ReMix: The 7th Guest "AmIEviL" 1:51

By AmIEviL

Arranging the music of one song...

"Dolls of Doom"

Primary Game: The 7th Guest (Virgin, 1993, DOS), music by George Alistair Sanger

Posted 2000-09-28, evaluated by djpretzel


Ahhhh . . . submitter of numerous great ReMixes 'AmIEviL' returns with a spooked out, ultra-ambient, VERY creepy ReMix of a track from that infamous, popular, cd-rom graphic adventure of 1992, 'The 7th Guest'. This was a game people BOUGHT cd-rom drives for, back when not everyone had one, and got a good critical reception primarily because of the atmosphere it establishes. AmIEviL's ReMix remains true to the spirit of the original, but has haunting ethereal drums and great swelling dynamics. Download it now and play it LOUD on Halloween :)

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2014-07-18 23:26:11

Short as it is, it plays up the whole "background ambiance with a bit of a tune" thing pretty well. Hard to say much else other than that I think this is a pretty good example of how hitting the right emotion or tone with an arrangement can help make a mix work more. Not bad.

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SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-14 04:26:44

I'll admit, I never played 7th Guest so I don't have much to relate to the source with. I mostly downloaded this mix for the sake of it being authored by AmIEviL. That said, it is still a polished arrangement. (Especially considering it's age).

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-19 20:57:24

This one is short, and it has a pretty good atmosphere, which is expanding on the original. This is certainly better off as a background piece, as there is little melody or development in it, but that's ok. I do have to say this is the best 'Username as Track Name' mix I've ever seen :)

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Marmiduke
on 2008-12-08 01:53:59

This mix is interesting, because it's not even close to being OCRemix's shortest mix, but seems terribly short regardless. When you compare it to 'MindOfTheMotherBrain', another of AmIEvil's mixes which is just 6 seconds longer, you'll notice that the Metroid mix uses up its short time much more effectively and as a result feels about 75% longer than the mix at hand.

I don't think it is just because 'MindOfTheMotherBrain' is a better mix (although it is). It probably has more to do with the shape of the mix. 'AmIEvil' takes us from A to B pretty methodically in one perfectly drawn arc. My theory is that when we can see our destination, we get there faster, and that's the case with this mix. There just isn't enough substance to brake our pace.

Overall, an unsurprising and brief listen, but so is a lot of videogame music in general. It makes the grade.

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OA
on 2008-01-11 11:41:23

Great atmosphere and pacing, but it didn't really develop. It ended before it started to repeat, which I suppose is better than it droning on, but it established a really cool mood and built on it very well I thought, I just would have liked to have heard a second section.

Production was solid and the soundscape seemed to go on forever. Check this track out, though you might have to loop it a few times in order to make it feel long enough. :-)

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Redwood Sentinel
on 2006-05-18 20:17:14

I would like to say that this one is on my top 15. Love how you brought the drums in, sounds like those of a marching band. Piano sounds lovely, too. Oh, forgot about the production. The production is very well done, crisp sounds coming from both headphones, lovely dark effects thrown in to the mix, loving it.

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watkinzez
on 2005-03-16 19:22:28

This is definitely a song you have to concentrate on when listening to it. Great ambience, atmosphere, and pacing. The climax of the song more or less leaves you wanting more, but is appropriate.

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Cyan_Ide
on 2005-02-08 16:57:41

I enjoyed the very ominous, dark feeling from I got in the beginning to about 00:25. The whole song feels generally very bleak, very lonely, which is interesting. The only thing I disliked about the piece were the drums in the middle, that gave off more of a miliatary feel than enhancing the overall dark, dank feeling in my opinon.

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PancakeHero
on 2004-09-14 16:12:27

After getting out of court, and realizing the next time I got back I might have a criminal record and have to fork over a big check....this is great. Dark, brooding...good considering i listen to that kind of music.

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schwagnah
on 2004-09-14 08:48:46

I like the dark theme that flows through the 1:50 of the mix, but it doesn't really have any flavor or excitement. I know, you can't really have excitement in a mix like this, but you can! Add some little jumps or jitters here and there...

This is a good mix to listen to as long as your not too depressed.

5/10

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Royal
on 2004-05-26 03:11:29

This one was good. It sounds like it wants to be scary, but doesn't have thar RRRAAWRRR! Y'know?

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Lunevalkyrave
on 2004-01-29 17:55:25

Well, this is an interesting piece, I dont know if any of you out there have played this game, but I have. This mix seems to be only a little different then the acctual game track... I was expecting a cool synth in the backgroud or an unexpected twist at the end, but sadly ther was not... Oh well This is a great ambience though, I like it.

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Durinthal
on 2003-12-14 23:29:36

A pretty short remix, yet it still seems to drag at some points. A not too spooky and somewhat melancholy ambient song.. almost loopable, except that it ends on an off-beat.

It does seem like something's missing, but I do suppose you could use it for Halloween at least.

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ChristKiller
on 2002-10-31 03:12:44

Pretty Good Remix here. This is the first time i've ever come to this site. But I like it. Its a nice fit ur mood song. When im down I feel i will listen to this. (listening to it right now)

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Xaleph
on 2002-07-24 03:43:21

It just sounds like it's missing something. Like an electric guitar solo, or something. Hard to explain.

it's short, it's unsatisfying, appropriate soundfonts, but poor and lazy song design. this isn't one of amievil's best songs. I'd recommend his other stuff much more

3/10

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The 7th Guest (Virgin, 1993, DOS)
Music by George Alistair Sanger
Songs:
"Dolls of Doom"

Tags (12)


Genre:
Cinematic
Mood:
Dark, Epic, Spooky, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Electric Piano, Piano, Synth, Violin
Additional:
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Slow
Usage > Halloween

File Information


Name:
7th_Guest_AmIEviL_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
1,861,915 bytes
MD5:
bf78b96f9787f5ebc9098a5309c11a89
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
1:51

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