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OCR01692 - Metroid "Cranial Syphon [Kay-raid]"


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this is very nice!

i usually don't like metal styles. but when it comes to vgmixes it just doesn't seem to bother me at all .. which is odd..

anyway, great arrangement of a kick ass source

my only problem here is that a few drum transitions are a bit out of step. but it doesn't really bother me that much

a very good job 8)

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As mentioned in the writeup, this track is off of Arm Cannon's album Leg Vacuum.

I have to say, this is the most creative rock/metal arrangement of Kraid I have yet to hear. How it seamlessly switches modes and instruments, like sliding right from a thrashin' synth & guitar combo into sublime piano, is just great to hear in action.

Also, the names on Leg Vacuum are simply hilarious. If you think Cranial Syphon by itself is amusing, just wait until you see it and Super Cranial Syphon on the same CD. These guys have a great sense of humor. ^^

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Totally. Freakin'. AWESOME. Kraid's Hideout theme has been my favorite Metroid song for a long time, and this remix DEFINITELY does it justice. And then some. I love how everything blends together. It's also a good compliment to Ailsean's Metaltroid, which takes Kraid's song and gives it a fresh, new, scarred, tatooed, pierced, and angry face. I can see it now: On a dark night, somewhere around midnight, Ailsean finishes that song and the lead guitarist kicks the amp. Twice. Then smashes his guitar into the amp and breaks it into a million pieces and throws some of them into the audience.... Yeahhh.... That would be worth more than the ticket price alone....

Anyway! Great mix. Great talent. Now I'm going to put their CD at the top of my "Next Music to Buy" list.

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Killer work; super varied and great use of sounds. The texture is always changing, but cohesive enough that the listener doesn't get lost. Even more props for making me like a Metroid song, especially one that I recognize and previously was 'meh' with. :-)

I love how the basses at the beginning sound so agressive, and the clean guitar playing throughout. Very deft touch, and tasteful phrasing as well. Piano used throughout was great, as were the synths, and the rock was sufficiently heavy. The reverse playing at the end was a great surprise, and overall it's pretty hard to pick nits on this one. I was rockin.

Awesome work gentlemen.

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So this is basically an all-around awesome piece of work--from the hyper aggressive string bass in the beginning, to the facemelting guitar solo. The source is also incredibly juicy. The only thing I didn't like on first listen.

So I listened again. And again. Like many things I find off-putting at first, I consider this ending to be one of the best endings on the site. wowowowowowow

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This sounds to me like two excellent pieces that fell down the stairs at the same time and were so mixed up when they finally landed that no one could untangle them. I think in this case, it's less than the sum of its parts. It's a heavy metal mix entangled with a mellow orchestral/piano driven arrangement mixed in, and they clash with each other. The transitions are jarring and the inconsistent mood is not endearing to me. Genre mixing can be done well, but I think this one misses the mark.

That said, it's not -bad-. It would've been better as two (maybe three even) more cohesive tracks, but the individual components here done incredibly well. This one's going on my playlist, and I look forward to more. I just wish it weren't the mash-up it is now.

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