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Last Gasp (The Redemption)



 Genre: Progressive Rock

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This song is about the chaos of war and the persecution of a people. It's about hope and hoplessness, about resistance and acceptance. I once woke from a dream in which I stood in the pouring rain in the dead of night watching a train creaking down the tracks, disappearing into endless black. Filled with despair, I awoke to the brightness of day vowing to never let it happen again.

We will never forget.
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Uploaded: Sep 13, 2005 - 11:19:25 PM
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2005 - 05:49:16 PM Last Played: Feb 04, 2018 - 11:59:29 AM
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said 4547 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
I am biased - I started liking this a lot more when the
distorted guitar kicked in just after the half way point. I like
the how the musical phrases interlock. Interesting use of
stereo panning on some of the percussion. Overall
production is very clear, very well done.
BTW, I get very little sense of chaos here - it's very
CIPHER said 4547 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
In search of chaos
Thanks for the feedback Mung.

For me, the chaos is expressed by the different musical parts
and the dynamics of each - always changing and shifting. As
in war, nothing stays the same for long. You are safe one
minute and running for your life the next. If anything, I was
aiming for emotional chaos rather than aural chaos.
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dchapman said 4547 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
Reminded me...
... of the keytar version of a "tool' instrumental. You've
done some great writing here with creative layering and
good use of chord voicings.

You have achieved what most of the "metal" instrumental
tunes here haven't... the song stayed interested. Most of
the rock instruments turn out to be players noodling over
a drum loop and predictable chunky guitar rhythms.

Not this song.

The biggest problem with the whole piece is the lack of
real guitar (and I know that you' ve made a public cry for
guitar players to work with you).

The songwriting is good enough that with a seasoned
hard rock guitar player this is one solid instrumental.
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bronco said 4547 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
Cool Sounds
The music follows your description very well. Very nice
when the melodic bass and guitar come in.
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elfdaughter said 4546 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
How on earth did I miss this! Brilliant!! Keep 'em coming!!
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jgurner said 4544 days ago (September 16th, 2005)
Very cool
Was hooked when the first riff started after the drum intro.
Love the synth/guitar sound throughout. Lots of swirling
changing musical moods, styles and themes keep it
interesting throughout. Has a very epic sound, almost an
Iron Maiden meets an 80s synth band. The ending is a very
nice touch. Well done!
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thetiler said 4493 days ago (November 7th, 2005)
nice rockin
cool, lots of nice work went into this piece.

Like that tremelo part and how it works with the heavier parts. Cool!

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thetiler said 4463 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
thrash three times
my ear spotted it coming in three times:)

trash coolness. Very suspensful.

Nice hard melody. Like the drums comin in to do their thing, like that
bass feel and going back to thrash land.

Thanks for sharing!
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kingkrispy said 4030 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
This reminds me...
This song reminds me of alot of bands: Disturbed, Godsmack, NIN. It's crazy and cool. I like how the instruments blend together to make the sort of chaotic sound you were going for.
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