ReMix: Sonic Mania "Ruby Distortions" 2:38

By PirateCrab

Arranging the music of one song...

"Ruby Illusions (Final Boss Theme)"

Primary Game: Sonic Mania (Sega, 2017, WIN), music by Tee Lopes

Posted 2018-08-16, evaluated by Liontamer


Our first ReMix of Tee Lopes' amazing soundtrack to Sonic Mania comes in the form of high-energy, blistering metal from PirateCrab (Daniel Woodyer):

"Beep boop, I'm back with a metal remix of "Ruby Illusions," the (not quite) final boss stage in Sonic Mania! I learnt it once for a bit of fun to send to a mate, but then quickly realized that this would actually be an incredible tune to turn into a metal track."

It's only 2'37", but given the breakneck tempo & relentless mojo it packs a lot of punch into that duration. Liontamer writes:

"Noting that the source tune also incorporates a little bit of Sonic 3 boss music, you've got to give props to Tee Lopes, who did a great job channeling the style of classic Sonic music while doing his own thing for the Sonic Mania soundtrack. Daniel's got a rocked-out cover that's ups the energy level even further, particularly by altering the drum writing and going for heavier instrumentation. While I would have liked more melodic interpretation for this arrangement, after 1:57, Daniel also gets a little more additive with some wailing part-writing for the closing section. It's a short but sweet cover, so I hope we hear more from PirateCrab in tackling this soundtrack, another instant classic in today's VGM! :-)"

Not much else to say; I agree that Daniel could have thrown a melodic permutation in there & fleshed it out a bit more, and I would have preferred a BANG ending to a fade, but otherwise this is epic, intense, & dramatic stuff, paying well-crafted homage to a modern VGM OST which in turn pays well-crafted homage to the Sonic games of yore. Enjoy!

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Discussion

Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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lemnlime
on 2018-08-19 14:44:08

This may be the most meta mix on the site. Not my fave Sonic mix but it's still good.

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Liontamer
on 2018-08-16 14:18:16

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Sonic Mania (Sega, 2017, WIN)
Music by Tee Lopes
Songs:
"Ruby Illusions (Final Boss Theme)"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Metal
Mood:
Aggressive, Energetic, Epic
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Synth
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Sonic_Mania_Ruby_Distortions_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,877,792 bytes
MD5:
be9cceb987b7f36eec5c8a30bf1237bc
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
2:38

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