ReMix: Mega Man 3 'Cataclysmic Clash'
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In the year of Our ReMix, 2002, Game Over released their epic Punch-Out!! ReMix unto OCR, and we saw that it was good. Or something like that. Non-sequitur faux biblical paraphrases aside, Game Over have ironically returned (think band title) with another track after a long hiatus, and better yet are working on more new material. You can check things out and keep an eye out at www.nintendometal.com. While this Mega Man 3 mix isn't QUITE as utterly classic as Little Mac's Confession, it's still a great driving rock arrangement, again featuring enthusiastic vocals, energetic lyrics, quick and dynamic guitar, and just a lot of what I would call "verve". Lyrics always mystify me because what sounds good sung can often seem relatively simple or unremarkable written; Wire McQuaid aka Elisabeth Pezouvanis does a great job of writing lyrics that truly WORK when sung, even if reading them before listening can sound strange for certain lines. The piece "consists of the Top Man theme from Mega Man 3 and the boss theme from Mega Man 2 plus the small jingle that appears when you select a boss from the boss map" in Wire's words, and thus has some medley action going on, but handles the transition gracefully. Actually, this was judge Oji's favorite bit:
"So much effort...yeesh! That was a hot transition at 2:41 into the robot battle theme, by the way. That was my favorite part of the track. The ending where they yelled "Cataclysmic Clash" and went into the death sound effect could have been pure cheese, but it came across very nicely. Props to Game Over with another winner here. I personally liked this one a lot more than "Little Mac's Confession" as well. Great stuff."
GO have a style all their own, and the addition of original lyrics and really very respectable vocals improves their pieces and makes them memorable - it sets them apart from bands doing covers/arrangements and achieves a different, distinct feel. In the tradition of their first, landmark submission, this Mega Man coverage is quite the shit, captures the same qualities, and should not be missed.
The only thing I don't really like is that the drums kind of mess up the sound, especially during the chorus. Are they using a drum machine of some sort? Because some passages feel overly-mechanical and awkward at times. But everything else is top-notch.
- Holy Land on September 1, 2010
- OA on December 22, 2009
- yosefu on July 11, 2009
- JP_Wright on July 11, 2009
Flawless arrangement of various Mega Man themes, classic metal vocals, solos to write home about... this mix has it all. Game Over may always be the artist to beat in the continuous quest for that perfect professional sound.
I am a HUGE fan of this.
- Marmiduke on May 1, 2009
- animatedjay on January 28, 2009
Bummerdude;82408 wrote: They´re SWEDES!?8O
Didn't see that coming....
I don't really care for the intro; it plays tricks with my headphones and makes me feel like going deaf in my left ear or something.
Still this is fairly standard power metal, so if you like that sort of thing, check this mix out.
- 42 on January 20, 2009
RimFrost the Tourianist wrote: Anyway i LOVE this song to death 8O :)!! Go Sweden go !! :mrgreen: :wink:
At first I felt uncomfortable since this remix had lyrics, I´m more of a dude that just wants the music with no voices that steals your attention. But now that I´ve listened to it quite a while, the lyrics grows on you and becomes part of the music, and that´s the point where i truly realizes how cool this remix really is. It´s AWESOME.
A great rockremix in the name of Topman, that´s some pretty neat stuff. The guitars actually fitted very well to the Topmelody, it plays with maximum energy and leaves noone unsatisfied. Well, maybe someone, but those people maybe just don´t likes thrashing guitar remixes.
Tack för remixen Game Over, är fortfarande ganska förvånad att det finns så många svenskar på OC. Ni gör oss stolta. Bra gjort!!!
- Bummerdude on January 7, 2006
- wolfdude359 on November 16, 2005
Awesome song by the way. This gets the very special last place on any CD I burn that doesn't include A World Awaits Chrono (otherwise it goes 2nd last)
- BlueMage on February 14, 2005
- BobTheDog on December 10, 2004
But everything else about this mix rocks.
- radiodurans on October 14, 2004
Rumors say there's some Zelda: Any chance?
Well, since you asked...
- Spoom on October 8, 2004
Mega Man 3 is about robots in a mine making a revolt, just like in Émile Zola's "Germinal". The lyrics describe this revolt. They also try to be humoristic in the way they describe the wounds that only robots can get (for example "oil is staining on their hands" instead of blood). The chorus is, of course, about Top Man himself. It all ends with everybody killing each other.
- GameOver on August 17, 2004
Incedently I had also heard GO's "Little Mac's Confession. In my eyes both songs have very similar quiality.
- Slime Master on August 15, 2004