ReMix:Mega Man 2 "Stainless Steel" 3:58

By A_Rival

Arranging the music of one song...

"Metal Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom , 1988, NES), music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2001-06-15, evaluated by djpretzel

All bow down and worship AE - the man simply KNOWS how to ReMix megaman. I'm thrilled with the high quality of ALL the Megaman ReMixes we get, but his are a cut above. From the frantic delayed pattern to the distorted, filtered, pitch-bended lead synth that blows one's socks off, to the tight dum programming that ain't afraid to roll or disappear entirely, to all the additional elements, you've got prodigy-quality techno here, VERY kickin', very alive, very quality, and amazingly well done. AE raises the bar with this track, it's definitely precedent-setting, any ReMixer out there could learn from it, and you need meds if you don't download it. Got that?



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2012-04-04 09:10:00

I love this mix, and, to me, it sounds like what the BGM SHOULD sound like.

I will agree that it does end abruptly, but if you loop it end to beginning, it loops perfectly ;)

on 2010-08-06 18:20:27

Man, AE loves these classic synths! The opening synth really did a great job setting the tone. I wasn't a huge fan of the low saw synth as the attack felt a little too slow to be doing what it was doing, but that's personal preference. THe drums have a good drive to them. I wish the kick has a little more meat to it; more thwack in it. But that's minor. As much as I like the opening synth, it does become very repetitive through the piece. Some more processing and automation to it might have helped a bit more. 2:48 was epic. I love those kinds of builds into a big part! THe breakbeat section that immediately follows calms the drums down, but in a since, the lack of franticness helps this song kick even harder. I'm definitely dancing in my seat during it! THe ending was a little abrupt, but I felt it wasn't as bad as the two previous mixes. Good work all around.

on 2010-05-29 17:58:34

Old remix is old, but still kicks some serious ass. I love most of the Megaman remixes on the site, and this gem is no exception.

on 2010-04-07 15:39:27

Wow. I forgot how much I love this track and how awesome some of the mixes are. This is a cool take. I love the distortion and just the fast-paced nature of this track. Very nice work.

on 2009-11-23 17:36:41

AE you are a beast, love the mix.

on 2009-11-20 16:57:30

Complete and utter classic OCR, as far as I am concerned. Great beats, clean production, and excellent synths, it is a little conservative for a lot of parts, but there are sections where it branches, and the melody adjustments in the second iteration of the verse are cool; it really sounds like the track is just on the edge of control. It's rare to hear something skate so close to the edge and maintain, so it's a cool feeling. The breakdown is classy, and when it builds back to a new, seemingly more intense beat, I am a big fan.

Great stuff, one of my favorites for years now.

Dj Mokram
on 2009-05-13 12:03:23

I dunno if Capcom is planning an HD remix of Megaman2 (preferably NOT Powered-up this time).

But if they end-up making it, that's what the new Metal Man's stage BGM should sound like.

Because it is indeed a great re-invention of the theme.

The synth work is brillant, and really diversifies the mix. Luv the distorted guitars-synth.

I particularly like the breaks at around 1:45 and 2:48 when it quiets down,

and subtely re-build the tension before the dynamic rythmic parts make their come back.

There's also some nice background pad that add depth to the mix, making it an even more immersive experience.

While staying true to the essence of the original metalman, it amplifies the energy and vision of the theme.

Overall great arrangement.

on 2009-03-12 07:26:30

Nice. Sparse breakbeat action. It's rare when a mix utilises repetition as a quality and not something that bores or annoys. That NES-like backing never varies, and repeats A LOT of times, which is certainly true to the original and is common in a lot of chiptune based mixes. It doesn't kill the enjoyment, so there can't be anything wrong with it.

This piece doesn't do anything huge or have anything radically fresh to spin on the Mega Man 2 score, but it a good ride and a pretty good promoter of balance between original and adapted material. Great way to give a familiar genre and a familiar melody some unique personality.

on 2009-01-11 21:22:06

This is one of those few mixes that, imho, transcends the boundaries and expectations of the source. This isn't just a simple 'improvement', but an entire reimagining of a theme, i.e. a mix so well done that that's what the original theme should have been. If that makes sense.

Specifically, this takes 8-bit sounds into the modern era.

A deliciously swift, precise, and ... stainless mix.

on 2008-01-19 04:09:29

Weird, I can't say I've actively listened to this in full until tonight. Alex did a great job here connecting his original grooves with the Metalman material. Solid stuff.

on 2005-09-24 03:01:39

This right here is the Samuel L Jackson of Megaman 2 remixes.This was the first track I ever downloaded from this website,its the first track I ever really digged on Megaman 2 (now i do realy dig them all) and now its the first track I would consider playing in the backround of a horrendus battle betwixt good and evil.

The end,though it seems as though it doesn't belong,is still pretty awesome,and it always suprises and dissapoints me that its over.

I Love This Song.End.

on 2005-09-23 10:10:25

Oh crap 8O This is a totally cool remix with beats and nice drums, jamming with an excellent synth bass or something. I don´t really care what they are, the only matter is the music, and that subject was superb. To bad that AE didn´t have the same style in the beginning through the whole song. Anyway, this was truly solid, and for those who love techno, DON´T HESITATE. DOWNLOAD IT! :D:D:D:D:D

on 2005-08-26 17:37:06

Salutations Everyone,

A song that showed great promise, but had a disappointing ending. Everything up til 1:40 was awesome. The original score, revamped with new instruments, and sounding great.

However...after 1:40...things just got too abstract for me. The overall sound wasn't anything like the original. It felt like I was listening to a different song in some parts.

That aside, it is still an excellent remix attempt. My own personal preference is a remix which is more on-target with it's original score, but that's just me.

If your in the market for the original tune, with a different takeoff halfway through, then this remix is for you.

An "Old School" Gamer,


on 2005-06-22 00:10:11

This is pretty good.

I like how it sounds.

I enjoy this much!

on 2004-08-28 16:45:21

I was just going through my collection of ocremix MP3s to do a best of CD to play on my stereo. I remember AE was pretty good, and I listened to this track and wow! I didn't even notice the 8 bit in it until I reread djpretzel's review mentioning it, then I listened again and I was like wow, it is there! He puts it in so fantastically its hard to notice, but it keeps it real by having it in there *LOL* This track just comes at you screaming hardcore and only lets up to hit you harder the next time. Definitely an awesome track by all means.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom , 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae,Takashi Tateishi
"Metal Man Stage"

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Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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