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Arise and Fight


Author Comments

"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
-- G. K. Chesterton
Made on FL Studio 11

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/acemantra
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronManca

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I like the warm strings at the beginning. I think there are more creative ways of beginning a piece than that subtle fade-in, but at least it fits the character of the track here. The piece is also a little slow to progress, but I like the vocals at :36 and the sense of climax into 1:05. The horns were a nice touch, too, and the increased energy at 1:10 was really nice. You left a lot of space for contrast here, which is nice. The bell sample at 1:22 sounds a bit clunky. Perhaps it could be equalized or modified differently to remove some of the jittery “aftertaste” it has? That said, I like the brass melodies at 1:41 a lot, although I would’ve preferred a more gradual build into a climactic section like that. There’s a great feeling of catharsis when the strings come in at 2:15, and overall the composition here comes together really well. During the last section, I wish the string harmonies came through the mix a bit better, but overall the production quality is solid here as well. Nice job with maximizing the emotional quality of this piece, AceMantra! I think the sound design and inspiring mood here are my favorite elements of it. Keep up the good work. ^_^

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

AceMantra responds:

Hey, thank you so much for the in depth review! I know you had a lot to cover and still more to come.


This is beautiful <3 The orchestration is amazing.

AceMantra responds:

Thanks! :D

Absolutely love this, it sounds almost like something out of Dragon Age. Would you mind sharing where you got those gorgeous vocals in the intro?

AceMantra responds:

Thank you for your kind words. I've never heard any of the music from Dragon Age but I'll take your word for it. ;)
The vocals used in the intro is called "Ethera 2.0" by Zero-G.


Gorgeous, Ace bby~ <3

Inspiring one

Credits & Info


4.69 / 5.00

Mar 29, 2019
2:19 PM EDT
File Info
8.2 MB
3 min 36 sec

Licensing Terms

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