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TAB   "Illusion"  -  15  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
Illusion      [GP5]   [410 hits]   [Version: 3]   [Id: 105611]
Artist: Open Competition Feb 2009
File Size: 77.6 KB     Number of Tracks: 7
Submitted by: JazzDeath  (All tabs)  on 11 Feb 2009 14:27, commenting:
Venture into the depths of Schizophrenia... (MIDI please)
Validated by blackiel on 12 Feb 2009 01:49


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you seem to have got to the sound you expected, altough the song is not much of my taste.
'til bar 46 it sounds more vivid actually, that's what I was waiting for
the drums track is really funny, I liked it
the parts from 99 and on, sound good, really good the way the drums and guitar didn't get to interfer into the sound, I liked that.
at First Trial, I'm not too much into liking the false notes, but I do know that was the idea. it even gets to sound much much better starting from 2nd trial
the ending sounds kind of like an "acceptance", it's good, but I'm not sure (that's what they use to say about Bach's music), if the lead actually gives a sound impression after all

the song is really good, but not outstanding
congrats, I liked your song a lot

Rating: 4.0

Posted by stockle  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Feb 2009 12:06

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Well, I really like this one.

This song obviously has a story to tell, and the music is perfect in getting across each idea. My personal favorite parts were Meet The Others, Unspoken Voices and First Trial - Sounds Of Chaos. In particular, the latter - that dotted eighth note at the end of each bar is awesome - controlled dissonance at its best.

The beginning to me sounds like a movie soundtrack - thats a good thing in my book - provided it doesn't drag - which it didn't. Then Deterioration came in with distortion and pounding drums - I have to compliment you on the drums here - they are technically simple, but the beat you have is incredibly effective. Vivid Hallucinations is a cool riff and is a nice recurring theme you have throughout the song. Dementia is a very appropriately composed piece, and doesn't go overboard with dissonance - it still has traces of the previous section, so it fits in well. Delusions and Final Rational Thoughts are basically a rehash of VH - nothing wrong with that - I see them as a transition phase - as they are in the story. And The Game Continues is basically a tension builder - nicely handled. Descent introduces the harpsicord, and continues into Meet The Others - one of my favorite parts due to the awesomeness of the flute. Same for Unspoken Voices.

First Trial - Sounds Of Chaos is brilliant - perfect blend of instruments here. Second Trial is basically a clean guitar solo - low key style, compared to what is coming up. Third Trial is the same progression as the previous trials, just with distortion, plus another solo. This, I suppose, is meant to be the climax of the song, but for me, it falls just a little short. It's still good, but not quite what I expected to be what everything was leading up to.

Then there is the ending with the gunshot. That's fine, but only fine. I felt the transition from the previous section wasn't handled the best.

But hey, these are relatively minor gripes, the song as an entirety is awesome - so I hope you do well. One of the best (if not the best) I've
seen so far.

4.5 stars (for now).

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Feb 2009 17:47

Rated as: Unrated
I gotta tell you, when I read your "venture in the dephts of schizophrenia..." comment, I thought this was going to be absolute craziness, but it's really not - although there are moments of insanity, the song as a whole is really deep and dramatic, my favourite in this competition, both in composition skills and overall feel.

Intro/Deterioration starts things off nicely, those chords come out so "sleazy" and bitter, you can tell something bad is going to happen... then there's Vivid Hallucinations - crazy rhythm in this one! 7/8-6/8-7/8-5/8 - that's hard to pull off - kudos for that. The theme itself is great too - but my favourite bit is Dementia! Guitar solo overdubbed by harpsichord makes for a SICK sound - but why did you make it so short?... Chord progression in "And the game Continues" was cool too, great way to resolve the first theme.

"Descent" and "Meet the Others" are the really crazy parts of the song, and the most demanding orchestration-wise, but you pulled it off perfectly, every instrument has its role and the overall sound is just great.

But really, my favourite stuff is the Trials - so dramatic, especially with those wicked violent bass piano chords and the shift to distortion in the end, with that mad solo! And finally, the ending with the gunshots - I really hope your friend didn't end like that...

Overall, the only "constructive criticism" I can give is that the solos in Dementia and the third Trial should have been longer. But then again, I'm a solo-freak - as you probably noticed when listening to my little piece...

Rating 5 stars. Enough said.

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Feb 2009 07:31

Rated as: Unrated
The song starts really cool. The drum line of Vivid hallucinations doesn't fit

however with the time signatures i think. From Descent onwards the song really makes progress especially in the second trial which sounds great. For me about 65-70% i like

of the song, with the main problem being just the structure of Vivid

Hallucionations to descent. It's a pretty good song.

3 stars

Posted by Spin  {{ 5 tabs / 1 corrections }}  on: 21 Feb 2009 22:12

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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 05:14

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 15:20

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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 02:55

Rated as: Unrated
while using calm instruments it really felt stressing to listen to it, and i believe that was the feeling you were aiming for. Alot of that feeling has to do with the well made drums and piano. The jazz guitar felt rather random at some places, but it was good at the most part. This is the best song I've listened to in this competition so far when it comes to creating a defined mood, and it really captures the listener with a feeling of paranoia and urge. well done


Posted by Shade Of Blue  {{ 15 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Feb 2009 12:05

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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 15:51

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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 06:03

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Well, I can't say I personally enjoyed this song, nor would I probably listen to it again in my own time, but it definitely written with much skill. It "flows" (that word seems a bit out of place here :P) quite well, like, you definitely knew exactly what you were doing when you were writing this song, and you followed through with it. I actually think you showed me this some time ago, but even if you hadn't, I would've known right away it was you, had your name not been right on it XD. This song didn't exactly blow my mind, but in comparison to the other songs, this is definitely where my 5 stars will go.

Posted by UpZeIrons  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 14 Mar 2009 16:11

Rated as: Unrated
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