ReMix: Golden Axe "Death Adder Trance"

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Golden Axe

Some people liked to play as the hot chick, Flare, and some like the beefcake-blue warrior, but let me tell ya, I was ALL ABOUT the dwarf . . big time . . with his little viking hat and his axe, he *owned* . . or something like that . . this track is kinda trancy, despite being at a relatively slow BPM, and is experimental in the sense that the whole thing is filtered through a phaser/delay. you definitely need to pump the volume or listen on a good set of headphones for the full effect . . this is from the 1st stage of the arcade version.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Tables
on 2015-04-09 11:04:00

Like listening to a song in a spinning underwater tunnel. It's a weird choice for sure, but I don't mind it. Keeps the drums and background stuff interesting by constantly shifting. Like people are saying it's a really nice low-key song for doing stuff to. It's strange, I've critiqued lack of dynamics and repetition before, but... I guess it's about intent or something, either way it works for this song.

Necrox
on 2014-06-20 16:44:05

Samples are a bit weak and on the simpler side, but that phasing is nice and gives it a relaxing vibe

Crulex
on 2011-10-21 12:20:15

Okay, so this was a good song with a nice arrangement, but the samples were a bit weak and the whole thing wasn't overly remarkable. Still, it's got a nice beat and holds your attention long enough to tune out and get work done with headphones on, so well done on that.

WesternZypher
on 2010-12-28 13:33:19

Awesome because DJP loves Dwarves. Dwarves, and this mix, own. Relaxing and boppy. Great for studyingstudyingstudying. Or anything-ing-ing-ing.

SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-18 04:28:37

The processing very attractive to the ears. It holds the listener's attention.

OA
on 2008-02-28 10:56:00

Ah, remix number 11.

Some of the samples are pretty low-fi, but the treatment of them is very interesting. The delay on the tightly wound organ at the beginning was a bit surprising due to the slightly off-tempo beginning, but it worked really well in filling things out, and when the flanged and leslie'd synth comes in, it gets a pretty good room sound.

I think the drums used are pretty weaksauce though; no self-respecting viking dwarf would be caught dead groovin to these drums. Maybe those little thief dudes. Nothing more satisfying than busting them up after they stole my potions. They would probably like these wimpy drums.

I wasn't really feeling the ending either, as it sortof record-skipped out, which is fine, but it didn't do so on the beat.

Overall pretty enjoyable, but the weak drums and dated synths hold it back.

I give this song two viking-dwarves out of four.

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Audity
on 2006-10-29 17:20:53

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Bobwillis
on 2006-04-13 03:48:12

Awesome

PatrickWagstaff
on 2006-01-05 23:26:24

HAHAHA, this is actualy funny.

If you are going to judge this song by its title DON'T

It's not a trance song AT ALL.

No way would this ever be called trance

Keiseth
on 2005-12-05 13:49:12

Man, Keiseth needs a pair of headphones. Surprisingly, I found this remix rather relaxing. You can *never* have too many remixes for golden axe. It's just too catchy. And it brings back memories of bonking enemies over the head and kicking them off bridges. That's always good. Never expected to hear the wilderness song be this quiet, but it worked well...

Also: Even the death adder can't take fifteen hundred dwarf bodyslams to the back.

DarkWolf
on 2005-11-15 10:08:19

Pretty dull, the whole track builds up to a fairly weak ending. Doesn't really capture anything of the original game. Stereo seperation is a little annoying with headphones too.

Firefly99
on 2005-03-26 13:47:14

Personally I thought that Golden Axe would demand a more orchestral sound, but djpretzel manages to pull off something weird yet again. The panning is astounding - listening to this track without headphones is probably a felony.

My only complaint is that the mix feels like it should have been taken faster - but of course if it was, no-one would be able to hear the reverb and the awesome panning.

Well done.

Bloomer
on 2004-08-02 21:36:24

The constant filter ride and delay make this a very dynamic experience in the space between one ear and the other. Somehow for excitement purposes though, I find the track wanting. For me, it's in the nature of the Golden Axe melody that it wants to sound big and melodramatic, and the main organ line in this tune is such an inherently constrained sound that it seems to fight the nature of the tune. You could probably make a case for this being the point, but when the minimally percussive-sounding interludes between the appearances of the lead sound so cool, I kinda just wish the whole song had been made that minimal. THEN it would seem like an avant-gardey minimalist take on the Golden Axe tune! Right now it's neither here nor there.

zdude255
on 2004-06-26 11:09:05

I never played many Genesis games, but I like this song, It came out really nice.

maplejet
on 2003-09-23 00:30:07

Whoo...where is everyone!!! This remix brought me back memories from the game for Sega Genesid when I was young...oh yeah, a killer beat-em-up game. I like the trance-feeling to the song. Just well-done! Someone's gotta create other tracks to this game as well!!!