A definite improvement from Call of Shadows (1), much more rounded and less like a demo. You tried a few different things and some could be tweeked or added to I think, but this is some really good groundwork. I know my reviews focus more on things to be improved but make sure you take all of them as a compliment. This is good stuff, don't forget that.
Specific Notes for this one would be that it is much more rounded than the previous but since you made it a bit more complicated there is a bit less polish to it, especially between 1:10 and about 2:15. I like what you did but some more detailing would really pull it off.
If I were to be really picky I would say that the higher melody could be a bit better, polished, or slightly more complex. Your bassline however is really awesome and it definitely carries the whole song.
I seriously look forward to hearing more from you.
What can I say? This is sick.
A bit short but most of it is moreso like a "plateau" that is great for dancing, however there isn't much else to keep it going or reel people in like "Starburst - You Need Me V1.2"
Keep up the good work
I freaking love pretty much all of the artists you mentioned this song was inspired by so I had to listen; and the best feedback I can give is that I really really want to hear more from you.
Going into specifics though, your intro is fragging incredible, I shit brix almost every time. Being able to do that and get people's ears amped about a song is what separates good songs from great songs.
The only problem I found is that most of the song gets you amped and thats it, there wasn't much of a given chorus for me to dance my face off, and yet I want to so bad because you have built up the song so well. Keeping us listening, hardly slowing down and then reeling us back in with something epic.
So I guess my advice is keep it up and if you can get a sick chorus plateau for your listeners to land on and go crazy to your sick beatz. Thank you
I really like the beginning and ending portions of the song, simple but interesting enough for progressive type music. The beginning almost reminded me of the song of storms from Zelda.
As for the mid portion of the song, I really feel like it needed a snazzier melody or great new chorus to tie the song together and keep people's ears interested and in awe. Right now the sounds you have would work well for a transition but aren't really strong enough to hold up a large section and be repeated.
Overall you have a very clean sound, so well done and understand I am being really picky and I am listening on pretty bad speakers. I'm excited for all the new sounds you will be making in the future. I appreciated the message about the song and applaud you for making music period. I really want to start actually learning this stuff and hopefully will in the near future. Maybe t that point I could be graced with a review from you haha.
8/10 to leave room for growth ;)
I can hear how you think the beginning melody's Zelda-esque, have played pretty much all of em and always enjoyed the soundtracks to em. :)
Middle part missing something? hmm, some people've felt the same. I prolly coulda complemented the lead synth with a nice electro pop or something. Definitely somethin' to think about. :)
Thanks for leavin' me room to grow, monk. ;) Get workin' on your own tunes so I can blast em! :D
Everyone needs to take a moment and really listen-
I really like it Fly. the simplicity makes you think it isn't good, very inspired or professional but it has all of those things. It's like a minimalist electric bell tune of beauty and simplicity. Hard work went into this and it turned out great. It would be great to this song paired with a great movie containing the same things.
Don't let the ignorant or your score get you down, man/woman(??) haha. You definitely have something here. Keep it up, love it.
thanks, i was trying to make this sound simple. Believe it or not, it's a lot harder to make something sound minimalistic than it is to just make something sound really hi quality. I'm glad it sounded good C:
I like what I'm hearing
First off, good job Big Red. I think this song could use some work but so far I really like what I see. You have the right feeling in your voice and a good pensive rhyme scheme. You could look over the words cleaning things up adding some more canny quirks.
The biggest thing to look at though is getting a chorus in with some good melodies and maybe some sick emotional singing. Because no matter how good the rap is, people's ears can get tired pretty quick so the chorus is your perfect chance to jazz it up.
Right now all you have is harmonies, rap, and a beat. There are those that can lay out some better melodies for you, but like you said you are improving.
It was nice of you to give a shout out to YunVeros and maybe you could ask to collab with him.
Like I said, I like what I'm hearing. So best of luck, and keep it up.
7/10 for improvement
5/5 for effort
See, I didn't want to put a chorus in this one, I wanted it to be more of a poem than a cohesive song. And I would love to collab with YunVeroz one of these days, although I'm under the impression that he doesn't do it much. Some day maybe!
My Jaw Dropped
This is the most Hardcore song I have yet to hear so props for that. You expect something epic at the start and still get suprised. Thank you for the incredible rave experience I will have with this at a later date. 10 Stars for being Insane
Why are people bombing this?
This song doesn't really have any flaws. None that stand out for sure. It's just a small catchy song. Yeah, it probably shouldn't be on the best of all time list, but lots of others shouldn't either. Everyone needs to vote fairly. If you don't like this type of music then go away. It's pretty simple. I dont understand why everyone has to bomb this song. If you find yourself bombing this song, you should ask yourself "what are You trying to pull?"
SSM-NW cool song. Thats really sweet that your making an indie film and good luck with that. It will probably work perfectly for the scene but as an overall song I would suggest adding some things to make it more exciting, larger climax/'s and make it a bit longer. Good Luck on the film and future projects. Im sorry people are shitting on your work so badly.
I appreciate that you've come to my defense, and don't worry so much. I decided to submit clips here as a way of getting creative feedback on my work from a larger, more diverse audience, but I guess this wasn't the place to receive such criticism. No big deal, I have other outlets for such endeavors. For these reasons, I am removing my submissions from this site...I'm sure a few of these "critics" will be quite happy about that.
As far as this song clip is concerned, it is for an indie film I'm scoring, not making...I must say, I have no skill whatsoever either in front of or behind the camera. However, I do make my living writing commercial music, I have been doing so sucessfully for about 5 yrs, and it keeps me happy and pays the bills...so while these kids are giving me crap, I'm laughing on the way to the bank.
Thanks for your comments, and I will take your suggestions into consideration. And please, don't feel that it is necessary to appologize for the bad behavior of others--it's just not your fault.
Best to you.
The memories rush back. The best game I ever got to experience right there. I cant explain how wonderful, absolute, and great job 6/5
Nice name choice, Ethereal: referring to the transitory, evanescent nature of life and reality. I think you could take the song deeper though, this is a nice style of music but just needs a bit more change (in my opinion at least). You should try listening to Tiesto (not on newgrounds), maybe he will give you some new ideas and stuff. Hes a great artist and has prolonged songs but everything fits perfectly. Good luck in the future. 3/5 (Sorry I dont mean to be harsh)
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