View Full Version : OCR00364 - Mega Man 2 'Stainless Steel'

05-22-2002, 04:41 AM
Mega Man 2 'Stainless Steel'

Wow, I'm ecstatic that I get to be the first one to review this tune that I love so much. AE does some excellent work here with a harsh/buzzy melody sample and the drum work is amazingly good as usual. The little break at 1:44 with just the synth sound and the drum and buzz work is really impressive, as is all of AE's work that I have yet to hear. Overall this song is one of my favorites Mega Man mixes to ever grace OverClocked. You absolutely must grab this song. While you're at it, if you haven't already, grab AE's Wind Shear (http://remix.overclocked.org/detailmix.php?mixid=OCR00076), and Flash Fire (http://remix.overclocked.org/detailmix.php?mixid=OCR00067) mixes.

07-28-2002, 04:52 AM
How is it that this mix only got one review? It r00lz j00!!! YOU MUST DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT NOW!!! The best song by AE on the site, and that's saying a whole lot!!! Love the awesome beeping and buzz sounds with killer modulation. Sweet drumbeat, too. This is a must-download, and I can't emphasize how much of a MUST-DOWNLOAD this is. Got it?!?! Good.

08-04-2002, 12:01 AM
How is it that this mix only got one review? It r00lz j00!!!

Yes this is one of the best remixes ever made. Maybe the best. I too am wondering how is it possible that there are only few reviews. AE has incredible talents as a songwriter. This particular remix is so perfect in every way that "professional" musicproducers would go green. I canīt go into details because there is only one word that can discribe this song : PERFECT.
AE uses the best sides of the original song and uses it inventively adding some of his own elements to the remix. You just cant miss this.

08-23-2002, 08:47 AM
V-Trap, I agree. AE is an incredibly great ReMixer, and I'm surprised that this hasn't gotten more reviews...(could be heart attacks from too much awe...)
This mix has everything that I could want. Great beat, great mood, great instruments, and all that jazz. It's great.

08-28-2002, 04:25 PM
what is there to say? this is simply incredible. :!:

09-30-2002, 04:15 AM
I can't come up with an excuse as to why it took so long for me to write a review for this brilliant tune...but anyway, this remix takes a beautiful tune and makes it god-like. Metal Man's theme is one that is easily overlooked by us frenetic Mega Man fans, yet it conceals a potency that AE has unveiled and made even more powerful! Even though he departs from the towards the end, the variation fits in and carries the tune towards completion....this is one remix that never fails to start off any of my video game music playlists!

10-14-2002, 12:14 PM
i love all of AE's remixes, but this is my favorite, its awesome!

10-19-2002, 01:57 AM
Any of AE's mixes are great and this one's no exception. Although it's not my personal favorite of his it's my second favorite. I also liked the syth electric guitar(?) solo at 2:48. Nice.

12-13-2002, 10:31 PM
AE, you've done it again. It's just so... aaaaaaaaaagh I can't describe it! Whatever you're doing, don't stop. In fact, do more! Whether you keep doing Mega Man or start other stuff, keep kickin' ass!

03-08-2003, 06:38 AM
If a Mega Man movie were to be made, this ReMix would go in an effortless fight scene in which Mega Man is attacked with huge numbers and repulses them easily. Either that, or it would make a great theme song for that awful TV show...

Anyway, cool background, even if it is slightly repetitive (Though most Mega Man tunes are repetitive in the first place). It almost drowns out the main theme, though. It's probably my lack of attention span that makes it seem too loud. Very high quality, and very well done!

Can't believe it was made on FruityLoops.

04-24-2003, 04:20 AM
8O Jebus Cripes! If I knew it was this good, I would've downloaded it in a heartbeat and beat the shit out of my cable modem for downloading it as 28.7 KB Per second!! I can't explain how great this is.. but I agree, you need meds (Or more of them) if you don't download this!

04-24-2003, 07:46 PM
Not a bad remix at all, but it isn't really my favorite, either. It's got room for improvement (but what doesn't), but it's good.


Son Goten
04-29-2003, 04:42 AM
Well i would give 5 STARS ***** :D . EXCELLENT REMIX BY AE.
YOU RULE!!!! 8)

04-29-2003, 06:08 AM
I dont think I've ever posted here (maybe once), but when I saw this review up in the current topics... I had to post my review...

No doubt my favorite megaman OC remix(DD's Blue Lighting is tied )... and it doesn't mean its the most elaborate or perfect track... the arrangements are just so great, its just fills me with such joy... Few songs can make me feel like that... a year late praise... you deserve it man...

05-20-2003, 08:44 AM
AF...if you read this, you are another person who has given Mega Man Fans something to cheer about. This track stays true to the NES sound while having more of a dance/rock mix. This answers the question of "If the Metal Man theme were to be re-did today...what would it sound like" Good Job and keep crankin' out these masterpieces. I am thankful that you didn't murder one of my favorite Meag Man tracks of all time.

10 / 10

08-05-2003, 06:36 PM
An interesting contrast to Metalman Goes Clubbing. This remix is distinctly electronic in nature, which CAN be a bad thing, but in this case is certainly not. AE clearly can work his synths, especially during the fantastic variation included in this remix. It's sort of an acquired taste; the first few times I listened to this, I found the synths to be irritating and 'unclean' compared to Metalman Goes Clubbing's instruments, but subsequent listens gained my interest and favor.

One big complaint that I have is the 'breakdown' where the only instrument playing is that weird basslike instrument playing a note and pitch bending to another. This lasted a bit too long, and the following section of the remix paled in comparison to the excellent arrangement of the previous section (again, the variation ruled).

Overall, if I had to give this remix a score from one to ten, I would give it a 7.5, primarily because of the aforementioned later section being somewhat boring.

01-06-2004, 05:27 PM
anothe great mix.
good work AE.

Wandering Budoka
01-06-2004, 09:30 PM
all of AE's work here is great, wish there was more.

03-07-2004, 03:53 AM
wow. now this song is great...i can't stop listening to it!!! AE, great song. really. i downloaded it abd can't get it out of my mind!!!!!
8) :D


03-15-2004, 02:43 AM
Stunning. Fantastic. Make more.

Royal Sovereign
07-14-2004, 06:46 PM
Can we say..."Electroclash?" This mix is just plain fun to listen to -- the styling is unique, with its deliberate attempts to keep the 8-bit sound intact (the backbeat at the intro, for instance). VERY good stuff! It certainly and deservedly stands out.

08-28-2004, 08:45 PM
I was just going through my collection of ocremix MP3s to do a best of CD to play on my stereo. I remember AE was pretty good, and I listened to this track and wow! I didn't even notice the 8 bit in it until I reread djpretzel's review mentioning it, then I listened again and I was like wow, it is there! He puts it in so fantastically its hard to notice, but it keeps it real by having it in there *LOL* This track just comes at you screaming hardcore and only lets up to hit you harder the next time. Definitely an awesome track by all means.

06-22-2005, 04:10 AM
This is pretty good.
I like how it sounds.
I enjoy this much!

08-26-2005, 09:37 PM
Salutations Everyone,

A song that showed great promise, but had a disappointing ending. Everything up til 1:40 was awesome. The original score, revamped with new instruments, and sounding great.

However...after 1:40...things just got too abstract for me. The overall sound wasn't anything like the original. It felt like I was listening to a different song in some parts.

That aside, it is still an excellent remix attempt. My own personal preference is a remix which is more on-target with it's original score, but that's just me.
If your in the market for the original tune, with a different takeoff halfway through, then this remix is for you.

An "Old School" Gamer,


09-23-2005, 02:10 PM
Oh crap 8O This is a totally cool remix with beats and nice drums, jamming with an excellent synth bass or something. I donīt really care what they are, the only matter is the music, and that subject was superb. To bad that AE didnīt have the same style in the beginning through the whole song. Anyway, this was truly solid, and for those who love techno, DONīT HESITATE. DOWNLOAD IT! :D :D :D :D :D

09-24-2005, 07:01 AM
This right here is the Samuel L Jackson of Megaman 2 remixes.This was the first track I ever downloaded from this website,its the first track I ever really digged on Megaman 2 (now i do realy dig them all) and now its the first track I would consider playing in the backround of a horrendus battle betwixt good and evil.
The end,though it seems as though it doesn't belong,is still pretty awesome,and it always suprises and dissapoints me that its over.
I Love This Song.End.

01-19-2008, 09:09 AM
Weird, I can't say I've actively listened to this in full until tonight. Alex did a great job here connecting his original grooves with the Metalman material. Solid stuff.

01-12-2009, 02:22 AM
This is one of those few mixes that, imho, transcends the boundaries and expectations of the source. This isn't just a simple 'improvement', but an entire reimagining of a theme, i.e. a mix so well done that that's what the original theme should have been. If that makes sense.

Specifically, this takes 8-bit sounds into the modern era.
A deliciously swift, precise, and ... stainless mix.

03-12-2009, 11:26 AM
Nice. Sparse breakbeat action. It's rare when a mix utilises repetition as a quality and not something that bores or annoys. That NES-like backing never varies, and repeats A LOT of times, which is certainly true to the original and is common in a lot of chiptune based mixes. It doesn't kill the enjoyment, so there can't be anything wrong with it.
This piece doesn't do anything huge or have anything radically fresh to spin on the Mega Man 2 score, but it a good ride and a pretty good promoter of balance between original and adapted material. Great way to give a familiar genre and a familiar melody some unique personality.

Dj Mokram
05-13-2009, 04:03 PM
I dunno if Capcom is planning an HD remix of Megaman2 (preferably NOT Powered-up this time).
But if they end-up making it, that's what the new Metal Man's stage BGM should sound like.
Because it is indeed a great re-invention of the theme.

The synth work is brillant, and really diversifies the mix. Luv the distorted guitars-synth.

I particularly like the breaks at around 1:45 and 2:48 when it quiets down,
and subtely re-build the tension before the dynamic rythmic parts make their come back.

There's also some nice background pad that add depth to the mix, making it an even more immersive experience.

While staying true to the essence of the original metalman, it amplifies the energy and vision of the theme.
Overall great arrangement.

11-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Complete and utter classic OCR, as far as I am concerned. Great beats, clean production, and excellent synths, it is a little conservative for a lot of parts, but there are sections where it branches, and the melody adjustments in the second iteration of the verse are cool; it really sounds like the track is just on the edge of control. It's rare to hear something skate so close to the edge and maintain, so it's a cool feeling. The breakdown is classy, and when it builds back to a new, seemingly more intense beat, I am a big fan.

Great stuff, one of my favorites for years now.

11-23-2009, 10:36 PM
AE you are a beast, love the mix.

04-07-2010, 07:39 PM
Wow. I forgot how much I love this track and how awesome some of the mixes are. This is a cool take. I love the distortion and just the fast-paced nature of this track. Very nice work.

05-29-2010, 09:58 PM
Old remix is old, but still kicks some serious ass. I love most of the Megaman remixes on the site, and this gem is no exception.

08-06-2010, 10:20 PM
Man, AE loves these classic synths! The opening synth really did a great job setting the tone. I wasn't a huge fan of the low saw synth as the attack felt a little too slow to be doing what it was doing, but that's personal preference. THe drums have a good drive to them. I wish the kick has a little more meat to it; more thwack in it. But that's minor. As much as I like the opening synth, it does become very repetitive through the piece. Some more processing and automation to it might have helped a bit more. 2:48 was epic. I love those kinds of builds into a big part! THe breakbeat section that immediately follows calms the drums down, but in a since, the lack of franticness helps this song kick even harder. I'm definitely dancing in my seat during it! THe ending was a little abrupt, but I felt it wasn't as bad as the two previous mixes. Good work all around.

04-04-2012, 01:10 PM
I love this mix, and, to me, it sounds like what the BGM SHOULD sound like.

I will agree that it does end abruptly, but if you loop it end to beginning, it loops perfectly ;)