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X3ll3n - Crisis

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I made this with Spire, Nexus and Serum today (since I won't have Sylenth1 until tomorrow).

It was supposed to be a sequel to my collab with Aerin called "Millenium" and I wanted to collab on it as well, but I ended up finishing it in one go x)

Hope you'll enjoy ! :D

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I like the pads at the beginning. The drums are a little generic, and I would’ve liked to hear a more distinct intro before you launch into a really energetic part of the song. There’s a good sense of climax into 1:15, but the melodies get repetitive and the structure of this piece isn’t very well fleshed-out. I would’ve liked to see you create more structural contrast here, likely via an atmospheric breakdown or bridge. The sound design and arrangement of the piece are also pretty cliche. Lastly, the clap at 1:45 has way too much reverb. Overall, I like the production quality, harmonic framework, atmosphere, and rhythmic components. Making some more original instrumentation choices and fleshing out the composition would really help out this piece, though. Keep at it, X3LL3N! :)

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?)
Composite score

X3LL3N responds:

Thank you for the review ! :D
I was pretty proud of it at the time and I still kinda am to be honest.
I'm improving day after day hopefully :)

Fire! I defo enjoyed the entire track. It's not that complicated but at the same time it's really nice and powerful. Keep up the good work!

X3LL3N responds:

Thanks a lot ! :D

I love it!!!! Amazing!

X3LL3N responds:

Thanks ! I think I'll try to make other tacks in this style in the future c:
My next won't be like that though

Nice job on this one!
Well put together house/dance song!
Again, maybe a little sidechain would be helpful here, giving those drums some punch.
Nice job, though :)

X3LL3N responds:

I made my Follow Me remix the same way as this one, that's why both haven't got much sidechain x)
Glad to hear that you liked it c:

epic bro! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

X3LL3N responds:

Thanks a lot, I think it's actually the first time I have afully positive rate from you x)
I feel like I was able to do something pretty good for once c:

Credits & Info


4.52 / 5.00

Mar 20, 2019
5:31 PM EDT
File Info
3.7 MB
2 min 8 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

* Contains third-party samples.
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