Holy Land

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  1. God, this is so. damn. . .unconventional? Despite being made up of a ****load of samples and the overall insanity level it sounds like a complete, fully-realized composition (and not just a bunch of crap thrown together, in a chaotic way). I love the total unpredictability of the piece, and some of the stuff here even made me laugh because of that randomness. Nice work...I don't think I've ever heard anything quite like it here.
  2. This is an interesting mix. The transitions are surprisingly abrupt. It is also ends way, way too soon, but has enough (weird) ideas for its short duration. This kind of material certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea, I suppose...but I like it. It is even catchy, in an eccentric manner. I also couldn't open the files displayed on the site, maybe someone could fix it. I guess I'm one of the few out there that still remembers this game. It wasn't a timeless classic by any means, the humor was very juvenile and silly, but still it was sort of fun. Or maybe it wasn't that much, I haven't played it in a very long time. R.I.P my poor Genesis.
  3. This was probably the song that drove me to OCRemix in the first place. I am not exactly a fan of the MIDI-sounding intro, but everything after that is just perfect. So much emotion in his playing. EDIT: I'm hearing it again after a long time and, damn, I know every single note of this by heart. It's that gorgeous. One of the best mixes I've ever heard.
  4. This is another classic. Usually rap remixes here turn into seriously poor and embarrassing performances, but zyko knows how to do it in a credible and inventive way. I love his range (all those different voices are GREAT), as well as his natural timbre. This is funny as hell, I don't know why people get so upset over the usage of the word in question. I'm half-black, I know he doesn't mean harm with it, this rules guys.
  5. I can't say I fully enjoy the production here (sometimes you can't barely hear the individual instruments), but I guess it was an artistic choice. I can live with that. Vocals are excellent and fitting for this genre IMO (although the delivery is seriously stereotypical, especially the forced lower register), the guitar solo is tasteful and...quite beautiful. You guys are far too talented! Two thumbs way up.
  6. I guess turning Top Man's theme into a metal song was an obvious choice, but this a great version of it. The only thing I don't really like is that the drums kind of mess up the sound, especially during the chorus. Are they using a drum machine of some sort? Because some passages feel overly-mechanical and awkward at times. But everything else is top-notch.
  7. ****, this is good. I just LOVE this style of metal. The lead is not overbearing (except during the solos, of course), and the guitar sounds very clean for a change... The Game Over theme used as an intro was an efficient and smart idea. I also enjoy the singer's accent, it has an odd quality of being slighty "funny" and wickedly cool at the same time. Damn, this track is too amazing, can't wait to hear other tracks from Game Over.
  8. The vocals are a bit weak in this, unfortunately. :-/ Don't get me wrong: it's not that they are completely unlistenable or anything, but it does detract a little from the overall performance. On the other hand, singing is an extremely tricky skill, especially for the untrained, so props to the mixer for having the guts to do it anyway. And everyone that takes some serious interest in singing at some point faces technical issues, it's normal. But now to the (more numerous) good points: the lyrics are fine, the vocal melody is catchy, and the song DOES rock, so no big deal. I hope the mixer didn't just give up his vocal training along the way, because by now he should be doing quite fine.
  9. What can I say? So bad it's badass. The background singing at 0:24 in particular, cracks me up every time. But, really, for a throwaway song it sounds quite fun and memorable. And it's a classic.
  10. I own the game and played it a lot back then, but I don't actually remember the source. However, it is pretty good and so is this remix. It doesn't exactly turn the original upside-down, but it has plenty of new, creative ideas that make it sound fresh and interpretative. I absolutely love the percussion work, and the accordion fills, but there are many other small touches that you may not even notice the first time you hear it. Impressive stuff. This is already one of my favorite pieces of music from this site. Please post more, okay?
  11. God, I love ze pretzel's mixes. This is one of my favorites from him. Interestingly, I don't think I ever cared much about this particular SFII theme (nor do I do now), but I can't seem to forget this mix. Great atmosphere and choice of instruments, it certainly enhances the original's mood. And "Red Cyclone" is way more obtrusive than this and it works just fine in the actual game, so I don't know why they didn't accept this direction. Well, at least we have it here I guess...
  12. Haha, this makes me smile. The cheerfulness is infectious. At first I thought it could use a little bit more of interpretation and focus, but once the second half/soloing kicked in I was sold. ...and it left me wanting some more of that "Wipe Out" section. Good stuff Thumbs up.
  13. This is an all-time OCR classic. I'm already a sucker for eletronic + orchestra combinations, and the guitars that come into the equation during the chorus just make this mix irresistible to me. I also appreciate that it retains the eeriness of the original, amazing work. Download it now!
  14. This was always one of my favorite tracks from OCRemix. so. damn. catchy. and. funky. When I downloaded the remix back then it took me a couple of listenings to properly identify the source. Then it hit me and I was amazed at the arrangement. It sounds like a completely different composition - at least in "spirit" (if you know what I mean)! <3 the guitar tone too. Props to analoq. We want to hear more from you.
  15. Eh. People tend to forget that the human voice is also considered an instrument. And his attention to vocal melody is remarkable. It's true that he has created better arrangements overall, but the vocal work here alone abounds in personality and interpretation.
  16. Hyadain on OCRemix? Wow. The guy's a legend. I am wondering if he found the site by himself, or if it was someone else that convinced him to post his work here. Either way, it is all incredibly catchy stuff. This is one of his most popular remixes too, just listen to it and you will understand why. It's fun, especially with the accompanying video(s) on YouTube.
  17. I can't believe I had overlooked this until now. Sonic 3 & Knuckles is gotta be my favourite soundtrack (I probably know all those songs by heart) and this mix took me waaaay back. Can't wait to hear more stuff from you in the future.
  18. Simply put, the single best thing OCRemix has to offer. Thanks, DD.