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OCR02283 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance 'I Need Scissors! 61!'

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My stopwatch had you at about 170.25 seconds of source usage with 261 seconds of the track, so 65.23%. Since you asked. :-P If there was any doubt, it wouldn't have been a direct post.

Like Dave said, the arrangement was very additive, but it was certainly a fitting direction to take it in. Love the source tune, and loved the wank!

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Thank you so much for posting this. It has been one of my favorites ever since it was featured in the Dwelling of Duels competition.

0:00 we start off with some tradition metal, but it quickly become apparent that this isn't going to be a cliche cover.

0:36 some excellent molding of textures in the production and arrangement

1:06 at this point it was clear to me that this was an absolute killer track. The chord changes here are phenomenal with the above guitar improv.

1:50 getting a rhodes here was unexpected, but it sounded slick, especially with that slap bass line

2:05 a silky synth lead. definitely a highlight of the piece

2:35 a bit of a reprise, but with some interesting chord changes and that keep it interesting

2:55 a more cinematic, classic MGS style. nice.

3:12 continues to buildup with more instrumentation

3:40 the climax of the arrangement is very similar to the beginning. I would have preferred to here more the that jazz/improve section here.

4:20 cut off ending. Bit of a cop-out, but it's in the spirit of MGS so it works just fine.

Overall, this is one of my favorite vgm rearrangements of the last year. Absolutely incredible. Anyone with even the slightest inclinations toward metal or jazz needs to download this track. Prince of Darkness, you rock, man!

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Haha I was skeptical at first, but you really made this one awesome remix! The stronger elements of the source make me remember back to fighting my way through the vr missions, but your additions are the real star of the show (for good reason!). You did a great job expanding on the original, though mostly through additive stuff rather than quite as much development.

Great job, I'm glad to have such a fun remix!

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In the first few seconds I was preparing for an unremarkable rock mix, but then the jazz influences, swift dynamic/texture changes, and mixed meter parts came in... the result totally kicks ass. I love it! 61!

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So I have a birthday on the 28th and I was going to harass Larry again to suggest that posting this song on that day would be a nice present. Guess my harassment worked TOO much :-D

Anyways, thanks for the comments guys. Yeah, lots of people comment on that ending and I understand...I worked on this the few days before the DoD deadline so I had to kind of give up on nitpicking the time-consuming things like structure. It was basically like "Oh well this whacky key change thing is kinda neat! But crap I'm so low on time and need to get recording bass and guitars!...........SCREW IT"

Ah well.

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This is one of the best on OCR, let alone the Internet. Very professional.

(Some months back I stopped keeping up with every OCR. But I'm sure my point is still accurate!)

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this sounds like something jimmy weckl would do (the tempo would be faster but the style is the same), And i love jimmy weckl's stuff. pretty much had me sold on the rhodes and the slap bass (sucker for the combo) congrats on the song, which is VERY WELL Deserved!

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Somehow, djp's write-up didn't hype me up for this remix at all, so listening to it was quite the pleasant surprise. There is just so much going on, from the guitar to the rhodes to the synth solo.

Also, I'm getting quite the 90's VGM vibe from this. Then again, MGS2 wasn't that much later, so...

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This has an interesting style to it - I haven't listened to a lot of jazz fusion so I'm not quite familiar with the genre, but this piece goes in some entertaining directions for anyone who enjoys progressive music. It accomplishes moving the listener through a journey, which is a must for a genre like this and I'd say that Tony does a good job in that department. It may not be something that catches on everyone's ear, but I recommend people give it a fair shake of several listens! It certainly is one of the more serious pieces that you'll find on OCR.

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Rock with a jazzy bit entwined within it? Pretty interesting direction for a ReMix, and this was a great direction in my opinion. Adds quite a lot of style to the song with that kind of balance and the arrangement was catchy as hell. Not fond of the cut-off ending, but there isn't much that you can nitpick on a song that sounds as professional as this one does.

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