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Through the Devil's Gate

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Using what I've learned from my previous post, The Tenth Insignia and reading your review @Monarcheon I decided to create something less experimental and really try and dive deep. I definitely aimed for that movie trailer-esque sound. I wanted something dark, action packed, but heavenly at the same time. 

I did have a hard time backing up the Cello among other mistakes in the orchestration but I hope this sets out to what makes a great track. 

For the climatic section, Monarcheon, I know you mentioned in my previous post it needed to be longer. In this one I was actually afraid of the listener getting bored of the length.

 

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Section at :31 was really strange and kind of came out of nowhere don't you think? After all that hellish (in a good way!) sounding stuff? The bells added later kind of add back to that feeling. But it was very strange to me personally. I can't see where that would fit in. I get that it's repeated in the climax, but there are better ways to make the climax sound more familiar than that. It's not too long either, since you layer things on top of it, previous material, which is nice. 
To extrapolate, when that soft A major section comes back afterward, I think it works much much better, because it feels like an aftermath. It doesn't work as well as a buildup. The vocal line on top is a great touch. 
Some of your sound effects sound very "trailer" esque. Not a bad thing, but I couldn't help but think that, even when it's supposed to be its own standalone thing. 
Ending is left on a dominant chord... half cadence. This should be fixed. Doesn't have to even be a tonic resolution, just something to make it feel more complete. 
Cheers!

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Whoa, cool. Definitely seeing some great depth of thought and consideration in your construction.

What did you use for the vocals? It sounds live to me, and that's cool :)

Gustav Johnson

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4 minutes ago, Gustav Johnson said:

Whoa, cool. Definitely seeing some great depth of thought and consideration in your construction.

What did you use for the vocals? It sounds live to me, and that's cool :)

Gustav Johnson

 

8dio Requiem Professional

Not a bad price it has a lot of samples and comes with a phrase builder.

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Very cool - it definitely suits the title. Is the chorus saying something in particular, or is it just nonsense phrases?

I really like the sudden introduction of the strings around 1:56, though I think you could have developed upon it a bit more before cutting to the soft piano. Especially for a piece like this, you want to build as much as you can before the release if you're going for that type of ending. (And on that note you could have developed the ending more, it starts and then just kind of stops out of nowhere.)

 

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The sustained chorus is saying "Credo" the staccato is saying "Sin son" The credo is random but I thought it sounded cool but the staccato is basically telling you to commit sin, hence the title.

Thanks I get what you're saying, I honestly didn't know what else to do I was a little stuck haha. I will keep that in mind the next time! :happy:

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@LostSamurai

I had lots of fun listening to your piece.

The violins were too loud for me sometimes but that's because I don't like soprano instruments that much.

I really liked this choir though, I love choir pieces, and of course it evokes this religious over-worldly feeling you'd expect to have at the gates of hell. 

9/10 from me, I'd have more fun if you developed the super epic choir further, but you can do it in a new composition.

How did you get a woman singer to sing for you?

Although that might have been a vst.

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54 minutes ago, Rabbival507 said:

@LostSamurai

I had lots of fun listening to your piece.

The violins were too loud for me sometimes but that's because I don't like soprano instruments that much.

I really liked this choir though, I love choir pieces, and of course it evokes this religious over-worldly feeling you'd expect to have at the gates of hell. 

9/10 from me, I'd have more fun if you developed the super epic choir further, but you can do it in a new composition.

How did you get a woman singer to sing for you?

Although that might have been a vst.

 

Thanks, glad you liked it. Yeah her voice was a vst.

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