ReMix: Mega Man 3 "Harder Than Steel"
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The Megas (Brian DiDomenico, Eric von Doymi, Greg Herschleb, Greg Schneider, Josh Breeding) return to OCR with their third featured ReMix, an epic rock/vocal take on "Hard Man":
"This is one of the tracks from our 2-part interpretation of the Mega Man 3 soundtrack - History Repeating. History Repeating: Blue was released in 2012, and the second half, History Repeating: Red (which includes this track) was released in May of 2014. If you like it, there's a lot more where that came from!"
At 6'19", this is a generous helping of meaty 80's-era rock beats, crunchy guitars, perky synths, and of course spot-on contextual lyrics & anthemic vocals, from an album well worth checking out. Liontamer opines:
"Despite my source usage timestamps, if you're not ultra familiar with the source tune, you might think the arrangement goes too liberal after 3:29. It's still referencing the Hard Man theme a lot, but in more subtle ways while focusing primarily on original lyrics and instrumentation. It's definitely still there though.
The Megas are also known for smart lyrics that tell a cool story, and this one doesn't disappoint either with the boxing motif. Really creative, transformative approach per The Megas' usual!"
"I like basically everything about this mix. The vocal harmonies, the instrumental performances, the mix is clean, the attitude is there in spades....oh, and I guess it's a pretty good arrangement, too."
If for whatever reason you're unfamiliar with The Megas, I wholeheartedly recommend checking out 'The Annihilation of Monsteropolis' as well as the acoustic jam 'The Quick and the Blue' - both excellent & representative examples that serve as good jumping-off points for their larger body of work. They're consistently good in an enjoyable way that's easy to take for granted but which requires thought, talent, & planning to pull off so well. I love the backing choir and climactic build towards the conclusion, here - really good job at building the drama. What else can I say? The mix title makes me think of a hypothetical 80's Van Damme movie that never got made... in a good way. Great stuff from The Megas, who never cease to amaze!
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