Ominosity. Such a clever name. Hehe.
I hate naming songs (I’ve got no less than twelve unfinished songs with the name “Battle” ), so I get excited when I actually think up something witty. Simple things for simple minds, as they say.
A couple experiments are taking place as you listen to this song. First, I decided to write something in 6/4 just because I could. I’d never used this time signature before “Ominosity”, so what you’re hearing is my trial run. (Note that I’d already tried 5/4 with “Dark Knight”, and I have no plans for trying 7/4 anytime soon.) Second, I wanted to stick as much as possible to using only complete minor scales. Don’t ask me why I wanted to try such a thing, because I don’t have an answer for you. I guess I was bored.
What amazes me is how well the minor scales ended up working for a song like this. This was also one of my more fitting drum lines. The cymbal work in this nothing short of masterful (especially for a hand-entered MIDI drum track!).
I suppose that part of the inspiration for Ominosity came from Metallica’s S&M album. There is something so cool about a full orchestra and rock band playing together, and Michael Kamen really outdid himself with the orchestral work on that album. In that spirit, here is a tribute to one of the more influential bands in recent rock history.
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