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3 base drops, good too.
I like the ominous ambient sounds at the beginning. The synth riff at :13 is a tad cliche, but the sound design really sells the intro regardless. There's a nice sense of build, although the pacing is a bit slow. The drop is pretty satisfying, and I like how the theme remains audible throughout. The frantic melody at 1:45 was a nice touch. The change-of-pace at 2:20 was a tad sudden, but I appreciated the structural contrast. I definitely didn't expect the synth guitar riffs at 2:47, but that part sounded really full-textured and cathartic. While most of the piece thereafter is smooth-flowing, I'm not sure I liked how the build-up into 3:44 essentially led right into another build-up. Overall, the piece is quite long and also somewhat disjointed. That said, the production quality is really good. The compression is very heavy, but everything is so crisp and clear in the mix. Well done on that front. There are some parts where I felt like there could've been a stronger sense of melody. The synth guitar bit is the only part where there's a prominent melody at an emotional height, and towards the end the piece descends into a series of mostly emotional, ambient sounds that don't seem to resolve some of the harder-hitting themes you introduced earlier. The one sound design choice I think was questionable in the piece was probably the violins at 6:30 - they just sound really fake. Otherwise, this piece is still a huge accomplishment. You definitely went all in for the final round, and I'm really impressed with your production skills and sense of storytelling. Keep up the great work! ^_^
By just listening to this, and before seeing your name, I really thought this was Xtrullor. How can someone be so much inspired by him, like holy shit, it really sounds like he made the song! Good job man!
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