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Illusion      [GP5]   [335 hits]   [Version: 4]   [Id: 105637]
Artist: Open Competition Feb 2009
File Size: 77.6 KB     Number of Tracks: 7
Submitted by: JazzDeath  (All tabs)  on 17 Feb 2009 00:23, commenting:
Venture into the depths of Schizophrenia... (f5)
Validated by blackiel on 17 Feb 2009 02:10


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Now this is a disturbingly interesting piece. To me it actually felt like if you did describe what schizophrenia is and what it’ll do to me. I found the riffs fit with their titles, giving more emotion behind the nae of each section and gave the song a strong story.

As for the instruments. The clashing chords seemed to have really worked for this song, which I like very well. The more soft parts counter-balanced by the heavier parts worked too and transition well into each other. The drum work, to me is perfect for the song. Very creative and technical at the faster, more crazy parts, and nicely worked for the softer, slower parts.


Posted by apzrman  {{ 7 tabs / 3 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 05:17

Rated as: Unrated
This song really does give a feel for the paranoia you mention in the F5. Drums were superb. Piano was superb. Structure was great. The acoustic dissonance was excellent backing. Writing a "normal" song is hard enough. But you really have to work hard to write a dissonant song and you pulled it off. Everything about it called madness to me and thought torture. The bullet at the end summed up what this song is all about and what could happen from thoughts of paranoia. Great outro, great song.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 22 Feb 2009 15:21

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The composition and the concept of the song is very good (dividing the song into stages of the disease).
But I find the song too slow and its progression made me impatient and finally desperate.
Maybe schizophrenia suggests me different things. The fast solo resembles more to what I expected. I think the song could show a faster pace.


Posted by MNC_Metal  {{ 4 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Feb 2009 02:56

Rated as: Unrated
I could guess this song was done by you if I didn’t know it. Good job. I wont say anything about the drums, because it’s obviuos it’s great (btw, it’s the first time I see someone put the “pedal hihat” (44) in the bottom line). Ok, now with the song. You captured the feeling you wanted in the best way possible. Thumbs up there. My favorite part was “meet the others” and “unspoken voices”, nice orchestration there....
The only part that I dont really like very much, is the end (121-148)... I think its not the best way to end this song. Maybe it shouldnt end there. Still, one of my favorites songs in the comp... well done...

Rating 4.5

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 17:48

Rated as: Unrated
If there's something awesome about your song, surely is the amazing use of odd time signatures without "stumbling". I don't know if I'm understood, but your song just flows, you can keep the rythm with the head without noticing these weird rythmic structures. And I'm impressed too cause every part of the song sounds like it's tittle, Deterioration is the very best example.
I really started to enjoy the song from "Descent", from bar 96 to 120 is surely the best part of the song. The Trial Parts were good too, but you were stucked in the same rythmic pattern, I would like some variations.
This song is cool man, you handle very well time signatures and tempo changes. I missed a guitar solo, it's always good in metal to have a nice solo and, as always, drums were terrific.

Rate: 4.0, Great stuff but it lacks of "something", some leading melody or whatever you could keep in your head after you listen to the song for the first time.

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 28 Feb 2009 15:52

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I like it. Especially since its the sound you want. Dissonance has it place in the world and it would seem that have found it. Its a little harder to critique this piece because of its nature I can't go by traditional means. I really enjoyed the drums and the ending was really nice. Its hard to make dissonance sound somewhat reasonable or understandable if you will, but like I said before you pulled it off.

You get a 4.0.

Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 01 Mar 2009 02:08

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JazzDeath – Illusion

This song is one of your best songs so far, it has a story and follows it without impairing the music. The major bad point about this song is the dementia lead imo. To be fair the time signature must be hard to cram a nice solo lead over. The lead on dementia doesn’t really follow the time signature underneath, just kind of plays what it wants to play in the same tempo and the constant diminished scale use could have been spiced up a bit to make it interesting.

The other thing I don’t enjoy so much, but nevertheless to me is a lot more pleasant to listen to than the dementia lead is the piano interlude with the flute. At times I think it’s cool, but other times I think it was kind of unnecessary. I think my assessment comes from the way the flute is playing along, with some fast stuff, which at times I don’t really like – I would have liked the flute to maybe have a consistent melodic idea going through the whole interlude instead of the constant changes.

Last minor things to mention are that sometimes I miss some recurring theme or something that comes back so you get a sense of melodic release with the song. I know it doesn’t necessarily fit the premise of the story, but then you could have twisted a melodic idea into something else or something I don’t know. Another thing is that the song I guess is supposed to reach a climax in final trial, but falls short imo. I think if the lead did some stuff maybe an octave higher and the rhythm guitar had a more staccato and rhythmic approach it would have worked better. Just an idea anyway. Then very last thing, the piano interlude should have been written in 6/4 (or alternatively ¾ if you cut the bars in half) – that would have made the writing and reading process a lot easier and simpler.

Anyway… Enough nagging from me, because honestly this song is really good, and my favorite in the competition. If the things mentioned were fixed I would have had no second thoughts about giving you 4.5 for it, but right now I must settle with a big 4.

Rating 4.0

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Mar 2009 09:05

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JazzDeath – Illusion

...before I get going – dude, that were some fantastic segues. You managed to flawlessly, seamlessly evolve (from lack of a better word) back and forth between numerous ensemble types, never once doing anything too jerky or not exactly welcome. Your piece flows magnificently, taking me on a mad ride... and music that does something to you, takes you somewhere is the best kind of music.

Loving the crawling, sinister mood of the intro and deterioration. Feels fantastic, kind of like a warning about things to come... the insanity that is about to unravel in the murky depths of one's mind... you're doing a fantastic job, building up the uneasiness, because the disturbing acoustic motifs (in perfectly executed odd time signatures, and don't sound unnatural – really, really hard to achieve. You seem to do it with ease) leave a strange gut feeling, hinting that something is definitely not right. The solo in dementia is outright insane, in a great way, the barrage of tritones drills through my ears, scratching my dissonance craving itch further. I'd say that the lead was just about perfect length though – it didn't have time to get stale, and it packed a solid punch.

I thought that the gut feeling caused by acoustic motifs was unpleasant... Meet the others... this starts getting downright unsettling. You get all those haunting entities in your skull all of a sudden... if someone told me it's possible to write something so downright disturbing with the core of a piano and flute I'd lol. And just when I thought we “peaked” unsettling-wise, we get the trials. You manage to evoke the schizophrenic split here particularly well, with the more “normal” base and the off-the-wall dissonant stuff floating on top. The third trial brings forth a guitar lead... it sets in an unstable, depressive, dangerous mood...




Rating: 5 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 04 Mar 2009 17:00

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JazzDeath - Illusion

Well, once in awhile, you hear this great song that you can't put your finger on, but HAVE to listen to
again. and again, and again, This is one of those songs. I know you like comments to be
"This is worthless, unless you do it like this perhaps?" and the like, but I can't find anything I didn't
like in this tune, and trust you me, I tried, HARD. The Madness is crawling through my skin, twisting
my mind and it feels like someone's behind me (this feeling doesn't really get less bothersome by
the fact I'm sitting in small, window-less room, it doesn't get better than this).
Marcelo wanted a masterpiece a while back, HERE it IS!

I won't bother with the "list" for this one, just this:
Rating(worth every bit of it, and more!):

Posted by Generis Humani  {{ 53 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 06 Mar 2009 06:04

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