Category: music

Zanarkander

My PUNCHFEST entry from last night. Raped “At Zanarkand” for Demonstray. And that’s pretty much it. Besides learning the song beforehand, I spent 3.5 hours on this.


Fortress of doom

My first ever PUNCHFEST entry. For PUNCHFEST X, held July 3rd.

This is a revised version, however, and not the one I had in the PUNCHFEST. I made some changes in the drums mostly, re-recorded some guitars that bothered me. Stuff like that. There’s still stuff to fix that I’m not going to fix, so here it is. Enjoy!


Fire and stuff

My cover/arrangement of the Llamarada theme from the game Lords of Thunder. Nice game and it has a kickass soundtrack too. Unfortunately the mixing is pretty bad, and then so… ansgaros to the rescue! Well, it’s not a 1:1 cover by any means, I gave it my own flavor I do believe, but enjoy anyway! It’s mostly a pretty straightforward cover. It was named by a friend.

Made for the June 2010 duel at Dwelling of Duels.

There is a video of me playing this song on YouTube.


Cradel of forest

Like it says, this one’s actually a re-mixed version. The original sounds so very bad. As the story goes, someone wanted to make Rock Band charts for this song and asked for separate tracks. I didn’t feel comfortable giving them the original mix, so I re-did the mixing and mastering. And that’s pretty much it. Sounds a lot better than the 2006 original though.

When I first heard the Silent Hill 4 OST I said to myself: “I’m going to make a power metal cover of this song! …..one day.” Then, 18 months later, when I saw that this month’s (September 2006) theme at DoD was Silent Hill I knew what had to be done. And did it. With this song I also secured my first DoD win!

The original mix can be found in the Treasury section though, if you really want to hear it.


A new dawn

My proper entry for the Ys DoD. Turned out just fine in my opinion.

Man, I really should write these writeup things right after I finish the songs, when I still have something to say about them (see below for another example)…


Five-finger discount

This was my alt entry for the Ys DoD. An arrangement of the shop theme.


To reminisce is to relive

This was originally going to be a 10 minute epic medley of songs from (sidescrolling) games I played when I was a young boy. In the end I decided to drop half of the songs to have at least some musical coherency in it. I believe that choice was the right one.

This song has a fade out. Some people hate fade outs unconditionally, some don’t mind them. When used correctly, I don’t mind.


Seiren

My alternate entry to the MAGFest 7/sidescroller month DoD. Someone requested Thunder Force 3 music from me so I did this.


Cyclops and Storm lose, Juggernaut wins

I think this turned out a bit weird. I couldn’t decide which one I’d do, Cyclops or Storm, so I did a medley. And I liked that Juggernaut ending song so much that I wanted to get that in this too. I was going for a “lighter” sound overall than my usual, so I dialed down the gain on the rhythm guitars to almost 0. See if you notice any difference.

I entered September’s superhero DoD with this song, and much to my surprise I placed first.

P.S. SnappleMan made me do it.


Fall of Garuda

My last month’s DoD entry. I must have done something right, since it was a free month and I won. And by a decent margin, too: I got 85 votes and M-H in second place got 51. Yeah, overall I guess it’s my best VG arrangement this far. It’s also my longest song to date.