LEAF XCEED Music Division – The King’s Commandment
FINALLY. I’ve done it. I’VE DONE IT.
I’VE FINALLY COMPOSED AND COMPLETED AN ORIGINAL SYMPHONIC POWER METAL SONG!!!!~1111shift+oneoneoneone
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. 🙂
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! 😀
~ by rtnario on October 21, 2011.
Posted in Journal, Music Videos, Song Releases
Tags: Avenged Sevenfold, commandment, epic, Fairyland, glory, Helloween, king, kingdom, Neo-classical, power metal, Rhapsody Of Fire, Sonata Arctica, symphonic metal, symphonic power metal, war