Wow.. Your work reminds me of the soundtracks of LOTR!
And im sure you would find that as a great compliment!
Umm... Im not that good about grading songs, or about commenting what should be or what shouldnt..
But I somehow always get a mental image/story from these kinda songs...
So if you're interested to listen, please read on.
~~ (Best read while theme playing at the same time, IMHO. LOL) ~~
The beginning of the song gives me an impression that a man is by himself inside somewhere deep and quiet to gather his thoughts... He admits being confused, unsure and afraid of the path he has chose... But theres determination in himself.
He then got up, picks up his gears and takes the stairs. His first few steps were slow and hesitant.. Not wanting to go out at all...
But with every step he takes he gains more confidence, as he even unconciously goes into a stride. The sounds of his armor bounces off the small walls beside him. But light is drawing near.
Out in the open, the sunlight shows him the smiles of others. The ones that he promised to protect Children were waving at him, wanting to get his attention.. His spirits high, he marched on towards the overlooking tower. Even more determined than ever, sealing the thought that what he's doing is right.
The tower soon looms in front of him.
A fellow knight greeted him, a trusted man and a dearest friend. He knew that he was not alone in this... Together their clanking armor were sound in unision as they both walked past dozens of cavalrymen at attention and walked up towards the base of the tower... Silently knowing that not all the men at attention shall ever return back alive.
-music stop- He knelt down.
Looking up at the ones who sat at the throne, his king, his queen... And a silent fair lady, her head downcast not wanting to look at him. He had wanted so much to reach out to her, but is in no position to do so.
Everyone else was silent as the king stood up, and began to speak.
The order has been given, and so also the king's blessing...
He stood, eye to eye with his king. He did not look away, bravely meeting the expectation wanted of him and his men. He mounted his readied steed. And was bathed in all his glory as a knight.
Once again, he takes a look with the one he loves so dear. Only now did she looked up to him in the eyes. They said nothing, but he can feel that she was crying on the inside. For one of royalty must show composure at all times, and her strength of heart is what he had always loved of her...
The sound of the royal trumpets, and the sound of the opened castle gates...
He turned his horse around and began to lead the men behind him out of the castle walls. He was going at an amazing speed. But his mind was taking in everything around him very slowly. Remembering all his memories of his time and the people the people he is going to save.
As the knight just left her field of vision. The princess prayed with all her heart that he would someday return again. Riding out of the castle gates... The knight is about to be granted his greatest dream, along with his doom. But she shall wait for him. For it was his wish to sincerely help people was what she had loved so much about him.
Yes... I know its abit long and very detailed. Because i conciously
tried to make it a 'good' read for those that actually want to read it...
I hope that what i tell, is what you're trying to convey in the music Retsej. If so, then you have done a very good job of it.
PS: i too have just downloaded it with no problems... So maybe the trouble really is in somewhere on your end alucard?