It is somewhat very amateurish when judging quality - you microphone for example must surely not be of greatest quality. Hehe.
Although, catchy lyrics, noteworthy beat and certainly a song that could become an Internet hit with some work on the sound quality.
Keep up the good work!
Oh, I'm taken by the quality of this song.
The lyrics are great, the vocals are fantastic (seriously it sounds like a professional singer, is it?) and the guitar. Heh, awesome.
Most of all, I want to tell you what you can do better, that's what reviews are for, aren't they? Hehe.
You've found a good melody, but at the beginning it feels like too much struggling with the accords. And the first time I hear the Pink Floyd alike raise you do with the guitar, after the four first lines of song, you seem to cut it off too soon, instead of holding that tone out.
To synch guitar and vocals doesn't mean that one can't be a lay-over to the other. Even though the vocals has been in the 'foreground' all the time, the guitar can still fade out over them at moments.
The best performance is during the chorus, there this "lay-over" works awesome. It seems like the singer and the guitarists has gone from "afraid to get close to eachother", to "interact and amaze any crowd".
The chorus you got there with two singers enpowers the lyrics in a really, really good way aswell.
I like the solo you pull near to the end aswell, but at so many places I feel that you need to bust out a solo. A guitar that'd follow through-out the whole song in the melody of the song wouldn't kill this piece either.
And while I have this feeling of that you NEED to bust harder and shatter the tears shed by your listeners, with a gasp-taking solo, I have the feeling of that the entire song but the first four lines would need a higher pace.
There's so much force living behind this song that never gets out, and the singer's voice seems held back by the pace aswell.
I tell you that he could really get this song so more vivid and his performance would raise aswell with such a potential voice.
Once again, the lyrics are great, reminds me a lot of Metallica's "Fade to Black".
Anyhow, dude this is great. And please don't say that this will be the final version, because this can become so much better.
And if you feel like it, PM/e-mail me for further tips and maybe I could show what melody I feel a second guitar could play.
Wow, that's a comphrehensive review, if I ever saw one.
Thank you so much.
I do agree somewhat with you about the guitar parts - they could have been heavier. The reason they're so "mellow" is really just the fact that I didn't want them to overshadow the vocals without support of some drums etc. Kinda hard to explain really.
You're kinda right about the pacing too. It would be cool to speed it up a bit, for the later half. The problem with that is that I would want a fuller backing for the song then, and at the time being I can't get that here at home. When myu band plays this song, we'll probably play it a bit heavier (like I said in the previous review response), and as such this isn't the final version. Just the final version I will do on my own, and submit to Newgrounds.
Iron Maiden diserve better.
That was the worst voice I've ever heard.
But the original music is good, don't take me wring, this wasn't good.
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