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OCR02206 - The Ninja Warriors 'Crispy Crimson'

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Wow. Yes. This is perfect.

Which is par for the course for Mr. Henry I daresay.

You might want to consider working this into a "Metroid Metal" set sometime. I'm just saying. ;)

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Hot darn. So glad someone finally covered this. Kick-ass.

Especially liked the legato before the melody comes in. Beautiful. Your guitar is getting some sweet TLC here, and her moan is music to my ears.

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I love Stemage. Yes, I have a T-Shirt.

EDIT: 2 weeks later and I still love it when this mix comes up in the playlist. Just experiencing this piece makes me think I won't be happy if I don't learn to play the guitar someday.

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I'm kinda...unsatisfied by this. There's this gigantic build-up for the first minute, and when you think that it's finally going to let loose and turn into epic shreddage with a double bassline, you just get more slow stuff (starting at ~1:10).

It does pick up some energy around 1:40, but it's still not what I expected. 3:20 onwards is more in line with what I wanted out of this.

Good song, just not my cup of coffee.

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Stemage, always one to remember more for the awesome Metroid covers and crazy rhythm-based playing styles.

Even with something as obscure as The Ninja Warriors, he manages to find ways to expand on the source and provide more of a groove-driven bolt towards a more onimous source material. And in a very similar fashion to the Metroid Metal material, there's so much in regards to the rhythm work that manages to keep the track fresh and engaging throughout. The transition to the title theme at the 3 minute mark was also very smooth going, and even with such a short source so much was done to give it a lot of substance and melody that really works well with the style.

Writing-wise, there's no way that I can fault Stemage's showmanship with all the little details in place and expansions taken to the source material. The production definitely worked with his playing style too, maybe slightly tinny for peoples' tastes but it all comes down to the listening setup.

All in all, a very enjoyable track from Stemage. Now, please do what your namesake implies and see if you can get a Metroid track posted here too :razz:

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Oh, man, that intro is hard-hitting as all hell. The lead guitar melody is absolutely amazing and those chords remind me of another song that I can't name at the moment. That change at around 1:35 was epic. The transition later on would spot-on and sounded great. Not a fan of the ending, but that's just a preference thing, cause it still sounded good. Gotta say, I enjoyed this one, and it needs to be repeated, that intro was gold.

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This song works extremely well as an alarm clock.

Seriously, I have it set as such and I love to listen to it when it wakes me. Such energy, and that SOLO. MMMM that's one awesome solo. :3

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Ooh, guitars up front and personal from the start!

For this piece, I like how the rhythm guitars are utilized in addition to the lead. This is a rock solid heavy metal arrangement, which is to be expected from Grant.

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3:10. That's when this goes from simply an excellent heavy guitar driven monster, into something that sends a tingle along my spine. In a good way. A very good way. 

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