I sorta imagin a jungle man on a mountain top
Though I've never heard the original, I gotta say this sounds good. This really doesn't feel like a battle theme unless I picture fighting on a mountain top. It sounds good nonetheless. I recommend bringing up the the drums, or lowering everything else. Especially, bringing up the bass drum!
keep it up
Original? this is the original! I understand what your saying and it was the same debate going on this end, but looking back over other rpg games in the same or similar style, I found that fast battle music was met by slow battle movement (waiting for the turn bar to fill). So I wanted a more epic feel to the music so it makes an occasion of it. Also there will be a lot of slashing and smashing going on over the top. So all in all I absolutely agree with you but I'm not going to do anything to change it. :)
im getting down to this