Given that you mentioned the violin issues, they get a rough pass.
I dig this a lot! The guitar introduces itself well (if a bit slowly on buildup), it progresses through movements at a good clip, and it builds to an ending.
This is pretty sublime.
On the official NG scale of 9 to 10, you get 10. The dissonant beat is an especially nice touch.
This is good in all respects except one.
I love this song. I'll get that out of the way right now. The beat flows effortlessly with the lyrics and blends into a mounting crescendo. That's excellent.
What's not so excellent is the fact that the song stops in the middle and /preaches/ at me. I'd love to loop this or a couple of days on end, but I can't do that when it takes four minutes out of ten to tell passerby not to kill people based on race. It's extremely jarring and would function much better if this song was split into this version, with the poem, and a loopable version without.
To me, this song is still in an unfinished state.
In the very first version, we had it the way that you described, but then it sounded monotonous throughout the song--that's when we decided to break it up with the poem towards the 2nd half. :) Thank you for your feedback/review!
10 out of NG's 9-10 scale.
I've listened to this for what amounts to too many times; and I envison a completely different conflict every time. It has gone exceedingly well with all of them, so far.
Very engrossing stuff - it sets an otherworldly backdrop to the scene. Nice going!
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