Caught me by surprise.
I'm diggin this dark atmosphere you've got going on. It really manipulates the sound of the original song. The use of effects is brilliant and really adds to every aspect of this mix. I really enjoy remixes that are more than just the original placed into a genre and this is more. It's a unique sound you won't hear anywhere else.
I feel like it fails to maintain energy as it picks up though. It sort of hits a climax and then dies out. I don't think the climax was a big enough turning point either. Dynamically I think it would have been very interesting if the volume would have seriously picked up.
Overall I enjoyed it. My original vote was an 8, but I figure what the hell. It's Christmas and I enjoy the originality. You've earned yourself a 9 and a 5.
If you could, please check out my rendition of Deck the Halls, "Fa la la la la". Thanks. :)
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.