ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "AmIEviL Dark World" 1:54

By AmIEviL

Arranging the music of one song...

"Dark World"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2000-06-15, evaluated by djpretzel


WHOA! . . . multiple contributor AmIEvil really surprised me with this one, as it is completely unlike his other submissions, other than the continued level of high quality . . there's some excellent filtering riffs and some great modulation on the bass synthline that you just have to hear, all being driven by a minimalist drum track that fits nicely . . another short but sweet one.

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Discussion

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Tables
on 2015-08-29 23:03:46

Not sure if the intro and the rest of the song actually make sense together... but I'll take it. It IS a pretty neat transition, even with the missing beats (which I hardly noticed until they were pointed out to me but, sometimes I'm awfully flighty when it comes to that stuff). But then: yeah it just ends. I'm not sure if this is actually finished to be honest, it's really too bad, I was looking forward to seeing where they'd take it... t'is the curse of a lot of these old AmIEviL tracks, it seems.

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timaeus222
on 2014-06-15 21:30:08

Best remix title ever.

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Crulex
on 2014-06-15 12:24:38

There are some interesting choices, like the intro, that make the song your own, which is cool. Obvious age issues aside, though, it did feel like half a mix and was a bit short. Once the long intro got out of the way, things started to pick up a bit and then it went back to the intro for the ending and just stopped. I hear the foundation of where it could have went, but that's it. Not one of my favorites from AmIEvil.

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SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-14 04:48:57

Haha. Oh this mix. If it weren't for the title, you'd have no idea what was going on until about a minute in. I wasn't familiar with the source when I first heard this arrangement, but I still appreciated it then. It's been one of my favorites since.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-06-07 00:41:20

There's an extremely jarring beatskip that is too signifcant and too obvious to be unintentional. I don't get what the motivation was, but I don't know whether I agree with it. It's like a massive comma dead in the middle of a word. For some bizarre reason, it makes the mix seem injured.

Also, the swiftness of the mix is just such a tease. It gives you the comehither eyes, draws you close and then spontaneously combusts into ash, leaving you standing cold, naked and alone muterring "Buh... Buh... But... It was just getting good."

The mix has some dated production as well, but that doesn't bother me nearly as much as the other areas in which it could easily have dilevered, but actively chose not to. Oh well, there is always the other AmIEvil mixes.

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42
on 2009-01-17 21:52:05

This mix is slow to start, but it is sooooo worth it. :-)

My biggest complaint is that it's too short. It seems too me like most of the song is intro before it gets to the meat and potatoes of the mix.

This is a great mix that leaves me wanting more.

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Ryu2Wolf
on 2009-01-06 21:25:05

Really try to induce some mixing power in the beginning. I got a bit of a spiraling feeling in the start but doesn't seem to really get where I want. The melody from Zelda was good but it all seemed to stop a little too soon.

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OA
on 2008-03-06 10:39:55

The mix starts out alright, with a cool synth sound, and builds up a few times, though it drops a beat or two along the way during a transition. :/

Then a really annoying atonal synth comes in, but drops right before the midi horns come in.

Then it ends abruptly. I gotta say i'm not terribly impressed. Sorry :-(

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Clythoss
on 2007-06-16 20:31:27

Hmm...

Like most of AmIEvil´s remixes it sounds great but stops in the middle. Always when the Music gets you in the right mood and you are waiting for the great unique middle part , followed by a repeat of the main theme and an great ending it just stops.

Don´t know if AmIEvil is just unable to make complete songs or if it is some "Wohoo i got my own style" kind of thing but it realy disturbes me. But i got my own way of dealing with this. I´ve cut the first minute Of the Song, added a fade out at the End and now i got my very unique Zelda Ringtone.

Because that´s what this release is for me, a ringtone. An absolutely great sounding ringtone, but a ringtone.

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Lavos - Devourer of Time
on 2004-10-31 19:57:39

This song is extremely well done. It's got a great beat and is fun to listen to. My only complaint is that it is too short! I think it could easily be extended but that's up to AmIEvil of course. Bravo! Another great Zelda remix to add to my playlist!

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IC
on 2004-08-08 07:07:36

Wow. Very energetic. Its not too complex or fancy with the composition, but the presentation is just killer. I just have to listen to it several times every time I open it up. THAT imo is a better song than the standard 4-5 minute ones that just seem to drag on a bit, that you rarely listen to more than once at a time. 9/10

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ESHbyESH
on 2004-04-21 17:31:52

Nice! Pounding and driving until the swell in the middle around :57 (which I like to call "The sweet creamy center") then back to pounding and driving. Some playful nonsense at :41..

Keeps it interesting all the way thru. Nice and upbeat!

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ladykaiyu
on 2003-11-13 15:46:51

Another cool mix from AmIEvil. Yeah, it probably could have been a little longer, but it's definitely worth listening to.

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Hostile Rabbi
on 2003-04-27 02:13:38

I give this a 7/10.

If this mix would have been longer and the Darkworld theme played more thanone time it would be an extremly good piece. Now, it's just too short to be anything other than decient.

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Ferret
on 2003-04-26 04:27:17

Go ahead, mess with my perceptions! I don't CARE! Actually, another nicely-done bit of work by the insane(ly talented) AmIEvil. Never a dull moment in this piece, it keeps you moving. Loop it a few times to get the full effect from it. That's my only gripe: it is much too short, in my opinion.

Now, if someone would do a remix of the credits theme...hint hint.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Dark World"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Dance
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Brass, Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_AmIEviL_Dark_World_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
1,915,576 bytes
MD5:
3741e62547ad6f1512980a748752db0a
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
1:54

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