ReMix: Metroid "Metaltroid" 4:06

By Ailsean

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aggressive dark distortion electric-guitar live-instruments mellow metal rock synth tempo-slow timesig-3-4
Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Kraid's Chamber", "Title"

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

Posted 2001-02-06, evaluated by djpretzel


Alright - it's Metroid, it's ailsean, it's guitars - how could you go wrong? This is actually really two ReMixes in one, with two separate tracks being taken on. While I like both, I'm a lot keener on the second than the first, as it gets into some serious chunky metal-guitar chordage. Not much else to say on this one, actually - like I said in the intro, it's guitars, it's ailsean, it's metroid and you should probably download it for those reasons alone. Oh yeah, and the ending is really perfect ^^

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Unununium
on 2012-10-18 01:06:02
Fantastic remix. Solid.

My one criticism is that I found the fade-out and fade-in between the two sections a bit jarring. I'm not a fan of fade-out to end a section or piece in general, though, so it's possible I'm biased.

Agreed on all counts.

I just noticed that the fadeout transition includes a momentary cut to silence. It's certainly not intentional, because when the sound comes back there's still a lingering echo from the previous "track". But even if I don't like how the middle transition, I must say that I quite like the ending. Simple and effective and not a fadeout. :razz:

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Asterai
on 2012-03-25 20:04:52

Fantastic remix. Solid.

My one criticism is that I found the fade-out and fade-in between the two sections a bit jarring. I'm not a fan of fade-out to end a section or piece in general, though, so it's possible I'm biased.

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trueblu8
on 2011-03-26 15:44:22

Hands down the best Metroid remix out there.

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 17:47:20

Even in the wake of the incredible 'Metroid Metal' and other Dwelling of Duels tracks, I still find a lot to enjoy in this classic piece.

The first part is just pure nostalgia for me, and I have yet to hear another interpretation of the main theme that is quite as effective. The thick, crowded lows really capture the feel of playing the older Metroid games. That major melody that comes in is represented so faithfully here as it holds the contrast with the sinister lows.

The second part brings in more classic metal elements that work very well. Gotta love the vamping here at 2:57. Great job Ailsean!

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OA
on 2009-03-19 11:53:50

Starts out really slow and not terribly well-produced, has a lame fade out halfway through, and then fades in to something actually pretty good. I'm not feeling the super mechanical drumming, but i do like the panning and guitar playing. Nice harmonized parts over a good chugging rhythm. I've never absolutely loved anything from the metroid soundtrack with maybe the exception of the ending theme, but you do alright here.

The first half is trash, the second half is decent. I think i'll give this one a pass overall, sorry. :-(

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SoulinEther
on 2008-12-09 17:49:40

First part reminds me of a really dark and emo twinkle twinkle little star, second part reminds me of an emo abandoning his loathing for... whatever emos loathe, becoming loath to continue his internal emo ways and takes his frustration out on a ... well, he takes his frustration out period, and we hear the venting. And when it's all said and done: emoness solved.

I love it when a plan comes together.

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metroixer
on 2006-05-01 16:08:41

The first part kinda got me a little snoozing and tired. But OH MY GOD I loved the kraid remix. The blank spot in between the tracks wasn't that much of a good idea. But the kraid part I like so much I just HAVE to put this in my mp3 player ;).

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Dionyseus
on 2005-11-03 06:53:11

I think you should have made the first track into a full song, and the same for the second track, and not combine them. I do not like how the first track finishes.

The intro is insanely good and DARK. Someone needs to do a full song on this theme and make it into a dark depressive song!

The second track is nice, but I prefer the first theme, besides I've heard the second track's theme a million times.

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Red Shadow
on 2005-02-10 17:44:30

i found a wma of THIS too, way back in my unshielded peer to peer days. liked the track but not the format, and got rid of it.

i really love the brinstar depths portion. excellent stuff.

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OmegaSephiroth
on 2005-01-31 16:20:41

This is a PURE mix, I love it and my fav metroid tune is in it and remixed. One of my fav versions of the song, I love this whole mix. More more more!

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StarLars
on 2004-12-16 15:19:37

Whaha, I like this one :). The only thing I gotta complain about is the way the first part is faded out. I think it would've been better if it faded at a different point.

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Chizniz
on 2004-08-17 02:52:59

I really enjoyed it, very dynamic. :)

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Alzheimers
on 2004-08-05 13:37:06

Not a bad track, although I wish he had found some way to combine the two sections somehow -- the break in the middle isn't really necessary if a decent transition was performed instead of silence.

My only real complaint is the beginning, remixing the intro to Metroid. From what I recall of the original, it didn't play "Twinkle Twinkle" with the high-pitched tweets like it's done here. Maybe that's just part of the Remixing process, but I found it a bit unsettling none the less.

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The Orichalcon
on 2004-07-16 06:15:43

I like the whole piece. I still listen to this all the time (downloaded it a year or so ago.)

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Sammy D
on 2004-07-15 19:10:00

Well it seems that everyone agrees that the second part is definetly the best part of the entire song. I would have to agree, and it's definetly good metal, wich is my absolute favorite type of music. If Frank Klepacki (of command and conquer fame) did the metroid sound track, it would sound like this

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


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

Tags (11)


Genre:
Metal, Rock
Mood:
Aggressive, Dark, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Production > Live Instruments
Time > 3/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Metroid_Metaltroid_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,024,314 bytes
MD5:
42320c2a56c1a4dff8fe4d801a3658b6
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
4:06

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