Well damn, this is a pretty metal tune, dude. I'd actually like to see you finish this. I liked where you were going with it. Tell me though, after the small chunk of the song you did remix, how were you planning to complete the rest of it? Were you going to include some keyboard or was it going to just be straight up, raw, unrestrained metal?
The plan was make it as metal as I could.
There's already a little bit of keyboard in the rhythm arrangement. So probably nothing more than that. Maybe a synth-style lead some where. IDK. Honestly, I forgot what my original plan was.
Anyhow, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the response.
You need to add the arrangement to make this work.
I don't care for the base song in the slightest, personally, but in order for this to sound good as a melody-only song, you need to arrange the vocals and lay them over. Without the vocals, the song sounds even more flat than I had initially anticipated it to be. Go figure.
Nothing against your recreation of the underlying melody, but without seeing the name of the song, I wouldn't have recognized it. I suppose that's the drawback of most rhythm-driven songs from this generation.
I'm going to give you 4/5 for your effort because you did a really good job capturing the background rhythm track, but seriously, you need to arrange the vocals and overlay your two tracks. Trust me on this one. ;)
hey thanks for the honest opinion, it is my first recreation. Ive only been working with music for about 6 months so thanks for that!
Unfinished you say?
Unfinished or not this track is solid, catchy, and downright badass. I think the major point that I like about this song is how you continue to build up more and more energy as it carries on. Even well after the introduction of the song, it continues to build the energy with each verse. This is seriously a song I can hear in both a club and in some sort of conclusive battle or cinematic for a game.
The song's tempo is good and strong, I can hear and feel the rhythm behind the electronic melody, and the mastering (even in an incomplete stage) is solid. This is great stuff, Luke, I hope to hear more.
This was clearly shaping together very nicely. Are you two planning to complete this collaborative work or not? After all, it does show a significant amount of promise.
Obviously the mastering isn't right in the beta of the song, so I'm not even going to go there, lol.
I'm liking the piano build up as the song opens until about 35 seconds, where you break into a rather dramatic orchestral-styled measure. The only thing I do not like about this segment are the cymbals. They're too harsh. Too abrasive to the years. I actually chided my father for something similar earlier today, no less. There's some irony to be had there. Perhaps find something mellower or an instrument that doesn't produce such a clashing and short-lived sound, but adds some unity to the other all melody.
That's about all I can muster off the top of my head. Great stuff so far. I hope this is eventually completed.
It looks like you've gotten an unholy amount better since the last time we've all heard a tune out of you, Zero-Resurrected. Good to hear you haven't been slouching at the tunes. The themes that really stand out to me as the strongest are Cannonball, Powerful Enemy, Trap Obsession, and Flandre's Theme. Brilliant Show Window, Mountain Rider, and Chosen One are all good, but they feel like they're lacking something. For Brilliant Show Window, the tempo seems off in a few spots, and is a bit lacking at the beginning of the song, granted, it picks up as it starts getting into the melody. Mountain Rider, there's just not enough there to really critique for you. Then we've got Chosen One, where it does take an interesting new direction, but it trails off before we can really sink our teeth into something new. Lastly, Awake just isn't jiving with me. Not entirely sure what it is right off, but something about it just feels a hair on the empty side.
Overall, I hafta say great work in the tunes that you've got going on here, and I'm always excited to hear a new song or two out of you when you release 'em. Perhaps I should start sharing my artwork with you to return the favor ;P
Keep it up, man.
Brilliant show window, mountain rider, chosen one probably sound like they are lacking because i didnt have alot of the remix done for this sampler. those are the ones that still need alot of work
VERY nicely done, Zero! You took the original, and really pushed it beyond what it was. This remix easily outclasses the remix found in ZXA Tunes as well. You should be really proud of this song because it truly is a fantastic piece. Everything seems very nicely equalized and in unity. I don't hear any aspect of the melody being swallowed by the rest of the song in any given place. Also, the segment that you incorporated into the transition period between verse 1 and 2 was a very nice touch. You took the song a step further than they took it in ZXA Tunes, where all they did was replay the first version with electric guitar and heavy bass for the second verse.
Lastly, you conclude your song very nicely. Sure, it's a slight repeat of your mid-verse remix, but it works in this circumstance, and works rather nicely in fact. Keep up the nice work, and I look forward to your next track.
Thanks man! A lot of thought went into this remix
This was one of the best songs to ZX Advent, by far, and certainly the absolute most dramatic to boot. This mix is pretty snazzy so far, however, something's detracting from the feeling of the song. At about 0:27, the main melody is rather low, and it blends in with the rest of the backing track (the drums, keyboard, etc). This problem seems to occur in a couple of other places, including your final verse, which is destroyed by this levels (just a guess) blending (which is a shame, because when I listen close, it sounds pretty slick).
In all honesty though? I give you props for this piece, it is good. *thumbs up*
Wow thats quite the review you got goin there dude! Thanks for the advice. I'll keep it into consideration when I'm working on my next stuff. Thanks for the review. :)
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