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RPG Boss Battle


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Haven't uploaded or written anything in ages but I'm working on some music for someone's RPG and thought I'd upload this. He is too busy to listen for the next while so I thought it'd be a good idea to get some opinions here. He didn't want anything longer than a couple of minutes so I didn't want to make it longer than 2:30

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Hey, McG! This sounds really good to me, man. Tons of tension, which certainly fits the Boss Battle theme. A bit more on the creepy side of things, which brings to mind such titles as Parasite Eve and Resident Evil. I'm not sure if you've already adjusted the distortion on that bass or not, but the amount of fuzziness sounds good to me.

Lots of subtle stuff going on within the mix, and your percussive elements are quite effective at creating the right kind of atmosphere. While there may not be a ton of melodic variance, you've broken things up every so often with different sorts of transitions, which helps to both ramp up and maintain the overall level of tension.

I'd be curious to know just what kind of boss is actually being battled here, but since it's an ongoing VG project you probably can't say. The music brings to mind something dangerous and dire; a true threat that needs to be vanquished. The previous suggestion of a Lich doesn't seem too far off the mark, especially since I was personally thinking it would work well for some kind of powerful undead fiend, too. That said, it could be for just about anything or anyone who's gone full dark, no stars.

It's always great to hear new music from you, Dan! May the RPG music gig be kind to you, and I look forward to hearing more. Cheers!

McGorilla42 responds:

Hey, Chrono! :) :)

Thank you as always for your long and detailed responses and feedback - I really appreciate it hugely!

As for the boss: I'm not entirely sure which boss it is for specifically (he wanted generic tracks for the time being), but I played his game and the first boss I encountered and was thinking of when writing this was a big, disgusting undead monster, so I'm glad that came across!

I haven't gone back to adjust the mix yet, but I'm working on a whole lot of tracks which I'll mix later (I like to write while in a writing mood, then return to mix them fully later when I've had some time away).

Thank you <3 I will have more to upload before too long! Excited to share the rest of the tracks because they're totally different to what you might expect from me :)

very spooky sounding. I can imagine this being a theme for like a lich or something.

The distortion on the bass that comes in at :49 is distracting. It makes sense to have that effect, but I guess I think it’s too extreme as is. Otherwise I think this is a perfect video game track.

McGorilla42 responds:

Thanks for the comment! Maybe that distortion is a bit extreme and interfering with the upper mids - I can easily tone it down a little. Thanks for pointing it out! :)

Credits & Info


4.83 / 5.00

Aug 13, 2019
5:02 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
5.5 MB
2 min 24 sec

Licensing Terms

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