ReMix: Gunstar Heroes "Be Aggressive!" 3:12

By DusK

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aggressive electric-guitar metal tempo-fast
Arranging the music of one song...

"2 Stage Boss"

Primary Game: Gunstar Heroes (Sega, 1993, GEN), music by Norio Hanzawa

Posted 2013-09-09, evaluated by djpretzel


Up next with the album's title track is director DusK, with some straight-out, good ole-fashioned face-meltin' metal. Think machine-gun kicks, chugs a'plenty, and searing leads:

"Theme of Seven Force" was by far the most pulse-pounding, energetic track of Gunstar Heroes' soundtrack. Being an album director, I was put into the advantageous situation of being able to hear all of the other remixes, and ensure that my remix of "Theme of Seven Force" followed suit. I feel I achieved that in the end. With a nice, fast tempo, extremely aggressive guitar work, and synths that really build and add to energy throughout, I created a track that doesn't let up for even a second, an embodiment of the album's original vision.

So say we all; if you're looking for subtlety, emotionality, and tender feelings, these aren't the shreds you're looking for. Move along. If, on the other hand, you're in the mood for a relentless musical barrage of drums, guitars, synths, & animosity, well then step right in... Be Aggressive! the album isn't really optimal background listening for intense relaxation or concentration, and 'Be Aggressive!' the track is equally as unconcerned with any needs you might have for rest, calm, peace, quiet, or serenity. Like its namesake album, this mix is all about action, and Dustin talks big but ultimately delivers on his promise to never let up. When it comes to foreign policy & interacting with wild grizzly bears, "be agrressive!" is probably questionable advice, but DusK & co. have proven that when it comes to awesome 16-bit VGM ReMixes, dem's words to live by.

djpretzel

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nitrozsz
on 2015-12-21 14:56:07

What an amazing tribute to Seven Force. It sounds like if they did an official remastered soundtrack of Gunstar Heroes, this could legitimately be Seven Force’s battle theme. But the way it’s produced, I don’t think it would work as a video game track unless it was heavily edited to incorporate loops. But all in all, this is an amazing remix of a battle theme.

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Daniel Caton
on 2015-12-03 10:37:19

Well, you definitely chose the right title for this one. Despite the constant aggression, however, you did have enough variation to keep things interesting. If you’d had the exact same level of tension throughout it wouldn’t have been quite as interesting. Good job on that. For the ending, though, I sort of felt as though it was leading up to something else. Something bigger, actually, although that wouldn’t be easy with all the crazy stuff you have going here. :) Maybe that’s just me, but I think it’s worth looking into.

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Crulex
on 2013-09-11 11:15:36

Aggressive is right! This packs the right amount of punch for a boss theme, so pretty damn good ReMix, man.

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timaeus222
on 2013-09-09 17:15:01

Livin' up to the Branscum family name, I see. Absolutely kickass.

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djpretzel
on 2013-09-09 16:25:12

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Gunstar Heroes (Sega, 1993, GEN)
Music by Norio Hanzawa
Songs:
"2 Stage Boss"

Tags (4)


Genre:
Metal
Mood:
Aggressive
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

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Gunstar_Heroes_Be_Aggressive_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,343,937 bytes
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Bitrate:
260Kbps
Duration:
3:12
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Published 2013-09-09
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