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OCR01657 - Shadow of the Colossus "Wanderer on the Offensive (Live Edit)"

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I don't think it'd be too much of a stretch to say that this is the best rock mix on the entire site.

Great pacing, excellent performances, and the arrangement of the source is unbelievable.

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Earlier tonight I thought I discovered something negative about this mix that I had never noticed before: it's repetitive. (Bear with me here!) So I came to this thread to write a post complaining about such, but I wasn't willing to do a drive-by hit piece, I wanted to break it down and do some analysis.

Here's what I found: the only reason I had thought this mix was repetitive was that I had randomly seeked (sought?) through it and got a repetition of the same source recording, and this happened a couple times. That was too hasty a judgment on my part, in fact I now think I was 100% wrong. :^) Probably it was the once-repeated viola segment that got me. That's definitely forgivable; it's balanced out by the variant viola immediately before the guitar outro shred.

I have now listened to the mix six or more times in a row without getting tired of it in the least. Sure, it's pieced together from a library of live recordings, but that's normal for an online collaboration. When listened to as intended (beginning to end), it all flows very naturally. Not only does it not feel repetitive when played normally, it also doesn't feel repetitive when played in a loop. That's amazing; few songs can do that, and I'm sorry I ever thought ill of this mix. I will definitely listen to it again sometime soon!

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Best remix ever.

I somehow stumbled onto the original (sans live recording) version of this remix before the newer version was posted to OCR and loved it. I've been listening to this version since it got posted but I just never got around to voicing how amazing it is until now. Not only is this my favorite remix ever, it's up among my top five favorite songs altogether, remix or otherwise.

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There was a competition to come up with a music video for this song wasn't there?

I checked the thread out and couldn't find who won...

Either way it is an epic track, possibly one of the best on the site. Amazing

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This really is great. I'm currently playing through SotC (I'm on the 10th colossus), and even though the original piece is epic, you were able to turn it into something...even greater! I especially love the viola, and man the guitar solo is rocking! Awesome work!

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As I once heard someone say about this remix, it makes you want to go out and stab giants to death! This remix is great for getting the adrenaline going, and Wanderer on the Offensive is a terrible song to go driving to... it'll turn you into some sort of speed demon! This remix kicks ass because it's metal done right!

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Wow....this is utterly incredible! Violin and hard-hitting percussion along with Sixto guitar!? This is easily one of the best ReMixes I've heard in the last few months! So much justice and epicness in one ReMix, you'd be crazy not to download it!

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Oh my... So fucking sweet. Every performance is mind-blowing, so I'm simply speachless. I have never expected the combination of light violas and raw guitars to be so awesome. Download this. NOW.

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