ReMix: Kirby Super Star "The Savior of Dream Land"
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- Game: Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, 1996, SNES)
- ReMixer(s): Sixto Sounds
- Composer(s): Dan Miyakawa, Jun Ishikawa
- Song(s): "Coliseum Battle"
- Posted: 2013-03-11, evaluated by djpretzel
- Album: Featured on Milky Way Wishes: A Kirby Super Star Tribute
- Terms (BETA): aggressive electric-guitar epic metal rock strings tempo-fast
I love me some electronica, and the 9-bit, "chiptune plus" sound that's prevalent on Milky Way Wishes definitely resonates with me and has come to represent & influence a significant portion of electronica on OC ReMix. But sometimes, well.... sometimes you want some face-melting metal, hard rock, or otherwise aggressive, guitar-based stuff, because a strict diet of one or the other makes Jack a dull boy. Fortunately MWW delivers something for everyone, and I'm stoked to be posting Sixto Sounds' first ReMix of 2013, an absolutely epic, anthemic piece of what I'd like to call "Lawrence of Arabia Metal" - Maurice Jarre meets Megadeth, or something like that ;) Arek writes:
"It is quite safe to say that this is by far one of Sixto's finest works. It is everything that you would expect from a track by him, and so much more. According to him, this is one of the tracks he has spent the longest time on perfecting, and it shows so well. Every second of the song is something special."
I tend to agree; this is one of MY favorite Sixto mixes, the energy & execution are brilliant, there's as much emphasis on melody as there is kicking ass, and the LASS strings he used for the first time here add a new dimension to his sound that was perfect for this particular arrangement and could open up a lot of other possibilities in the future. halc adds:
"Sixto brings the heat. What else can I say? This is a truly faithful arrangement that takes the source and gives it a full-on makeover, with all the bells and whistles and incredible guitar solos we've come to expect of Sixto. Rock on."
From the flamenco intro to the death chugging that shortly ensues to that amazing lead @ 0'53", we're firing on at least twelve cylinders here. I suppose that means we're getting crap gas mileage, but DAMN does it not matter. The chorus motif at 1'19" DEFINES epic, and the way Juan brings in the strings afterwards and incorporates them into the rest of the arrangement, well... effin' SWEET, s'all I got to say. Brilliant mix from a brilliant artist who's got some new toys & tools to play with, and a fantastic addition to the Milky Way Wishes lineup. It may have taken eight years, but the destination has made the journey worthwhile. Congratulations to all involved for making MWW a success; check out milkyway.ocremix.org for the whole album, and thanks in advance to anyone & everyone who helps spread the word!!
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