Posted 2020-06-10, evaluated by the judges panel


NOT SAFE FOR WORK... or, just maybe... anywhere else ;) Seizure Machine (Marlon Sinvergüenza & Adrian Bureu) debut with the LYRICALLY EXPLICIT metal/rap/hip-hop SMB2 "Boss" (Birdo!) jam you never knew you needed:

"We were inspired by Birdo's egg spitting. Birdo spits fire."

Fxsnowy - production, mixing, mastering
Marlon Sinvergüenza - vocals

It's a two-sentence premise summary, but it speaks volumes. This is one of the shortest mixes approved in the era of the modern judges panel, and packs quite a bit of sumthin'-sumthin' into its 1'23" duration. And by "sumthin'-sumthin;" I only mean the freshest set of Birdo-related verses in a metal/rap context that you'll probably ever hear. Bold words, I know, but Marlon & Adrian have crafted a powerful nugget of refs, boasts, disses (not even Jesus escapes unscathed), and... we're gonna call it chutzpah. Conceptual Chutzpah. Decent band name, but absolutely accurate w/ regard to this mix, which legit surprised the judges; Larry Oji embraced the f-bomb spirit of the moment:

"I gotta say, I loaded that file up and saw a 1:18-long time and literally went "Ah, fuck", because there was NO WAY this could be enough to pass as a reasonably developed arrangement.

But then... original word salad lyrics with good variations in the rhythms & delivery, strong production, constant small (and some big) textural changes to change up the energy, and a sudden finish that actually wasn't disappointing. Wow.

Man, what the fuck? Maybe others won't agree, but dammit, y'all pulled this off. 78 seconds, and yet... YES.

Color me surprised. Commendable job, and lots of fun!"

A decision for the ages; Liontamer's been 'round a while and seen some stuff, but this was a fun, feisty surprise even for him, which set the tone for subsequent evaluation. I loved, love, & will continue to love SMB2, and I'm still hoping its aesthetics & mechanics are revisited in a modern incarnation at some juncture. Much has been written about Birdo, centering around the character's gender identity and the way Nintendo arguably mishandled & played it for laughs, and of course it's just kinda strange to shoot eggs out your mouth and all, but back in the day this frenetic music made the game's first boss encounter a harrying, action-packed experience. Survival was first on our adolescent minds, in my recollection. This mix channels both the irreverence & the intensity of the source, while obviously extrapolating & adding quite a bit on top. Drums kick, guitars shred, there's an impressive arc & variety given the brevity, and it somehow all manages to swim. Plus there's a chemistry joke & Flight of the Conchords nod, which is an instant bonus multiplier in my book. No doubt polarizing with a certain cross-section of VGM fandom that dislikes lyrics, rapping, and/or fun & Good Times, this is a nice little JOLT of something different, unusual, & memorable, not unlike Birdo herself. Props to Seizure Machine for defying conventions, defying expectations, and defying anyone who ever said "Hey you can't do a metal rap arrangement of the Super Mario Bros. 2 boss theme!!" - enjoy!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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timaeus222
on 2020-06-22 04:22:06

This is some cheeky stuff. Good to see that it set a new precedent as well, and wasn't just NOed and asked to be extended.

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Rapidkirby3k
on 2020-06-21 16:06:21

This is awesome, and very catchy too!

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Sir_NutS
on 2020-06-11 10:57:28

Hey, I missed voting on this on the panel, just wanted to add that this is super cool and I like it a lot!

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Polo
on 2020-06-11 04:09:39

Ye gods, this is like a drug that guarantees an instant hit. Not sure what I love more: the references to mythical figures, or the fact that this manages to get away with a quiet lull (between lyrical jaunts) in an already short span of time. Either way, this is seriously addicting.

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Liontamer
on 2020-06-09 12:44:03

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 1988, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Boss"

Tags (11)


Genre:
Hip Hop, Metal
Mood:
Aggressive
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Rapping, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Lyrics > Lyrics: Explicit
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Super_Mario_Bros_2_Birdo's_Revenge_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,264,245 bytes
MD5:
42f31cea4fd9b39b39daa50b30c4900a
Bitrate:
223Kbps
Duration:
1:18

I was just kidding
JK... Rollin'!
Up on my nemeses
Vacate the premises

I take vacations in Hades with Hades
Make booties shake like the...
ground in Haiti

Hercules, you're an obsolete hero
Jesus is a copy
Scorpion, Sub-Zero
Sailors hear the siren song that you relish
I killed Achilles 'cause I have a foot fetish!

[break]

Now, we're back and the beat's on full blast
I take over these streets like Critical Mass
Divide by volume
You're so fucking dense
Your cranium's uranium
Mine is hydrogen

Conquest, I navigate
Port and starboard
I'm so fly like the motherfucking Conchords
Conker had a bad fur day, didn't shave
My dick is Donkey Kong with a condom for a cage!!!

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