ReMix:Mega Man X5 "Duality" 5:31

By Dr. Manhattan

Arranging the music of one song...

"X vs Zero"

Primary Game: Mega Man X5 (Capcom , 2000, PS1), music by Naoto Tanaka, Naoya Furutani, Shinya Okada, Showtaro Morikubo, Takuya Miyawaki

Posted 2012-03-13, evaluated by djpretzel

So we're trying to get to 27,000 likes on our Facebook page and THEN release upon you the glory that is Mega Man X: Maverick Rising, our latest album devoted the amazing music of the entire MMX series...

Why? Well, we update our FB page regularly, it's a great way to reach out to people, we want to get more exposure to the community's artists & their music, and... oh yeah, I forgot: we're EVIL. Seriously, rather than question the merits of Facebook itself or the promotional approach for an album that WILL eventually be released, one way or another, WILL be absolutely 110% free, and WILL melt your face, we ask that you help us reach our goal in whatever way seems best to you.

But wait, there's MORE... rather than TELL you how much your face will be melted, we've arranged a partial "preview melting" that will rock your world while still leaving you enough surplus face left over for the full album. That's right, we've got a couple preview, pre-release mixes to sweeten the pot, so that - if you're on the fence about clicking a litle blue button with a verb on it, or asking someone else to - we can SHOW you what's in store. First up is Dr. Manhattan, aka Hugo Vinícius da Silva, with a balls-to-the-wall rock/metal MMX5 arrangement:

"I wanted this track to be as heavy as it could. The original is already awesome, so I tried to keep the fast metal feel, adding a lot of drum fills, guitar licks and noises and stuff. I also wanted to create some different pace to the track, so I could bring an insane solo and some cool effects as well. As for the ending part, I just put the main intro riff into a different harmony to, once again, bring a change of pace and set the ending into some kind of epic feel. Notice that the delay tail kinda sounds like that dying noise from the game. :) This is a heavy, head-banging track, for sure! It is full of heavy guitar riffs, heavy drums and insane fills, killer solos and an epic ending theme. Pay attention to the long delay feedback at the very ending. It kinda sounds like that dying noise from the games! :D"

Nice; not just anyone is allowed to refer to their own solos (or studio chops, for that matter) as being "killer," but I'm gonna give Hugo a free pass to do so as needed, since he's almost certainly just going to be correct. I can tell he's excited about this track, and for good reason - it's a badass, high-octane, absolutely energetic arrangement. It's also a friggin' GREAT introduction to the album; Maverick Rising director Wesley Cho writes:

"A big wall of guitar assault? Yes please Hugo! This is just about everything a Mega Man X fan could want from this classic from Mega Man X5 & X6. It is a metal battle track worthy of the hectic fight of X vs. Zero with the song moving all over the place in order to give the track the imagery of different aspects of an intense battle."

An amazing, substantial track all by itself, this is just the tip of the iceberg that is Mega Man X: Maverick Rising. A lot of people have worked a very long time to see this rather gargantuan undertaking through to completion, and the release is just around the corner, within sight...



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2021-02-03 18:34:18

Honestly one of my favorite remixes. One thing I noticed a while back (a very long way back now, I guess) is that it sounds like someone might have copied this song to an extent that it almost sounds the same. I know that they are remixes of the same source material, but the similarities seen too close. I know Hugo's version released back in March of '12, but in December of the same year this version ( by Japanese group 'Rock-Men' came out and it practically sounds like a straight copy. Maybe it's just a coincidence, I dunno. Still prefer Doc's version by a lot.

on 2015-12-07 21:49:32

Wow, Dr. Manhattan got a LOT of mileage out of this source tune. Well done man!

I'm a big fan of the source tune, but I agree it is a bit lacking in length. Hugo took that minute of glory and turned it into 5. I'm not really a metal fan either, but damn is this song is just so catchy! None of the improv is overdone, the bridge is fantastic, and the guitar and drum performances come together to make an EXTREMELY solid mix. Amazing job.

on 2015-05-02 19:44:06

Wow, Dr. Manhattan got a LOT of mileage out of this source tune. Well done man!

on 2014-03-23 23:51:46

When i work out...this is the kind of high end metal bashing songs from Mega man that i'd want to listen too! Great mix and lovin' what you're putting out. Keep it up!

on 2012-03-16 13:11:32

Now that is an impressive blast of metal! This thing just wails in sheer head-banging power and keeping the melody intact, especially during the 1:15 to 1:34, while letting those guitars rip was just awesome. Great work on the solos and the breakdowns as well. Damn good way to start the album mixes off.

on 2012-03-15 20:34:45

This song manages to both bring back childhood nostalgia and appease the Gods of Metal. This is one of the few tracks on OC Remix that any true metal-head will appreciate.

on 2012-03-14 20:02:58

Rock on. :grin:

Mak Eightman
on 2012-03-14 11:08:14

Great track, Great skills as always!! is it just me, or rhythm guitars overcompressed?

on 2012-03-14 09:58:51

Yeah, damn. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite rock remixes out there, I foresee this going on my long term playlist.

Colour me absolutely impressed. Can't wait for the whole album.

Level 99
on 2012-03-14 08:56:16

Dr. Manhattan always brings his big blue member full of nothing but facemelting supreme power.

Utterly vicious track, Hugo. Keep up the good work.

on 2012-03-14 06:26:30

Hell, this is so fucking catchy ! Oh wait, it is Hugo ? I understand why, then.

on 2012-03-13 17:11:14

What a great song to post first with! You guys are in for a treat!

on 2012-03-13 14:13:24

This mix is awesome - Hugo did an amazing job going balls to the wall with this heavy take on X vs. Zero.

on 2012-03-13 14:01:50

Simply RAWKIN' fantastic. This is defintely a great track to get people hyped for the future mix posts and album release. I'm not familiar with the original.....but damn I still love it, I can only imagine fans will love it even more. Great stuff :D

on 2012-03-13 13:03:05

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Mega Man X5 (Capcom , 2000, PS1)
Music by Naoto Tanaka,Naoya Furutani,Shinya Okada,Showtaro Morikubo,Takuya Miyawaki
"X vs Zero"

Tags (5)

Electric Guitar
Arrangement > Extended Soloing

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