Mario... and Zelda?
Nicely done. I love the creativeness with this mash up and the use of different rhythmic elements. However, I think a lot of the song holds too tightly on the Zelda side. I would have liked to hear more Mario influence in there so it evened out..
One part that didn't seem to fit too well was at about 3:01 with the synth playing over the heavy guitar.. But I do have to credit you on the way you transitioned everything.
I have to give you a ton of credit for playing all the instruments in the mix. You really don't hear anything on newgrounds mixed and played by one person too often.
Minus the said mentioned things, this is an excellent mix. 5/5 and 9/10.
Caught me by surprise.
I'm diggin this dark atmosphere you've got going on. It really manipulates the sound of the original song. The use of effects is brilliant and really adds to every aspect of this mix. I really enjoy remixes that are more than just the original placed into a genre and this is more. It's a unique sound you won't hear anywhere else.
I feel like it fails to maintain energy as it picks up though. It sort of hits a climax and then dies out. I don't think the climax was a big enough turning point either. Dynamically I think it would have been very interesting if the volume would have seriously picked up.
Overall I enjoyed it. My original vote was an 8, but I figure what the hell. It's Christmas and I enjoy the originality. You've earned yourself a 9 and a 5.
If you could, please check out my rendition of Deck the Halls, "Fa la la la la". Thanks. :)
I wouldn't say it sounds anything like TMV. Just because you use similar instruments a high tempo or similar ideas to them doesn't make the song similar. This has a bit more structure than a TMV song. The Mars Volta has a bit more of an abstract sound and I think you're right. What you're missing is Omar, because he is the creative design of The Mars Volta and its music. You'll never write anything similar because it's his style. Just listen to your own music, you have a style . Listen to anyone else, they have their sounds as well. It's a matter of what you're capable of and finding a sound for yourself.
That being said I'll move past your comments and to my own of the song. The mixing seems a bit dry. The drums are interesting but I think they're hindered by the mixing. The organ could be brought up a little in my opinion. It's really repetitive as well. I'd use a different bass sample or VST as well it just seems kind of bland to me. The ending was pretty cool and a few other spots in the music, but other than that I was a bit bored.. I'm sorry if I couldn't be exactly helpful but I do hope you take some things into consideration.
I always loved the original but it was always way too simulated for my tastes so I never could quite enjoy it and appreciate as much as I do now. There must have been some tremendous effort put into making this. My only complaint really is that the piano is a bit on the quiet side, especially when it starts soloing. I know you might be trying to keep a balance and blend but it does seem like it could be turned up a bit, at least during the solo and then you could always turn it down a bit.
True. But it's really hard to keep the balance if there are like, five guitars already and just one piano XD The tremendous effort was all concentrated on the rhythm guitar and drums, actually. Naturally, I'd like the effort to be heard, but I guess I chose it over the volume of the piano. Oh well XD Thanks for the review!
Superb work my friend
Again this is simply, in one word beautiful, and in another completely brutal. Those climatic build ups always catch me off guard when they end so early. I enjoy the clock effect you used though. I'll definitely be waiting for the final version, I've waited for this for awhile now haha.
And just to clear.. this isn't the final length of the track right? There's more to come because I definitely felt a little unsatisfied with how long it takes for things to really get moving. Good nonetheless. :D
the song will be 25 minutes when done which will require 4 separate newgrounds uploads in order to maintain decent quality.
I chose to cut the Werewolf segment short in order to keep those that have waited for UE5 aswell as newcomers to it on the edge of their seats. ;D
Thanks for the review!
I'm diggin' this tune man. I love the vocal melodies and I really can't explain this piece in enough words. However, there is one thing that bothered me. The drum mix. It didn't really fit on the softer parts, it sounded a little bit raw and it really exposed the synthetic sound of the drum machine. Overall, I was really impressed though and if you could get a more professional sounding mix that would be amazing. Looking forward to seeing what you do.
Thanks! Yeah, I wish I could afford drum recording equipment, and just play the parts myself. Oh well, I'm lucky enough with this drum machine I think, some people can't even tell it's a machine ;)
You really capture the essence of DnB in here. Some parts seem a little jumpy but overall this is a really nice and catchy beat 1:06 to 1:21 is really nice. Kudos
Starts out nicely..
The song starts out nicely, just like any other house song, then slowly builds to its own. I like the melodies in there, but around the second half of the song everything seems to get a little repetitive. If you decide to revisit this song, go back on that second half and see what you can do with it.
i totally agree with you!
that second half is a bit too repetitive after a while, first i didn't see that, but now this time when i relisten it, i hear it, and it kinda bothers me or how you say it :p
so it could be i'm looking back at that second half :p
Very nice sound
I have to say there's a lot of good things going on here. The many effects used are brilliant, especially the mix of delays and how clean how everything. Right from the beginning I could tell this song was going to be good because it had a dynamic intro that allowed for progression. What really gave me chills was the 40 seconds in, that part is a brilliant mix of acoustic sounds and drums what you're doing with the crashes there is very subtle but very appropriate.
Awesome song, keep up the work.
Thanks Lightkeeper/ planning on adding more to it sometime.
Not really a big fan of long drawn out guitar intros but they work. You've got some real progressive stuff going on here and I can really hear the influences in this work. On the mixing end, I think the leads could have been raised a bit because they seemed a bit drowned out for me. One thing that bothered me as well was the transition to 3:06. It seemed kind of like it just changed and wasn't thought out, but I guess that's why this is just some rough shit.
As far as drums, they seemed pretty well written. You do a lot with EZ drummer to make the drums seem more authentic and its noticable by the high quality outcome of the song.
There's really a lot of good things coming out of this song, good job.
Thanks guy, yeah I don't use ezdrummer I have'nt used it in a long ass time. i'm using Superior 2.0 check into it. I see that the leads are a little low i'll be sure to gix that. Bout the transition I wanted it to be like that. Anyway thanks for listening.
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