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OCR01884 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert "Hell March to the Apocalypse"

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About time this got posted here :)

This is really a beautiful mixture of orchestra and metal. Everything has a place in the mix, and everything fits! The quality of this mix really made it stand out when it first appeared in DoD.

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This makes me want to get up and do random head-bobbing! :-P

But yes, this is a great blend of orchestral and metal, and its in your face, AND the production is great.

Awesome work, man.

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No WAY!!! Haha, it's awesome to hear another take on Hell March. This sounds more like German World War 2 music than the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of the original, which is interesting. At least until like halfway when it gets a more Russian feel, and then changes again to sound more like RA2.

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Mon mon, good mix this is. I adore it. Good for bringing that ol' bassline back at the beginning. :-P

I definately approve, this sounds so professional. You have a good future in remixing ahead of you. :-P

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i'm personally not the biggest metal fan, but regardless; this sounds great. so different from your recent collab. guitar and arrangement skillz are ace.

:nicework:

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I was just thinking to myself, "Why the hell hasn't someone done a metal orchestral remix of Hell March from Red Alert 2 and called it Hell March to the Apocalypse"?

Well done on anticipating my every whim. This remix is stellar.

I guess I'll just have to wait for a remix of "Mechanical Man" from C&C though :grin:

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A fair helping of badass served with a side of awsomesauce and epic power by the shovel.

Ladies and gentlemen, this month's quota has been reached and surpassed. Should another mix this good come out within the next thirty-one days, the earth will be annihilated under their combined head-bashing musical awesomeness.

Let the earth BURN! :D

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Hey thanks guy. I appreciate the words.

I was just thinking to myself, "Why the hell hasn't someone done a metal orchestral remix of Hell March from Red Alert 2 and called it Hell March to the Apocalypse"?

Well done on anticipating my every whim. This remix is stellar.

I guess I'll just have to wait for a remix of "Mechanical Man" from C&C though :grin:

Are you...serious? 8-O We're like....psychically connected or something.

Also, Mechanical Man rules.

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This was hell-marchingly epic when I got it a couple of months back, and it still even more hell-marchingly epic now. Great to see that you strengthened the snare as well.

Good to see this finally up on OCR Tony, congrats mate. Hope you post up more of your kickass work soon.

And for the record. yes, a mix of "Mechanical Man" would be awesome... :<

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Hell Yeah! This is what all us red alert heads have been waiting for, all this time @ ocr without a proper coverage of the epic hell march.

PoD, you're starting to grow on me. Great Stuff man. can't wait for your next mix

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This is one of the only ways I can picture a Hell March mix working. The source is pretty bare, with just a few guitar riffs giving it identity. This mix has the beat and the guitars staying pretty close to home, and the orchestra that complements them perfectly.

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Are you...serious? 8-O We're like....psychically connected or something.

Also, Mechanical Man rules.

Yes, dude, dead serious...

I was at work an hour earlier and when I came home, bam, the mix was already on the site. The mix was eerily spot on too.

It's a good thing you didn't do a Lufia 2 remix, otherwise a month and a half of work on my part might have gone down the drain haha...

Hell march on, my friend.

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Amazing work, I loved how it built with bass and sfx, and then got overwhelmingly huge. Fantastically varied with some great melodic additions.

Good tone and playing, and tasteful orchestra, this is a track so good that even the incomprehensible vocal clip can't bring it down.

One of the best rock tracks i've heard on the site in awhile.

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Balls-to-the-walls awesome, dude. I couldn't imagine the source put to better use (and considering the source itself was on my playlist for the longest time, that's something). Great work - I'm downloading this immediately :)

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Wow, that's just amazing! It's dark, gruntly, and epic all at the same time! I agree fullheartly with the Judge's comment on how the orchestra and guitar take turns. A real gem, so you better watch out Franck ;)

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Well, the remixer wasn't lying when he said in his submission email that he stuck pretty close to the original as far as the riffs and drums are concerned. To be honest, when I first listened to it, the first half of this song made me think "this is the metal and orchestra equivalent of midi-rip + drumloops".

Throughout the whole mix, however, there is a lot of variation and a whole bunch of original ideas, so my initial assessment of the remix was not really fair. All in all, it's a really nice and powerful remix.

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This remix kicks ass! Just thought I'd let you know that some people started a thread about it at the official Red Alert message boards: http://forums.commandandconquer.com/jforum/posts/list/19742.page

Just checked out this page. The response is wildly negative. No one seems to like it there. But that's ok, at least actual musicians seem to like it :D

And at least Frank, the original composer, liked it.

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Yeah I noticed the negative comments but the positive ones were great too :) Considering some people were saying it was better than the original, and that it should be patched into the actual game, I would be pretty flattered!

Anyway my opinion on it is still the same *thumbs up*

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Good sir, I have transformed your incredible track into something that even someone as musically retarded as I can perform:

Guitar/Bass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAo5IO7FP4E

Drums:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lamBW8Szw9c

Luckily, I am not plastic-ally retarded as well. <3 Hell March.

Christ man. I love you. Can you read tabs? I can send you tabs of the parts for you to make the song more accurate. I would send you separated tracks but my laptop is out of commission right now.

EDIT: Turns out I already have separated tracks on an external Hard Drive.

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