You just managed to give Nintendo the middle finger to their musical works by adding lyrics to a lyric-less song and out-doing them in the process with a much smaller budget and simple free-time!
Seriously, this is amazing. This is something that makes me rather disappointed that Nintendo, with all its creativity and work put into their games that they never thought about giving some of their better works some lyrics to add to the music's tone and feel.
This sounds even more like a lullaby than the ones without lyrics, as it makes you even more wanting to fall asleep to it's soothing tones and meaningful words. This sounds like something you would hear in a LoZ game, as although the lyrics have no reference to the games (unless those of you end up going the extra mile to make references out of any of the lines), the words sounds like something you could easily hear them saying in-game.
This is really up there, probably higher than even Nintendo's works. And you deserve having this on the Best of the Week, if not the Best of All Time given the final product.
Now imagine in Nintendo were to step up and go this extra mile like you. Con grads
Actually I was thinking of Hyrule when I wrote the lyrics "Waltz under moonlit trees" I was referring to Faron Woods, and "Sail all the wondrous seas" I was referring to Wind Waker. Things like that. But I'm glad you liked this so much ^_^
Never was much a metal fan personally...
I don't really listen to heavy metal. Not entirely my type of music.
But I bet you're asking, "what's that suppose to mean?" It just shows how much attention this is attracting for those who don't listen to the genre.
I gotta say, the original Advent Children version of this song could do without the orchestral parts depending on the segments of the song. What you did here is exactly that. Not that the orchestral parts were bad, but that the heavy metal parts of it seemed to overpower it.
So what about your version? I gotta say, it still captures the essence of the original while being a whole complete genre of music rather than two that tried to fuse together while one overpowered the other.
I will have to say that the vocals should've been clearer, either they should've been higher in pitch or louder so that you could hear it along with the insturmentals. The omen part is practically the main melody of the whole song no matter what genre you take on it, but it got overpowered by the guitars. That is what I felt set back your score.
All in all, from a non-metal fan to a metal one, this is a really great song.
Makes me want to sleep...
I'm seeing most of your music as Heavy Metal, but this one here surprised me.
I gotta say it's really beautiful. While this is a bit minor, the violins sound a little...awkward. They fit, but at times they seem a little too echoey. But maybe that was intentional.
I will say one thing tho. That last bit with the electric guitar was even more of a shock. I was listening to this whole song while typing this review, and then the guitar part came out of nowhere. Nice man.
It's very rare to find any Sonic songs from a lot of the vocal songs remixed by another person, and I happened to find one.
The lyrics were nice, although I have to be honest on that they could have had more work in some parts (the part where you said "Sonic the Hedgehog" sounded a bit awkward). But I'm okay with it, as long as the music is good.
This remix sounded very nice, though.
And two months to do this, yeah I can tell you put a lot of effort into this...
I give you a 9/10.
Yeah I mentioned Sonic but never said "The Hedgehog" lol.
Well anyway, I'm glad you liked it, and Im glad this was worth the efforts I made :D
Wow, Another remix of your great tracks...
As if you couldn't get any better, you release this and amaze me more.
I loved the original one, but this is a lot better. I don't know what to say about it. I love the piano in the background of it, and it gets even better when it gets more into the techno in the middle of it.
Anyway, continue with these tracks man. I really look forward on hearing more from you, and more remixes of your old songs as well...
You know, I wonder how a remix of the Lava Reef Zone from Sonic and Knuckles would sound from you. I can't even imagine it myself...
Haha, well, I always do try to improve aspects of the arrangement style, figured I'd try something new and focus on the piano more. It seems it turned out pretty well if I look at the responses! So that makes me glad.
It's good to hear you like it over the original. I really liked the original but I figured it could've felt a lot more epic, so I tried my best to make it 'stand up' in this version, especially with the string variation in the middle. And yeah, I'll look more into my earlier work and see what can be updated well. I won't stop now with music, anyway. :P
And yeah, me too. Sonic music is really good, I haven't played around with many themes aside from obviously Icecap Zone and some greenhill stuff that I never finished. I can always give it a spin later.
Anyway, thanks for the review man!
Industrial and its finest.
I've been listening to your tracks for quite a while, and I must say it is great!
It's really a shame that there aren't that many good industrial tracks here on Newgrounds. Not that they weren't given effort, they just don't have that feel I'm looking for, but that's me.
I've also noticed that a good number of your tracks have some Hip-hop elements and feels to them...
anyway, I'm lovin this track. Keep at it.
I try to combine all of my bizarre musical influences into my tracks - including hip-hop sometimes.
Nice, a good style to it for hip-hop
Eh, I saw the other reviews from other people and your comments to them. Me personally, I like the hip-hop genre (yes that goes for the repetitive beats as well buddy :D)
But this, this sets things to a new height. Damn, if only you did submit more to this category, because this is one impressive track. I really think you SHOULD do more, in YOUR OWN style of course. :D
If only this were a bit longer though, all the tracks I've heard from you, you could really make this track GREEATT!
Man I like this. It has an eerie touch to it. And it sounds perfect for battle scenes!
I like this style you have, I can't wait for more of your songs man!
:) maybe you gonna like my next project, but it's gonna take a while to finish it. It's a bit similar to this one. I wish I had more time and inspiration.
I've been listening to your music before I even joined Newgrounds (which was about...half a year).
I have to say this is your best IceCap track on here, and possibly the entire net!
It wasn't really original, but who gives a shit nowadays? I sho' as hell don't!
This song touched my soul (cheesy, yet true), good for setting the mood on things.
And then when it got wild after half way through it, I felt like dancing
Too bad this is your last. I bet you're pretty sick of making IceCap songs, or you just can't make another one that would be better than this.
Either way, just keep up the good work on all your songs...
And nice work on that Belittlement song, I never thought you would make Hip-Hop music (probably the only one), you always struck me as a Hard Techno
kind of person.
Sorry for the late response, it's been a tough few weeks.
First of all, thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked it. And true, it's not that original. Even though the original doesn't give you that much work to begin with, even though that's not much of an excuse either.
I might have another one coming out, but that's still hanging in the balance of a few people.
And thanks for the comment about Belittlement. :) I like a little variation every now and then, but indeed, I am more of a Techno & Trance person in my nature. :)
Again, thanks for the review(s)!
Well, I'm a gangsta muthafucka and I listen to more rap than rock, but this is cool.
I never really thought something like this could be made into that.
Oh, and by the way: not all rap is bad. Some is I'll admit, but not all. Just thought I'd say that 'cause of the in the title. Not tryin' to disrespect y'all Rock lovers or anything, I can dig this.
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