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Lost Valley of Wycloff

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"Was our defense worth the deaths of thousands of individuals?"


An instrumental song, which would be the last track of the album. We've had ideas for this song since last year. It all began when i was playing a C# chord on my bass, then my friend came up with an amazing melody on the guitar. Yes! He finally played guitars here after months of quarantine.


You can guess this album has a pretty sad ending. I know the plot seems all over the place right now, but I promise it will make more sense when it is released :). Right now we finished recording demos for the album, so it is possible I won't release new tracks for a while, or maybe I'll release extra tracks for an EP or something, who knows?


You can check the artwork used here. (It's the second one).

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I like the tranquil guitars at the beginning and the rich atmosphere. It has a great, haunting cinematic vibe, and the echo-y guitars at :45 (and again at :53) are really cool. I’m thoroughly enjoying the melodic content and the progression, and you do a wonderful job of slowly escalating the intensity by gradually making the atmosphere richer. By the time you start absolutely shredding at 1:47, I’m completely sold on the composition - favorited this piece before it was halfway through. The return of the bass-heavy riffs at 2:25 served as a really fun re-intro, and the production quality is as wonderful as the composition tbh. The melodic content doesn’t stop being awe-inspiring in the second half, and I also thoroughly enjoyed the heavy, distorted final chord at 4:21. Hell, that lead guitar could convince me to leave my family and join a religious cult if it wanted to. This piece is awesome and you should feel awesome. Have I done enough ass-kissing yet? Probably. Keep up the great work, man! :^)

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

xZiriusX responds:

Woah, thanks for the review dude! I'm glad you liked it :). Seeing people liking this track has been great and unexpected. I really don't know what to say, i'm so happy :D

Dang, nice job getting a perfect 10 from TaintedLogic. Well deserved :)

xZiriusX responds:

Thanks dude :D

Credits & Info

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Listens
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Faves:
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Downloads
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Votes
9
Score
5.00 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 23, 2020
8:38 PM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
6.5 MB
4 min 44 sec
Software
  • Synth1
  • Reaper
  • Hybrid 3
Hardware
  • MPK Mini MKII
Misc. Kit
  • MT Power Drum Kit
  • Virgin Choir

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