ReMix: Golden Axe II "Ravaged Metal"
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Shinray debuted on OCR last year and proved the age-old axiom (dating back to the stone age) that Guile's Theme goes with everything, via their intuitively-titled ReMix, "Guile's Theme Goes with Metal" - and it did! Now they're back with a deeper cut, eschewing the more mainstream SF2 world for a sweetly brutal & brutally sweet metal arrangement of Golden Axe 2 that melts face & butts head like a badass dwarf might; Benoit Serraillier writes:
- Benjamin Dupré (keyboards)
- Benoit Serraillier (guitar)
- Stéphane Albanese (bass)
- Matthieu Budin (drums)
We're back in the field to submit to you this time another arrangement. It's a metal cover of the first stage's theme from Golden Axe II on Genesis called "Ravaged Village." The arrangement, composing, and mixing have been made by Benjamin Dupré, Matthieu Budin, and Benoit Serraillier."
This is a great source tune which, as luck would have it, arguably goes even BETTER with metal than Guile! Sacrilege? Blasphemy? Nah... Chimpazilla's decision was short but covered the bases:
"This is amazing. Arrangement is conservative, but WOW what great performances. Everything is mixed to perfection. Great genre adaptation, the source lends itself perfectly to metal. Pure awesomness!"
"Well, this rocks hard! Cool short-and-sweet arrangement, awesome energy. Amazing performances, great production. I personally think the synth sound design is slightly generic at parts, but the playing is excellent. Guitar playing is splendid, and the melodic explorations are super sweet. The arrangement is pretty close to the original overall, but the flourishes and solos definitely bring enough personalization to the table.
Bottom line: great rocking track! Keep 'em coming! "
It's not every year that I get to write about a Golden Axe ReMix, so I'm just happy 2016 is now one of those years :) As a sidenote, Diggi Dis turned in an equally awesome hybrid arrangement of this same source back in 2010 - check it out! Great follow-up from Shinray which leaves Guile behind, combing his hair on the tarmac, but picks up some new faces for a classic SEGA jam that's well worth your time - I'll echo the judges panel in that I'd love to hear more where this came from!
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