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Reviews for "Awaken the Air"


Awesome song, good work. I definitely hope this get chosen for BBT, i'd love to have this looping while playing the game, cause i've already looped it 4 times just listening to it now.

OpenLight responds:

Hahaha that's a great compliment! I also hope it gets picked. I plan on getting BBT regardless, but t'd be so cool to have my song in a Behemoth game.

VERY good concept. love the bass

id tighten up the mix on the bass. just a BIT. cus its really good.
lower the volume on the cymbals a bit, mix them higher, they stand out more than the kick! D:
maybe add a snare and some drum variation?
love your synth melodies. love the little rift thingy@ 2:32
eq the synths to higher freqs, like 9k. assuming youre using fl, look up parameter 2 tutorials to mix a bit better. the song is a little rough mixing wise, but structure and all is good. sorry im kinda a rough critic.
5/5 8/10

OpenLight responds:

Thanks! I'll look into that stuff probably.

This was mainly just a test song. Hopefully I'll do better next time if I do this style again.

Savage, if you don't appreciate rave...

Get your freaking butt out of this place, because you do not know what you're talking about. This is GREAT. Only a few things to say about this one. First of all, your main instrument isn't very strong or loud. Also, extremely repetitive. I have enough love for rave to keep listening, but some don't. Nevertheless, this is an awesome song, and I hope your song gets chosen!

P.S. If you're entering it in a game, you may want to make it a much shorter loop. If a lot of people post songs on there and one is 4 minutes long and as repetitive as yours, it may just get pushed aside.

OpenLight responds:

Thanks for the review!

I've seen longer songs be submitted for this kind of game before, so I'm hoping this one would work haha.


ill give you a four though! this just hurts me ears. but it seems like an effort worty of a four for sure.

It's sweet

10/10 5/5

I liked it a lot. I also want to know what you're using for your sounds, cause I've been looking for the noise/bass sound you have and the melody synth sound since I got FL Studios XD. Pro shit man, this is the kind of music I'd listen to at the club I occasionally visit, Necto. Which apparently plays local stuff, so if you give me permission when I eventually go back there I'll take this on a CD and give it to the DJ to see if he'll play it. However, I need your permission obviously. Also, you'd obviously be the one getting the credit. So PM if you want me too.

Now the actually critique from a musician not a raver XD.

Heavily industrial, in the beginning. Though it is slow to start, however, with the genre in mind, I didn't really mind. Though it is good to have stereo seperation, I think the cymbal starting at 27 seconds and continuing there on out should be centralized. I only noticed this when I put some headphones on. It's a relatively loud sound and it's rather distracting when it's only in one ear. Also, if I'm hearing things. Another idea for that, is that if you made it alternate ears, that would be sweet. Other then that mastering was great as far as I could tell. Though I think that doing the occasional alternating ear thing would be cool in this song, to just some more variety. At about 3 minutes the noise bass thing gets a little repetitious though, nothing to major since this is a dancing song. The part starting at 3:25 is a little weird. Not in a terrible way, but I feel like the higher part needs to be backed off a tiny bit. The ending is good though, a nice repeat of the noise bass intro. Can't remember the techincal term but it's good.

So I listened to it 3 to 4 times, so that means something. I really like it, just some of those little things. Though, since this is your song, you have every right to ignore me, since I stand by the fact that what I post is opinion not facts. However, keep up the good work, I really liked this song. It's, like I said, Pro shit.

OpenLight responds:

Haha thanks!

Everything you said, I agree with. I would centralize the hihat but I thought it would sound better than it did haha. Ah well, at least it isn't melody.

Those parts that sounded weird are just kinda how I do stuff haha. That is, if I know what you mean. I have a weird style.

And the noise bass I agree with, and I wish I would have used it less haha.

Anyway, thanks!