ReMix: Metroid "efsisos featuring Samus Aran" 3:49

By efsisos

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cinematic electric-guitar epic piano rock solemn strings tempo-moderate tempo-slow
Arranging the music of one song...

"Title"

Primary Game: Metroid (Nintendo, 1986, NES), music by Hirokazu Tanaka

Posted 2000-05-08, evaluated by djpretzel


Don't be expecting techno or breakbeat here . . . this is a cool, moody, instrumental ReMix of a Metroid theme . . . nice processing, and a suspenseful feel make this a song to listen to in the dark whilst thinking of exploring deep, dark caves, shooting creepy-crawlies, and wondering if you'll finish the game in time to see Samus in her underwear . . . errr . . . scratch that last bit. Just listen & see!

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Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2011-11-11 12:46:13

Slightly dated in some of the sound samples, but damn that arrangement is marvelous! Sets the mood and tone to a tee and I can totally feel where this was going the whole time. Really, only a few minor issues, but as everyone has already said, this is still a classic ReMix.

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WesternZypher
on 2010-12-21 12:55:55

Definitely a classic - I dunno about dated samples (I can't tell) but it sounds good to my ears, smooth and mellow and moody.

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Tables
on 2010-05-06 17:20:36

This was one of my first Remixes I ever downloaded, and it still holds up so well it's not even funny. It's one of my absolute favorites on the site, I will never ever skip it when it comes though my shuffle. The mood and execution is perfect, and if anything is fake it doesn't detract from the experience. I can't believe its so old...

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42
on 2009-12-16 19:52:08

Thirded that this is definitely an OCR Classic. :razz:

Everything here feels especially deliberate, well paced, and well placed. Carefully constructed like some lost ruin.

This conveys a lot of the dire purposeful mood found in Metroid games without a sense of cavernous loneliness. I really like this piece, and its a good find.

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SubNormal J3
on 2008-12-02 21:35:52

This is definitely an OCR classic. One of the first few I ever listened to and one of the best, imo. Download it.

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OA
on 2008-01-09 14:08:12

A lot of the samples are dated-sounding, but the arrangement is really nice. The expansion on the original track progresses very naturally and the changes in textures affect the mood very well.

I always seem to be saying how surprised I am that a Metroid mix sounds good, since I'm not much of a fan of the source, but it seems that the mixers who tackle the soundtrack almost always do a good job. Maybe there is more to the Metroid soundtracks than I originally thought.

I think this one is good enough and has been around long enough to be called a classic OCR track. Check it out guys,

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Crabsmasher
on 2006-05-23 09:51:41

This remix makes you feel all alone, just like in Metroid. Cool beans.

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LinearX
on 2006-05-17 15:42:52
Why does this thread only have 8 replies anyway? This is one of the best Metroid mixes on the site by far, and it's quite old to boot.

I completely agree. When I heard this, I thought it was one of the newer OCRs I hadn't quite gotten around to adding to my playlist until now. Then I saw it was from 02. After listening to many orchestral versions of Metroid themes, the instruments sound a tad fake, but it isn't a huge distraction. Overall very good.

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OverCoat
on 2005-11-10 21:06:37

Why does this thread only have 8 replies anyway? This is one of the best Metroid mixes on the site by far, and it's quite old to boot.

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Navi
on 2005-11-10 20:07:36
Very well done. Instead of having the crud that they call music in the recent Metroid Prime games, they should have real melodies like this. This song reminds me of a Metroid of better times.

Bahaha. better not let Darke hear that.

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theredkatana
on 2005-11-10 18:34:25

Very well done. Instead of having the crud that they call music in the recent Metroid Prime games, they should have real melodies like this. This song reminds me of a Metroid of better times.

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ESHbyESH
on 2003-12-15 15:38:58

Starts out great, well orchestrated and moving.

Good piano and strings sounds.

I liked the interplay that efsisos created between the title screen theme and the Brinstar theme, but it didn't really go much farther than a hint, which was disappointing.

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Vig
on 2003-04-16 18:18:43
The tune is a tiny bit off, but other than that, it's GREAT!

its called creativity. thats what makes it a good mix. anyone can rip midi.

there are a lot ofthings i like about this mix. the mood is good, the chord interpretation is fantastic. howver i think that with a little work this mix could be twice as good as it is. the patches leave something to be desired, especially the harmony guitar. also, i think it doesnt build up enough. in my mind, i hear this song going into a heavy rockin' crunchy guitar driven refrain. (i'm sure many of you noticed that everything i hear in my mind tends to go into a guitar-related something.) i think this mix is very good, but i think it has potential that was not tapped.

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Killer_Man_
on 2003-01-11 15:55:20

Song is pefect in my opinion. Sounds just right and gives a nice beat.

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PlatformerMastah
on 2002-08-15 23:23:39

The tune is a tiny bit off, but other than that, it's GREAT! Once the beat kicks in, the remix is truly amazing.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Metroid (Nintendo, 1986, NES)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
Songs:
"Title"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Cinematic, Rock
Mood:
Epic, Solemn
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Piano, Strings
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Moderate
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Metroid_efsisos_featuring_Samus_Aran_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,754,380 bytes
MD5:
63999c2e108ee8df01df60e5819073c1
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:49

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