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OCR02375 - Super Castlevania IV 'Deforestation'

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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:53 PM

A great arrangement of a sadly under-remixed source. (Like DJP, SCV4 is easily one of my top 10 VG soundtracks of all time). I do agree that the melody could stand to be a bit more prominent in the mix, but other than that this is an amazing track from a first-time ReMixer. Definitely going right on my iPod.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:58 PM

This guy's got some killer studio chops for sure!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:55 AM

FINALLY. I'd mention that I myself tried to rectify the gap in SCIV subs with my very first submission, but the J's are supposed to forget about that piece of shit... Anyway, this one's awesome. Would've liked to have seen the melody given some more love, but it feels suitable to build the piece and then give the melody more attention at the end. I'm jealous of the orchestral sample power, for sure

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:07 AM

Wow, what a ReMix. I listened to it four times in a row and all I could think of for an improvement is that the higher-pitched brass bits come out a little... artificial, synthesized. And I dunno about those screams for an ending. But really, the whole thing is too good to care about such trifles!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:00 AM

I simply can't believe this is a debut mix! It's great! Epic, is only half of it. It's not just bombastic, it's interesting. This is better than much of what I'v ever heard, OCRemix or not. Great job!
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

I agree, this remix speaks of awesomeness! You did a fantastic job with this track!
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:37 PM

I like the dark atmosphere of this mix. The strings are very cool, and the percussion does well to bring out the epicness of the strings, and I like how the percussion doesn't overwhelm the strings. The vocal bits were pretty cool as well. I think the mix doesn't seem to develop, kinda staying the same throughout, and the screams at the end were kinda odd. Other than that, a very cool mix, and congrats to Thunder Thouin on an OCR debut!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:45 PM

Wow, what a remix! I loved just about every bit of this.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:31 AM

I.... Um....... Thunder Thouin, what have you created? I don't even know what to say. It's.....I've got to listen to it again and share it with everyone I know because this is really out of this world.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:53 AM

Thanks a lot guys... I'm really glad to be a part the overclocked community from now on :) This was my first attempt with my EWQL stuff but I was blown away by what you can do with it.. I'll definitely try my hands at another one soon because It's just too much fun. Anyways.. thanks again!

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:14 AM

Great job. :-D Yeah, the scream thing at the end does seem a bit off, but overall, this is awesome. :nicework:
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

this is freaking amazing! its one of my favorite songs too. I seriously say there needs to be a SCIV remix album...THERE HAS TO BE

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:25 AM

Very nice to see a mix of a less popular Castlvevania song, I always liked the original, though when I heard the bassline was being taken out I couldn't help but wonder if it was going to feel like the same song. Well, the feeling is still there, just in a different, very well done orchestral style, and I dig it!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:36 AM

This is definitely a good mix and the talent of Thunder Thouin is definitely evident. I recognized it because I always use when the strings start on that stage to gauge how well I am doing in the game. If I am not out of the little cave and back out into the trees by the time the strings start, I am going too slow. However with all of the videogames in this most recent generations that have been trying their hardest to sound as much like movies as possible, I have lost my taste for many symphonic works. Also, who is the female voice that pops up from time to time? Was that the remixer or was it stolen from something Lisa Gerrard did? Nobody else is credited on the remix and the remixer is referred to as a "he" so I have to assume the latter. I feel it would have been better without it because it seems to go past an homage into blatantly copying the style.

Castlevania IV does have an amazing soundtrack, though. It and ActRaiser make some of the best use of that SNES fake-orchestra sound in any game on the system.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

This mix is quite impressive. I'm not super familiar with the Castlevania music aside from the usual songs, so I can't comment on the majesty of arrangement, but I do know that this is a great listen regardless. It has a great atmosphere to it and a vastness to it.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

That brass in the beginning....damn, dude! Such a terrific lead-in with some suspense and lurking terror, but on a grand scale. Makes the first part deliciously dark with some light undertones. Then to flip the script and basically go to a more adventurous orchestration before touching back on the darker feel was a brilliant move. I really like the back and forth from dark to light in this one. The vocals were a nice touch, but the screams didn't do anything for me because of the abruptness of them. Pretty good all around though.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

Grandiose! I don't know what else to say. I would really enjoy hearing this song in a future Castlevania game, that's how epic this song is.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

I *swear* I said this earlier, but I dunno what I was talking about previously. This track is golden, dammit!

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