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OCR01570 - Shadowgate "Crypt Rock"


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Not bad. Fun, dirty, raw, nice to turn up loud and chair-mosh to. :D It does feel like there's a certain energy missing though. Seems like the guitar work is more technical than impassioned, and maybe the volume dynamics, transitions etc. aren't as dramatic as they could be. Still a very solid, enjoyable mix. Hope to hear more from this remixer.

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This is very well done and composed. I can tell which songs are which as well. Excellent transitions are also well executed.

A classic 4 rock fans!

BTW, fellow Pegga WesPip, I like the sig...the gold teeth there are called "grills" (unless of course the dentist gave him a bad fillin' job LOL).

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Really aggressive but ultimately I don't really feel compelled by this song. It's got a lot of energy but it doesn't feel melodic enough to listen to for fun, and it feels way too powerful for background music. Phoenixdk did a pretty good job with it but for some reason I'm just not feeling it :?

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The Shadowgate originals feel kinda strange for me, namely due to the time signature adaptation if anything.

But to hear it taken in a more interpretive 4/4 form complete with aggressive rhythm backing remeniscent of Stemage's work shows that there's some dedication in really focusing on the integrity of the melodies in this kind of structure. The guitars and bass are all very well recorded, the drums feel generally punchy (though if anything I felt the kick needed more power and more equalised separation from the bass itself), and even the solo at 2:30, while a little moist, manages to show some very strong soloing skills for the track.

It's a shame it ends ridiculously quickly too; would've hoped for one last head-banging section going into the end right after the solo, but that might just be my only qualm with what to me feels like a very well done rock-driven arrangement. I dig this a lot :)

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