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OCR03154 - Mega Man 3 "Harder Than Steel"

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With OCR around, I hardly ever feel the need to buy music.  I pre-ordered History Repeating.  Money damn well spent.  Their lyrics are cheesy but often clever, their arrangements are a lot of fun, and their playing is fantastic (listen closely to the guitar solo in Annihilation of Monsteropolis--most guitarists just sort of smush their fingers all over the strings at that part, but they hit every note.  I finally understood "hammer-on/pull-off" outside of Guitar Hero once I saw this live).

 

If only they'd write faster.. I believe they all have full-time non-music jobs, so I get it, but man it's hard to wait years between each of their albums.

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The Megas' album History Repeating: Blue is I think some of the best use of Mega Man source material I have heard in the VGM remix community, at least for it's cohesiveness in one album.  Similar to what MindWanderer said, it was money well spent.  I bought the album and decided to listen to it when I need to drive my motorbike across the city in crazy traffic to run an absurd bureaucratic task, and I think the album looped around four or five times before I got back home.  The first half builds incredibly well.  History Repeating: Red, where this track comes from is also worth a listen.  Like djpretzel said, the stories they tell in the songs warrant a close listen.

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Sounds like an 80s remix with less reverb on it. Very well done!

I agree with that, but I wonder if it was done on purpose or a result of the iffy mixing / mastering.  Granted not all "rock" mixes need to be mixed with high energy and impact, but I personally would have dug it more with a more balanced mix. It's an awesome arrangement though and it's cool to finally see a vocal mix posted on youtube not get absolutely slaughtered. 

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I'm new to the Megas, so perhaps I'm late to the game, but WOW this is an impressively engaging and agressive vision - lyrical rock to Mega Man. And damned if the lyrics aren't REALLY good - these aren't just words for the sake of words. I see what people are talking about with the 80's power rock - it's actually perfect. I can't imagine that's an accident. Congrats to this entire group - pretty amazing.  

I will be checking out more from these artists.

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It's almost like Mega Man meets Punch-out with the 80's style boxing anthem mixed with Hard Man's theme, and I totally dig it. I've really loved the Mega's music ever since I heard their take on Air Man, and they do not disappoint with this mix. The song not only builds on Hard Man's theme in the way that a ReMix should, the lyrics and the way the theme swells and builds with the chorus near the end also tells a pretty good story, which is a plus. This is an incredible ReMix and an instant download for sure.

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Wow, I wasn't expecting vocals -- they're cool. The arrangement is great. It's a super nice rock/hard rock cover, with plenty of new ideas. The chorus is very catchy. The breakdown was a nice section too. The solo work is excellent. Very nice job from The Megas! :)

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