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Ok, so this is going to be big bloody risk; I have never worked in a genre anything like this before. To be frank, I'm somewhat scared of how it's going to perform, since, typically when I make songs in new genres, I spend a lot of time on them to study the genre, etc. Now, I only had two weeks. I tried, let's see if this gets me to the next ground!

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= THIS IS AN OFFICIAL NGADM REVIEW =

This is based on my own NGADM scoreboard alongside with first impression when I first clicked on your track, which is very important for your new listeners who will listen to your future tracks. For the review, I listened to your track twice to pinpoint a bit more, the scores(points) are from listening only once. Take this review as a grain of salt, please don't take this personally. I don't want to tore anyone down, I want them to become stronger. The judges have different views on your same track, so just take it as another point of view.

*REVIEW*

Overall your track seems to drag through the different realms of music world. I had no idea how you'll carry me section after section, which was pretty captivating and interesting to listen to. I really like your usage of tubular bells, that was kinda creepy actually (in a good way). Can you hear the chopped off strings in 0:29? That means your release and attack is too short, which makes it sound really robotic. That sound effect in 0:51 was pretty ear-piercing, it would be better if you soften a little. As well as 1:10. Those drum sounds were really cool. 1:38 section made it sound too experimental, and I don't know what you wanted to say through that section, seemed a bit meaningless in my opinion. 1:59 could have been bigger, the percussion sounds stale. If you don't wanted it to be a climax, at least add a brass.

You relatively got a pretty high score among the participants in uniqueness, although those orchestral section backed a bit. But overall, I think you created a pretty solid experimental (you said industrial, but I thought this was experimental a bit more) track here. The composition was nice too, using varied instruments from strings to sound effects. Theme itself was nice, although it really didn't clarified much specifically.
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*SCOREBOARD*

Composition 8.5/10
Production 7/10
Theme (How engaging is the melody?) 7/10
Emotion 7.5/10
Uniqueness 7.5/10

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Total 75/100

I like the rich strings at the beginning, although the percussion sounds very thin in the mix. The progression is a bit slow-paced at first, although I like the foreboding church bell samples and the mini-swells start at :47. By around the 1-minute mark, I’m a little thrown off of the flow of the piece by the extended church bell phrase, and admittedly the gritty and minimal electronic texture at 1:09 was pretty unexpected. I like the melodic contour of the lead, but I think with the bizarre pacing of the piece and the dual character, you could’ve better integrated the electronic elements into the composition. Other than that, there isn’t a lot of dynamic content to keep me engaged in the piece during the second half, and in fact there’s a lot of repetition later on as well. I think the production quality, mood, and sound design of the piece are are really good, but that the arrangement and composition need some more consideration in order to navigate the pacing and choppy mood change issues. Either way, valiant effort here, WolfgangMiakoda. I’m really enjoying the instrumentation and creepy thematic content. You should keep working on this one and enter the Halloween Spooktacular! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.75/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.25/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
8/10

Dude!

I got bloody chills from that bass thump and last, lower bell ring combo.

Both parts are really well constructed and superbly produced. And the combination works well.

The sound design work in the middle portion is top notch.

I am really impressed
Great job and best of luck in the contest!

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Score
4.39 / 5.00

Uploaded
Sep 6, 2019
8:12 AM EDT
Genre
Industrial
File Info
Song
7.1 MB
3 min 6 sec
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Software
  • Omnisphere
  • FL Studio
  • LABS
  • Sylenth1
  • Addictive Keys

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