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All 13 audio Reviews

Children of the Sky (NEW) Children of the Sky (NEW)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful work.

I see what you mean when you said it gave you goosebumps, this is gorgeous. The whole instrumentation is absolutely perfect, i'm speechless. Great remake and more great work from my favorite composer - awesome stuff, keep it up!!!

Setu-Firestorm responds:

Thank you. =D

Touhou 8 - Metal Touhou 8 - Metal

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great, but sounds a bit "synthy"

It's an exciting, upbeat headbanger; i've never heard of touhou before, but it's still a good headbanger nonetheless. The lead guitar sounds awesome, and contains lots of catchy riffs. Most of the background guitar sounds too synthetic though; kinda takes away from the metally intensity. Still a welcome addition, exceeding the average video game theme cover.

Setu-Firestorm responds:

Yeah, I agree. What happened was I put the usual distortion on the rhythm guitars that I did in the last couple rock pieces, but for metal it doesn't work. I should've used a different more fuzzy and bassy distortion so the original strat sound can't be heard tingling about the way it was.

Thanks for the input.

Anti-Koopa Song (pseudo-Live) Anti-Koopa Song (pseudo-Live)

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


That movie was an absolute joke (a good joke, however). Why the hell w ould you decide to make a song about it now, almost 2 decades after its lackluster release? Oh well, your homage to this song is still kick-ass. The live effect was very "pseudo-ey", and while the clapping was a bit annoying, it added some realism. And the crazy shredding guitars were a nice touch. Almost like a light DethKlok. Good job tho, dude.

Setu-Firestorm responds:

Thank you. I was originally not going to do the "live" sound, but in the end, I thought - with how short the song really is - that it'd best pass off as something a band would spontaneously do on stage rather than just put on an album.

Why did I do this? Well, every now and then I decide to make a homage song just for fun (like I did "Booster's Swing Club" as a swing version of Booster's Tower theme from Super Mario RPG, and the "Still Alive" cover I did over Jonathon Coulton's song for the game Portal), and I thought about how no one did a homage song to this one, so I figured I'd take the initiative and do it.

Thanks for the feedback. It is greatly appreciated.

Vivid Vivid

Rated 5 / 5 stars

My ears are bleeding...from all the AWESOMENESS!

This is crazy awesome! The guitar is clear, yet has the distinct scratchy feel, and the vocals are well executed. Considering this is one of your earlier songs, this is some top-notch work. You are truly an inspiration for all the noobs (like me) out there :P

Still Alive (AltRock cover) Still Alive (AltRock cover)

Rated 5 / 5 stars


I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you making this. This song driven by the mighty power of rock, to me, is much cooler and more enjoyable, and you don't have to listen to GLaDOS's sqeaky high pitched voice! Everyone wins!

Oh, and Portal is the BEST GAME EVER.

Setu-Firestorm responds:

Yeah, Portal was fun as hell. Jonathon Coulton does have a version of himself singing to the same accompaniment track that GLaDOS was singing to, but I didn't think it was "driving" enough.

I'm glad you appreciate it. I had a lot of fun making this.

Simon (cover song) Simon (cover song)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You:1, Lifehouse:0

I've heard this song many times by Lifehouse, and I honestly like your version better.

I don't know, I may just be biased towards you, because you simply rule. It's the rock songs like these that have become the themes to my life recently: I'm listening to them day-in, day out and I LOVE IT. For something digital, this song sounds so powerful and captivating, plus I like the melodizing and all-around good vocals. I've just started up a band recently, and I'd love it if we could try some of your songs... even though we're nowhere near good enough to play this stuff :P

Keep up the awesome work!

That Which We Call Rose That Which We Call Rose

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Once again, you don't disappoint

Another great rock song! All the instruments sound perfectly in tune and crystal clear, and your vocals are, in my opinion, near their best in this song. Definitely not the best rock song you've made, but definitely one memorable tune.

Setu-Firestorm responds:

Thanks, although this song particularly taught me an important lesson: never write a song for someone you're dating, because if everything falls through, you'll always have THIS to remind you. =p

LoZ - Warrior Spirit Within LoZ - Warrior Spirit Within

Rated 5 / 5 stars

top-quality stuff!

Just like all your LoZ music, this is superbly executed. The rhythm, the feeling, the sound quality, all together make a top-notch song... and a top-notch composer!

When Shadows Fall When Shadows Fall

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well Done!

More excellent rock. This seems to be one of your less popular songs, but it still rocks. The bass riff heard in the beginning and throughout the song is extremely catchy and the entire instrumental track was at a level of expertise I'll never know. However, the vocals were definitely shaky, and in some places could've done much better. Other than that, it's a smash!

Setu-Firestorm responds:

Oh yeah. This song was a bit far from perfect, but it was still during the stages of really learning the do's and don'ts of making homemade virtual rock.

A lot of technique comes from listening to what others do and trying to mimic that in your own work. It gives you a sense of how things are and aren't done.

Thanks for the review.

Brotherhood: Lost Loved Ones Brotherhood: Lost Loved Ones

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Quit making me cry!

Again, you've delivered an unforgettable song, so full of emotion and mourning, that I can't control my waterfalls of eyes. If you've actually experienced the pain your songs tell us you have, I am deeply sorry and am baffled by how you'd get by while still producing such incredible tunes.

Setu-Firestorm responds:

Actually, this was composed for a short film for the purpose of creating an emotionally reflective atmosphere, seeing as how the short film was a drama about two brothers, one of which dies of a terminal illness and his older brother had to reflect back on his memories.

It is true that I use a lot of pain I've endured to inspire the emotional pieces I do, although I don't suffer any more slings and arrows as everyone else.

Thank you for the review.