ReMix: Ninja Gaiden 'Devil's Mask'
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I think you're all gonna like this one; I know I do. Our first submission from SFLaValle is a VERY strong showing in the trance arena, covering Ninja Gaiden's Masked Devil theme in glorious mind-numbing fashion with a never-ending filtered stab line, cool reverbed pizzicato strings, ample supplies of echo, and a rock solid soft bass kick and sub-synth style low-end. This all comes together in a fashion that really works, and reminds me of playing the game, which was a masterpiece of 2d platforming gameplay the likes of which the world never saw (for real) again after the NES. Tecmo dropped the ball in a HUGE way in not making this a true franchise and doing 16-bit, 32-bit, and now 128-bit versions. Ahhhh! But at least we can relive the glory with tracks like this - must-grab, don't be without it, VERY groove. Makes ya long for the good ole' days . . .
- Emunator on December 19, 2009
- DragonAvenger on December 19, 2009
There almost might be a bit too much reverb and delay on this one, but it's minimal. There are so many subtle polyrhythms derived from the gated synths and the subsequent delays that even though the structure is simple, it has a very rich complexity to it.
I'm not too familiar with the original, but this could easily be played at disco clubs just about anywhere and no one would know what it was a ninja gaiden remix unless they recognized the source.
Nice work, this one is cool.
- OA on February 6, 2008
- Polo on December 6, 2007
And now I noticed that I'm gonna be late from a hobby if I don't hurry.
But still, the instruments are great, the song is great, the echo is great, the remixer is something near God et cetera.
Thanks for a great remix.
- Shadikka on February 3, 2005
- Mahjong No OujiSama Yoshi on November 18, 2003
- LegendarySword on February 24, 2003
This is some good mixage, I've been holding off on reviewing it, but I figured I might as well.
Okay, Here Goes:
I like the way the mix flows together, this being one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite Ninja Gaiden theme in the first place. You get the normal distorted technoy feel with the light drums and such, with more of an upbeat yet relaxed feel. Good Stuff.
- Strider Kyoden on February 19, 2003
BioDemon. wrote: If you want to make a good mix don't make it techno. There are plenty of good remixes on OC, and none of them are techno.
My, what an open-minded individual you are.
This has always been one of my favorite mixes from the site. It stays true to the flavor of the original, it manages to take a completely repetative tune and keep it interesting for four minutes plus, and you can dance to it. You can't get much better than that. Great stuff.
- Tappy on February 9, 2003
- Rychan on October 8, 2002
- Sir_NutS on September 19, 2002
- skawttieboy on September 14, 2002
- Senescence on September 9, 2002
- Veovis on September 8, 2002
- Joseph Collins on August 2, 2002