Song Info
Released October 26, 2010 for Rock Band
Rock Band 3 Import
634 users have this song ($15)    
10 users have the Pro upgrade
Genre: New Wave
Album: Ocean Rain (1984)

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Full Band
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Ocean Rain is one of my favorite albums ever, and as a result I was quite pleased to learn that The Killing Moon was on the game's setlist.

It's a very enjoyable pro keys chart that's not difficult, but requires some tricky hand movements. Although it's a bit difficult to tell what you're playing along to, you'll enjoy this song if you play keyboard.

The verse riff is a very simple series of C and E sustains with transitions between the two using the D in-between. But the best part-- and my personal favorite thing about this entire song!!!-- is that the minor chord that's played about five octaves higher than what you're playing is charted! And it sounds so awesome, even though a two year old could have written it!

The best part is the chorus, though: a series of arpeggios that require you to stretch your hand across the octave, don't require much effort and just feel awesome to play!

The only reason I'd hesitate on giving this a higher mark is because towards the end of the song you start playing FOUR NOTE CHORDS, which I hate with a burning passion. And they chart some unrelated notes as well, so it's really awkward to play! But fortunately, if you use your left hand to play the root note of the chord, it's not hard and actually pretty fun.

Anyway, this band = <333, great choice if you're a keyboardist.
11.23.11 10:33pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Repetition isnt always bad zyyzyyzyy
Repetition on drums are usually a sign to pass on the song, but this song is an exception.

There's two primary patterns in this song. The first one is a simple slow beat charted with the green crashes that shouldn't trip even hard-expert transitional drum players. Nothing too hard here.

The other one, the more important one, is sort of like a disco beat, except it goes in the pattern of red-yellow(bass)-red-yellow(bass)-red-yellow-red-red-repeat, at 8 NPS. It's pretty repetitive and it shows up during the choruses and pretty much the whole second half of the song, but it's a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. There is also variation around the place, so it doesn't feel too repetitive.

On another note, the second pattern actually does not change on pro drums. Not only that, but if you listen to the song, you'll realize that it's charted correctly as well, surprisingly. The snares you hit with the left hand would have to be hit lightly on a drum cover, but it's still the correct chart, and the legacy drum is actually not a disco beat.

Great song, good drum chart. Definetly don't skip this on RB3.

Grade: A-
Rate: 5/5
Difficulty: ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️
08.02.16 5:23pm 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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