatxX responds:

Thank you so much man!

This is WOW

XxCowMeatxX responds:

lol, thank you brother! I am glad that you enjoyed it.

Credits & Info


4.55 / 5.00

Jul 26, 2018
1:16 PM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
5.7 MB
4 min 8 sec

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