Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles (Playmates , 1995, GEN), music by Fletcher Beasley

Posted 2012-08-23, evaluated by the judges panel

Mak Eightman follows up his June Ecco debut with this ReMix, our first from Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles for the Sega Genesis, featuring some breakneck rock/metal with electronic/industrial components. You may not remember playing Doom Troopers, and neither do I... probably because I didn't. However, I'd like to point out that this game's soundtrack was written by "Fletcher Beasley," which I'm pretty sure was a character in Harry Potter. JK!! ...Rowling. Furthermore, Mr. Beasley was credited for "Music and Sound Decomposition," which at first I thought was an earnest attempt to describe some sort of arrangement or reverse engineering, and then realized was just punnery based on the game's "necromutant" enemies. OH, YOU!! Mak resubbed this twice, improving it each time, and the third version was the charm - Emunator writes:

"Yeah, there's nothing mindblowing about the arrangement or production here but I definitely think it's good enough, despite the slightly-annoying lead synths. You've got some cool sound design in your breakdowns that I enjoyed. Great drum writing here, I always like your snare sounds particularly"

So this is an instance where Mak's debut piece was actually a little stronger than his sophomore mixpost, possibly because of scheduling overlap due to resubmission, but this is still high-octane stuff and it's great to see more obscure titles get some love. There's not a strong central melody - more of a riff/pattern - until the sweet guitar solo enters around 1'55". In a piece that's only 2'33", that's a little long to go without more of a hook, so there's more of a "BGM/Action Vibe" to this compared to a lot of mixes. However, there's also a lot of energy, a quick pace, some rather elaborate/varied instrumentation - especially on drums/perc. fx - and while the base structure follows the source very closely, the overall presentation is rather enhanced. Solid stuff from Mak that "fleshes out" Fletcher's decomposition quite nicely!



Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Mak Eightman
on 2019-02-09 03:25:57
On 12/21/2015 at 11:21 PM, nitrozsz said:

it would distract me if I tried to listen to this doing anything else.

That's the main thing for me. If you listen the music, you should listen the music.

on 2015-12-21 15:21:42

This track is hard for me to invest in. It’s so hard and fast paced, you can’t just listen to it while working or relaxing. The track is so loud and distorted, it would distract me if I tried to listen to this doing anything else. I would just want to do everything and anything as quickly as possible ala Cranked. I will say that the percussion work in this track is very well produced.

on 2015-12-17 16:21:00

For what it's worth, I think this produces a frantic feel, and kind of sounds like an acoustic Drum Bass track sometimes, if that makes sense. I think the snare also adds to the frantic feel. The mixing is kinda stuffy, but not a huge deal. Holy bass, Batman!

on 2014-03-14 10:32:03

This just screams "go, go, go!" type of action that does not want to stop for even a second. That solo was great and hits a sweet spot with me. With this type of energetic arrangement, the speed kinda makes it feel even shorter than it really is though. Wish the ReMix was a little longer, especially for the pace it was going in, but for what was here, I liked it. Good pick-up and get going ReMix

on 2012-09-01 16:34:08

I'm lovin' every second of this. In particular:

- the screechy electronica synthwork at 0:11 (I don't care if others hate it - I think it has character that supplements the atmosphere)

- the joyfully clashing/crashing drums at 1:17 - 1:27

- that sonic boom-ish "air wave" or whatever at 1:46 - 1:53 (makes me think of an air show)

If only this didn't have a cutoff ending. *shrug* Oh well. Replay button ahoy!

on 2012-08-25 12:35:17

Never played the game but this was a pretty fun mix to listen to. Nice to see solo sections making a comeback. 8)

on 2012-08-23 19:24:13

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles (Playmates , 1995, GEN)
Music by Fletcher Beasley

Tags (7)

Electric Guitar,Synth
Origin > Resubmission
Time > Tempo: Fast

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