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  1. Chrono Trigger 'Spekkio the Brave'

    I'm 3/4's Scottish, so I'd be a rebel to my culture not to like this. Quite honestly, I'm a horrible rebel, so I think I'll just go along and say that this is one of the most amazing pieces of work I have ever heard. The bagpipes are especially spectacular. Now, while I do say that bagpipes are a very interesting sounding instrument, I do not suggest putting this song on the CD or MP3 Playlist that wakes you up in the morning. Being awaken by bagpipes is not the most enjoyable occasion you could ever have. I speak from experience. And back to the mix, the trumpet (edit: oops, tuba) is also amazingly well done. Keeping in mind that this was created electronically, I have to say, Spekkio did quite the job here. Fantabulous work Spekkosaurus. Don't question it, this does deserve a made up word.

  2. Streets of Rage 2 'Ending Theme (Reflecting Mix)'

    This is something a little more soft and melodic (and boring. Sorry, after the Battletoads Mix, I need more music that gives me a rush.) What a lovely piano, and a very nice deep bass. The strings add a lot of much needed atmosphere. And I must say, despite my longing for something that gives me a rush, this is an excellent piece of work. Excellent work, Rayza.

  3. Battletoads & Double Dragon 'Enter the Toad'

    The drums and some other instruments sound somewhat muffled at the beginning, and I'm thinking that this was intended. Otherwise, the guitar, scratch, and synths are all amazing. djpretzel made reference to AC/DC, and I would absolutely have to agree that it it could very easily be mistaken. All I can say about the wicked tunes here is "wow." If you like electric guitars, do not hesitate to download this. Excellent work, Jivemaster.

  4. Metroid 'To Brinstar'

    Avien gives us a lovely little orchestration here. I especially love the continuously spooky tone at the beginning. All the instruments are incredibly realistic, crisp, and clear. The climb to a climax at the end is stunning, but the fall off is disappointingly sudden. All in all, an excellent remix, Avien, keep up the good work.

  5. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 'Influence of Koholint'

    Right from the beginning this mix displeased me. Although there is nothing *wrong* with it, it simply doesn't bring pleasure to my ears. The bass and drums are far to repetitive for my liking, as well as generally uninventive. The melody is, while well timed, of a very erratic style. A style which I simply can't say I like. The one thing that is in good taste with me, is the panned strings, which are unfortunately normally accompanied by the, bass and drums which are difficult to ignore. Some might like this, in fact I hope some do because regardless of what it sounds like to me, it's obvious that Ryu7x has talent. Don't let this get you down Ryu7x.

  6. Chrono Trigger 'Town Life in Piano'

    If there is one thing I really like, its when somebody plays a piano solo, they really know how to put a lot of feeling in it, and they know how to keep it sounding timed right. It's nothing like a 4 on the floor techno beat where the timing is always perfect, because it sounds more like the song has a natural flow to it. Also, I feel that the female human voice and the piano are probably the top two most amazing sounding instruments on the planet. Now, this piece lacks the female voice, so it has the next best thing. And when it is played as beautifully as it is here, it is truly something to admire. This is one hell of a beautiful, ear pleasing piece of work, kLuTz, don't stop now.

  7. Final Fantasy IX 'the battle of strings and a cell phone'

    I'm a lot more serious about music then I realized up to this point. I don't have the same appreciation for a portion of a remix being played on a cell phone as some people seem to have. It all sounds like it took some serious talent to produce something like this, but due to the overall sound quality and the fact that one of the instruments is a not so great sounding piece of electronics, I wouldn't keep something like this. So great work, zid, I can't say that you aren't pleasing a crowd, just not me. :P Oh, and the world doesn't revolve around me, so no worries.

  8. Chrono Trigger 'Lesser Kerubic Patchwork'

    I had to go back and listen to the soundtrack, specifically Schala's theme, to recognize that what Israfel has done with this piece fits very well. Obviously, Israfel's drum work is drastically different, I get the same ethnic feeling from the original song as I do from Israfel's excellent work. The reason I had to refresh my memory is because although I distinctly remembered the melody of Schala's theme, I had no recollection of the instruments used, or the drums from the original. It's interesting what we selectively remember sometimes. I must say that although the break beat drums sound "sampled," I love them. I just happen to love break beat, especially the way it was used here in Israfel's piece. Excellent music Israfel.

  9. Tomb Raider 'Adventure Is in the Air'

    Besides the fact that some remixers seem to be conspiring together and starting their mixes with the same ambient cave dwelling scene to mess with peoples heads... this mix is great. The atmospheric wind and wind instrument gives this piece a very breezy feeling which I find myself very attracted to. Those guitars at the climax are a well done and most welcomed addition, although late in the song. This piece seems to have a slow build up and a quick drop off after the climax. I would have liked to have seen it longer, but then I want practically every song I listen to, to be longer. While the beat is steady, the breaks that let other instruments take hold, and the excellent sound makes the drums very appealing. Love this mix, EmptyMy, great piece of work.

  10. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon 'Rude Awakening'

    While far from my favorite genre, a lot of work must have gone into this. I don't care for the sound of the drums, but they are very well put together. The guitars are amazing, but then again, I'm sure that was obvious. I think the part that gets me about these drums, is because of the panning that separates the guitars, they seem to stand out to much. When I listen to a piece of music like this, I don't expect to be able to identify every beat individually, and so easily. Or maybe that's not it at all. I'm not sure. Great work, Rize.

  11. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 'Lost Woods Inglewood'

    At first, this track seems bare, but I think that the unsteady drums, ambiance (which I did not expect when this mix started), and the pitch bends of the lead instrument certainly makes this piece a joy to listen to. I would be very interested to know whats being said in that clip of Malcolm X. Some of the words are escaping me. Excellent beat, keep it up BenCousins.

  12. Super Metroid 'Maridia (Drowned in Exile)'

    If you have an appreciation for deep and moody ambiance, this is where its at. The only sound that doesn't appeal to me in this one is the lead melody which plays through most of the song. It sounds off key and lacks the ability to convey what I would call, audio pleasure. It's also a little sharp. Take away that, however, and in my opinion you have one hell of an interesting piece of ambiance. Not for everyone, but try it out just too see. Great work, Children of the Monkey Machine.

  13. Shenmue 'Come to Bob's Pizza'

    Maybe its just me, and maybe my ears are out of tune, or maybe I just don't have a clue what I'm talking about, but the electric piano sounds off to me. Every once in a while you get a low note, and it just sounds out of place or like its an off note or something. Maybe that's the genre, and if that's so, I guess this isn't for me. Otherwise, the song is stellar, the beat is most excellent, and the vocals... WOW! That's all I can say about that. Definitely recommend that you try this one out, because chances are I don't know what I'm talking about. Excellent work, Dale North.

  14. Double Dragon 'Hammer's Garage'

    Sweet, Neostorm, this just kicks. Wah organ madness, and a beautiful array of other instruments. I especially love that whole organ solo thing at the end. I'm trying to think of anything I could possibly compare this to, but it's just not happening. I don't think I've heard anything using instruments like these before in my life. Excellent work, Neostorm, very unique.

  15. Fury of the Furries 'Swimming Furries'

    The lead synth in this song owns me, as do the sound effects in this piece. The bass instrument sounds a little on the loud side, as if everything else is in the background and it is in front of, but that doesn't much hinder the song. I wish the drums had a little more to them, but the other instruments certainly make up for their lack of playfulness. Great mix, Cyborg Jeff.

  16. Suikoden 'Forgotten Daze'

    This piece starts and ends with some ambient animal sounds, it's like being inside the big bird cages at the zoo, which undoubtedly sets a great atmosphere for the rest of the mix. This pitch bent instrument is excellent and ads a lot of great colour to the piece. The anticipation for the climax is some what long, almost suspenseful, but when it comes you are glad it does. A powerful way to end off a great mix. Excellent work Planet3.

    (Edit: I reviewed this yesterday, but I was not in the mood to do anything more then what would pretty much count as a place holder so that other people could review. I apologize for the shortness and lameness of my post, as "LeonHeart of the Flame" said "Man...that first post did not do this remix justice by any means.")

  17. Breath of Fire 'Save Your Game (Club Mix 2002)'

    While this is a supremely excellent piece of trance work, and might be Ghetto Lee Lewis' best work, I find myself getting continually more bored with the trance work submitted to this site. If you're into this kind of thing, then this is definitely for you. I myself prefer Ghetto's last song that was posted: Panic at Camp Crystal. As for this mix? A little too repetitive, the style of samples used, are way over used in my opinion, and there is a lack of experimentation. Nevertheless, I'm sure a lot of work went in to this piece, and it is excellent trance. Great work, Ghetto Lee Lewis.

  18. Contra 'Bases Loaded'

    The drums in this one kick some major booty. I'm starting off with a bang for this review, because I honestly don't know what else to say. I found the synth to be some what overbearing, and other then that I don't even have anything to complain about. Not an incredibly excellent, new, or awe inspiring mix, but then again it's not too shabby either (well, at least not for me.) Good job DarkCecil and Injury, keep it up.

  19. Wild Arms 'Dové L'Amore'

    I must confess, I have never liked Wild Arms music. It always reminded me of corny western movies, and the horrors of my childhood watching Fievel Goes West. But since DJ Crono went and turned the theme into a hip hop beat, I can bounce to that. Yes folks, DJ Crono went and did it again, another french Rap, with a kick ass reflection of the original song. I knew this dude was hot when I heard his first song, and I'm so very glad he keeps coming back to make sure he's proven that. Amazing remix, DJ Crono, certainly don't stop now.

  20. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 'Grand Dreams (A Hero's Legacy)'

    Ah yes, give me some very well orchestrated music any day, and I'll love you for eternity. Teach me how to orchestrate this kind of music, and I'll probably tell you to get off my back. So just keep this stuff coming, and I'll love you for it more and more, people (remixers, composers, musicians, obsessive freaks, whatever it is you like to call yourselves.) Starblaze puts this together very nicely, even if it is rather short for my tastes. The piano is downright beautiful, and the drums nearing the end are perfect. Excellent work, Starblaze, keep it coming.

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