Posted 2017-09-15, evaluated by Liontamer
One last cut off Smash The Record: The Record to end the week, as Nabeel Ansari (formerly Neblix), brother of album director Shariq Ansari, sends us a searing, short-but-sweet rock/metal take on MMX5:
"Shariq needed a quick mix for the upcoming Smash The Record event, and asked me to pick from MMX or Kirby. I figured I hadn't done anything from MMX series yet since my younger days in the Remix Battles, so I did a metal arrangement testing out a lot of my sample libraries that don't see much use, namely a lot of Shreddage products and the Matt Halpern drums from GetGood Drums. This mix is 100% sequenced, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I picked "X vs. Zero" because I had been earlier frustrated with existing remixes of it that didn't quite capture the open feel of it in the source, and I wanted something that did."
Literal bro DarkeSword writes:
"Damn, Nabeel. When did you get this good?"
Supportive siblings FTW; it has been & continues to be awesome to see the Ansari brothers do amazing things on OCR, ISW, and beyond, and it's cool that they worked together on STR:TR. While guitar players might sneer at sample-based metal as being "fakey" or otherwise non-brutal, leaving faces unmelted, I think Impact Soundworks has an amazing product line with Shreddage, and I'm looking forward to 3.0; this sounds pretty damn badass to me. Things intro hot, super-dramatic high string stabs amp up the epic, and eventual guitar solo lead melody soars like a leaf on the wind. The slow bend at 1'39" is particularly nice. At 3'23" this is on the shorter side, but it's chock full o' oomph & delivers a formidable melodic payload on its brisk schedule, and feels very complete. Great stuff from Nabeel - be sure to check out Smash The Record AND Smash The Record: The Record and show some support!
on 2017-09-20 23:52:43
Man, this mix just kept getting better and better. Great energy and I love the way the themes interweave with the drums. By the end I was already scrolling up to play it again!! Well done!
on 2017-09-20 03:19:56
This is powerful and effective, there's nothing here that doesn't need to be here. I could spot a few places where I could tell it was sequenced guitar (after reading about the fact in the write-up), but only a few, and to me it all sounds good anyway. The solo around 1:30 is super sweet.
on 2017-09-15 22:04:09
Seemed fairly conservative to me at first, but once we got to the 1-minute mark, it got more interpretive. I dig the solo at the 1.5 minute mark!
on 2017-09-15 12:35:06
Your Neblix has evolved in Nabeel Ansari!
Seriously, his skills have evolved, too! Nice work!
on 2017-09-13 16:55:41
What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Mega Man X5 (Capcom, 2000, PS1)
Music by Naoto Tanaka, Naoya Furutani, Showtaro Morikubo, Takuya Miyawaki
- "X vs Zero"
- Metal, Rock
- Aggressive, Energetic
- Bells, Electric Guitar, Orchestral, Strings, Synth
- 6,173,256 bytes
- Size: 6,173,256 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 327e3e5afc1d6af9466f8d0e297b9489
Right-click one of the mirror links above and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As"!!
Help us save bandwidth - using our torrents saves us bandwidth and lets you download multiple mixes as a single download. Use the tracker below and scroll for more information, or visit http://bt.ocremix.org directly, and please don't forget to help us seed!!
Follow OC ReMix on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Don't miss the latest ReMixes, albums and news!Follow @ocremix
Page generated Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:33:49 +0000 in 0.0232 seconds
All compositions, arrangements, images, and trademarks are copyright their
respective owners. Original content is copyright OverClocked ReMix, LLC. For information on RSS and
and the FAQ available there for information about the
site's history, features, and policies. Contact David W.
Lloyd (djpretzel), webmaster, with feedback or questions not answered there.