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Deterioration Furthers $1.00 $0.69
Publisher: Bailey Records
by Mark G. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 10/09/2006 00:00:00

?Deterioration Furthers? is a 3:51 long mp3 file that was designed for an indie horror film by Bailey Records. I believe it is intended to provide the GM of horror games with inspiration music for planning of dire adventures or as background ambience for a horror game. There is little information in the product description so I will try to bring you my take on what I am hearing. This is my first crack at reviewing an audio file at rpgnow so you will need to bear with me as I work my way through this piece.

The piece starts of with a windy, reedy sort of landscape almost thought it was made from the echoes of air whispering through wooden or metal pipes. After the first twenty seconds there is a bass drum beat followed by the sound of softer drum beats that could be march of cultist or other denizens. Except for the louder bass drum beats the music is pretty uniform in sound level until two minutes into the piece when a humming almost chanting sound takes centre stage for about a minute before fading back to the drum beats and howling of winds.

As though I was back in a middle school music class I tired to visualize what the music made me think of. The music gives me a hot feeling as though we were in a humid jungle or even a factory filled with steam pipes. The drum beats could be the beats of an ancient tribe in the performance of some ritual or even the clang of boot on heavy metal grating. There is a definite metallic sound that seems to underlie the piece making it feel more industrial than natural to me. I see this piece being used in a darkness time setting of Silent Hill hospital or school or deep jungle that receives little light.

Because the ending levels and sound are similar to the beginning it would be easy for the piece to loop for longer use or a continuous background for a longer act or scene in an horror tale.

<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br><BR>[THIS REVIEW WAS EDITED]<BR>

[4 of 5 Stars!]
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