Posted 2021-02-16, evaluated by the judges panel

If you're like me, you may not be intimately familiar with Dahna Megami Tanjou. It's *okay*... not everyone is. To help address our shared shortcomings, jmabate (Jean Marc Abate) returns, teaming up with Audio Mocha (on a steamin', screamin' guitar solo) for a rock/metal take on the rather badass opening theme:

"Opening theme from Dahna: Megami Tanjō game on Sega Mega Drive in 1991.

composer T's Music
arranged and performed by jmabate
guest guitar solo by Audio Mocha"

While the submission email was about as minimalist as it gets, the mix has a performance video you should check out, and all I can say is DAMN - this is a fun, under-the-radar source which absolutely deserved the spotlight & which works beautifully in a high-energy, aggressive metal context; loving those machine-gun drum passages w/ half-tempo melody over top. I also appreciate the tempo ramp-up & general structural variety, which helps offset the reduced timbral palette. Judges were unanimous; prophetik music calmly offers his lowercase props:

"the intro does a nice job setting up the feel. i liked the switch between duple and triple meter, and the increasing tempo was well handled. the break at 1:12 is well-timed, and the main body of the piece that happens right after is great. i liked the solo section as well, as it didn't carry on too long and then immediately got back to the melodic content. the ending section at 2:55 was also fun and a good way to help the track wrap.

from a mastering perspective, this sounds fine. it's a bit bass-heavy and it's hard to hear the drums in some areas but overall it does a good job conveying what you're going for.

this is a solid track. nice work."

Calm down, Brad! ;) This goes a couple steps beyond "solid" for me, elevated by the tempo/meter playfulness and the bitchin' guitar solo from Daniel. Excellent stuff - thanks to both artists for exposing me to a Mega Drive gem I was unfamiliar with, and doing it with plenty of style & shred!



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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Dahna: Megami Tanjou (IGS , 1991, GEN)
Music by T's Music

Tags (10)

Electric Guitar
Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Effects > Distortion
Origin > Collaboration
Production > Live Instruments
Time > Tempo: Variable

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