I can't really remember if I've commented on this one before, but if I have, oh well.
I can definitely say that this version seriously pwns the original, but still needs more substance. Especially towards the end of the song. It just kind of... gets boring. Try adding a second guitar with a counter melody or something. Maybe even with a synth. Perhaps throw an orchestral touch on there by having some violins playing harmony.
Nice job anyways. 7/10
Gouki............... For... the... win
My mind is blown.... this is deserving of a 10/10, and it's not even completed yet. Maybe my resolve to be a good music critic has been worn down a bit, but I think that I would give this one a high ranking anyways...
It has good rhythm and a steady beat. Not to mention it appeals to the senses. It even keeps a good electronic feel throughout most of the song. I ESPECIALLY like the addition of the chimes. It adds body to places that would otherwise seem thin or empty. Try to add a little more movement in them though. Hitting the same note will only go so far. Also, you have a good placement of the chimes throughout. Not to much, but maybe could have a little more of them, at your discretion, of course.
I also like the dark feel it maintains. An excellent contrast to the higher notes.
Also, keep on using this drum set. It may be crappy, but it sounds good in this song. Maybe a -little- more bass and snare, but just a little.
Anyways, like I said, 10/10 coming right up. I look forward to hearing the completed version of this song.
This is what I was talking about
If you read my reviews for Guitar vs. Piano and GvP 2, you'll understand this better, but to the point, this song takes my previous "mood" and "feel" reviews and tosses them out the window.
The bass line stands out more, though the electronic feel was lost a little bit in the process. It provides a good, solid undertone that appeals to a person's darker emotions, yet can bolster their lighter ones.
The beat is just as fast and bouncy, which can also enhance one's lighter emotions.
Overall, this song is better, but not 10/10 material. If I could give an 8.5 I would, but it leans more towards a 9 (8.56), so that means this one is getting a 9/10. I look forward to another good sequel in the future.
Better than the first
In my review of the first Guitar vs. Piano, I said that it was good from beginning to end. This song is the same. The electronic/hard rock feel is not gone, but amplified.
Still, I wish that the notes weren't so high up on the scale. It needs a darker undertone that the bass beats can't supply by themselves. Take the guitar chords and piano keys down a bit.
However, upon listening closely, I found it is more diverse than the first in how it matches my mood. If I am angry or happy (or ALMOST anywhere in between) if found that I can listen to it and have it match perfectly.
Unfortunately, there is still much more unlocked potential within this song, so I must give this one an 8/10 also.
Please do not take my candid reviews as me not liking the songs. I am just writing a review, giving constructive criticism and being genuinely honest. Remember these are only my opinions and don't have to affect other people in any way.
Good from beginning to end
This song (and others) I discovered playing Super Crazy Guitar Maniac Deluxe 2 and 3, and I must say that it deserves to be in the electronic genre or heavy rock genre. The music is good, catchy, and holds my attention, making me want more, even when it's over. Hopefully the artist Goukisan (?) will continue to make more masterpieces like this.
However, it is not something I would like to listen to all of the time. In fact, I'd honestly like it if the song were a little darker. The light, bouncing style is fun, but not all of the time. I like a song that can fit my mood whether or not I'm happy, sad, or angry, and I believe that this one has that potential and could fit most moods if just taken and redone with a thicker, deeper sound and feel.
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