ReMix: Wild Guns "Amputate Your Metal" 4:05

By Mak Eightman

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: Wild Guns (Natsume, 1994, SNES), music by Haruo Ohashi, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki

Posted 2016-04-20, evaluated by the judges panel

More from BA3, and more Wild Guns is ALWAYS welcome round these parts, 'course :) Mak Eightman (Max V. Kravchenko) hits us with a high-octane arrangement that blends adventurous orchestral with a heapin' helpin' of METAL:

"Hello! pu_freak offered me to ReMix this source, and here I am. Never knew about this game (and any SNES games), but pu_freak's request is sacred.

I aimed at "To Mega Therion" from Therion's album Theli from 1996, adding some Rammstein and my own soundings. This album was a very interesting endeavor on the production side. The track had lots of discussions and disputes about mixing and mastering. That was ended when timaeus took the mixing and mastering job. After several attempts at mastering it, I asked Tim (timaeus222) for some help. Thanks to Tim, it sounds as much good as is possible with the stuff I recorded. The titanload of work he's done deserves a lot of respect! I'm thankful as hell! But... some time has passed since then. I learned a lot and wanted to try something by my own way. Here it is. Loud as hell and good to my tastes."

I gotta give this mix mad props for a VERY interesting & fun final minute - the entire arrangement is solid, and you could easily have seen Max just riding it out in a more predictable fashion, but the weeeeOOOOweeeeOOOO guitar solo at 3'11" is a blast, and adds a whole new & memorable section to the piece rather than recapitulating previous material - very cool, two-thumbs up from me on that decision! BA3 director pu_freak, whose requests are sacred, writes:

"After you've been mentally broken down by the previous mixes, Mak comes with his maximum-energy track which feels like the ultimate boss battle! I've personally requested Mak to mix this source, since it's been a long-time favorite of mine. Mak liked the source and here we are: a bit out of Mak's comfort zone in terms of genre, since he normally makes industrial mixes, but, man, did he deliver! That intro alone will get you pumped up and ready to fight, making you feel BadAss and ready to take any boss that comes in your way."

This passed the judges panel unanimously; Sir_NutS had some specific insights that I thought were on-point:

"These kind of genre fusions tend to have a certain sound to them sometimes, almost generic, however I felt that some of the structure and arrangement choices served the mix well to evade this. The lead at 03:12 was odd sounding at first, but it ended up growing on me and it definitely added character to the arrangement. The 3:32 little variation is a good representation of what I mean here. Overall, structure was sound and interpretation abundant. Keep the Wild Gun remixes coming."

Ditto all that; Wild Guns isn't a game that comes to mind when I think of badass, evil bosses, but Max & BA3 have changed that with this mix; great stuff with a lot of character, which pulls off a genre blend effectively and injects some potent additional energy in its last minute for a truly wild ride!



Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2020-07-13 18:13:26

Did they slip a little piece from "Ghost Riders in the Sky" in there?

on 2017-08-12 20:24:43

Solid, ass-kicking track. ^_^ Great end from 3:10. :D

on 2016-11-24 13:21:58

You can always rely on Mak to deliver a heavy chugfest. It was a pleasure to work with him on the album!

on 2016-11-24 09:19:28

This is really great, it really has a flair of a "Western"-metal!

on 2016-05-29 17:31:53

The song is really energetic; makes me feel like I'm about to fight for my life. At 3:11, I headbanged like crazy to be honest

on 2016-04-22 10:43:26

Max did such an amazing job with this one, and I really want to thank him again for taking on this source for BadAss 3 :D I usually feel that if people mix sources they're not very familiar with, the most creative and interesting remixes are the result, and this is no different: the feel of the original track is there and is immensely intensified (it really is a massive adrenaline building mix), and is complemented by some awesome original stuff (and guitar shreddage). And Max even incorporated the aimed overall feel of BA3 with the excellent addition of orchestral elements that give it an additional militaristic feel. It's certainly no coincidence that this has been (and probably will be) in my top 10 of most played tracks over the past year and a half (yeah, I've had this remix a little longer :P)

on 2016-04-20 10:21:38

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Wild Guns (Natsume, 1994, SNES)
Music by Haruo Ohashi, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki

Tags (8)

Metal, Symphonic
Aggressive, Energetic
Brass, Electric Guitar, Strings, Woodwinds

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