LEAF XCEED Music Division – The King’s Commandment

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FINALLY. I’ve done it. I’VE DONE IT.


After five days of dedication and multiple revisions, I’ve finally gotten this far. Yes, I have always wanted to compose a symphonic power metal song in the vein of such bands like Rhapsody Of Fire and Fairyland, which is why this is a pretty huge accomplishment. I have not worked on any original metal composition this long and hard for, but here it is for the world to hear. I really cannot stress on how much this took so much from me, and even though I could compare it to something like The Eclipse Of Time in terms of effort, it really is different when it’s completely original. All the riffs, solos, basslines, drumbeats and most especially orchestrations came from me and all that inspires me to create this kind of music (not to mention every note was put in via mouse clicks on a piano roll).

But enough of that. Let’s talk about the SONG. πŸ™‚

It has always been my plan to create a symphonic power metal song themed around a great, epic war of sorts (…which is what many songs of the genre are themed around anyways). That in mind, it had to already sound majestic at the start, transitioning into the point in the imaginary music video where armies are already charging into battle. Melodies came into mind, and continuously building upon it while minding certain styles and staple characteristics of the genre had me create this. By that I mean a neo-classical solo, double-bass drumming everywhere, an epic orchestra-goes-all-out chorus, choirs, harpsichord abuse and more.

Funnily enough, the two bands I mentioned weren’t the only specific bands that contributed as inspirations but also bands like Sonata Arctica, Helloween and out-of-place it may seem, Avenged Sevenfold. Rhapsody for the verses and most everything, Fairyland for the chords choice during the solo (hear: Fight For Your King) and also most everything, Sonata for the bit before the solo (hear: Destruction Preventer), Helloween for the transition after the solo (hear: Revelation) and A7X for the second part of the solo (hear: Blinded In Chains).

Those, I guess, along with everything else that inspires me is what makes every artist different in every song they create. And thus, here is my contribution.

I hope you enjoy! πŸ˜€

~ by rtnario on October 21, 2011.

8 Responses to “LEAF XCEED Music Division – The King’s Commandment”

  1. Wow.

    Just Wow. Fantastic Job Ramon!

    You really got the feeling of whole nations’ armies readying for war and clashing fantastically in the song, Just listening to it for the first time brought images in my head of two kings declaring a territory theirs, declaring war and the nearby settlements readying for battle with both kings inciting fervor and raising morale. As the battle wages each king plots their next move when they both decide to go straight into battle themselves and as their blades clash the fog of war covers them and the victor’s vague silhouette begins to emerge from the fog as the song ends.

    O_O Geez, I can’t believe I got all that just from hearing it once!

    • Haha XD Wow, all that on one listen…looks like the melodies work really well with imagery πŸ˜€ If only music videos were easy to make, eh?

      Thanks for listening and dropping by Doug ^^

      • It was no problem, quality work pours out of you far faster than I so it’s nice to give your stuff a listen for it’s own merits as well as a kick in the butt for me to work on songs more. xD

        Speaking of, have you gotten a chance to listen to the latest song yet? (Either the plain remastering or my arrangement of it?)

        Not trying to hijack this song’s page though, so, everybody give it a listen for it is awesome. lol

    • Check again πŸ™‚

  2. Hey, I was wondering, do you do requests? Because I would love if you could remix one of my tunes and make it epic. πŸ˜€

    • I’m sorry, I do not, nowadays I’ve been quite busy with many things, and I also have certain requirements for me wanting to remix anything XD

  3. Any chance for a lossless download? I think your music deserves better than mp3!

    • I’m sorry, this is the highest quality it can have since at the time I made it my standard XD I could choose to remake certain songs with maximum quality but I can’t promise anything, only time will tell.

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