ReMix: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots "Sign of Fortune"

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

We're about to head out to The Legend of ZELDA: Symphony of the Goddesses at Wolftrap, which we're super-psyched for, so this writeup is going to be quick - I'mma let OA do ALL the heavy-lifting:

"Our MAGfest DoD entry, this was a pretty fun collab. I had first heard the 'New' metal gear theme earlier that year, and it hadn't left my ipod since, and I knew I had to rock it out. Stevo had the idea to add the pretty excellent Metal Gear 2 theme, which was a perfect fit, and we went from there. We started with his acoustic intro, and added a good deal of semi-prog backing rhythms, with me playing leads, and him on rhythms. We got Deia to do some backing vocals for extra oomph, and tried to keep synths to a minimum. Overall I love this theme, and think we did a pretty good job of representing it in a new and exciting way. :-)"

I'm actually going to see Stevo, Deia, and OA tomorrow, before we all head over to Otakon for our panel (Saturday at noon!), so the timing is nice. The triumvirate give us some good, healthy, rock-your-socks-off metal, but add some depth with vocals, acoustic intro, incorporation of the MG2 MSX theme, and a dynamic arrangement that just keeps building. It's only 3'32", but it feels longer - in a good way. Chock full o' riff, guitars certainly take the spotlight, and overall this does a fantastic job of galvanizing the new MGS4 tunage with copious amounts of energy. Great stuff - we'll have a report on the Zelda concert at some point to let you know how it was (I'm predicting: awesome), and we hope to catch many of you at Otakon this weekend!!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
nitrozsz
on 2015-12-21 15:33:49

Great rock arrangement of a Metal Gear remix medley. The transition between the two source materials used was so incredibly well done. It almost felt like the track was ending, and then it starts up again with something brand new, like an encore. I didn’t care much for the backing vocals, and the ending seemed a little quick (but I wouldn’t call it an abrupt ending).

Necrox
on 2015-12-18 22:53:22

I like the riff around 1:00. 2:10 is also pretty cool. The guitar solo is right on. Nice metal mix, not a lot to say except for \-/ (-_-) \_/

timaeus222
on 2015-12-17 16:17:46

Pretty solid, rocking ReMix. Did you change key at 2:10? Somehow that worked. Cool transition at 2:27 - 2:37 as well; that was my favorite part. The ending note could have been held for maybe 2 or 3 more seconds, but that's a minor nitpick.

Bahamut
on 2012-08-03 13:33:05

I remember this song from DoD - I was personally disappointed with this coming on the heels of this incredible mix, but that's mainly due to the bar set there. Listening to this again, all I really could ask for here is a longer song - I feel like it leads you through a bunch of action, and then leaves you hanging. It just has a too short feel for me.

Crulex
on 2012-07-27 11:28:42

Fantastic! Love the acoustic intro heading right into the driving metal, which I think is better than regular metal. Good choice in adding some backing vocals. Great ReMix.

Mirby
on 2012-07-26 19:27:49

It's pretty awesome; was quite an enjoyable listen :3

djpretzel
on 2012-07-26 18:53:40

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