ReMix: Wolfenstein 3D 'My Loved Ones Are Gone'
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From newcomer Cristián Escobar, alias Psycho Crusher (Delicious!), comes a really emotional, dramatic rock arrangement of Wolfenstein 3D:
"I always liked how the original menu music from Wolfenstein 3D sounded. It has the classic melancholic atmosphere that I love so much. I tried something different this time, I used a post-rock kind of sound with heavily layered guitars and tremolo picking notes. Thanks for listening, guys. Greetings from Chile!"
First off, I always love seeing submissions from ALL over the world; yes the site is in English and yes we have a lot of American, Canadian, and British visitors, but music is a universal language, and that includes VGM. There's a deliberate anguish here & a tension that remind me of Ailsean's track from Heroes & Villains, which I loved, and the post-rock emphasis on texture lends the melody a forceful, direct power. Emunator writes:
"After judging your last submission, I knew you had some solid guitar playing chops but I wasn't expecting them to be applied in such a unique and expressive way. But, for the record, I was totally floored when I first listened to this, just as a listener. Then afterward, when I listened to the original and saw how you pulled from the riffs and the dark, brooding mood of the source to craft a remix that's melodically identical, but at the same time very expansive, it blew my mind."
It's really good stuff, to be sure. A bit repetitive, as some judges noted, and the drums are a little thin compared to the giant guitar tones Cristián conjures, but what compensates for all that is the raw emotional impact achieved, which also reflects the blunt drama of the mix title. It's not light listening, musically or thematically, but I love it all more for the weight it conveys. Fishy concurs:
"I know it sounds repetitive but this is just awesome. There are things that could be improved (kick/snare) but this is raw appreciation and it's super effective. Just for sheer feelin' you get a yes my friend."
Memorable debut from Psycho Crusher that makes up for any shortcomings with impact & feeling - great stuff!
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