Hi again from Germany for the next level
*gosh* Quite some time passed since my last review on your previous version of this song in August 2008. Ever since I waited for the next attempt to gain a 10 from me - do you remember? You even wanted to notify me ;)
Luckily I recalled to look after it myself and dig around on NG and found it - a whole year after you transmitted it. O.o But this doesn't mean you won't get a review from me anyway :-P
And again you proved that some kind of epic boss battle, dreamful sceneries in a glorious rpg type game like the Final Fantasy series or Zelda fits best to it. The heroic line is clearly heard in the melody of this beautiful song.
I really like many things you and Wyldefyre1 rearranged.
At 2:17 the underlined piano melody was a nice idea - would have been also a fine interludium to do some canon-thing-like parts or bring out the side melody while dropping the main melody for a short period of time. If you understand what I mean.
At about 2:40 you introduced some kind of chorus in the background, making it sound more epic and giving the whole song a small climax. I like it a lot.
But also there are some parts I dislike - not meaning I do so for the whole song.
That short transition at 2:02 is a too hard interuption for the ever existing flow in the rest of the song. Although the sound quality in overall is very improved, your original instruments or melody line sounds a little bit "washed-out" (especially the piano). I liked the clear sound in the previous version better.
Finally, this is a new version I also like - a 5/5 is an obligation - but your aim to get a 10/10 from me I cannot grant. Maybe, because it is so extremely hard to make a last stunning improvement without producing some negative effects too.
Neithertheless a well done work, and worth the effort you both put in it. I really appreciate that - without such ambitious musicians the world would be a lot poorer. So: thumbs up ^.^