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Another heavy synthwave song from my latest album - Relentless!


Next song, Slaughter: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/999123


If you like this song, please consider checking out the rest of the album. Any support means a lot to me! Check it out on Spotify, Soundcloud and other platforms with this link: https://album.link/i/1546054460


Get the album for free on Bandcamp!

https://immitis.bandcamp.com/album/relentless


UPDATE: Using this for NGADM 2021. Hope you like the song!

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Hello! This is a review for the NGUAC competition.

I've gone over one or two general categories of issues specific to your song, and one section of things I think also deserve complimenting. I prefer being very direct with my critique, none of it is meant to offend. Thank you for your understanding!

Constructive Criticism:

- I think I have the perfect piece to compare to this one for critique, and would mainly like to focus on variation as THE main thing to work on. Carpenter Brut's classic track from the same style, Turbo Killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy9r2qeouiQ First of all, let's look at dynamics and variation. In your track, you currently jump almost immediately into the intense section, much like Turbo Killer. However, the distinction is that rather than being an introduction like Turbo Killer uses, this is the intro to essentially your entire track's intensity without much variation. Similarly, Turbo Killer tends to trade between two sections: Melodic sections with relatively straight rhythm, and syncopated bass rhythm focused sections. There is also a second breakdown at 2:24 to give the listener a relative break before continuing back into the intense, climactic pieces. These breaks give the listener different types of experiences within the same consistent sound palette and mix. You have the consistency down, but it would be absolutely wonderful to have more variation rather than keeping the drums, choir, and supersaws all together. You do also use plucks at the very beginning, which sound like they'd be ripe for some breakdown sections!

Compliments to the Composer:

- Honestly, the fact that this reminds me so much of Carpenter Brut means you've nailed the genre really well. With some more variation and perhaps melodic material, it'll be great to hear some new fresh tracks in this style. Your chords are consistent, you have some decent rhythmic variation, the drums are tight... good job so far - let's push it higher!

Final score: 7.2

Immitis responds:

Looking at it now I totally agree that I should have put more variation in here. Carpenter Brut is definitely a big inspiration for my music. Thanks for the critique and the suggestions!

love the percussive work and the bass is grittyyy. really nice arrangement, maybe could use some kind of dynamics or orchestration along the longer phrases to help delineate the song structure and make it pop (unless you were going for repetition with theme because it's fitting to the title); it really deserves it, the ending bit that starts at 2.12 is kick ass!!

would love hearing it in a really dark spooky neon nightclub and excited to dig through your bandcamp!

Immitis responds:

Thanks a lot! My bandcamp is a bit empty right now with only this album on it, but I'll have more music ready soon, perhaps once NGADM and NGUAC are over.

In my case....I loved it. The way you changed the rythm and played around mayor scales and minor scales. Non musicians won't understand. This is really good.

sheesh pretty litty if i say so myself

i like it but you need a little more different stuff

Immitis responds:

I wanted to keep the style consistent from song to song on this album. There will be different stuff later on.

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Immitis
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276
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Votes
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Score
4.44 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jan 24, 2021
6:10 AM EST
Genre
Synthwave
File Info
Song
6.9 MB
3 min 2 sec

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