ReMix: Metal Gear 'Uh Oh! The Beat Have Started to Move!'
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Dig the fun name :) Been quite awhile since we heard from Khalal, but he returns in style with an epic Metal Gear medley that covers much of the game's music with a heavy orchestral synth rock style that well suits the whole 'tactical espionage' thang that Konami's done so well with. I will say that I actually enjoyed the coverage of the very first theme the most - much ass kickage at 0'50" - so it went a little downhill for moi, but not that far at all, and stayed energetic and full throughout. Dig the marimba break riffs at 1'54" and the well-played transition at 2'19" into an entirely, dramatically different segment in 6/8 time. Following a barrage of hard-hittin' yet brief coverage of a couple other themes, at 4'19" the main theme on which the mix exits comes in, with a sense of grandeur, determination, and purpose. At times the cumulative effect of all parts combined, in some of the sections, made the mix a little too thick, clouding individual details, but overall this is a very impressive homage to the entire MG soundtrack, and converts the dramatic transitions and wild arpeggios common to Konami music of the era to rock quite adeptly. Recommended.
I had sections I liked better than others and transitions that could have made a little more sense, but that's part and parcel with these sort of long-winded medleys. I enjoy the old-school sound of this old mix, and I'm convinced that this is the ideal way to listen to Metal Gear tracks.
- Marmiduke on September 4, 2011
- Polo on September 22, 2010
- Lucentas on December 6, 2008
- Piell on March 21, 2008
Production is pretty muddy, but for fakey synth rock it has a decent amount of power behind it. That main theme is so good I can forgive that it's not much more than a straight up group of covers with some new drums, but no way in hiz-ell that this would make it nowadays. It almost sounds like a blueprint for that famous Virt track.
There are some cool touches, like the in-game sound effects used rhythmically at the beginning, and a few unexpected instruments (marimba?!) tucked away in the synth rockage. It hasn't aged all that well, but it's still a good listen, due to the source used.
- OA on March 7, 2008
- JehutyLink on October 6, 2007
In the end of day, this is what I really think is a classic mix (probably because it was among the first songs I downloaded from remix.overclocked.org, just redownloaded it in hopes of getting a non-garbled version and that was what I got =) *slap* sorry, rambling again ) It hasn't really aged too badly either. Good song. Grab it. Nice title too, yeah. =)
- WWWWolf on March 30, 2006
- linkwolf on August 21, 2005
This track is a great medely of practically every Metal Gear BGM I can remember and every one of them is a keeper, except one - the last one, around 4:20. I always hated that BGM in the game and I'm now convinced that no amount of remixing can ever save it. Nice try just the same.
The rest of the track is great. Kudos on nailing the transitions between pieces, that's a serious pain in the ass to do. I especially loved the black metal-ish supercomputer organ thingie. Evil!
- killthrush on November 15, 2004
I like this, mainly because I'm a techno/dance kind of person. It stays true to the two tracks remixed and adds some variation.
- Lizz on October 3, 2004
- Epic1044 on September 24, 2003
- Dev on September 6, 2002
- Khrystoph on September 3, 2002
and I just finally realized what they were talking about - the transceiver!!
Personally I think including it was a nice touch, a way of putting you right
in the nostalgic mood you should be when remembering old Metal Gear. I
also read someone's complaint in chat that "it sounds like NSF." That's in
fact what's so great about this remix - it really DOES sound like it belongs
in a Nintendo or Super Nintendo game. My verdict? Two thumbs up for
"Uh oh - the beat have started to move!" And I +LOVE+ the engrish! ;)
- MegaManFan on June 27, 2002
- SSJ HBK on June 27, 2002