One Hour Compo - Round 663 (OHC663)

Votes (11)

Jun 24, 2021 Barley
  1. Lock and Chain
  2. Shut the Front Door
    JH Sounds
  3. Lock Picking

Jun 24, 2021 Suzumebachi
  1. Break the Lock
  2. Lock and Chain
  3. I Hid It From You, But You Insisted

i vote now so i don't forget to vote later, see

Jun 24, 2021 Arcana
  1. Lock and Chain
  2. Break the Lock
  3. Behind the Golden Lock

DDRKirby: Really rhythmic, great use of percussion and glitch and invoking the "banging on metal" kind of feeling.

Atmospherium: Very impressive growls and singing

Souperion: Really liked the intimate sound of the instruments, so many solo elements that make it sound like really interesting ensemble.

OTHER RANDOM COMMENTS for honorable mentions:

obScene: I enjoyed the ominous sound combined with the orchestral elements that added a lot of tension. Some parts were mixed a little loud but I went more for the idea than for the production.

TVG: I really enjoyed the strong industrial sound in yours. The distortion was not overpowering and it added to the interest.

Lyra: Nice job you're getting instruments into your work! Don't damage your voice though. I'm taking singing lessons and they warn you not to overdo it!

IO: Really like your drum work as usual.

nukage: Sick production. So much detail goes into your work, it's amazing.

DarkShadow: Really enjoy how your songs are evolving and growing, this one had a new level of intensity but kept some of the distinct "DarkShadow" sound.

Jun 24, 2021 Dex
  1. I Hid It From You, But You Insisted
  2. Can't Hold Me Back: Love, Fire, and Lightning
    Wassup Thunder
  3. Lock and Chain

I remembered to vote! It's hard to pick a top 3 from so many great entries.

Jun 24, 2021 InvisibleObserver
  1. the world behind the door
  2. Behind the Golden Lock
  3. Lock Picking

Jun 28, 2021 Lyra_183
  1. I'm Coming In
  2. Shady Pines
  3. Shut the Front Door
    JH Sounds

Hey doing a long one! (I think)

InvisibleObserver: I love the start to yours. It would be complete with some rapping!

AtmoSpherium: Yes I loved this so so much! The vocals alone..!

Arcana: The start is very nice. I like the lyrics too! (PS- I like your username)

Suzumbachi: Very neat i love the crunch type stuff!

miseal.k: I liked the do do du du

Dex: those chords are very nice!! and the drumsssss!

nukage: yours was so cool! you deserved to get 4th but alas you can only vote for 3.

DDRkirby: I liked this! boss battle music?

cokepan: i like the piano and the lyracs and very echoing like being in a empty bathroom.

JH Sounds: The lyrics... the tune cheerful but reading them is gloomy. very nice!

obScene: Creepy start..... then the kick begins! I like this Definetly is up there!

exubeats: I like that beeping noise the lyrics I did not anticipate.

Wassup Thunder: SO FAST! Run for your life!! boss battle comences.

animatrix1490: I loved this so so much the lyrics where so good I listened to this 3 times while writing this!

kobolds: Short but sweet!

Barley: Oh I loved this so so much the lyrics where like someone from a movie with a axe breaking down a door!

Souperion: Whistle! and bonjo (I think)

98030: nice and quiet start! And the ahhhhhh is so creepy and echoey.

TheVideoGamer:Buddy, you're a boy, make a big noise Playing in the street, gonna be a big man someday You got mud on your face, you big disgrace

Kicking your can all over the place, singin'

We will, we will rock you

We will, we will rock you. ok.

DarkShadow: CRUNCH.

Lyra: I was thinking about making another metal track and asked in dizzy if I should and the theme was....."Metal" soooo yeah....

Jun 30, 2021 TheVideoGamer
  1. Lock Picking
  2. Lock and Chain
  3. the world behind the door

@Everyone - I didn't know Queen could copyright a drum pattern lol. Is it really that obvious?

@Wassup Thunder - One of these days, you might see the return of hellfire haha.

@Misael.K - Element of surprise you see.

@Barley - Industrial music means industrial metal right? Totally fitting to the theme lol.

@CotMM - Kind of surprised you don't have headphones lol, you are a musician right?

@Wassup Thunder - Haha.

@Barley - F indeed.

@CotMM - Haha i remember that so well.

@Wassup Thunder - Thanks homie XD.

@Suzums - People are really taking this Queen comparison seriously huh? Haha.

@Souperion - All about the heavy metals eh?

@CotMM - The hi-hats are pretty fast to begin with lol.

@Barley - Man the nostalgia hits hard. It's funny actually, because one of the songs on the soundtrack, was used a lot in 90's dance circles. I wouldn't say this sounds like it, other than Pinball Fantasy does use a lot of rough lo-fi instruments (Which i assume is the limitations of the system).

@Animatrix - Haha thank you!

@Misael.K - Never heard a fadeout in a industrial song before?

@CotMM - Could be both to be honest.

@Atmospherium - Glad you liked it. Then again, this is more up your alley lol.

@Misael.K - A fade out can be a good substitute right?

@Souperion - Possibly if this was 30 rounds ago lol, but i've moved on and evolved. That and it's already long enough.

@CotMM - Not like yours is any shorter haha, unless you count 30 seconds as a huge difference. Your son's probably listened to too much of my entrants.

@Arcana - Exactly, so nobody can say i'm breaking any rules haha.

@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words!

Now then...

TheVideoGamer - This track is very much in the vain of industrial music. Heavy distorted beats go against very heavy melodies, creating a full blown mesh of intense sound. Although the intro is often seen as very reminiscent of queen, it was not intentional, especially since this beat is quite a common beat. It just happens to be the comparison of choice. What supplies the melodic ideas, is a lead synth of varying proportions, heavy dense chords both strummed and played whole, and a thick acid synth, that adds a layer of juice to the sound. There is layering here, a simple melody comes with 2-3 sounds. I really like what i've done here, it's very much a unique blend of ambience with extremely hard hitting distortion. Hope you enjoyed it too.

Lyra_183 - Is Metal going to be your signature style now lol. Kick is very loud sadly, you should consider learning about levelling (So adjusting the volume of some sounds, to blend it in), however i do think this is a great idea. Hope you don't break your voice (Especially with all that screaming), i can't even scream as good as you can. Good job anyways!

DarkShadow - Ahh the signature DarkShadow sound. I will say, very nice chiptune here, it's very much an authentic NES tune. One of your finer melodic moments for sure, well done!

cotmm68030 - Deep and bassy. I can hear the ambient style, that i've come to associate with you. Piano klinks made it almost movie soundtrack material, and the vocals in the background is an excellent touch. It does seem to me like it's your voice, which is definately a rare treat. Honestly i think this is a very beautiful composition, just awesome work!

Souperion - You know when i first saw this image, the idea of a barn/farmer did come up, and i nearly went in that direction. However it was old and rusty, so my mind changed. I really like the melodies here a lot, then again it is Country/Blues and it's something you do pretty well at. Can't say anything bad here, just a lovely composition all around. Well done!

Barley - I'm not sure what guitar you are using, but it sounds very muffled and muddy. That doesn't mean the composition is bad, but the tone isn't my cup of tea sorry. On a good note, the vocals are incredible, i love your voice. It's soo good, even with the cool vibrato effects. That was enough to salvage into awesome territories. Well done!

kboldskeep - Very nice melodic ideas. Would love to see the updates you make to this composition. Good job!

animatrix1490 - Real singing? First i've heard your voice. Really nice guitar and bass, very folk like. It's unfortunately very uneven, needs a bit of attention, however the idea is super nice, and the lyrical content was surprisingly really good. Best part about this track. Good job though!

Wassup Thunder - Signature Eurobeat from you. I don't know if you know, but you went waaaaaay too hard on the Running in the 90's feel, so much so i considered close to a cover/remix. As much as i love the sound palette, this comparison is too noticeable for me to ignore, sorry (Not that it's bad per say, but considering how close they sound, it kind of puts me off a bit. I guess it's how i feel sorry) Good job though!

exubeat - Woow what a beat, that rimshot is amazing. Such a seriously tight groove, it's so funky. The melodies were mixed for me, the electric piano felt consistent and lacking in dynamics. It's also the perfect place to showcase some chordal material on the EP. It's one of these tracks, that feels like a perfect opportunity for expansion. Sounds great, just needs polish. Strings were nice on a good note. Good job though!

obScene - Woowee what a lovely piano and string combo. Very dark, reminds me of some anime horror show. The 3/4 feel was just a brilliant idea, so industrial, so haunting (Love the bitcrushed drums). Definately one of your finest entrants, even if it does get a bit loud (Well ok, quite loud at the end, and sharp for my taste). I say finest, because the melodies are soo beautiful and haunting, that kind of outweighs the loudness. Well done!

JH Sounds - Why do i always expect you to be last? I've been here for so long lol. I really do love it when you really change up the chord progressions in the B section, and i especially love it when there is a texture change. It just serves as a lovely transition. Nice lyrics, well done!

Koekepan - Ok this is a different Koekepan. I feel like it should be 20 minutes, not 2. You've never gone this short, at least 3 times in a row. Something must have happened haha. Very nice piano and vocal combo. Also a rarity for me to hear you sing, but it works well. I feel like this is one of those tracks, where both elements belong in different tracks. It's also a more simpler track, so the vocal seems more obtrusive for me personally (Especially since we don't hear it as frequent as the length implies). Sorry it's how i feel, good job though!

DDRKirby(ISQ) - Now this is creative. You've essentially taken sounds associated with the theme, and really gone full Andrew Huang on us. Beautiful found sound, i love the processing on here. The grooves were very nice to listen to, so funky and different. Creative ideas like this, always get a one up from me. So good, awesome work!

Nukage - Nukage returns with some of that serious bass heavy good stuff. Really tempo change at the start, hypes us up from the beginning. The build-ups are very cinematic in nature, almost like a trailer for a Video Game. The sound selection is super on point, and when it drops, it turns into a monster. So heavy, so dirty, so good. Honestly you are just such a professional at your craft, you have it figured out. Incredible work dude!

Dex - Orchestral Rock, a very Dex approach. Great string work, pairs super nicely with the guitars. I also really dig the breakdowns into solo bass. It's such a lovely use of dynamics, and prevents it from being a consistent wall of sound. Just a nicely done composition. Well done!

Misael.K - Very nice jazzy feel. It's extremely bluesy. It reminds me of a T.V show, but i don't know the name, it's on the tip of my tongue (A lot of shows are probably similar to this, so who knows). The funky jazz vibes just make this one sick composition. The organ gives it character too. Well done!

Suzumebachi - Man the mixing is really good here. I love the tight beats, super hard hitting. The chord progression is just very well produced, it's kind of heroic in a way. Also kind of trailer music for a Video Game. I just dig the harmony here, super nice. It is one of your simpler tracks, but i don't mind, because it's just so nicely mixed, and the grooves are really tight. Well done!

Arcana - Cool keyboard sounds, very spacy. In a way it feels like a Starla beat. The chords, the drums, they all seem like Starla would have produced it or something. The backing track is very nicely produced, however the vocals seem to be masked a bit. I would increase the vox, and make it more of the star (Saying that though, the second half seems to balance it out fine. Maybe the intense instrumentation seems to mask it i don't know. My ears can only do so much lol). Also the second half, for me personally seems too jarring, almost like a second composition (It's quite happy, and the vibe is very different). Taste is personal, nothing against the track. The mix is very nice though, i commend you for some seriously good mixing. Good job though!

Atmospherium - Your Metal writing is always on point. I really like the guitar work, and the vocals are always excellent. Nothing to say here, just amazing work. Well done!

InvisibleObserver - Another track with strings and piano. Also quite dark, and strangely haunting. Really nice grooves here, great drum work. Everything is surprisingly balanced too. It's very heavy on the glitches, which on repeat listens, makes me confused, don't know about that. Again though, super lovely drum beats, and the the melodic work is amazing, highlight for sure. Ending was abrupt, felt like it wasn't finished (One more round or something), but i can't take it or leave it. Good job though!

Top 3 - Nukage, DDRKirby(ISQ), cotmm68030

These entrants also need to be in the top 3:





Awesome - DarkShadow, cotmm68030, Souperion, Barley, obScene, JH Sounds, DDRKirby(ISQ), Nukage, Dex, Misael.K, Suzumebachi, Atmospherium.

Needs Work - Lyra_183, kboldskeep, animatrix1490, Wassup Thunder, exubeat, Koekepan, Arcana, InvisibleObserver.

Jul 01, 2021 cotmm68030
  1. Break the Lock
  2. Shady Pines
  3. I'm Coming In

I want to vote for everybody but I'm locked out. This was an excellent week.

Jul 01, 2021 Misael.K
  1. Shady Pines
  2. I Hid It From You, But You Insisted
  3. the world behind the door

animatrix1490: excellent, more like this!

obScene: super emotional, great job!

cotmm68030: super moody, loved it. Could do with some more volume, though.

Lots of others that I wanted to vote, too. Suzumebachi and Atmospherium, honorable mentions.

awesum: animatrix1490, Atmospherium, Barley, cotmm68030, DDRKirby(ISQ), InvisibleObserver, JH Sounds, nukage, obScene, Suzumebachi, Wassup Thunder.
good: Arcana, DarkShadow, Dex, exubeat, koboldskeep, Koekepan, Lyra_183, Souperion, TheVideoGamer.

Jul 01, 2021 JH Sounds
  1. The Lock Wizard
  2. Unlocking The Way To My Soul
  3. Old Metal Lock, Old Wood Door

When one door closes, another one opens.

Jul 01, 2021 NickC
  1. I Hid It From You, But You Insisted
  2. Lock Picking
  3. The Lock Wizard

obscene - the horror!

nukage - sick drops good use of foley

misael - nice character theme!