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Desperate Times, Changes Times

I see a successful businessman, he is at a party celebrating his company's 20th year in businesss. He is also celebrating his retirement. However looking back on his life he regrets his past. What he did to the innocent people to get to where he is today... he still fears that his past will catch up with him, even though traces of his existence in his past are gone there is still a chance that someone will find out. All he knows is that desperate times called for desperate measures, and with that knowledge he could change time and make his future brighter... but is it truly a spotlight in which he is satisfied with?

I must say this was a beautiful piece, however I don't think it belongs in the Video Game genre, more like the Classical genre. I hope he'll forgive me for this, but this could give MaestroRage a run for his money. I could see the times between past, present, and then back to the present, but what you and others did not realize was that the present in the past-tense is the future. Regret, turmoil, and all for what. Although my message doesn't seem clear in my "scenario" it will set in one's mind upon reading it.

As a critic you have captured my mind today and put it in a place that I was happy to visit, yet sad to visit at the same time. I thank you for putting me through this, but at the same time hate you for it. You have made today a masterful song and I can't wait to hear your next great piece, I can see why you are proud of this.


Fellow Man in Times of Need

Three whose lives have been changed since yesterday. The letter that arrived in the mail. Sending off for war... to fight for your country. A man of age 26 packs his things, his girlfriend is pregnant, he leaves with tears down his face... better cry on the journey then cry at the arrival. A man of 31 gets his letter, he packs his things and ventures out ready to go... he's a happy go lucky guy with a good business and a good life, no wife, no children, just his money and his comedy, but he's really nothing more than a man with pretending to smile. A man of 45, is ready for his second trip. His son has died in the war already and he ventures towards battle with a purpose... revenge, however his wife does not wish for him to go, she has lost one already and can't lose another. These three will meet upon the field of battle and thus will have their own stories to tell and their own lives to share, but the question is, will their true selves be revealed before others?

Well I must say this was quite a good song, and I hope my story has entertained you. I just have one question... what game were you playing when you came up with the inspiration for this song. Also do you plan on writing a sequel to this song, that way I can continue this story.

Your song was really good, superb even and I can't wait to hear more from you.


KTRECORDS responds:

I actually can't remember the game I was playing when I thought up the idea for the song. It wasn't actually the game that inspired me though. I remember I was thinking of the chord progression in Josh's song "War's Little Secret" ( http://www.n ewgrounds.com/audio/listen/96227 ) , and then all of a sudden this idea popped in my head. After a few hours, I had the basis for this song.

Maybe it was Final Fantasy Tactics I was playin... oh well, lol. Thx for the story! It was awesome!

Also.. if you want to write an end to your story.. try listenin to my other solo song "What Have I Done?"



I have no idea where this fits in except as a trailer theme for a movie. A romantic scene from the start, then we shift to the scenes of battle. A fight for our friends, but this is certainly not medieval in any way. The streets... the REAL streets, where people will actually kill one another with knives and guns instead of the bullshit "gangsta thug" shit. Tonight lovers will slay those who stand in thier way. Although it is said that this is a cruel fate not only for the victims, but for those who commit the crime, it's a love story... who is to say that it isn't... Bonnie and Clyde did the same thing.

Sorry for that little tale above, but this song just put that story in my head for some reason, I can't explain why, but it just did. Your song loops perfectly... you probably didn't notice that and it is quite beautiful. I hope to hear more greatness from you soon.

wyldfyre1 responds:

don't be sorry for the great review man you've done a good job. Thanks for the great review!! =)

The Irish are Proud

The dancing of happy times. Crimes are scarce, hardships are little, and the people, the people are a joyous community. World domination is not seen within the Irish eyes and they're proud of this.

Sorry about that, this song just made me think of the Irish having a party. It's a really good song I must say and to be honest there should be a Celtic genre on Newgrounds so stuff like this could be honored and given better appreciation.


You are defitinitely jamming here. Although it seems a bit repetitive, I think that is what gives it it's interesting flare. I enjoyed this piece rather much, I mean I haven't heard the original Gladness, but I must say I'm really liking this one with the Piano. I want to see more piano works from you.


Manhart responds:

Thanks a lot for the review.
It is indeed very repitive because of the same 4 chords all the the through.
But I felt that the melodies, and the shortness of the song made up for it somehow :P
The "original" is one I posted some days ago with a Slayer Guitar in it. People complained about it, so I wanted to try a version without it. You should check it out for comparison :)
Thanks again.

Simple, Graceful, but with a Story

The fallen hero rises up from the ashes. He is tired, beaten, and has gone through hell. Fighting for his king. He ventures past his fallen comrades and comes to the enemy castle. 100 men stand before him as well as the King seeing this. The hero draws his sword and strides towards the army of 100... when the King halts his troops. The enemy king surrenders... knowing that the other side would go to any lengths to win this war.

Sorry for writing this boring story, but this song just reminded me so much of this. You have made quite the beautiful Classical piece and I can only hope to see more great works from you.


Very Superb...

I was sitting here listening to this song thinking to give you an 8... I thought it was quite boring, then it started to build up and so I decided to keep listening some more and it was missing something... but you brought that in at 1:55. I must say you have done a superb job with this audio.

Magnificent... keep up the good work.

garyevor responds:

thank you for your expressions and vote. Thanks too for listening all the way through sometimes we save the best for last and if we don't listen all the way we miss it. I always felt that a song should build as it goes on. Thanks again.

You Did Ruin It...

This really wasn't even a great remix... the beats you put down in this song through the whole song off balance and turned it basically into a crappy dance song that only people who are high would listen to. I really don't see a great deal of effort put into this song, just repetition. I thought it was going to get better at 1:10, but I was wrong. As for no loops used, it was basically a collection of loops and not good ones either, they may have been you're own, but they weren't good. When you remix a song you make your own original song that sounds familiar to the original. You sir have made a cover which is your own rendition of the song... and it wasn't good at all.

A bit repetitive....

That's the only complaint I can make about this song, plus the voice brought in just threw the song way out of place and it didn't really have a nice bounce in it. It loops perfectly however. Good job.

AlxEllis responds:

Thanks for the review

Greatness As Always

A fight between two warriors. One who plans to revive the world as a new world, and the other who plans to save us all. The battle is at large, and others around the world are taking sides. The flames of destiny are upon us, as the wind takes hold of the skies, the waters clash against each other, and the earth rumbles filling no terror or fear within anyone battling upon the field, we call Planet Earth. A battle so fierce... you'd think it were a war, when the war is happening between the two choosing sides. The greater good overcomes the dark one and sends him to his doom, but spares his life.

"The world is run on power, not violence. Take away the power, and you leave and empty shell."
- The-Great-One (2008)

A magnificent piece if I must say and in Classical Rock I certainly am surprised. However I felt it was a bit too short, but as you described, the PC limitations. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.


MaestroRage responds:

hey TGO! Thank you for the story first off!

I enjoyed the description of such epic proportions, however your quote though valid, I must disagree with you.

I don't disagree in the sense that power and violence are different, and that the world is in fact not run purely off it, but power is earned through the prospect of violence.

But only if the definition of violence is expanded to suit a general purpose. Economical violence, spiritual violence, environmental violence. All these factors combined, these qualities together form power. For a nation or man whom holds no potential for these violences is deemed without power.

Thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it! Once again, thank you for the story! Well written and enjoyable!

Hello I am The-Great-One of Newgrounds. I am also The Interviewer here and a reviewer here to review. If you got a movie, game, art, or music for me to review then send it to me.


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