ReMix: Mega Man X5 'Duality'
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So we're trying to get to 27,000 likes on our Facebook page and THEN release upon you the glory that is Mega Man X: Maverick Rising, our latest album devoted the amazing music of the entire MMX series...
Why? Well, we update our FB page regularly, it's a great way to reach out to people, we want to get more exposure to the community's artists & their music, and... oh yeah, I forgot: we're EVIL. Seriously, rather than question the merits of Facebook itself or the promotional approach for an album that WILL eventually be released, one way or another, WILL be absolutely 110% free, and WILL melt your face, we ask that you help us reach our goal in whatever way seems best to you.
But wait, there's MORE... rather than TELL you how much your face will be melted, we've arranged a partial "preview melting" that will rock your world while still leaving you enough surplus face left over for the full album. That's right, we've got a couple preview, pre-release mixes to sweeten the pot, so that - if you're on the fence about clicking a litle blue button with a verb on it, or asking someone else to - we can SHOW you what's in store. First up is Dr. Manhattan, aka Hugo Vinícius da Silva, with a balls-to-the-wall rock/metal MMX5 arrangement:
"I wanted this track to be as heavy as it could. The original is already awesome, so I tried to keep the fast metal feel, adding a lot of drum fills, guitar licks and noises and stuff. I also wanted to create some different pace to the track, so I could bring an insane solo and some cool effects as well. As for the ending part, I just put the main intro riff into a different harmony to, once again, bring a change of pace and set the ending into some kind of epic feel. Notice that the delay tail kinda sounds like that dying noise from the game. :) This is a heavy, head-banging track, for sure! It is full of heavy guitar riffs, heavy drums and insane fills, killer solos and an epic ending theme. Pay attention to the long delay feedback at the very ending. It kinda sounds like that dying noise from the games! :D"
Nice; not just anyone is allowed to refer to their own solos (or studio chops, for that matter) as being "killer," but I'm gonna give Hugo a free pass to do so as needed, since he's almost certainly just going to be correct. I can tell he's excited about this track, and for good reason - it's a badass, high-octane, absolutely energetic arrangement. It's also a friggin' GREAT introduction to the album; Maverick Rising director Wesley Cho writes:
"A big wall of guitar assault? Yes please Hugo! This is just about everything a Mega Man X fan could want from this classic from Mega Man X5 & X6. It is a metal battle track worthy of the hectic fight of X vs. Zero with the song moving all over the place in order to give the track the imagery of different aspects of an intense battle."
An amazing, substantial track all by itself, this is just the tip of the iceberg that is Mega Man X: Maverick Rising. A lot of people have worked a very long time to see this rather gargantuan undertaking through to completion, and the release is just around the corner, within sight...
- Crulex on March 16, 2012
- Kyotra on March 15, 2012
- SuperiorX on March 14, 2012
- mak on March 14, 2012
Colour me absolutely impressed. Can't wait for the whole album.
- Amphibious on March 14, 2012
Utterly vicious track, Hugo. Keep up the good work.
- Level 99 on March 14, 2012
- Scaredsim on March 14, 2012
- Monobrow on March 13, 2012
- Bahamut on March 13, 2012
- Magellanic on March 13, 2012
- djpretzel on March 13, 2012