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Maelstorm (EliteFerrex Remix)

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Haven't finished anything for some time because of school, but at least I got to make this. This is a symphonic metal remix of EliteFerrex's 8-bit Storm which can be found here:


Thanks goes to EliteFerrex for allowing me to remix his track.

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This sounds like it could be a final battle!
Speaking of which, could you make a metal version of 'Final Battle' by EliteFerrex? PLEASE?

rtnario responds:

Glad you like it! And well, I'll have to check that out XDD


I got to be honest man, i liked the original more, sorry.
its still good but a bit repetitive in the end.
8/10 4/5

rtnario responds:

I agree, if I had to pick between the two then I'd have to go with the original. Listening to this now 7 years after, it was a couple of nice ideas that could've used more variation and better execution. Thanks, as always!

Epic and familiar

It sounds like through the fire and flames. Keep the hardcore music coming:)

rtnario responds:

Hmm...an odd number of people have mentioned that specific song or at least the artist Dragonforce when it comes to reviewing this song XD Thank the original composer EliteFerrex for the 8-bit melodies--but of course I'd love turning things like that into metal :D

Cool percussion.

The percussion instruments are pretty nice throughout the song. The beginning timpani (I think that's what it is) sounds great. The big-obvious-downgrader (at least in my headphones) was an overpowering, piercing piano at the beginning that was sort of an earsore. The sound was good, and it came out well after the timpani came in, but at the start it sounds a bit too harsh. The piano was kept at the same setting it seems for the whole song, and I think you set it as an accompaniment rather than a melody. It seems to fit the guitars better than when it's solo. The guitars seem ok as well. The bass drum could have a bit more or a bit less, although it is fine for what you were doing I suppose. The strings sound great as a filler in the background, and the chanting or choir patch/sound is a good accompaniment. Haha I like my harsh grading. If I don't grade down on the small things, I don't enjoy the music as much because I don't know what is there. This analyzing actually makes the music sound better all in all. Hope you have fun making whatever music it is that you're working on!


rtnario responds:

Well, it's a timpani with a bunch of other percussion among other things XD Yeah, the piano was tweaked to be in the same, hmm, stereo field...or something as the rhythm guitar, and it was already made loud for the latter parts of the song where it'd be scaling the high heavens. Yeah, I notice too that when I listen to this song, I'm like, WHOA BASS DRUM FOUNTAIN. I didn't really tweak the bass drum to be fit for that kind of fast drumline XD Oh well, you analyze for mistakes, but you also realize what the song really sounds like in the first place :) Thanks for the review, and I definitely will have fun making music XD


this is one of the best songs I've heard!

Keep it up!


P.S. I just recently became a member here so far it's awesome !

rtnario responds:

Haha, glad you think so, and that your welcome here is quite a good one! Will do. :D

Credits & Info


4.90 / 5.00

Aug 28, 2009
10:53 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
2.7 MB
1 min 59 sec

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