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#1 m68030


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Posted 04 June 2002 - 06:16 AM

Metroid 'Samus Strut'

Could I possibly love this remix more? Omg. The bassline is pure magic.
It destroys innocent subwoofers and makes them it's bitch. Play dead.
AmIEvil juxtaposes a laid back drum track with the wandering
melody on a sinewave/flute sounding deal. If only this track was longer.

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Posted 25 June 2002 - 07:40 PM

A great remix!

Like m68030 said, the bassline is killer. :o I like how in the very beginning, the song is composed only of two types of voices: very high treble and very low bass. The mid-range voices don't really come into play until the bridge of the song... rather clever if you ask me.

Speaking of being clever, I love this remix because it required quite a bit of music theory knowledge to make. After all, AmIEvil takes a song written in 3/4 (or 6/8) time and transforms it to a strictly duple meter. Nice work there, it's brilliant! :)

The title, oddly enough, also fits, IMO. The mix has a very... well, strut-like feel to it. I can picture Samus walking down the street all bad@$$... all right, I'll stop, I'll try and keep this review serious. ;)

Great work! Ingenious theory tricks, and you make it sound good, too.

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Posted 26 June 2002 - 06:56 AM

Good lord, for anyone who has subs in their car, take this song, burn it on a cd, and go play it at night....WOW! The bass in this song is absolutely incredible! I'm always afraid I'm gonna blow my speakers....wow! I must say I realllllly like this mix, it's well done, and has a lot of good things happening in it. :)

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Posted 19 November 2002 - 07:28 PM

This is a great! Keeps the Metriod feel and it is kinda freaky! I love the part at 1:02 Some parts did get a little boring but over all good mix 8/10

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Posted 13 December 2002 - 10:29 PM

Good lord, for anyone who has subs in their car, take this song, burn it on a cd, and go play it at night....WOW! The bass in this song is absolutely incredible! I'm always afraid I'm gonna blow my speakers....wow! I must say I realllllly like this mix, it's well done, and has a lot of good things happening in it. :)

I couldn't agree more. It's just... amazing. Words don't do it justice. :)

Awesome awesome awesome.

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Posted 15 December 2002 - 11:21 PM

I love it. Love it enough to add it and Ben Lewis's Brinstar mix to the list of mixes that would have been right at home in Metroid Prime. Good stuff.

This bass will take your girlfriend, have its way with her, give her the best time of her life, have her make it omelettes in the morning, and then throw her out on her ass right after. And she'll still come crawling back.
He's back...and this time, only 99.44% as insane as before!

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 05:36 AM

This guy is frikken ridiculous! His music is so infectious, it gives me the chills. Why AmIevil isnt doing this professionally is a complete mystery. :lol:

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 05:33 AM

Best Metroid Remix I've heard yet. Samus Strut is an appropriate title. This and the dark Super Mario World remix are my favourite from this artist, and he's one of the best at OCR, IMO.
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Posted 25 February 2003 - 10:22 PM

This is standard high quality techno fare from our good friend AmIEvil. What makes this one different and downloadable for the masses is obviously the bass. I mean honestly, if you have anything resembling a subwoofer, you won't be able to hear the melody since the bass is jacked up so high. The only reasons why this doesn't detract from the song are that it perfectly complements everything else AmIEvil used and that the bass is so wonderfully high quality. 6/8
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 12:14 PM

I've never played much Metroid, but I must say that this ReMix is awesome. God, I'm glad my Sony MDR-V500 'phones have the freq response to pick up that yummy sub. I love the groovy percussion, and that mellow tabla is just cool. The creepy strings and ambient sounds give it a more-than-adequate amount of darkness... simply amazing. :D

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 03:56 AM

I have a habit of configing my car's audio setup for a fuller bass...I blew a fuse the first I time listened to this in my car.
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 05:47 AM

AmIEvil is incredible. 'Nuff said.

The bass line makes me want to get a really good quality stereo (or better head phones...). 1:02 is awesome with the drums fading in and then 1:05 couldn't be more perfect. The melody is just soooooo well done!

Between this remix, "Hipccordian" (Zelda II), and "RiverofTime AmIEvil" (Zelda 64), I can't understand why he's not getting paid. I feel like I'm listening to professionally produced and engineered music. I'm blown away... Keep it up!
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Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:35 PM

this. song. is. awsome. it has the perfect intro and all the sound effects and intrustruments blend together thoroughly. it also for some reason reminds me of an evil demon from hell taking over the world, but thats beside the point. the point is that this song is a five star and definitly desirves being on this site.
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#14 Al Capwn

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 09:30 AM

I love tha song !!!

....but my neighbors hate it lol

Tha bass on this hits so hard i can be a few rooms over and still feel it in my chest

Good work on making such a kick ass remix

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:57 AM

I have nothing but praise for this remix. The tune is just so upbeat even though it was taken from Metroid. The mix is perfect to listen to at any time during the day. I really liked how the mix transitioned at around 1:05s, from a slower tune to a more up beat tune.

There also seems to be some background water drop effect type things that really keep the pace of the tune very well.

So, for my 2nd review of remixes, I will give this one a...


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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:11 AM

It's so strange hearing such a familiar song with a different time signature but this is still outstanding.

I love the bassline AmIEvil's got going here

Strangly at 1:04 it doesn't sound like it's in a different time signature but that makes it good

I'm still loving the bassline

But at 1:26 the bassline get's sloppy, the melody here is great though

1:47 the transition there is cool but the melody just seems off, its got a 3/4 time sig melody in a 4/4 atmosphere, that's just too weird for me but this is still a psycho, funky, kick-ass song!

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:46 PM

For the first half of the remix it sounds like an ambient and chilled out Korn track, and without the faux aggression Korn attempts, it works way better. It has a very sinister groove going on, and the bass is super intense. The changeup halfway through is just what it needed before going back to the main section, and though I'd have liked the track to be longer, I'm not sure what really more could be done. Increasing the intensity would be good for a huge climax, but I think that part of the mystery in this is what makes it so appealing. You just see glimpses of it.
Not normally my style, but this really speaks to me.
Hella great.
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:26 AM

I don't really like the synth at the beginning—I think it's a little high and grating. The minimalist beat's nice, though, as is the opening electronic ambience. The offset time signature makes the melody feel a little weird, but props to AIE for giving the track his own unique flava. It feels a little short, too, though I'm not really sure why. Synths used are serviceable, but nothing outstanding.

My rating: 2.5/5

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:17 PM

This feels like music you'd play when a gang of 5 people in suits come walking through a dark alleyway in a black and white movie all brandishing guns, with slow-mo and the cameras panning from right to left, cutting to fuller shots from a farther distance to get a larger view of them to ultimately fully appreciate the awesomeness (hate to glorify em) of these 5 contract killers coming to put a hit on some tied up individual.

If you understood that, i deserve a medal. lol.

The ambient wind sets up the scene, then they come in with the intro of the main melody, and they unload when the second part of the melody hits. I guess that does sound a little sexual, prolly because there's this huge buildup going on in the intro that finally gets released a bit with the second part of the melody. And the terms that one can use for firing bullets are too ambiguous.

Awesome. OCR needs a competition to make fake movie scenes for all of AmIEvil's works... they're that friggin cinematic. Love the bass, sometimes I wish it were slightly quieter but it would lose a lot of energy without that intensity. The time sig change along with note duration changes really lend itself to the whole badass theatrical imagery for me.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:33 PM

I really like this one. Great build up, feel, and samples for its time.

My only draw back is that it is too short :P

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