I'd been looking for something like this for a bit
And now I've found it! Final Zone arrangements aren't very common, and those that do exist are usually not that great, usually with minimal effort and slapped together in FLStudio. However this, THIS. Took me by surprise, as someone who enjoys orchestral arranges I have to say I got put into a really good mood. The instruments are perfect, the arrangement is brilliant, it can be clearly heard that effort was put into this, and for that, I tip my metaphorical hat to you sir! Personally, I love the quiet bit from 1:15, it fit perfectly, with the theme, and the title.
I'm not a fan of the randomish tempo changes, but I must say. This is awesome. I'm loving how well you've done it.
Even though I've never played the game it comes from. Non-the-less. I love it. Great work I must say :D
o: This is brilliant SE (Granted that may be biased as I love piano pieces normally) but you can feel the emotion in it. It is kinda sad, like someone is looking back on past regrets about a love. And yes. I always draw my own random meanings from songs ;3
Yep, that was the point :)
I liked this, kinda had a marching feel to it. Fitting in with the description of the game you gave. It has the impression they're Marching to war. Hoping that they'll come out alive and thinking of their families and friends
It is interesting how in most stories, those who have nothing to lose, who march to war without the hope of making it out alive, seem to do just that, whilst those who cling to their lives, desperately trying to imagine their loved ones as real as they can, feel death's heavy hand resting on their shoulders.
It is maybe through poetic karma which lets the hopeless continue living hopelessly, and take away from those who have dear ones.
In any case, thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it!
Although as the review before me mentioned, it does sound more like rain. But it does however give it a nice touch. As though someone's in a flimsy shack looking out a window while the water leaks in. Very slow and moving
A journey though the desert eh?
Intresting, it certainly has that desert "feel" to as you listen, as though scorching heat is pelting down, and then. At the calmer section, it is night, and freezing cold. But yet a person struggles on, to make it to a goal. His only treasure? His own life. And at the end tiredness takes it's toll, but yet ahead he saw his goal, but could he make it? The dramatic end meant it felt very much like it had a cliffhanger to a story.
I am glad you have seen the imagery such clearly. Especially at the end. It is indeed meant to be an ending that suits the desires of the listener. In my own rendition of the story the man doesn't make it, the beating sun and whipping sands overpower his mortal strength and he falls to join the dust he once came from.
Others might see it as a firm dedication to finish his trek. Perhaps he saw the town and with uncontrolled power he opposes the desert and wins, a triumphant blast to mark the end of the painful journey. So many possibilities, all open to interpretation.
Thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it!
Of all your music...
This one has been my favourite even before I joined NG. I just love the upbeat feel, the dramatics and the fact I can actually imagine a fight with two swordsmen straining to beat one another to claim their rightful prise
Plus this would make one hell of a great boss theme
then you have seen the vision I have seen. Brutal, ruthless fighting to claim the life of another. It was intended to be a boss battle, I am glad you saw the story as such!
I can't think of a word to fit. The slow start with a mighty voice to get it going at 1:03 was interesting. Oddly you don't hear that a lot. And when it's pulled off, specially when it fits a story like you have briefly said there. It works. Impressive work once more
Thank you Darkoverord. I can tell you there is a 4-5 page short story for this song. I wish I could animate, because a lot of it's emotion stems from both audio and visual perspectives.
I am glad you enjoyed the piece, though lack of words to describe it only adds to the compliment, as describing a song ultimately means you've found a bracket for which it operates, and operates within those brackets alone ;)
Thank you for the review!
I was actually quite surprised when I read the first review you made to acompany this piece. Though, I have to admit it clears a lot of stuff up about it. The progressive "strength" so to speak was a nice touch as well. Really deep. Personally I prefer your more powerful and upbeat pieces. Though it's nice to have a slower one that sounds great
I like to make something like this once in a while simply because there are so many stories I want to tell, and not all of them require an epic beat, or slow tragedy to tell. Metaphorical stories like this *and Constituting Realities for example*, often require these abstract sequences which make odd sense without any firm guidance, which I give by the first review.
I am glad you found yourself enjoying it, thank you for the review! I apologize for the late response!
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