• Catalog Number: OCRA-0030
  • Published: 2011-12-06 by OverClocked ReMix
  • Media: 2 Digital

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Disc 1

1. Gilgamesh (Final Fantasy V) - Master of the Blades 3:28
2. Vergil (Devil May Cry 3) - The Curse of Yamato 5:11
3. Laughing Octopus (Metal Gear Solid 4) - Routine of War 3:12
4. Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong) - Duel of the Apes 4:16
5. Luca Blight (Suikoden II) - To Slay a Butcher 5:02
6. Nightmare (Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening) - Lights Out 3:33
7. Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII) - All Existence Denied 4:51
8. Dr. Wily (Mega Man 3) - A Daring Escape 3:04
9. Dracula (Castlevania series) - The Belmont Revolution 5:22

Disc 2

1. Astaroth (Shadow Hearts: Covenant) - Astaroth's Awakening 3:42
2. Cobra (G.I. Joe) - Real American Hero 3:05
3. Ridley (Super Metroid) - Dragonfood 4:30
4. Saren (Mass Effect) - Saren's Prayer 4:02
5. Jecht (Final Fantasy X) - Dreams of Death 3:56
6. Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV) - The Shredder 4:23
7. Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII) - BadAzz 5:25
8. Kefka (Final Fantasy VI) - The Sound of a Thousand Voices Screaming in Unison 5:23
9. King Dedede (Kirby Super Star) - The Last Dance 4:00

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Clem Fandango
on 2020-06-10 11:41:02

I have a near-limitless appetite for versions of "Dancing Mad" where guitars are shredding the hell out of the Kefka music and am glad for this album giving me another one of those if nothing else. Some other great stuff in here too, of course. The Sephiroth track where the choir's high-pitched "Sephiroth" is replaced by a low-pitched robot dragging out the last syllable is cool. I think my favorite one on the album is actually the Dr. Wily track, which is fun because it creates a sense of "The hero is fighting the villain" rather than it just being, "This is the bad guy's music."

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nitrozsz
on 2016-03-05 20:40:34

To hype myself for BadAss Volume 3, I revisited the first two volumes and thought I'd give them both a "small" review ;)

First, BadAss Volume 1: The BadAss Menace.

Some of the best boss theme arrangements can be found in this album. I'm not surprised by the heavy amount of hard rock represented in this album. But some of the tracks in this album do an excellent job in their performances, creating performances that scream "THIS ENEMY WILL KILL YOU" rather than just creating a hard rock remaster with the loudest and fastest riffs. But not all of it is rock, there are orchestrated arrangements as well. Hell, there's even rock AND orchestrated arrangements. This album is more than just artists making their interpretations of random boss battle themes (and stage themes). These artists really thought outside the box with these arrangements.

Personal Favorites:

Track 1: Gilgamesh (Final Fantasy V) - Master of the Blades [pu_freak]

This is such a misleading track. And I mean that in a good way of course. It tempts you into thinking this will be a peaceful, serene sounding experience, before blasting you with all the BadAss themes that await listeners of this album. But what I actually love about this album is how an originally fast paced battle theme like Gilgamesh’s can sound so haunting and so soothing.

Track 3: Laughing Octopus (Metal Gear Solid 4) - Routine of War [The Dual Dragons]

Man I wish the battle themes in Guns of the Patriots sounded half as good as this track. I don’t know if this was intentional, but I love how the artists used the guitars to create an experience as if Laughing Octopus was actually inside your ears taunting you.

Track 8: Dr. Wily (Mega Man 3) - A Daring Escape [Jago]

I've heard orchestrated arrangements of this particular stage theme before, but this one knocked it out of the park for me. It adds a sense of urgency to make an otherwise exciting track more dramatic.

Track 10: Astaroth (Shadow Hearts - Covenant) - Astaroth's Awakening [The Dual Dragons]

I have to confess, I added this track to the custom soundtrack of my copy of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Specifically the stage where you fight True Ogre. But besides that, Astaroth's battle theme is one of my all time favorite Yasunori Mitsuda tracks. I love that the Dual Dragons didn't try to be Yasunori Mitsuda, and crafted their own mood based on the original melody of the Astaroth battle theme.

Track 11: Cobra (G.I. Joe) - Real American Hero [Nutritious]

I mostly love how this track combines the drama of an 80s action flick to a modern day battle track. It’s not really intense, but it’s more of an encouraging battle theme. And sometimes, encouraging battle themes are the best.

Track 15: Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV) - The Shredder [Sixto Sounds]

The beginning made me think that this would be more of an oriental style remix with slower, more ominous tones. But then the track just surges out right in your face, and belts you with the fastest, exciting, most intense riffs you’ll ever hear in an arrangement of a boss battle theme.

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Tubamaphone
on 2013-06-26 01:23:21

I have been listening to OC remix for a decade now, and this album is probably THE best collection you've put out. Track one really sold me on the whole thing. Thank you all for this amazing beast!

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XerotheInfinite
on 2013-03-28 15:37:37

You guys did really awesome in that album I love the second track and the 12th track there my favorite one's can't wait for volume 2!:grin:

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The Joker
on 2013-03-07 14:44:03

Glad you dug it! Volume 2 is almost done, keep on the lookout for it.

Loving track #7, All existence denied

The piano part is killing me, the bests part of the original track are magnified extremely well, the voice effects are really nice.

I love your work folks, it's obvious you have a deep culture of VG and put a lot of virtuosity in all of this. :)

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Cobra
on 2013-03-07 10:23:29

Loving track #7, All existence denied

The piano part is killing me, the bests part of the original track are magnified extremely well, the voice effects are really nice.

I love your work folks, it's obvious you have a deep culture of VG and put a lot of virtuosity in all of this. :)

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The Speed Buster
on 2012-04-15 22:38:00

Don't worry guys, you made a great and awesome work in the album, and I'm anxiously waiting for Volume 2.

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Chernabogue
on 2012-03-20 12:30:39

Nice one, dude! Thanks for the kind comments. :)

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pu_freak
on 2012-03-19 08:27:11

Thanks for the review man, awesome!

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The Speed Buster
on 2012-03-18 20:54:25
Now this one was actually good. Nice work.

Thanks :) for being my first music review I did my best.

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Brandon Strader
on 2012-03-18 20:47:55
I made a review too :) If anyone wants to read it, here it is:

http://forum.thechaostheatre.com/showthread.php?tid=4186

Now this one was actually good. Nice work.

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The Speed Buster
on 2012-03-18 20:02:32

I made a review too :) If anyone wants to read it, here it is:

http://forum.thechaostheatre.com/showthread.php?tid=4186

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hyrulekitty
on 2012-02-23 19:33:06

Very awesome! I'm new to this. I liked the whole track by track review thing as a little preview for what I was getting myself into. Cool work!

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Ginosion
on 2012-02-01 14:11:57

Hey guys. I did a pretty awesome review on my blog. Check it out: Tell Me What You Cherish Most. Give Me The Pleasure of Taking it Away.

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pu_freak
on 2012-02-01 07:50:34

Thanks for the track-by-track review man... too bad you had a power outage, hopefully you didn't lose much progress on your songs