Tag: melodic

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.


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.


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.


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!).


Brain Shuffle

Heyyyy another multi-game medley! This one includes music from the games listed above, obviously. Took part in the Dwelling of Duels 10th year anniversary month with this, and got 7th place (out of 53). I tweaked the mixing for this version, so it’s not quite the same as the DoD version.


Justice ninja

Originally my entry to May 2006 DoD (placed 9th). Features Dennis of Dissolution doing bass, and half of the guitar solos.

I actually did a re-make of this song in 2013, which is what you’re hearing here. Can’t remember exactly why, but I guess it was for posting on YouTube. Recorded new vocals, changed drum samples, and messed with the mixing. So guitar and bass performances, and drum programming are the same as in 2006.

If you really want, you can check out the original version, and an instrumental version of the same in the Treasury.

The moon shines bright
On me tonight
As I run through a plain
In the night
You can try to run
You can try to hide
But I will find you and it
Will be your end

PRE-CHORUS:
I am on a mission
For the Justice Division
Brace yourself!
Your time it is now!
Die! In the name of all that’s good
Evil shall be vanquished
Operating in secrecy

CHORUS:
Out of nowhere I strike
Filling evil hearts with fright
Punishment goes where it is due…
Oh, I’m coming for you!
If your mind is not right
Silent death awaits you in the night
Justice Ninja will cut you down

How you live
Is up to you
But you should
Always be nice
Who you are
I do not care
If you do evil
You’d better beware!

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS x2


Now that you’re gone

Yet another one that appeared on a compilation. This one was originally released in late 2010. I had bands like Satanic Surfers and Lag Wagon in my mind when composing this.

There was something I wanted to tell you
That’s why I called you on your cell
I let it ring but you did not answer
That’s how I knew something was wrong

I drove up to your place
And let myself in.
I’ll never forget the expression on your face

When I found you dead

CHORUS:
How could I have known
That this imitation of a life you led
Was nothing more than a show
Should I have known?

I thought we shared our secrets
I thought that we were best friends
But now it’s too late

Now that you are gone

Looking back on the years I spent with you
You never really opened up
You kept it all inside of you
Until this one day…

You left behind a note, it said:

” Look, I’m sorry, but I
just couldn’t handle the pressure anymore.

I took the easy out.”

CHORUS

Remembering the good times that we had
I know you’re never coming back no matter how I cry

And still I wonder why you didn’t say anything…
Not a word

CHORUS


Falling apart

Another one that first appeared on a compilation (in late 2009) of different artists, and hasn’t been released elsewhere. About time it was. Try to enjoy!

There used to be a fire inside me
But now that fire is long gone
And the embers that remain will soon burn through
I’m growing cold and time goes on

Where there used to be a light
Now only shadow remains
My soul is dark

CHORUS:
So long ago since I really felt a thing
And now I wonder
How long I can keep up the charade
Act as if everything was fine
When I’m falling apart

All alone again I sit here and I think
Going through the things I feel
This silence slowly eating away my will to live
There is no light, no rescue in sight

Every day it’s the same old thing
I dwell on my own suffering
No one may ever see
What I hold inside
Where there used to be a light
Now only shadow remains
I’m so alone

CHORUS

“One word frees us of all the weight and
pain of life: That word is love.”
– Sophocles

What is… love?

CHORUS

I’m falling apart


Quite the adventure

Entered June 2013 DoD (free month) with this one. My first DoD in years maybe. Got third place. Which was fine. The song is indeed what the title claims, quite the adventure.