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FF7Battle(Final)-Metaljonus FF7Battle(Final)-Metaljonus

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Brilliant job here man, I definitely have some things to say about this one.

Good Things:
-I love the tone of your guitar, it fits perfectly. Both the orchestra and the guitar are integrated very well which I find is usually the hardest thing to do in symphonic metal-ish type songs.
-The integration of the guitar in general, like the placement of the riffs and chords and all that were perfect.
-The drums were very good as well, very intense and authentic sounding. And for some reason I really liked how you used the inverted cymbals.
-I loved your lil' remix of the victory theme at the end. And I'm not sure if you meant to do this, but I liked how you kinda slowed down the victory theme and kinda added a slow, epic flourish to it at 2:33.
-I just have to say this again, the balance you've achieved in this song is amazing. The orchestra, guitar, and drums just fit perfectly and none are overpowering the other.

Bad Things:
-It'd be nice of the orchestra sounded a bit more authentic but I'm pretty sure you used the original game track so it's fine.

All in all, great song here man. I'm really lookin' forward to future FF metal remixes. I'm also a big fan of symphonic metal so I was wondering if you ever thought about making any original epic symphonic metal pieces yourself. 5/5, peace.


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Metaljonus responds:

Sweet review man. I did'nt use the original game track I used ehh what's it called edirol or whatever. Not really good sounding imo but Imma revamp it through reason and see what comes out. Thanks for the killer review and for listening!


Highborn Hip hop Highborn Hip hop

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Haha, I used to play WoW but luckily I've recovered from being an addict at this point. But anyways, nice beat here, but I got some things to say.

Good Things:
-Nice sampling quality.

Bad Things:
-I honestly think the sampling was good, but it could've been better. It sounded really "warbly" and "wavey" at times if that makes any sense. Like the sound was echo-ing in a way.
-The beat could use some work. I found it to be a bit too loud and overpowering at times. The flow could've been better as well.
-I used to play WoW a lot and all WoW players know that that game has a great and epic soundtrack. And although the samples that you used were good there are many other songs in the WoW library that could've absolutely sounded amazing if a hip-hop beat was added. Like uh, the Ironforge theme, Stormwind theme, Orgrimmar theme, "The shaping of the world", "a call to arms" and so on. Those songs would've sounded much better with a hip-hop beat in my opinion.

But yeah, good song here man, I'd really like to hear some more WoW hip-hop songs in the future. 5/5, peace.


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Druids-Warcry responds:

hey thanks, i like this one a lot its mystaic i wanted a creep vibe to it, the echo is to give off more of a nether feel to it like your there... but your not, i love your feed back! the drums do over power at times... i admit im not that good with sampling as you can tell i dubbled up on the Vox and Paned them to the left and right to give it a wider sound, but my next one i will sample is Storm wind!


Twins of Duality Twins of Duality

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Very nice combo you got here guys, I got a lot to say about this one.

Good Things:
-Cool heartbeat bass effect at the beginning.
-Very nice choir at the beginning. Got kind of repetitive at some points though.
-I liked how the low strings and brass joined in shortly after the choir came in.
-Great use of backing choir to back up the main choir melody.
-Nice flute use on the happy parts.

Bad Things:
-The piano I found to be kinda repetitive and if anything kinda unnecessary. Sounded kinda random at some points and stuck out.
-The beat could use a bit of work. It should blend more with the choir and all that. It feels to separate from the melody itself. Although that's what usually is the hardest thing to do in hip-hop/classical songs. Getting the actual classical part and beat to meld well. The bass should hit deeper and not sound as hollow, the snare sounded kind of odd too. If anything both the bass and the snare were kinda hollow sounding. Those along with the hi-hats were also a bit too loud as well. They should be pulled back a bit so that the melody can really move the listener, but the beat should still be there to drive the song forward.
-The transition to the happy part at 1:54 was cool although it could've been smoother. It sounded a bit too sudden.
-When the choir came in at 2:49 it was pretty cool, but the chimes were starting to get in the way. They were way too loud and should've faded out earlier. But the backing choir work there was exceptional.
-I would've liked some independent string melodies and some more powerful brass use here and there. It would've suited the song rather well.
-The beat got kind of boring after awhile. There should've been some variation. The song was also kind of long though.

Great job to both of you guys. I would really like to see more songs like this in the future. You can never go wrong with a good combination of classical and hip-hop. Keep em' coming, 5/5, peace.



Zajed|K-Dm - Warcry (Pre) Zajed|K-Dm - Warcry (Pre)

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Damn, I'm really likin' this one man.

Good Things:
-Absolutely loved the guitar in this one. Symphonic metal all the way, haha.
-Nice drums as well, although they could've packed a bit more punch.
-Great brass, sounded really good.
-Nice low strings at 30 seconds, some dark choir would've fit well though too.

Bad Things:
-I found that the serene intro kinda stuck out from the mood of the rest of the song. The intro should've had the same mood as the rest of the song, kind of like a sinister build-up which starts around 30 seconds. The song could've also started at the 30 second mark to begin with.
-Choir? heh
-This whole song sounds great but it still feels kind of empty. It needs something more..

Great job here man, I'm really lookin' forward to the finished product of this song. 5/5, peace.



K-Dm - Forgetting Me K-Dm - Forgetting Me

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Nice man, I like where this is going.

Good Things:
-I liked the intro with the low strings.
-I liked the beat in general, the clap and bass fit together well.
-I really liked the guitar in this one, sounded really good.
-The soloing string instrument sounded really good, although I would've preferred some more varied melodies where it went into the higher notes or something like that.
-Loved how in 2:41 it sounded like a full orchestra came in, in contrast to the single string instrument beforehand.

Bad Things:
-The drop to the beat at around 12 seconds sounded kinda weird and awkward. I didn't really like the drums or whatever they were that were used there either.
-The piano loop in the background got kind of old after awhile, I would've liked to see some variation.
-Some nice choir would've made this song pretty epic. But I always say that.

Great job man, hope you add some more to this song. 5/5, peace.


K-Dm responds:

kk i simplified the intro and made the song a little shorter so it wouldnt seem as repetitive

hopefully its a little better now

thx for the awesome review as always

K-Dm


Spread the Plague Spread the Plague

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Some nice shit man, been a while since I've actually written full review for you so I might as well.

Good Things:
-I just liked the groovy feel of the song, the beginning was very catchy.
-Fuckin' nice solo at 1:49. Loved the groovy tone it had. Honestly it sounded kinda rough here and there but it was really good.
-All in all good drum use in this song.
-Tight hi-hat and cymbal work starting at 46 seconds.
-Cool fast playing at 1:09.

Bad Things:
-I would've preferred a fast and strong in-your-face ending but w/e. I'm not a big fan of fade-outs.
-Not much else to say..

Great job here man, lookin' forward to your future works. Symphonic metal? Haha, 5/5, peace.


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K-Dm - This Isn't Goodbye K-Dm - This Isn't Goodbye

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Damn, this is so anime-ish it almost seems like you're tryin' to make fun of anime theme songs. I swear the first time I listened to this I was waiting for some cheesy Japanese guys voice to come in, haha.

Good things:
-Great guitar, sounded real.
-Drums really made the song for me. Hope you use em' more.
-Nice bass, sounded good.
-Nice piano, liked the strings.

Bad things:
-The guitar riff you used was nice but I would've liked some separate guitar melodies and variations.

Great job here man, makes me wanna go watch Naruto or something, even though I don't really watch anime much, heh. 5/5, peace.


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K-Dm responds:

LOL animes are awesome

i watch them all the time cuz im a nerd like that haha

neways u made a good point some variation wouldve been nice
it does feel loopy after a while

i just made this in one run today tho
ill probly release a more lengthy and refined version later if im still in the anime mood lol

thx for reviewing as always

K-Dm


Depths of Babylon Depths of Babylon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

I rarely review metal songs because I although I'm a big fan of metal most of my musical knowledge lies in classical influenced songs. But this was song was so epic I just had to.

Good Things:
-Abosuletely incredible solos, I loved the held out squely sounding notes(pinch harmonics I think they're called? Not sure), they just gave the song an epic and echo-ey feel.
-The backing track was very heavy and felt just simply right for the solos.
-The whole slow beat of the song just gave the song a really epic and heavy feel.
-I liked the orchestra in the background but I would've liked some more integration because I'm a huge fan of symphonic metal which this song almost was.
-Your guitar tone was just incredible as well, sounded very clear and had a nice echo-ey feel.

Bad Things:
-I felt like the drums were kinda plain and dull sounding especially in the intro. The epic-ness of the guitar just completely overshadowed them. The hi-hat and snare especially.
-i would've like much more orchestra integration and maybe some choir as well but it's probably just because I'm a huge symphonic metal fan.

Great job here man, keep em' coming, I'm going to definitely check out some of your other work. 5/5, peace.


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Kor-Rune responds:

Thanks man! The drums are very boring, I agree. Not much I could think to do with them than crazier fills than the original version. I think you'll find the drums on this track more interesting, for a better idea of what I usually do with them: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste n/204845

Also you might like it better since there's more classical theory involved.

This was also an older song I wrote when I was younger, and kinda sucked and wrote boring crap like this. I guess everyone here likes it though, I got like 16 straight 5's, damn.


-Orr- ST Conflict -Orr- ST Conflict

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

I usually leave long reviews but for this one all I gotta say is:

-EXTREMELY reminiscent of Final Fantasy.
-Amazing guitar.
-I found the piano to get kinda old after awhile. But most of the time it was integrated nicely.
-The drums were kinda plain.
-Nice strings.

Good song here man, keep em' coming, 5/5, peace.


DavidOrr responds:

Great comments, all written down for when I make a revision!

Thanks for your support!


.:Z:.Stand Tall .:Z:.Stand Tall

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Good stuff, time to review, haha.

Good Things:
-Nice strings of course.
-Great guitar at the intro.
-Good drums.
-Brass at 2:33 was absolutely amazing, really impressive man. Your brass is improving like hell. Great job. My fave part of the song by far.
-Interesting timpani usage starting around 3:03.

Bad Things:
-Bells were way too overused in this song. They should only be used at opportune times like at certain climax sections.
-This song definitely needed some melody variation.
-Choir? Haha, dam I forgot to mention that in all your other songs. Choir always helps.

Great job man, keep it up, 5/5, peace.


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