ReMix: Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein "Eclipse of the Fourth Empire" 4:10

By Garpocalypse

Arranging the music of one song...

"Fade to Silence"

Primary Game: Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein (Capcom, 1999, DC), music by Takayuki Iwai, Tetsuya Shibata

Posted 2019-09-09, evaluated by the judges panel


Next up on our Dreamcast NA 20-year anniversary triple-punch is Garpocalypse (Ryan Davis) with our FIRST featured ReMix of Plasma Sword, aka Star Gladiator 2, offering up a high-energy epic metal take on "Fade to Silence":

"Latest and greatest, folks. Enjoy."

Indeed! I vaguely remember playing Star Gladiator & its sequel, but at the time I was underwhelmed and went back to whatever the current flavor of Street Fighter was; 3D fighters took some time to evolve competitively playable & comparably tight mechanics, imo. The graphics & sound were great for the time, however, and Ryan's done this theme up to the nines, with an anthemic, soaring rock/metal treatment; judges were split due to perception of slightly muffled/muddy production, but prophetik music conveys the presiding sentiment of approval:

"this is a great original track that adapted really well to the style chosen here. i enjoy the background work and the implementation of the drums and synths. if i'm going to complain about anything, it's that it sounds a bit muffled, and the lead guitar doesn't speak as much in the forefront as i'd like. none of that is nearly important enough to affect the outcome of this vote. the arrangement is fine and the performance is excellent. this is an easy stamp for me."

Making the leads & drums a bit crisper/cleaner might have given things a bit more impact, but this still packs quite a bit of mojo and captures the vibe of a high-stakes, epic battle. Enjoy!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Garpocalypse
on 2019-09-09 21:20:44

What is with this track? I don't know but the judges were way off with this one. It's like someone turned on a noise generator and tried to pass it off as a ReMix.

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Liontamer
on 2019-09-08 01:07:10

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
(, , )
Music by
Songs:
Additional Game:
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein (Capcom, 1998, ARC)
Music by Takayuki Iwai, Tetsuya Shibata
Songs:
"Fade to Silence"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Metal
Mood:
Aggressive, Energetic, Epic
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Orchestral
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Plasma_Sword_Eclipse_of_the_Fourth_Empire_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
7,683,374 bytes
MD5:
6c861f1791f54e01bfb293cac126c122
Bitrate:
243Kbps
Duration:
4:10

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