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OCR00355 - Castlevania II "Bloody Hell"

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So freakin good, it made me want to download the original to compare it against. Meh, either way, this sounds fscking awesome. To not like this, is to truly lack good taste.

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When I saw Kaijin AND Ailsean I nearly pissed my pants, and the song didn't disappoint. The only problem is some awkward harmony around 1:15, but this is still worth a download. Great work guys!

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Rock'n roll! yeah, sure, the guitar is perfect, but... hey, I've never played Castlevania (i know, i know, shame on me) but the soundtrack must be rock all the way, aint it?

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This rocks hard, plain and simple. Something you can bang your head to, but not break your neck. It just really rocks. CV music tends to go well with rock and this is no exception.

And for the previous post, this remix was based off a NES game, which would be pretty tough to pull of rockingness on the NES (but there may have been a few "rocking out" songs on the NES. Somebody mentioned Marble Madness - Level 2 I think once). They just seem to translated to hard rock/metal/whatever it's called so well, that is why there are so many remixes in that style at OCR, from goat (powergoat.com), Megadriver (megadriver.com.br), Minibosses (minbosses.com), and Konami themselves (check out http://www.classicgaming.com/castlevania and go to the multimedia page).

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A. This is pure awesome. I love the work of both Ailsean and Kaijin. Nice job.

B. I was simultaneously listening to this and browsing the internet. I happened to be on the OneUp Studios forums. While reading one of Mustin's comments, I couldn't help but pay closer attention to his signature image than I usually do. Wait until about 12 seconds in and then look at this image:

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5307/cutegirlvp5.gif

You should do something with that on this forum too Mustin. :D

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This one is awesome as hell, just for being used in that local car commercial. The intro totally has that feel. ("OH SHIT, U GO FAST IN THIS PENIS CAR, NO MONEY DOWN!)

For its age, this one actually holds up pretty well, way better than I remember it, as I was only big on the intro back in the day. The phasing synth in the middle handling the melody could have been more graceful in terms of the sequencing, but was a great concept. Pretty nice stuff that was very interpretive and creative.

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This one is awesome as hell, just for being used in that local car commercial.

What? I have to see this!

And this remix is still great for being as old as it is. I really like the style of it. Reminds me of a high-production doujin arrange.

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Pretty good stuff, considering the age, it's exceptional. There's a reason that several of the old school guys have such a monster reputation, and tracks like this reinforce the notion. Great stuff.

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In addition to everything said so far, I would like to point out how I really like how the remixes of "Bloody Tears" seem to ascend in urgency: Alexander Prievert's probably being the least-urgent, and DigiE's "Castle of Tears" having a "the curse is about to kill me...hurry up!!!" kind of feel to it. This would be middle of the road for me, in terms of "urgency". I like the choir at the end...it sounds like the familiar "horrible night to have a curse" is about to fall.

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This totally sounds like something straight out of an over-the-top ludicrous and awesome power metal band like Edguy or Hammerfall or Angra's earlier stuff. Dig it, as I was an avid power metaller back when I was a (younger) chap, and would listen whilst creating far too much mayhem in the far too conservative reaches of my homelands. This would've fit into the rule-breaking ("Don't spank us too hard!") playlist very nicely, with the rich harmonies and powerful chords, choir/pad breaks, running synth lines, and ultra-high guitar leads and harmonixx. The only thing missing is some machine gun drums, but I don't think those were invented till like 2009 or something right?

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This is from 2001...? Really?

Great remix. The guitar sounds great, The synths in the background back it up well, and the drums and the second guitar keep the beat. The only thing that I could pick out was some panning with the drums could have been done without (listen for the crash answer/response from right to left). Very small. Great metal remix from you guys. :)

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