ReMix: Mortal Kombat 3 'Mortal Konfrontation'
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Badass duo The Dual Dragons had two mixes in 2009, and both of them were hot. It's taken awhile, but now they're back, finally restoring Mortal Kombat to its rightful place among the games/series ReMixed on OCR. Some of you may recall that we actually had a pretty kickin' MK mix from Beatdrop at one point in time, but it had to be removed because alas, the ever-popular "read off the character names in a deep tenor while not breaking out into laughter, then have a dude shout "Mortal Kombat!!" as if his spleen was being removed" source tune wasn't actually written specifically FOR the video game. Yes, sometimes our specific definition of VGM prevents some otherwise badass music from being posted, but it also prevents every last Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Star Wars, etc. track from diluting what we mean when we talk about video game music, and we think that's kinda important.
But enough about ideology, let's talk about ripping people's spinal columns out... the MK games are of course famous for their controversial amount of violence, dark humor, questionable hitboxes, more or less ripping off Big Trouble in Little China, and the idea that Christopher Lambert could play a god, in any context. While not as memorable as Capcom's SF2 tuneage, MK nevertheless had some good musics to listen to while enjoying kitsch Kung-Fu ultraviolence and finishing him/her, courtesy series composer Dan Forden. A different Dan, Mr. Johansen, writes:
"We've always been huge fans of the Mortal Kombat series. No series of fighting games have been as brutal, as bloody, as cool and memorable as the Mortal Kombat franchise. We've played the games since the very first one and always loved the music. A lot of it doesn't really need any ReMixing, but hell, we had to do it, it's such great stuff!"
Their appreciation comes through in this rock/metal medley that even features excited, intuitive utterances like "Fight!" and "Get Over Here!," a fine reading of portions of the character roster, a nice shuffling pentatonic groove motif, and an energy that embraces the feel of the game, coupled with in-your-face guitars that scream, slide, and whammy your anatomy into bloody bits of unidentifiable carnage. Soloing towards the end is ridiculous and was the highlight for me, but I also like the gong/shaku intro and the ending, which has no flaws. I could never take the MK games very seriously, but I don't think/hope you're supposed to; it's more the guilty pleasure, the over-the-top, goofy, badass, adolescent dream - not unlike professional wrestling, but without (most) of the homoeroticism. I think this ReMix conveys all of that REALLY well, packing in some supreme guitar noodling at the same time. Kudos to the brothers Johansen for bringing MK back to OCR!
Mortal Kombat II - "In the Beginning," :14-:35, 2:47-3:15
Mortal Kombat 3 - "The Subway," :35-1:32
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - "Character Selection Screen", 1:36-1:50, 2:18.75-2:47
- Liontamer on January 9, 2013
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- Crulex on September 6, 2011
Someone yelling out "Babe-ality"
- Uraniumpoppyseed on August 23, 2011
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- Thin Crust on August 17, 2011
The Metal will live on!
- Damashii!! on August 17, 2011
- SwordBreaker on August 16, 2011
Well done, Dual Dragons.
- LuckyXIII on August 16, 2011
- Monocromatico on August 16, 2011
also, "questionable hitboxes" LOL
- Benjamin Briggs on August 16, 2011
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Soul Splint;802472 wrote: BTW, whatever happened to Beatdrop's track after it was taken down? Anywhere it can be downloaded?
- Level 99 on August 16, 2011
BTW, whatever happened to Beatdrop's track after it was taken down? Anywhere it can be downloaded?
- Soul Splint on August 16, 2011