ReMix: Mega Man 9 "High Voltage"

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So the site was down for around three hours this morning, and it finally turned out to be that our server's power supply was fried. It was replaced and we've got a new one & are now humming along just fine, but by SHEER COINCIDENCE, our next queued mix is... "HIGH VOLTAGE" from Sixto Sounds, off our Mega Man 9 album. WHY YOU MELTIN' OUR SERVERS, JUAN?? He explains:

"This is a remix for k-wix's Mega Man 9 project. My goal was to sound like Judas Priest circa 1988 and I think I came pretty close. Had lots of fun coming up with this after months of forcing a cover-ish remix with no real inspiration. Big props to Dustin for his patience."

Nice; Back in Blue surprised a lot of people by 1. finally coming out (!) and 2. kicking even more ass than previously anticipated, and now we've got yet another track to help prove it. More the second point, specifically. Blisteringly fast, things intro strong and stay that way, as machine-gun rhythm guitars trade the spotlight with searing leads & positively BRUTAL soloing. Yes, you've heard Sixto rock some VERY mean guitar solos over the years, but this is friggin' UP THERE - if not his most impressively insane, then at least insanely impressive. The arrangement itself may not be his most creative to date, but it certainly gets the job done, and let's be honest... the entree here is the white-hot guitar wankery. GUITAR WANKERY SO WHITE HOT, IT MELTED OUR SERVER'S POWER SUPPLY!! You heard it here, first. True story. Judges went through the formality of voting but it was unanimous, if concise, adulation for Juan's latest opus & his third posted ReMix of the year. Awesome, wild stuff.

Just stay away from our web server, man. Not cool.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Crulex
on 2013-07-13 11:06:34

Definitely hearing some of the Judas Priest vibe in here. Sixto never seems to ever come up short with his guitar. It's just a matter of higher or lower amount of success. Either way, this sounds like a pretty successful and intense sounding ReMix, which certainly outshines the original. And good lord, man, those solos are insane! So good.

Bahamut
on 2012-07-04 19:39:42

Call me crazy, but I actually like this mix from the MM9 album more than Sixto's other one. This song really does remind me of the likes of Judas Priest and Gamma Ray (who may have been paying a homage to Priest) at the beginning of the song with how it kicks off. I absolutely love the execution here as a power metal nut, it really would fit nicely as an instrumental on a Gamma Ray or HammerFall album I think, Juan just knows how to rock hard at a high level.

Seven
on 2012-06-12 18:50:49

As aforementioned, a nice hard rock/metal/whatever you want to call it mix. Sixto's guitar playing is regularly among the best you'll hear on this site (or in general), and this track showcases no different.

I'd agree with Psychowolf that the source is kinda 'meh', but Sixto does it justice; definitely give it a listen if you're a fan of his other work.

psychowolf
on 2012-05-24 20:38:38

I see what you did there Djp

Ahh...this track is unfortunately my least favorite sixto mix to date.

Maybe its due to the source not being that memorable in my opinion (that award goes to tornado man instead)

But yeah apart from that its the kinda style you expect from sixto by now and i can hear the Judas priest vibe in the beginning.

And the technical skills on show are incredible i gotta admit.. but i just wasn't feeling it :/

If you love sixto's work then you'll enjoy this but i personally feel I've heard better from him. sorry bro

PixelPanic
on 2012-05-24 20:09:07

One of my favorites from Back in Blue!!!

Mirby
on 2012-05-24 20:01:15

I've always loved this mix; it's a high voltage high octane remix. :D

djpretzel
on 2012-05-24 18:48:12

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