ReMix:Altered Beast "Resurrection by Breakbeat" 3:52

By djpretzel

Arranging the music of one song...

"Rise from Your Grave (Round 1)"

Primary Game: Altered Beast (Sega , 1990, GEN), music by Tohru Nakabayashi

Posted 2000-11-04, evaluated by djpretzel

This is my first ReMix in my new home . . . composing it was three hours of sheer hell, insanity, sweat, blood, tears, and in the end a shitload of fun. I've always been a big fan of this game, and SEGA in general, and - remaining as humble as I can - it's sufficient enough of a ReMix so that no other Altered Beast ReMixes could ever be made and I'd still be happy. I don't say that without contemplation - this might be my best mix yet. Judge for yourself, but beware - it's LOUD . . . that's L O U D - LOUD!



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2014-09-02 17:43:49

Here's a game I've heard a bit about but never got around to playing. Voice samples were great for this kind of arrangement, although I can understand why some wouldn't like it as much. There are things that you could pick at, but for an early DJP piece, I'd rather enjoy it for the parts that were awesome, mainly the main melody in my opinion.

on 2010-12-19 17:15:01

Surprisingly, this classic mix still stands the test of time in terms of arrangement. I think I liked the percussion the best, while the volume of the main melody is my biggest gripe. Classepic!

SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-15 01:44:08

The "Rise From Your Grave" sample is the best part of this mix. Aside from the killer beat and synths. Seriously, this mix is AMAZING, and you can't forget the, "never give up," line at the end. I laugh every time I listen to this mix. Awesome!

on 2009-02-06 08:34:27

People need to leave the "Rise From Your Grave" sample alone. Seriously. This mix without their excessive use would be like Die Hard without Alan Rickman. Would have still been awesome, but it wouldn't be classic Die Hard awesome. I also enjoy that the Genesis sample quality is quite shit.

The mix is really a Catch-22, repetition wise. The establishment of the "Rise From Your Grave" samples really supports the melody. I think they are really beneficial. However, it then means it must be applied to every such cue in the melody, or else it would sound naked. I think pretzel made the right choice.

It all adds to the mix's disregard to eardrums and its emphasis on unadulterated enjoyment. There are times where this mix just BLASTS, and I love it. I hear the hairs in my ear disintegrating as it happens, but it's worth it. Anyway, I feel ashamed that I've given so much attention to the sample gimmick and not the actual music.

on 2008-12-05 12:10:32
hate the ''rise from your grave'' phrase. HATE.

Might as well throw away your gamer membership card.

on 2008-12-05 12:08:51

Love the music hate the ''rise from your grave'' phrase. HATE. Only djp song I don't have =p

on 2008-06-13 13:22:15

Great intro that leads straight into a killer bassline and pretty good 4 on the floor beat.

I love that squiggly bass sound, and mixed with the beats and some PS1 sounding synths it is actually a decent marriage. The kick gets a little lost in a few places when it doesn't have the drum machine beefing it up, and the solo seemed a bit off rhythmically in a few places, but overall this is a pretty solid mix, considering the timeframe. A few parts are a little lofi, but the sounds mesh well together. A little more snap on the snare would have been nice.

To the soundclip: dude, if they aren't risen from their graves by the first or second command you give them, they aren't going to rise ever. Though I suppose you practice what you preach and "never give up". I gotta appreciate that.

on 2008-04-13 13:46:10

Altered Beast was my first game ever. I don't remember it's music, but my mind reacts to this whith deep nostalgia. Oh, I remember the bosses. They were huge! Definitly what I liked most. And the"WELCOME, TO YOUR DOOM" before them.

on 2006-05-09 13:43:49

i wanted to rave and go crazy and kill zombie and shit listening to that song! THAT WAS A-SOME!!!!!!!!

fuckin' 10/5 ! 8O

on 2005-10-20 05:02:12

An early DJP piece. By definition these are never minimalist- always big, bouncy beats and loud techno stuffs. Given its age, this isn't half bad- the vocal clip always manages to get a chuckle and the beats are well layered. Like a lot of his older stuff, the mastering isn't amazing, but its a nice nod to the OCR stuff of old.

on 2005-07-20 18:12:15

This is one of the few remixes that has actually caused me to burst out into laughter. But... am I the only one who thinks that the voice clip sounds more like -

"Wwwise fwom youwh gwaves!"

on 2005-02-07 13:01:37

this is an all-time favorite mix

on 2004-10-13 05:20:37 appears that I'm not the only one who is a fan of the line, "RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE."

I must say, I've never played the game, probably never will, and don't regret it. Which would mean that I would never have listened to this song, were it not for the BitTorrent downloads. And I'm very glad for them, because this remix rocks.

The melody is one that I want to play for all my friends, even if they all think I'm weird for making them listen to something that tells them to "RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE." But it's really good.

The only part that I'm not so hot on is the middle section that starts at 1'57", but even that's fairly well done. I just think that the real strength of this remix is it's loud, imposing presence, which, thankfully returns to just pound this one home.

Another great remix from the creator. Keep it up. (even though this one's rather sue me for reviewing older remixes).

Vash the Stampede
on 2004-05-08 15:37:36

RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!!!!!! Classic game we got here!! Sweat mix we got here too!! djp always come through with mixes of this quality, so this heres no surprise!! Great stuff!

Axe Canabrava
on 2004-02-19 03:29:35

Hey kick ass mix! nice repetition of "RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE"- man i'm gonna be playing this over and over. tehe ^_^

This one makes me smile whenever I listen to it

I'm playing this over and over already

What's next: a boss music remix with that corny "WELCOME TO YOUR DOOM" quote from Evil-Zordon... err, I mean... what's the name of that guy?

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
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Music by
Additional Game:
Altered Beast (Sega , 1988, ARC)
Music by Tohru Nakabayashi
"Rise from Your Grave (Round 1)"

Tags (6)

Breakbeats,In-game FX,Synth
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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