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Black_Doom

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  1. This one holds up surprisingly well! I'm not really familiar with source tune, but I would guess it's a pretty safe arrangement. The track certainly gets repetitive, but it's also quite short, so it's not a big issue after all. And yes, these drums are super sweet. Not mind-blowing overall, but worth a listen for sure.
  2. This is pretty neat! I really love the retro-ish instrumentation, and the melody is super catchy. The updated version definitely improves upon some aspects of this track, but I don't mind listening to the original as well - it's an engaging listen, the remix is just full of energy and drive. Sweet.
  3. Those pizzicatos! Loved them in the original, love them here - pretty cool idea to use them as a kind of glue for the entire track! Also enjoyed the usage of Vectorman sources, pretty cool! Especially the stuff going on at 3:10-3:37. The Emerald Hill outro caught me off guard, but not in a bad way for sure Very good work!
  4. I actually don't mind the synth which seems to be the biggest problem for the most people. It gets kinda repetitive, sure, but it's not that bad. Nothing too groundbreaking, and I wouldn't listlen to this on a regular basis, it's just okay.
  5. Oh, this looks interesting, I'm in! While I've barely played any of Final Fantasy games (only a few hours of FF6), I do know quite a few songs from some of the soundtracks, and I really love them! My pick would probably be "Dash" from Final Fantasy 13-2. I have a soft spot for this J-Fusion/Jazz/Rock/whatever-you-call-it type of stuff, and this particular track hits the said spot for sure! It's just so upbeat and lively! And man, the soloing is exceptionally gorgeous to say the least! I love listening to this one from time to time, and it's especially helpful if I need to cheer myself up
  6. One of the greatest songs of early OCR. I've been enjoying this one for a long while now. Dust Man's theme is barely recognizable for sure, but boy, this doesn't make this track less amazing at all. Sound design is way too good for 2001, I should say. Huge drums in the background combined with steady beat, cold pads and synths create a dark and brooding atmosphere. Every section is pretty much on point, the dynamics are just incredible. This remix make me feel like something dramatic, something inevitable is coming. Don't miss this one! P.S. I'm also surprised nobody mentioned this video. Can't think of a better clip for a videogame remix.
  7. Pretty generic old-school techo/trance stuff. Nothing too mind-blowing, but I can certainly enjoy this track once in a while
  8. Oh my god, what an exceptional work! If I didn't know this was written by Jose, my first guess would be Fumie Kumatani, no less! Just listen to her works from Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Unleashed, and you'll see what I mean. This track is so good, it could easily fit into the latter game! Silky smooth Rhodes, glassy piano, funky organ runs, rad percussion licks, bits of vibrphone, solid bassline, and a few dashes of clavinet for good mesure - this jam has it all! And check out the breakdown at 2:18 - so classy, gets me every time! Wonderful remix
  9. Man, I can totally see this one in some silly old comedy or something like this, haha. Put a smile on face instantly! It's a simple track and it just works
  10. Pretty fun stuff! Not quite feeling the piano here at some points, but other than that - a solid listen, groovy enough to get my head bopping
  11. Absolutely badass. Gotta love the drums here, they slap so hard! 1:43 is a total slam dunk for me. Not much else to say really, just a brilliant track
  12. Now that's a Prelude ReMix and a half... I echo absolutely every praise about this track. For a remix from 2000, this is really, really, REALLY good. The juxtaposition of groovy drums against airy leads like dealyed piano and synths is what sells this remix for me. I didn't expect the transition into jungle/breakbeat part at all, but it works surprisingly well! And those chungs later on are a nice addition too! A track worth checking out, especially considering it's age!
  13. When I first saw this track, I thought "What is this title, dude", but then I clicked on video and was like "Aha, I see" Very neat track. Super digging the slightly dark and tense atmosphere. It's classic WillRock goodness, so nothing to complain about. Pounding drums, some piano bits here and there, and, of course, top-notch synth work - really love those crazy solos towards the end. Nice one!
  14. This was definitely unexpected. "Jungle Joyride - Night" is probably my favorite tune from the game. t's an incredibly mellow/calm/serene source, so dnb might not seem an obvious genre choice at first, but it works very well, which is still a surprise for me. I really love how Faseeh kinda kept the original vibe, but also made it bit more pumping. Nice job!
  15. It looks like most people have a complaint or two regarding this track, and I can clearly understand that, some stuff definitely could sound a little better, but I am a huge fan of this track anyways. It's got that sweet devil-ish/mad circus kind of vibe to it, and it's just pretty rocking. The break at 2:05 is pretty nice, and I simply love that synth at 2:30. The final section is quite solid too. Decent package overall, make sure to check this one out
  16. Have to agree with eggangaming, this is indeed kinda cover-ish, but pretty badass nonetheless. Super tasty and powerful rock jam worth banging your head to!
  17. Been a huge fan since this track first appeared here! Saying this one is just good would be an understatement, I think. A real masterpiece, no less. Nothing too fancy, no crazy soloing, just super smooth and focused flow. The bass is, of course, super thick, and it's hard not to like it! Really love the drum switch-up at 3:13 and starting at 5:30 is simply my favorite part - the repeated melody really carries you away there in an almost hypnotising fashion. Brilliant!
  18. Holy shit, talk about a strong debut! I literally had chills running down my spine the entire time... Such a powerful and emotional remix. Don't really have anything to say except that I was expecting transition into Time's Scar at 1:05 for some reason, haha. Super solid work, hats off to you, theStyg!
  19. Been a huge fan since the day this was published here. Loving the massive sound, has sort of electric vibe to it, which is very appropriate for this source, if you think about it. Also can't help but mention sound effects from this level thrown in the outro part - very neat! Absolutely fantastic work!
  20. Lovely! The electronic parts of this track sound quite simple at times, but sometimes simplicity is the key - and this is definitely the case here. Add super warm, intimate-sounding guitar, and you've got yourself a pretty fun piece of music. The glitched chips are actually pretty cool, and the lead at 2:17 isn't something I've expected, but something I've enjoyed for sure. It's a shame OCR didn't recieve any other stuff from this guy, but oh well
  21. Ah, another portion of synthwave-y goodness from Jorito - these can never hurt Perfect soundscape as always, definitely has that "going into the sunset" kind of vibe to it. Really fun and engaging all the way thorugout - super strong groove overall, expressive synth solos, tight guitar work (good job on that, HeavenWraith!), and the vocoded bits worked really neatly as a sort of break. If I had to guess, they say "Wanderers from Ys" and "Sunset Heroes", but I'm not entirely sure. Anyways, love this track, amazing work!
  22. Super peppy! Nothing too crazy going on, just plain fun head-bopping dance stuff, which I can always appreciate Especially enjoyed the chorus parts of the track and the various bleeps and bloops at 3:15. Pretty nice track, well done!
  23. Very nice. The flow is super smooth, and I love how mellow this sounds, while being quite groovy and even bombastic at times (those drums at 2:46 are sick, holy cow!). Definitely worth grabbing, not sure how I missed this one
  24. Just beuatiful. Despite all the glitchiness going on, this piece feels really cozy and comforting. There's definitely something nostalgic about the atmosphere. It really feels like a little tale of the old days The item jingle at around 1-minute mark is a nice touch and the piano at 1:43 nearly broke me... In a good way, haha. Once again, exceptional work, Michael!
  25. Ah, this track. I remember listening to it quite a lot when I just joined the forums It's a shame that this track is so short and doesn't develop at all, since I've always thought that the sounds used here are not too bad. I'd really love to see Joe revisit it one day, but I guess he's too busy with Game Sack these days
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