Love the opening main riff - very strong hook.
Great rhythmic drive throughout with all those melodies and drum beats interlocking very effectively.
Combination of synth sounds in all sections is spot on.
Overall vibe is strong....dark 1980s!
Thanks Mark! Glad the riffs, rhythms, and vibe worked for you. Yes, dark 80s is my thing.
I'm not keen on the constant use of that heavy processing on the verses...grates after a while for me + the deeper pitched 'watery' elements of it seem to intrude a little onto other parts...seems to dominate the mix too much?
In the new version, I changed up the verse vocal processing. I hope this works better. The watery elements, due to double tracking, are now gone.
Talking about the choruses - not keen on the synth melody behind the vocal...the choose of notes is not quite there for me in terms of fitting with the underlying harmonies and the vocal melody.
I originally created the synth melody by singing and converting it to MIDI via Melodyne without reviewing the notes.
In the new version, I edited the melody to fit better with the rest of the track. Based on feedback from Layzer and Seismic, I also created a softer piano-like sound to compete less with the chorus vocals.
I really appreciate the detailed, helpful feedback.