Blight Mamba reviews:
This style is very technical, and I think it works for this song. You clearly have a plan in regards to the structure of your file, and you rigidly stick to that format that you set for yourself.
There are some patterns in there that are really cool, and a few others that are quite frustrating to hit, but generally there’s not too much to complain about. At this point, you just have to work on getting familiar with different layering techniques and direction control. When you stick to generic patterns against a rhythm without much of a purpose other than “I need to do something different” that’s when you know you need to expand your repertoire a little bit.
Pretty good, nothing to write home about though, but keep at it and try to go out of your comfort zone a little bit. 6/10
Clean patterns, fun patterns. Lots of cool syncopation, and modest layering that doesn’t go crazy. Difficulty control is excellent, minefields are interesting without being obstructing, and great intensity. I feel like I’m actually following all of the interesting sounds in the music.
The climax does feel a bit underwhelming, but the jacks do help a lot. The miniholds definitely need to be shorter and lighter. It also wouldn’t hurt to see a couple more chords, but at least there isn’t anything noticeably off about it. 7/10
I appreciate the big chords in the chorus. I love those fat chunky patterns on the big fat synths.
Unfortunately, that’s as much as I can positive to say about this. This is pretty aggravating to play due to the long holds. This is an example of specifically how not to layer. There are many different choices and methods for layering, and I feel like with more experimentation you could easily find combinations that are way nicer than this.
Maybe this is how you like it, and that’s fantastic, but it’s certainly not very palatable for players in general. Technical accuracy can also be sacrificed for the sake of being fun. 5/10
This one is very similar to 3, except the good part isn’t as good and the bad part isn’t as bad.
I get that the music is repetitive and you want to choose a repetitive pattern to reflect that aesthetic. That’s not a bad idea on its own, but the issue is that if you’re going to repeat a pattern over and over again, you have to make sure that pattern is really fun or interesting, or else it just becomes frustrating very quickly. A lot of the patterns here are just insanely tricky to hit and aren’t all that exciting.
During the chorus, the big chords should be really exciting, but because there’s so much 16th stream surrounding it, the chords don’t have any punch to them, they don’t feel sticky or intense at all.
All of the miniholds, while I know what they are supposed to follow, I don’t actually get a feel of it because those notes are everywhere and it’s super fast. The patterns should speak for themselves. If you need to specifically highlight the instrument you’re following with miniholds, that’s a sign that you should work your patterns and techniques. 4.5/10
The large majority of this chart is fantastic. Tight crispy patterns and big fat chords on the chorus, great buildup of intensity and excellent smooth pattern choices.
Minor complaints would be for instance layering the hi-hats in the second half of the chorus. I understand it’s to further build to a climax and add some variation, but at that point it’s starting to get really dense and it’s taking away from the punchy chords.
I appreciate the attempt to try something different in the ending section, and perhaps you were also trying to add some difficulty to the end, but I think it’s a bit much and starts to feel too heavy and awkward.
Generally really fun. 7.5/10
There’s a few good patterns in here, but the rest of it feels like complete disregard of what is going on in the music, just random (albeit structured) notes thrown about. The dense miniholds don’t really help matters either, as it becomes difficult to see what’s going on or tell what the miniholds are going to. 4/10
The approach to tackle this with a higher difficulty is not a bad idea; a song with straightforward rhythms and is fairly technical tends to have a lot of potential for more heavy streams.
However, there was a lot of artistic liberty taken with the rolls (I don’t normally agree with making those held sounds rolls, but for the sake of increasing difficulty I can give it some due credit).
There are a couple of chunky patterns which are pretty fun, but the rest of it is such a huge difference in difficulty, and to make things worse, the patterns are pretty aggressive, and not very smooth.
I would like to try to be as non-assuming as possible given that the chart is too difficult for myself to play and judge the feel and flow appropriately. In that view, this is definitely a very spicy chart, and I’m not sure how palatable that spice level is, and I think I’d prefer more compliments to cut that spice with some actual flavor. 4.5/10