ReMix: Splatterhouse 3 "Hunger" 3:18

By Mak Eightman

Arranging the music of one song...

"Stage 1, 3 Boss"

Primary Game: Splatterhouse 3 (Namco, 1993, GEN), music by Eiko Kaneda

Posted 2013-10-01, evaluated by djpretzel


We actually posted a creepy-as-all-heck arrangement of Splatterhouse 3 by Beckett007 back in 2008, but this track - our third posted ReMix from Mak Eightman - goes in a much more aggressive, in-your-face, run-for-your-life metal approach, as befits its inclusion on BA2:

"One of my favorite games ever. I love this game, I love OST. I want to play the first game, but I can't find it. I hate the new one, 'cause it's boring. Stupid remake. As for my remix... I'm kinda surprised. It sounds good! Hope you like it. I chose this source because it was easy to work with. Source tune has lot of mystery stuff, IMO, but lack of power and hardness. I tried to give some for it. Still, I love melodic music, so I tried to make it hard, heavy, powerful and beautiful. Hope I did that."

Not to be confused with THE Hunger (which is neverending), this arrangement of the boss named "Teddy Bear" will have you looking at stuffed animals in a whole new way. Manic, alarming, disturbing, and liable to have you questioning your sanity, Mak's really turned this one up to 11 and conjured some seriously sinister sounds. I love what album director David L. Puga had to say:

"I never played Splatterhouse, but I remember seeing others play it as a kid. I was always fascinated by just how dark & violent the game was, especially by the standards back then. When Mak submitted a wip for the project I knew we had to have it. It hit the tone we were going for in spades, even adding a bit of creepiness & fear into the equation. If I ever need to battle a possessed Teddy Ruxpin to the death, I couldn't think of a more befitting theme for my troubles, though I'd need to transfer it to a cassette tape first... damn."

Brilliant; someone needs to start a new horror film franchise based on that EXACT premise, ASAP. If they can work in Paddington as part of the origin story, all the better. I think Mr. Puga just gave me nightmare material for the next year or so, and Mak unwittingly provided the perfect soundtrack. Truly horrific, unapologetic, unmitigated, & unrelenting badassery from Mr. Eightman!

djpretzel

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Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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nitrozsz
on 2015-12-28 12:48:07

I actually like how the distortion blends with the music. It makes Genesis music, or Genesis inspired music sound that much more hardcore than it already was. It’s very intense, insane, and those build ups are so solid.

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Project R2K
on 2013-10-13 18:41:48

BTW Dave and Dave, the Nostalgia Critic actually made a Halloween video years ago of himself fighting a Teddy Ruxpin. It's hilarious and somewhat creepy.

Awesome remix, of course. I loved BadAss V1 and I am now devilishly digging V2.

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WesternZypher
on 2013-10-08 13:30:43

Definitely has a frenetic, manic energy to it that calls to mind being chased by killer dolls! :o

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Crulex
on 2013-10-02 10:19:17

Man, this gets up to full gallop and doesn't stop, huh? This just screams "crazed and manic" and truthfully, I say it's all the better for it. Haven't had the pleasure of playing any Splatterhouse games, but judging from the description and this ReMix, it's on the to-do list. My only nitpick is that I'm not fond of the very end's one wank strum. Sounds a little off compared to the rest of the guitar work, but again, that's a severely minor gripe when looking at the rest of this awesome beast.

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timaeus222
on 2013-10-01 20:50:52

This is just personal taste, but the distortion could have been toned down just a little tiny bit on the rhythm guitars.

Other than that, very heavy, and I agree with all of Dave's last-sentence adjectives. :nicework:

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djpretzel
on 2013-10-01 18:22:04

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Splatterhouse 3 (Namco, 1993, GEN)
Music by Eiko Kaneda
Songs:
"Stage 1, 3 Boss"

Tags (5)


Genre:
Metal
Mood:
Aggressive
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Synth
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Splatterhouse_3_Hunger_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,879,746 bytes
MD5:
e9e8c65a5958e4f7566ddc7846b4b64a
Bitrate:
275Kbps
Duration:
3:18
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