I like the warm strings and atmosphere at the beginning. The progression is a tad slow, and I think the bells at :26 were a little overused. They kinda rammed the chords down the listener’s throat in a way that didn’t fit the mysterious mood of the rest of the piece. I also think that once the texture gets a little thicker, some of the background elements of the piece (notably the timpani) get a bit lost in the mix. The sound design itself is rather enjoyable, though. I commend you for your realistic orchestral samples and good use of blending. My main problem with the piece is that it’s harmonically quite underwhelming. Much of the piece is pretty minimalistic, and simply has several layers of instruments playing the same chord progression at a time. The piece flows nicely, but needed more melodic content and harmonic fill to truly capture my attention. Most of the harmonies are just extended descending sequences. You do a good job of varying the dynamics and energy levels, which maintains the cinematic style of the piece. That said, the composition is seriously lack-luster in most other regards. I think working with harmonies should be your major focus going forward. Most of the other elements of the piece are quite strong, especially the instrumentation, atmosphere, and flow. I also see you went above and beyond with the bingo requirement, which is great to see. Keep at it, JordanKyser!
Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Satisfies bingo requirement?