Yeah I ran into a few problems. I want to add more vocals parts, especially Eva's speech at the end about why the Boss did what she did but most of the really emotional parts already had a music overlaying it that would clash with my music track. I wanted the last part to be all about the the flower field and the events leading up (and after) to Boss's death and the final sound to be the gun shot. That meant important events that happened after (field turning red, snake standing over her body, saluting grave) had to be added before. But I think that it is cool to hope back and forth events (and time) before ending on why those events happened.
But yeah a lot of the emotional connection is lost without the vocals. I just couldn't get them without the MGS music in the background. Tried a few techniques to cut out the music but didn't work
Well, I think you should indeed do it as you feel like, but I would like it better after the shot, exploring the silence, the music also does explore silence so it would be cool, and I think that once scene simply needs the other, it's beautiful, but ending with the shot can also be good, but the red flower scene should get a good exposition at least, maybe you could stop the song for a while after a high note and throw it there, than come back woth the music after it.
But the song is missing vocals in the video? Well, if you update it, less you know.