ReMix:Mega Man X5 "The Ultimate Armor" 3:24

By Nabeel Ansari

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 2017-09-15, evaluated by Liontamer

One last cut off Smash The Record: The Record to end the week, as Nabeel Ansari (formerly Neblix), brother of album director Shariq Ansari, sends us a searing, short-but-sweet rock/metal take on MMX5:

"Shariq needed a quick mix for the upcoming Smash The Record event, and asked me to pick from MMX or Kirby. I figured I hadn't done anything from MMX series yet since my younger days in the Remix Battles, so I did a metal arrangement testing out a lot of my sample libraries that don't see much use, namely a lot of Shreddage products and the Matt Halpern drums from GetGood Drums. This mix is 100% sequenced, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I picked "X vs. Zero" because I had been earlier frustrated with existing remixes of it that didn't quite capture the open feel of it in the source, and I wanted something that did."

Literal bro DarkeSword writes:

"Damn, Nabeel. When did you get this good?"

Supportive siblings FTW; it has been & continues to be awesome to see the Ansari brothers do amazing things on OCR, ISW, and beyond, and it's cool that they worked together on STR:TR. While guitar players might sneer at sample-based metal as being "fakey" or otherwise non-brutal, leaving faces unmelted, I think Impact Soundworks has an amazing product line with Shreddage, and I'm looking forward to 3.0; this sounds pretty damn badass to me. Things intro hot, super-dramatic high string stabs amp up the epic, and eventual guitar solo lead melody soars like a leaf on the wind. The slow bend at 1'39" is particularly nice. At 3'23" this is on the shorter side, but it's chock full o' oomph & delivers a formidable melodic payload on its brisk schedule, and feels very complete. Great stuff from Nabeel - be sure to check out Smash The Record AND Smash The Record: The Record and show some support!



Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2017-09-20 23:52:43

Man, this mix just kept getting better and better. Great energy and I love the way the themes interweave with the drums. By the end I was already scrolling up to play it again!! Well done!

on 2017-09-20 03:19:56

This is powerful and effective, there's nothing here that doesn't need to be here. I could spot a few places where I could tell it was sequenced guitar (after reading about the fact in the write-up), but only a few, and to me it all sounds good anyway. The solo around 1:30 is super sweet.

on 2017-09-15 22:04:09

Seemed fairly conservative to me at first, but once we got to the 1-minute mark, it got more interpretive. I dig the solo at the 1.5 minute mark!

on 2017-09-15 12:35:06

Your Neblix has evolved in Nabeel Ansari!

Seriously, his skills have evolved, too! Nice work!

on 2017-09-13 16:55:41

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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 (9)

Bells,Electric Guitar,Orchestral,Strings,Synth

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