Category: music

Omnis brutalis lacrima

So, it turns out that I entered DoD once again. And once again it’s been about three years since last time… Maybe I should do this more often. Who knows. What we do know, at least, is this: this song is done and it is here. We also know, that out of eight entries I placed third.

I had just recently played Final Fantasy XV (finished it in early February 2020), so this DoD theme of Yoko Shimomura was pretty appropriate timing-wise. Not many songs in the game that I really even considered arranging, but of the two I considered seriously I decided to give myself a bit of a challenge with this one (OMNIS LACRIMA). And personally, I think I did just fine. But then again, I may be biased.

As far as styles go, this is pretty straightforward “drums, guitars, bass” style metal, although with some string and brass stuff thrown in. It’s in the background though, so you probably won’t really notice or pay attention to it.


Of Fire

This is simply a cover of Dismember’s song Of Fire. It first appeared on their album Death Metal, released in 1997. It’s pretty straightforward and verbatim, but I like it.

I also made a video for this. I’m just starting to learn video things, so hopefully my future videos will be better!


Oh, books

So I entered DoD again, for the first time in years. Apparently it’s been three years. This time the theme was Symphony of the Night. Originally I thought about doing Wandering Ghosts but decided Wood Carving Partita would suit my style better. Out of 10 entries, I placed third.

Also I thought of entering only a few days before the deadline, so I was in a rush to finish the song. I thought I’d go back and add some synth stuff and change some lead guitar stuff to make it a bit more varied, but that didn’t happen. I decided it would be better to just think of this one as finished and move on to new songs. So this is the same version as DoD saw.


Bewitched

So, a cover of Bewitched by Candlemass. Pretty straightforward. Originally made for and appeared on the Halloween compilation Danse Macabre 5, so check that out for some more spooky tunes!


Kummitusten linna

My version of Rölli’s Kummitusten linna, originally composed and performed by Allu Tuppurainen. This is one of the most memorable songs from my childhood.


Ghostbusters

I participated in the scary Halloweeny rites for Danse Macabre 3 with this song. It is what it is. You know, Ghostbusters. There’s a reference to another song “hidden” somewhere in there, can you spot it?


HOOOOO!!

My entry for the beat ’em up month at Dwelling of Duels. This was actually a request made by a friend some time ago, and now was a perfect time to do it. I lost the MIDI data for the drums while working on the song, so I was only left with what was supposed to be a temporary stereo mixdown. Would have probably made some changes to drums otherwise. But oh well. Might even be for the better.


Terror Land

My entry for Dwelling of Duels’ brevity month. Songs had to be shorter than 60 seconds. Mario Party 2. Death metal. Carnival.


Fire Still Burns in My Frozen Heart

Made this for the free MAGmonth DoD (december 2013, results were out early january 2014). Wanted to make something shorter, simpler, something that is not a medley. Just one song. This is what happened.


Mastering the Blaster

So, a Blaster Master medley. Took part in the Dwelling of Duels Blaster Master month (November 2013) with this, and placed first. I purposefully left out Area 1 (way overdone) and Areas 5 and 8 (didn’t like ’em!).