ReMix: Final Fantasy VI 'Death on the Snowfield'
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Final Fantasy fans are spoiled today :) On the heels of ailsean's brilliant electric guitar mix of the snowstorm track at beginning of FF3 comes AmIEvil ACOUSTIC Guitar ReMix of the SAME track. I think this greatly shows how the same song can be ReMixed in different ways and result in two BRILLIANT, grade AAA five-star ReMixes. AmIEvil's attention to ambient effects - the snow underneath the sled - and the particular way in which the piano is muted, as well as the mixing of the acoustic guitar, is all first-rate and oh so sweet. What can I say . . . two of the BEST ReMixes on this site, possibly THE best FF ReMixes, are both of the same song, and both include actual guitars. Coincidence, or psychic phenomena? At any rate, download this or you'll perish in hell for eternity. It's that good.
- Mythezza on November 3, 2012
- Yami on January 16, 2012
- MechaFone on December 4, 2010
- SubNormal J3 on November 14, 2010
- GSO on October 28, 2010
- OA on September 1, 2010
i like this remix it stick to the Original tune but give it alil kick
this song make me remember first time playing FF6
it like felling in love with this song all over again
10/10 really great piece
- Ranmah2o on May 20, 2010
- duskvstweak on September 13, 2009
2:22+ employs a glittery lead synth and clappy percussion to empower Opening Theme part 3, and the piano sounds free to venture into new territory instead of feeling stuck. Some swirly effects and a quote of bells (2:56) are also thrown into the pot for flavor. In the end, as if to make up for its by-the-book iteration, the guitar wraps up with an off-tempo freestyle bit before handing the last note to the piano.
Technicalities aside, this is some poetic stuff.
- Polo on September 5, 2009
It's so simple, but the instrument samples are great and the arrangement is pure and heartfelt, it feels exactly like the remix title implies; sorrowful, somber, and cold - the pining song sung by a hero's heart as he witnesses a comrade fall in the midst of a wintry battlefield, pensive and mellow, yet transcendantly powerful at the same time.
I'm rambling here, but I think this is one of the most emotive remixes on the site, and to me, it conveys exactly what the title leads you to expect. I've never played the game this song is from, so I don't know the context it's used in, but this piece practically creates its own context simply through the music and title.
- Emunator on May 2, 2009
- WillRock on October 14, 2008
- Arwen on August 31, 2008
The beauty of this track is in it's simplicity, conjuring up images of a lonely wanderer, journeying away from home, already missing all that and those he holds dear, facing the prospect of never seeing anyone again, of dying alone, of becoming one insignificant tragedy that no one will care to remember... he turns his head around, now facing the camera, eyes emptily searching for any last chance of redemption - the screen cuts to a view of the city from his perspective: happy, content, alive, together, mothers and fathers wrapped up in warm blankets with their children bundled up, enjoying warm cups of hot cocoa, all gathered 'round the open fire, ..but distant; then cutting again to the lonely wanderer - before giving up, dropping his head onto his chest, stuffing his hands into his coat pockets... slowly and solemnly walking away and becoming part of the distance, part of the ice, the snow-covered trees, the ephemeral purple-whispered black night sky...
At least that's what I get. I never played FFVI so there are no memories or sentiments attached to this song for me.
- SoulinEther on August 8, 2008
- DJ Skratch 'n' Sniff on June 4, 2007
- Chickenwarlord on August 19, 2006