ReMix: Diablo "Wet Grass Inspired" 3:42

By AmIEviL

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ambient chill electric-guitar epic new-age solemn strings tempo-slow
Arranging the music of one song...

"Tristam"

Primary Game: Diablo (Blizzard Entertainment, 1997, WIN), music by Glenn Stafford, Matt Uelmen

Posted 2000-09-30, evaluated by djpretzel


This technically qualifies as a ReMix, but incorporates bits and pieces from other sources than Diablo, according to veteran contributor AmIEvil, a man of unquestionable talent. Primarily though this is a ReMix from Diablo, with excellent production values - the central melodic instrument, a guitar-like sound, pans left and right perfectly, the pads fade off into nothing instead of being cut off, and the drums are beautifully minimal but perfectly chosen - LOVE the rimshot. As always, a great ambiance evoked from Mr.AmIEvil, whose mixes are consistently many layers deep.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Crulex
on 2014-07-20 16:52:18
I think I found the best possible way to listen to this song.

Driving home from work late tonight, a a bit of a chill in the air, nobody else on the streets, and this comes up on my mp3 player.

You know, imagining my way back from work through my little town at night with this in the background is actually oddly fitting, so yeah, gotta agree. It's an "end of the day" kind of song. It's got a serene vibe with a bit of a beat to keep things going, much like the feeling you get after working at night (tired and calm and at peace, but still jazzed up from actually working). Nice.

SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-14 04:46:10

This is one of those tracks that you just know is gonna be good as you listen to the first four measures. Yet another game I missed out on. I still thoroughly enjoy this arrangement, and this is from a decade ago!

duskvstweak
on 2009-09-25 10:52:26

I remember the first time I heard this mix. It's such a moody sound.

I think I found the best possible way to listen to this song.

Driving home from work late tonight, a a bit of a chill in the air, nobody else on the streets, and this comes up on my mp3 player.

I totally agree. And as autumn comes more into itself everyday, I'll be playing this song more and more. It has such a unique sound and I love the guitar's sound near the end, such a cool riff.

I'm going to enjoy this Halloween...

metalsnakejuice
on 2009-09-25 02:52:02

Diablo is a great game and this is a great to listen to.

Bozlifyme
on 2008-11-10 20:12:23

One of my all time favorite remixes on the site. It always manages to put me in a good mood. BTW, AmIEvil, I'm pretty sure I put you as my favorite OC re-mixer on that survey a while back. Cheers.

OA
on 2008-04-07 13:31:59

Aliiiiiiive... though the eeeend appears my frieeend!!!

And bloooooooooood Tears IIII Cryyyyyyy..

I love blood tears, and can totally hear the connection, but I do think that it works here as well (I mean, it's so good, how can it not?). It does eventually go off into more Diablo/original territory. The panning is nice, and the synthetic streams are very interesting. Percussion throughout is unobtrusive and more for keeping time, giving the rest of the elements time to shine.

The solo violin sample is a bit lifeless, but considering the mix's age, it's still very well handled.

The soundscape is pretty full and the mood conveyed is really deep. It distinctly does feel like a refuge in a world gone to hell (get it? lolz).

A very nice mix, BloodTearsBias or otherwise. :-)

MrBogus
on 2007-07-31 01:58:55
Thanks to zircon for obtaining a copy of "Blood Tears" for us. I checked this out regarding the Blind Guardian riffs, and 1) they're sequenced (and subsequently arranged) by Stefan, not directly sampled from "Blood Tears", 2) they're used tastefully, i.e. don't dominate the mix in any way, 3) they merely decorate and supplement an otherwise viable arrangement of the Diablo source material. For example, at :58 AmIEviL's guitar segues from the Blood Tears riff into original stuff, then at 1:23 into arrangement of the supporting acoustic guitar work from 1:10 of Diablo's Tristam/town theme.

From a standards/guidelines perspective, everything checks out here. For the person a few years ago that said AmIEviL was trying to take credit for those riffs (Andross), he wasn't. djpretzel's writeup doesn't explicitly mention the other homages/borrowed ideas by name, but djp says upfront that AmIEviL told him he used other sources beyond Diablo to help make this arrangement. There was nothing shady going on.

Thanks for clearing this up, LT. This thread had been on my mind's back burner for years, and now I can emphatically say this remix rightly deserves its kudos. This is a beautiful piece. Angelic guitar tone, well constructed chords, beautiful melody, and perfect percussions.

Audity
on 2006-10-29 14:58:50

And as a final note (exaggeration), let me say that no one's REALLY gone out into the wild to scream that this song is amazing. Very few reviews as well. Easily the best guitar sound I've ever heard. I would rank this with Revival Day Impoetus, and XOR's "auf" mix over at remix.kwed.org. I don't think anyone could hate this song. Well, it's not good to overlisten. One listen pretty much is satisfying anyway, until later use.

Liontamer
on 2006-05-19 13:50:38

Thanks to zircon for obtaining a copy of "Blood Tears" for us. I checked this out regarding the Blind Guardian riffs, and 1) they're sequenced (and subsequently arranged) by Stefan, not directly sampled from "Blood Tears", 2) they're used tastefully, i.e. don't dominate the mix in any way, 3) they merely decorate and supplement an otherwise viable arrangement of the Diablo source material. For example, at :58 AmIEviL's guitar segues from the Blood Tears riff into original stuff, then at 1:23 into arrangement of the supporting acoustic guitar work from 1:10 of Diablo's Tristam/town theme.

From a standards/guidelines perspective, everything checks out here. For the person a few years ago that said AmIEviL was trying to take credit for those riffs (Andross), he wasn't. djpretzel's writeup doesn't explicitly mention the other homages/borrowed ideas by name, but djp says upfront that AmIEviL told him he used other sources beyond Diablo to help make this arrangement. There was nothing shady going on.

SILVERWOLF
on 2006-05-12 00:33:56

This song has been on my playlist for a long time now. Excellent execution with a variety of different instruments. Clear and well done guitar playing, and a great beat too.

By the way, does anyone know where I can get a guitar tab of this song?

Ajan
on 2006-04-27 18:16:28

Extraordinary remix. Really atmospherical melody, make me want to go back to Tristram ;P

redchlorine
on 2005-11-12 00:32:06

I think I found the best possible way to listen to this song.

Driving home from work late tonight, a a bit of a chill in the air, nobody else on the streets, and this comes up on my mp3 player. It just... fit. Perfectly.

I didn't get the eerie feeling some of you seemed to get, just a serene feeling passing over me. All thoughts of my stressful day, gone.

Great stuff to relax to. :)

Calabrel
on 2003-09-16 16:40:12

This song takes me back to when I actually played Diablo, I don't know if that's a good thing. But anyways, I really love it, whoever it was that talked about the eerieness of it; they got it exactly right. Would recommend.

Calabrel.

xamgis
on 2003-09-11 11:58:43

This song was very cool. I don't really know what else to say about it.

The_Clover
on 2003-04-13 19:25:37

Okay, so there's some stuff going around about where some of the source of this song is coming from? Hmmm, I'm going to have to listen to that song and see for myself, but even if it is, this song is still really great. Out of the Diablo Remixes on this site, including Diablo 2, this is my favorite of them. It's a nice gentle feel, that leaves a strange residue of eeriness, hence why it would be great for the DIablo game itself.

Its a shame we don't hear more remixes from Blizzard games. THey always have great music for their games that I'm sure the awesome remixers at this site could make even greater.

This song could very well kick Diablo's ass back to hell.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Diablo (Blizzard Entertainment, 1997, WIN)
Music by Glenn Stafford, Matt Uelmen
Songs:
"Tristam"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Ambient, New Age
Mood:
Chill, Epic, Solemn
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Strings
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Diablo_Wet_Grass_Inspired_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,640,079 bytes
MD5:
1b9fe1acde8884b55b5a9c85b55e468e
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:42

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