Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Guarvail: Final Fantasy Heavy Metal Arrange

Guarvail: Final Fantasy Heavy Metal Arrange
[Audio CD, 1 Disc]
Source: Final Fantasy series
Composer: SHADE
Release Date: 2007
Label: Doujin/Indie

Guarvail: Final Fantasy Heavy Metal Arrange is a 13 track arrangement album featuring some of composer Nobuo Uematsu's work on the Final Fantasy series. The album is arranged by SHADE, which comprises two members, Makoto and Eiji. The album itself is similar to The Black Mages, with fast, hard hitting guitar work and some creative harmonies. However, the title itself is a little misleading, as I would not classify this as heavy metal but as a guitar-centric rock arrangement. This might come as a disappointment to some, but if you're already a fan of The Black Mages you should find some familiar ground here. Unfortunately, some of the tracks do come off as lengthy and even repetitive at times, while other tracks seem a bit shorter than they should be (the first arrangement is a minute and twenty seconds of a great theme, really?). This is an album that overall could have benefited from more care in post-production, but nonetheless is a great addition to your music collection if you're familiar with the series.

Track List

01 FF8 The Legendary Beast
02 FF8 The Extreme
03 FF5 Battle on the Big Bridge
04 FF3 Opening Theme
05 FF2 Battle Scene A
06 FF6 Decisive Battle
07 FF7 Birth of the God
08 FF6 Dancing Mad -Tier 1-
09 FF6 Dancing Mad -Tier 2-
10 FF6 Dancing Mad -Tier 3-
11 FF6 Dancing Mad -Tier 4-
12 FF4 Red Wings
13 FF6 Tina

Recommended Listening: The Extreme, Battle Scene A, Red Wings.

38 comments:

  1. music is good for your health

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  2. I like this better than the Black Mages.

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  3. Not very much into metal, but these sound pretty cool :)

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  4. Yo this is good stuff. Take any of Final Fantasy's music, give it an awesome remix..and boom you get stuff this awesome!

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  5. The best thing about FF is the music. I never liked the games much. Nice covers.

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  6. So much good music. Thanks a lot!

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  7. this is some hardcore shit, thank you keep it up

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  8. Nice music man, can't wait to see more.

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  9. Wow, thanks for giving me something to listen to.

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  10. Thanks for giving me something to listen to.

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  11. Badass, even though it's not my usual listening style..

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  12. I always listen to the final fantasy 8 soundtrack to pump myself up for a workout!

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  13. Cool! I like listening to video game soundtracks!

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  14. Holy shit. I'm hooked after listening to the first video.

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  15. FF has always had badass music. This is no exception. ^_^

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  16. I couldn't stop listening to this !!! epic ! :D

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  17. hey great tracks, I love this type of music

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  18. fullowin 'n' suppin :)

    wtfiniggagun

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  19. Now I know what I will be listening to the rest of the day.

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  20. I appreciate the content but my flash plugin doesn't - it just crashed :(

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  21. wow this shit is pretty damn legendary!

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  22. Thanks for the heads up, I'll just display one post per page since it's probably youtube.

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  23. Reminds me I need to finish XIII XD

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