Darth Nefelim informationNick: Darth Nefelim
Darth Nefelim says:
Ok, you ask about my "low" rates too oftenly. I'll show you *my* truth. :)
Darth Nefelim's reviews:
"Excessive lead" (by Darth Nefelim, 14 Nov 2006) [6/10]
It's the classic situation, when the game is better then its soundtrack. Someone will say "a music just inside a game", I say it's a pity there are only two really smashing tunes - introduction (track 2) and some level (track 11). Oh yeah, they must be heard! Other stuff is nothing but a stuff.
Jazz Jackrabbit 3: Game rip
"Jazzless" (by Darth Nefelim, 8 Jul 2006) [6/10]
Everything fades away, this is a pure sample of such statement. In the whole, this one looks unfinished, contains interesting ideas, that were not completed properly. Just a respect to Alex left. JJ2 was the best of the whole series. So did Unreal.
Wild Arms Second Ignition: Original soundtrack
"One hundred and two" (by Darth Nefelim, 1 Dec 2005) [6/10]
This soundtrack is surprising with number of tracks - 105 and only at 2 CDs. Most of'em are less then a minute as the result, so I was left unsatisfied. Sometimes the track was beginning charmly, but then faded out in most pretty moment. Do the listener need quantity or quality? Nevertheless, I was told this soundtrack is weaker then it's predecessor - I'm disagreed. Actually, I don't remember the first part of "Wild ARMs" and I can say this part is also good for listening. Calm, romancing and emphatic soundtrack.
Deus Ex 2: Original soundtrack
"Invisible sountrack" (by Darth Nefelim, 28 Nov 2005) [4/10]
The soundtrack for the first part of "Deus Ex" game series was hard to forget. As for me, it was weaker then soundtrack for "Unreal", but nevertheless it sounded impressive enough for the mod music. The game grew up, Alexander Brandon did it too, but something has gone. The title and Credits are sounding attractive, charming, interesting, but between'em are emptyness of ambiental compositions. What is nice for a game is not also nice apart of it. Too much invisibility for a soundtrack.
Colony Wars 2: Vengeance: Game rip
"Music from my past" (by Darth Nefelim, 28 Nov 2005) [5/10]
I feel nothing to this music, but I remember those times, when I've heard it first. It's a bit strange soundtrack - I'm not agree with using sound track from movies in soundtrack. Other compositions sounds very variously: from weak ambience to unforgetable parts. In overall this soundtrack is interesting to test. Try it, but don't expect too much - it's just good. Nothing more. Only the past.
Wild Arms Vocal Collection
"A pleasant music without replayability" (by Darth Nefelim, 28 Nov 2005) [6/10]
Most of japanese songs are sounding very pleasant for me. I guess it's because of this songs are very simular to russian national motets in some way. Nice music, nice lyrics and nice vocals - that's what you'll find in this album. And what's a pity here is only one singing woman! I see nothing bad in one artist per album - that's an ordinal practice. But 14 tracks in one style with one artist are really boring to here. You'll listen this album with a great pleasure, but there're little chances you'll want to listen it again
Extreme Assault: Original soundtrack
"Doubful assault" (by Darth Nefelim, 24 Nov 2005) [6/10]
It is usually interesting to enjoy Chris Huelsbeck's works. That is one of'em, but I have too doubful impression over it. Sayin' technically, soundtrack for "Extreme Assault" is very well made, nice arranged and has some tasty themes (like Finale, f.e.). But in whole it sounds a bit boring and common. A precise case of mostly-for-the-game music.
Advent Rising: Original soundtrack
"Looped Tommy" (by Darth Nefelim, 10 Nov 2005) [6/10]
Nice and charming theme by Tommy has only one serious minus - 27 repetitions. In any other views this soundtrack rocks. You'll understand it, if you'll listen it for 27 days. 1 day - 1 track.
Extreme Pinball: Game rip
"Just the Branch" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Sep 2005) [5/10]
While the "Epic Pinball" is the Ancestor of many mod music, this one is just one branch. Nothing bad, nothing to remember. The last point is most heavy in my rate.
Epic Pinball: Game rip
"The Ancestor" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Sep 2005) [7/10]
Those, who are livin' with the game industry, will remember this music - sometimes it sounds similar to mod classics like "Unreal". It's one of the Ancestors of mod music from many games of all time. The music does not sound impressive itself, but its "historical" part is very strong for me. Nevertheless, it's a good work.
Alien Incident: Game rip
"Purple Incident" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Aug 2005) [3/10]
I knew what I was downloading - the name of Purple Motion represents itself. This soundtrack has nothing to shame from the view of tracking technics. But its a very strange soundtrack, a very strange and enough mysterious sound. I did not play the original game, so I can't guess why the music is so... unattractible. Good work, but hardly understandible creation.
Pyramid Runner: Game rip
"Running under vibes" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Aug 2005) [5/10]
It's nice to find here the music by people you know. It's nice to hear the simple and kind music. But it's not nice the music in the pack is so different - from easy tunes to tunes that are heavy a bit. Someone calls this "a variety". Someone said the variety should be rated as good, cause it's really good. Someone was me. :)
Wonderland (Midnight Synergy): Game rip
"Purple Wonder" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Aug 2005) [4/10]
Another technical perfection from Purple Motion. But another strange and atmospheric music. A VERY atmospheric music.
Star Control 2: Game rip
"Modmare" (by Darth Nefelim, 21 Jun 2005) [2/10]
That's Amiga, I understand. Hardware limitations, I understand. Non-professional composers, I understand. Terrible music. And I can't understand this. I know a wide variety of superb amiga modules. I know this style. I know this scene. But why this soundtrack is so repulsive? I don't know. Only mods made by Riku Nuottajarvi are above the average level. A few rich pieces in the reign of poverty. (Nothing bad about the game - it's only about the soundtrack.)
Unreal Tournament - Maps Music
"The Angle and The Cannon" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Jun 2005) [6/10]
I don't think it's a good idea to post only one tune as the complete soundtrack. Even if this is a "classic" mod from Skaven (Peter Hajba). But this tune sounds like the whole soundtrack - different parts, different ideas, one style. Good style. Damnly good style! And did ya expect something different from Skaven? I did not.
Unreal Tournament: Operation Na Pali: Game rip
"Faking nice" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 May 2005) [7/10]
Toxeen has made a superb copy of original U-music. You're purely feeling the taste of original Unreal Trilogy, it's soul. Good work, but may be it's not a best way to fake someone's work.
Skittles 2: Game rip
"Oldschool is here" (by Darth Nefelim, 16 May 2005) [8/10]
Abnormally great sample of oldschool tracking classic. This is the music of early 90th, pieces of childhood and evolution. Not all of these tunes are making me feel good, but they're sounding impressive in the whole. Demoscene roxx!
Unreal Tournament: NeoCairo: Game rip
"Prize of Worth" (by Darth Nefelim, 11 May 2005) [7/10]
Unreal Trilogy became Legend. And any modifications for this classic games will automatically be estimated under the "reign" of its ancestor. As for me, I can trully say this tunes won't ever take a place at the Unreal Throne. But I'm undoubtedly sure it will take a place near this Throne. This music is worthy for its ancestor.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes: Original soundtrack
"Echoes In My Head" (by Darth Nefelim, 8 May 2005) [5/10]
I was listening this soundtrack during I was working at my village. I can't say, this music boosts good work. :) There are so much tributes from previous games of this series, nice ambients and easy cognative style. But there are to many tributes, to many ambients and to many cognates. It seems, only fans will estimate this soundtrack is it should be really estimated.
Warcraft 3: Original soundtrack
"Made by Blizzard" (by Darth Nefelim, 3 May 2005) [6/10]
The music from Blizzard is so unique, that it can be easily recognized even with closed eyes. This soundtrack contains only several tunes from the whole game, but it also contains all music themes from Blizzard's sweet cinematic cuts. It's a honey-like bait for Warcraft "bee" fans.
You won't find any extraordinal in this soundtrack. Just a professional but enough atmospheric sound line. Made by Blizzard - that's irrefragable answer.
Wild ARMs: Original soundtrack
"Double-sided" (by Darth Nefelim, 3 May 2005) [6/10]
A soundtrack of typical "western" story in natural japan setting. 36 tracks of several romancing themes in different arrangement - from orchestral classic to typical american banjo variations. The whole soundtrack is well balanced and really nice to make you relax after long and hard day. But it's not enough charming...
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance: Game rip
"Something untoasted" (by Darth Nefelim, 4 Apr 2005) [5/10]
After several years of waiting the legendary series resurrected. And once again we're standing at the brink of destruction, against merciless Forces of Evil. The time of bloody slaughter is coming... Hey, what's that harmonic noise at the background? Ah yeah, I understand. This is just another atmospheric soundtrack by Dan Forden. I forgot it while writing this text. :)
Soul Calibur 2: Original soundtrack
"Heroic overdose" (by Darth Nefelim, 31 Mar 2005) [4/10]
The sequel to anything should be more intersting, more various, more powerful, more attractive. It seems, composers've sensed this term too literally - the music is overfulled with heroic, brave and powerful compositions, which're sounding... very boring. About two hours of marches is the supreme choice for a tyrant, not for a simple listener.
Soul Calibur: Original soundtrack
"Slaughter" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Mar 2005) [6/10]
I was listening this soundtrack at the background and suddenly surprised of an curious fact: I've listened not less then 10 tracks but found no changes in music. :) Yes, that's right - this soundtrack suffers from very little variety between compositions. They're extremely heroic and full of courage, it's nice to slaughter each other listening this soundtrack. But I have several doubts it's nice to listen this during usual every day job.
Soul Edge Arcade Edition Original Soundtrack Super Battle Sound Attack
"Fake Remembrances" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Mar 2005) [3/10]
When I found this soundtrack, I was remembering the game, those old times, old charms. Now I've it at my hard drive, I've listened it and... Do you really think one good and one middling songs are enough for the CD with 16 tracks? Such an unexpected trash. I can't say the music is awful - it's good at professional point of view. But not all of listeners are professionals.
Killer Instinct: Gold Cuts Soundtrack
"Any shining thing is not yet gold" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Mar 2005) [5/10]
The continue of the story, the continue of the music. I won't judge the gameplay and I did not expect any enchancements and improvements from this soundtrack. The first soundtrack was much more comfortable for me.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2: The Secret Files: Game rip
"Like Brandon Do" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Mar 2005) [5/10]
It's a classic sample of music I can describe like "Brandon-style". Nothing genius, but... There're really something attracting, something like a taste - it cannot be described, you've to feel it by yourself.
p.s. Nothing to rate here - it's funny to rate only one tune. This is Alexander Brandon. Nothing to say more.
Wing Commander Prophecy: Original soundtrack
"Freshing background" (by Darth Nefelim, 21 Mar 2005) [5/10]
I was enjoying this music while playing... "Wolfenstein 3-D". He-he, it was a really nice background. :-) This is a compiliation of various artits (most of'em aren't very famous) and their song, which were used in the training (simulation) mode of the original game. Good variety, some tracks are really awesome things ("Mercy", "Awakening", "Gravitation Zero"). Sad to say this, it's nothing but a good background.
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST (Japanese Version)
"Cheap but no good" (by Darth Nefelim, 23 Feb 2005) [3/10]
Actualy, I didn't play this game, so I'm not influenced by its charm. Sometimes authority of the game or its creators is surpassing its real content. That's the case. A suddenly awful music. I'm not surprised by the sound quality, but the melodies... Too cheap for such a respected series.
Halo 2: Original soundtrack volume one
"(dis)Connected" (by Darth Nefelim, 23 Feb 2005) [5/10]
In the neverending race to win the top place at soundtracks chart "only the strongest will survive". It seems, this soundtrack won't. :-) Can't say it's bad or sad. This is a nice soundtrack for a nice game. But nothing more. It's good, it's too usual.
Kingdom Hearts: Original soundtrack
"Take it from your friend" (by Darth Nefelim, 23 Feb 2005) [6/10]
That's another case of authority domination. I was searching for this music and it became a some kind of legend for me. But when I got it from my friend the result has made a pleasure for me I haven't bought it. This music is really good, but it's not what I was imaging about.
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike: Original soundtrack
"C'mon, move ur lard slice!"" (by Darth Nefelim, 26 Jan 2005) [4/10]
Yeah, party people! With this groovy sound ya could shake, shake, shake yourself up and down. Yo! Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of rap-styled music. Da BOOM-BANG rythm has no impression on me.
World of Warcraft Collector's Edition Soundtrack
"WoW... as usual" (by Darth Nefelim, 26 Jan 2005) [7/10]
The last track from this CD has made a very strong impression on me. Nevertehless I'm free of subjective rating. This soundtrack is a tough compilation of Warcrat III music and brand new tracks. As usual it's orchestrated enough. As usual it's full of epic. As usual it's damnly good fro the game. As usual it's too usual. Same things can't last forever. This music is as ordinal as it is beautiful.
Metroid Prime & Fusion Soundtracks
"Prime Play" (by Darth Nefelim, 25 Jan 2005) [5/10]
The in-game and out-game music are quite different things. When you're playing a Game (I mean the Real Game here, which grabs you completely up), you live within it. The Sound is surrounding you, adding vivid strokes for Gameplay picture. You're flowing down with it's stream and you're totally happy. But when you're sitting at your everyday job and movin' your business, this Music will sound a diferent. And no one could guarantee your Satisfaction. Sometimes we don't need to collect the fascicle soundtrack. Just return home, start-up your console and have a nice time. That's an idem case.
Donkey Kong Country: Game rip
"Meet the hit!" (by Darth Nefelim, 22 Jan 2005) [8/10]
Oh, yeah. The first game of the trilogy. And impressive soundtrack. Written by three composers (Dave Wise, Evelin Fisher and Robin Beanland), first heard in 1996, loved all around the world. It's the one soundtrack of the whole trilogy that was published on CD. Tis music is pure. Just try "Aquatic Ambiance" (the best for me) or "Life in the mines" (yeah, it's at the second place). Feel this music in your heart. It makes your soul free.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Original soundtrack
"Big Boss will never return" (by Darth Nefelim, 18 Jan 2005) [6/10]
A very interesting regularity exists: the next release is weaker then previous. And infrequent exclusions are only confirming this sadly rule. Can I say this Soundtrack is poor? No. Is it too ordinal? No. Or may be it's a hack-work? You miss again. And what's up then, man?! This Soundtack has lost something more important then just a style, quality or epicness. I can't feel the Core of Metal Gear here. Well arranged, professionally perfomed, but it's not a creation, it's nothing just a work. Good work.
Chaos Legion: Original soundtrack
"Well when free" (by Darth Nefelim, 5 Jan 2005) [5/10]
I did not buy this soundtrack. It was bought by my friend and I've used it fo free. You see, the final rate hardly depends on this simple fact - you won't be really disappointed because you have no loss. But what about music at all?
The introduction, the first track is purely great. It kicks! "But then things changed..." You will hear tough and dynamic tracks with a lot of choir and symphonic moments. But they have no impression on me - just another "japan-styled" noise. Good composition, non-boring playtime. Something is missing there - I can't explain it. But I was not disappointed at all - "khalyava". Do you understand the meaning of this word, huh? ^_^
p.s. Would you like to hear final video sequence from this game instead enjoying it on your TV? The second disc of this soundtrack gives you such an opportunity. Strange decision...
Diablo 2: Original soundtrack
"jal demonio!" (by Darth Nefelim, 29 Dec 2004) [6/10]
This special edition of original game music is a quite blast away thing! There is enough to listen, there is enough to study. I'm finding this music as a nice sample of demonic epic - well-stylized guiatr riffs, pathetic drums and enveloping ambient. Feel the Diablo near you!
Ecco ~ Songs of Time
"I'm waving..." (by Darth Nefelim, 27 Nov 2004) [5/10]
The compliation of two Ecco-series soundtracks is an extremely waving thing. Ambient fans will be happy. And what about my point? I was making a support for my computer while listening this disc. And this music made no disturbance to me - I was listening, enjoying and I've heard nothing. I'm writing this dullness and I just can't remember any track from these eighteen. May be it's simply not my favorite style. But nice music overall.
Final Fantasy 6 - Grand Finale
"That's Nobuo's way..." (by Darth Nefelim, 25 Nov 2004) [6/10]
Music from Final Fantasy game series rocks the scene. You won't get "just a simple soundtrack". You will get a couple CDs with "original sound version", original soundtrack, piano collections, several exclusive editions and etc. The real fan of the FF must be a truely opulent person. :) Other people have to use p2p networks. The russian people can also use infringing CDs. ;-)
We all know, what music Nobuo Uematsu can do. His themes are accepted like a modern classic. First of all you will be introduced with an orchetra version of unfading "Tina Theme". Oh, my... Several tracks of kiddish music then and here we come to the Grand Finale - "operatic" theme. You won't stay indifferent to it - an explosion of joy, really! But I don;t want only a couple of such "explosions"! I want the whole disc! That's the problem...
Rome: Total War: Game rip
"Progeny" (by Darth Nefelim, 16 Nov 2004) [5/10]
I came to one of my fellows and asked him to give me CD with this game to rip it for music. He was surprised: "Didn't you listen music from "Gladiator"?", - he asked. This short story completely describes the music style of this soundtrack. You will hear everything you have to hear in "ancient Rome" styled game - orchestral compositions, barbarian hordes, Rome legions and taste, taste the soul of those days. You'll shut off you music player, relax at your sweety bed... What will you remember of this music? Nothing. That's the key. Only the final song is really great. Everything else is nothing but good.
FIFA Soccer 2005: Other
"(less then) 1,000,000 monsters attack!" (by Darth Nefelim, 16 Nov 2004) [5/10]
Here is the ancient phrase: "The quantity is never quality". This means the BIGGER does not guarantee BETTER. That's the same case - powerful variety of artist, impressive track list, but... Yeah, just the next album from EA Trax. You'll pick up some songs. Other will be merely deleted. No doubt about it.
Final Fantasy 10: Original soundtrack
"Liberi Fatali" (by Darth Nefelim, 18 Oct 2004) [6/10]
An epicaly huge game, an epicaly large soundtrack (4 CDs!). I won't conceal my favours - I like the music written by Nobuo Uematsu. But it seems to be very hard for him to compose so much music at once. And here the co-composers introduced! But will I like music written by'em? That's a moot point.
All tracks, written by Nobuo for this soundtrack, are really great. Wonderful! Just try "Suteki da ne", the main theme of the whole OST (both versions). The other music is extremely variable - from positive feelings downto track skip. May be they should try to perfect their skill first. And I just can't set the whole rate... Compound feelings, really.
Headhunter: Redemption: Original soundtrack
"Music of Redemption" (by Darth Nefelim, 14 Oct 2004) [6/10]
I've bought this soundtrack as a "shadow horse", e.g. something unknown. If you don't known anything about what are you going to buy - you can't be sure of the result. This soundtrack is very new (September 2004), I didn't play the game, I knew little of the composer. But the final result was enough good to warrant my bill. The "rock"-styled soundtrack (I mean "The Rock" movie), slightly aggressive, a little romantic and really untiresome. A quite good result for such a "shadow" purchase.
Parasite Eve 2: Original soundtrack
"Scare Inside" (by Darth Nefelim, 7 Oct 2004) [3/10]
Is it hard to become a composer? The correct answer depends on what're you going to compose. If you just want to make a totally atmospherical sound line then only software knowlege and diligence will be required. In any other case you will need something more. Except of making a terrifying sound chaos for a horror game.
As an active composer I've no right to rate to judge the work of another music maker. We don't even know his task at the start of composing. But I've a right to eject the CD and junk it out. I do this with pleasure. (A few tracks have been ripped, of course :)
Parasite Eve: Original soundtrack
"At the piano" (by Darth Nefelim, 7 Oct 2004) [6/10]
Another "square"-styled game, another "square"-styled sountrack. A lot of tracks, two discs, famous composer. And only 10% of charming themes, almost piano. Hey, it's not bad! It just too little for my expectations. But I was not dreaming of this soundtrack, I was just interested. My "hunger" is satisfyied, the rate is determined. But in deep of my music-addicted soul I stiil want more. More beauty!!! Less technics...
Chrono Cross: Original soundtrack
""Unexpected Surprises"" (by Darth Nefelim, 1 Oct 2004) [8/10]
Saying you truly, I was not expecting much from this soundtrack. It's start rate was between 6,0 and 7,0. "But then things changed..." :) A beautiful artistic work by Yasunori Mitsuda makes me to respect him more. And *this* makes me to forget all sadness, regrets and severity of the reality - I'm sinking in virtual world of kindness, fairness and sincerity. I'm going deeper and deeper with pleasure.
Xenogears: Original soundtrack
""Ou mettre du reve"" (by Darth Nefelim, 30 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Generally Yasunori Mitsuda is a very good composer. His music is really attractive and charming. This soundtrack is not an exception - quite well arranged, interesting themes and good variety of music. The second disc is better that the first one, I think, but you won't be disappointed by spending such a little money for such a cool music. I was expecting more...
Silent Hill 3: Original soundtrack
"THEY say..." (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Sep 2004) [5/10]
THEY say: "*THIS* is damnly GOOD!" THEY say: "It roxxx!" THEY say: "I'll pay the last for that". I'm keeping silence. Sincerely, the second part was indisputably The Best. This is too poor in the shine of it's Glory. Not the bad lonely. THEY can say anything - I'll stay on.
Freedom Fighters: Original soundtrack
"Someone's Freedom" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Sep 2004) [6/10]
It's a very strange work. I've no doubts about Jesper Kyd's professional level, I've not played the game (so I can't understand the sense of music). But I've heard this music, I'll tell you - waste your time, taste it. You'll fight for your freedom then. :)
Death Rally: Game rip
"Orange Motion :)" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Sep 2004) [6/10]
Nice piece of finnish trackering style. Pleasant work of Jonne 'Purple Motion' Valtonen, really impressive level of technical perfomance. Fans are welcome.
Crusader: No Remorse: Game rip
"Neat Job" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Sep 2004) [6/10]
It's a classical sample of "professional tracking". Adjusted and accurate compositions with high classical-fashioned perfomance. As for me there is a few cool themes (main theme, certainly). Other are nice, but nothing more.
Crusader: No Regret: Game rip
"...and no regret" (by Darth Nefelim, 20 Sep 2004) [5/10]
Ah, well. Next try to enter the same water twice. Awesomly professional perfomance, up-to-date improved quality. Want more? Break off, guys. Nothing more intersting. If you love - you love.
Unreal Mission Pack 1: Return to Na Pali: Game rip
"You Wanted for More Unreal?" (by Darth Nefelim, 14 Sep 2004) [8/10]
It's back! More songs, more pleasure, 3 hours of unreally awesome music! Can anyone raise the level upper? Relax and enjoy, you'll feel yourself almost Unreal.
(to Pyramid Head: I'm not faster, I'm using strafe wisely :) - sorry for off-topic)
Castlevania Dracula X: Game rip
"Stake in your heart" (by Darth Nefelim, 14 Sep 2004) [7/10]
A memory sticking themes, professional arrangement, artistic variety and a simple soul - that's the brief for this soundtrack. One of the best soundtrack in the game series.
Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, The: Original soundtrack
"It revives" (by Darth Nefelim, 14 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Another musical composition by Jeremy Soule. I heard it after SW:KotOR and suddenly catch myself at a strange feeling I've already heard this music. That's right, tunes are quite simular in both games. :) I call it "the composer's feature". This soundtrack has only one great failing - it's too short!!!
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Fan soundtrack
"Order in the Galaxy" (by Darth Nefelim, 14 Sep 2004) [8/10]
Gratefully, the developers decided to create new music themes for this game instead the classic motives. We all respect the creative genius of John Williams, but we also know his music too good. Jeremy Soule has made his work perfectly. The whole music is rather nice and well stylized background the Universe. It will be hard to remember at least one theme after playing a game, that's a minus, but did ya expect Jeremy will beat John, huh?! :)
Doom 3: Game rip
"Unimpressed" (by Darth Nefelim, 9 Sep 2004) [5/10]
Weell, there is nothing to review - only one serious theme (Doom 3 Theme) is available. And a plenty of ambiental backgrounds. Actually, you don't need music in Doom, you need a shotgun! Where the hell is Bobby Prince?! Bring him back!
Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit: Game rip
"Pell-mell" (by Darth Nefelim, 8 Sep 2004) [5/10]
As for me, composers have gone too far with music style attributes - there're either too much of rock (often noisy and dull) or to much acid. It's not the best soundtrack of the whole series overall, but some tracks are wonderfully beautiful.
Need For Speed 2: Original soundtrack
"Speed ya up!" (by Darth Nefelim, 8 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Extremely worthy soundtrack for such a puny game. All tracks are different and non-boring, some of them are really great.
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos: Game rip
"Wheeeee!.." (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Nice kiddish music, good for relaxing after playing Doom 3! :) Yes, it's really nice, but there are not so much themes, but a plenty of their various arrangements.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Original soundtrack
"I can see ya, Snake!" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [7/10]
A reel Hollywood. Quite nice and atmospheric music, "made in Hollywood". No difference with the motion pictures soundtracks. And that is good. Highly professional work. But...
I won't settle down. Did you know, that "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" *WAS BOLDLY STOLEN* from soviet calssical composer G. Sviridov. Try to listen his composition "Troyka" (written in 1951) and you'll be very surprised. Konami, you ought to be ashamed!!!
Metal Gear Solid: Original soundtrack
"THIEFS!!!" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [6/10]
Oh, yeah... I just forgot one more thing.
Did you known that "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" *WAS STOLEN* from soviet classic composer G. Sviridov? Just try his composition "Troyka" (written in 1951) and you'll be *VERY* surprised by Konami's impudence! Shame on you, guys! You could just say a few words of respect...
Metal Gear Solid: Original soundtrack
"Watch out for Snake!" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [6/10]
A great soundtrack for espionage game, but some tracks a really boring. Charming vocal during the end song and overall tension - here are its advantages.
Unreal Tournament 2003: Game rip
"Bad Changes" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [6/10]
New times, new (un)reality. It's very sad to say, but the new guys have done just *the other* music. Deeply aggressic, totally driving. I'm missing the old times...
Quake: Original soundtrack
"Damned" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [5/10]
This music lefts a strange feelings in me. Is *THIS* really a music? You'll sink deeply in it's atmosphere during the gameplay. Your ears will be damned during the off-game listening. Strange... The Masterpiece or The Blowjob? I can't decide...
Unreal Tournament: Game rip
"To win the match..." (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Another game, another music. It've lost something of it's beauty - more speed, more aggression. But really nice.
Unreal Mission Pack 1: Return to Na Pali: Game rip
"More UnReality" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [7/10]
A few addtional tracks. And so much joy'n'relax! Not the best mission pack, not the best soundtrack. But it's a worthy work.
Unreal (Epic Megagames): Game rip
"UnReality" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [9/10]
A Great success of two talented trackers. And one of the really Great game soundtracks ever composed. These guys're seriously in love with their work. Must have!
Jazz Jackrabbit 2: Game rip
"Jazzy!" (by Darth Nefelim, 6 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Alex Brandon is a very talented composer. Need facts? Just spend your time listening this soundtrack. You'll understand...
Biohazard (Resident Evil) Orchestra Album
"Best from the classic trilogy" (by Darth Nefelim, 5 Sep 2004) [8/10]
Do you like remixes? I really do, it they're so professional and so amazing. like these twelve. It's a bit sadly not to find the orchestral remix of the RE3 credits track, but no more words. Must have!
Resident Evil 2: Original soundtrack
"Impressions" (by Darth Nefelim, 5 Sep 2004) [8/10]
And *this* soundtrack is more then a soundtrack - it's a nice mix of doomly terror and romantic relations. Quite a bit sadly, but it's wonderful!
Resident Evil: Original soundtrack
"Survive the Horror :)" (by Darth Nefelim, 5 Sep 2004) [3/10]
It's a really terrible soundtrack, but it's a real horror. I'm not impressed by *this* without playing a game, but it's quite nice for the game. Save your ears, you'll need them for the next soundtrack.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: Original soundtrack
"Like Woman Do" (by Darth Nefelim, 5 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Did you imagine that the composer of the callsic vampire game could be a woman? I was really shocked... But the music is quite good, really good, but atmospheric a bit. Try "Crystal Drop" and "I am the Wind". They're the best.
Command and Conquer, the Music of
"Enjoy on Instinct" (by Darth Nefelim, 5 Sep 2004) [5/10]
The special edition, yeah... It's not the best work of Frank Klepacki, but there are a few tracks to be a fan of. :) Worthy work.
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Game rip
"Worthy thing" (by Darth Nefelim, 4 Sep 2004) [5/10]
The worthy soundtrack to the worthy game. The highly professional composer (Frank) and his worthy successor (Jarrid). Worthy minutes spent for listening. No regrets, no remebrances. Good, but empty.
Command & Conquer: Generals: Game rip
"Hummel gets the rockets" (by Darth Nefelim, 4 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Who is Hummel? Am I mad or terribly wrong? Yeah...
Hummel is one the key figures of "The Rock" movie. Do you remeber the music from this motion picture? Try it and you'll understand me. *THIS* music is written in the same (Bill Brown's style, ya) way. Easy to listen, easy to forget. But pretty nice.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Game rip
"Quality/Attraction" (by Darth Nefelim, 4 Sep 2004) [5/10]
Sincerely, I'm a composer too. And I really understand how hard is to balance between technical quality of the composition and it's artistic attraction. These tunes are really good technically and not so artistically bad. Good work, but... Something has gone from the core of these tunes, from their soul. Godd work, nevertheless. :)
The Music of Command & Conquer
"Act on Instinct" (by Darth Nefelim, 4 Sep 2004) [5/10]
The special release of the original soundtrack to the initiate game of "Command & Conquer" series includes 4 special tracks - one "song" (perfomed by Frank himself) and 3 remixes. And there is nothing to tell you about this music, cause it's to ordinal. I call it "Frank's style" (I mean the composer - Frank Klepacki). Ordinal music, but tough music. ;-)
Command and Conquer: Red Alert, The Music of
"Stay alert for the Red!" (by Darth Nefelim, 2 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Well, we all know, that Frank Klepacki is one the most talanted game muisc composer. Need some facts? Let the music talk for words. *THIS* music.
This is one the best Frank's soundtrack. Just taste "Hell March" and you'll understand me. "Twin" is also good. Nice thing.
Silent Hill 4: Original soundtrack
"Scare Hare... Uuurgh! :)" (by Darth Nefelim, 2 Sep 2004) [6/10]
This is a one step forward, the step of progress. You'll argue with me, but SH3 music was too... atmospherical. This soundtrack contains MELODIES and this is really good. The SH2 is still the best of all, but this is good too. Hey, Akira, may be you shuold aim yourself on music nor production? :)
Warcraft 3: Game rip
"Power to the Horde!" (by Darth Nefelim, 1 Sep 2004) [6/10]
This music is very dependable. I mean you'll like it in the game, but you'll will be a bit disillusioned while listening it out of the game. It's not bad, really, but it's too chained with the game. A good work, at least.
Quake 2: Game rip
"Quake Me!" (by Darth Nefelim, 1 Sep 2004) [7/10]
Do you remeber the Quad-damage effect? This music do the same thing. Power your soul, enlarge your vision. Nice work!
Shenmue Orchestra Version
"I am the first one! :)" (by Darth Nefelim, 1 Sep 2004) [8/10]
Well, I blindly bought this CD and... I was really impressed by this music. It's so pure, so romantic... And it's so short. Hey, guys, I want more! More of this brilliant orchestral tracks, simple but easy remembering melodies. Feel the music shock through your soul!
Emporer: Battle for Dune: Original soundtrack
"Unstoppable!" (by Darth Nefelim, 31 Aug 2004) [7/10]
Hey, I'm not a fan of acid electronics (by Jarrid Mendelson, one of three original composers), but I really like the work of Frank Klepacki and David Arkenstone. The last man - his music is the awesomely wiping thing! The Power, the Might, the Strength. Impressive... Huh-hah!
Killer Instinct Killer Cuts
"That's the Instinct!" (by Darth Nefelim, 9 Aug 2004) [8/10]
That's really awesome one! The Legend from the old times when Rare became the Legend. a beautiful and attractive music for every day of your life. Various styles, unforgettable theme (The Instinct) and pure drive. Taste it now! If you can... (^_^)
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!: Game rip
"Not enough" (by Darth Nefelim, 28 May 2004) [6/10]
After listening two previous delightful soundtracks ("Donkey Kong Country" and "Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest") I was really confused. That's a miss. The soundtrack was totally written by Evelin Fisher (using some themes by Dave Wise) and... she failed. She increased the technical quality of music, but losed it's sense. Not enough happiness!
This does not mean that this music is bad. Heh, not right, man! This music is good. But not enough good for "Donkey Kong Country".
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Request: Original soundtrack
"This kicks!" (by Darth Nefelim, 28 May 2004) [9/10]
Chef-d'oeuvre! THIS SOUNDTRACK is a really awesome thing. Dave Wise (the original composer of this soundtrack) made one of the best game soundtracks ever. I've first met this game (and, of course, this music) when I was a romantic teenager (in 1996). And I was searching, seeking and looking for this soundtrack. Now I have it and... ya know, guys, I'm really happy. MUST HAVE, no doubt about it! This music makes you forget about all the world around - no troubles, no worries, nothing. Just a music. The incredible music.
Just try "Lava" or "Brambles". You'll understand me. (^-^)
Why just "nine of ten"? "Ten" - is an ideal, it can't be reached. "Nine" is my highest point. Now you know that.
Darth Nefelim as source of these music records:
These music records are available to you also thanks to Darth Nefelim. This means, if the tune is Digital Audio, Darth Nefelim probably supplied some information to the music record. In case of downloadable MOD/MID music files he probably supplied and/or ripped some or all tunes.
Unreal (Epic Megagames): Game rip (Win) [22 May 1998]
Warcraft 3: Game rip [6/10] [03 Jun 2002]
Final Fantasy 10: Original soundtrack (PS2) [6/10] [01 Aug 2001] SSCX-10054~7
Warcraft 3: Original soundtrack [6/10] 
Croc: Game rip [7/10] [26 Nov 1997]
Diablo 2: Original soundtrack  W7092910
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: Original soundtrack (PS1) [10/10] [09 Apr 1997] KICA-7760
Emperor: Battle For Dune: Original soundtrack (Win)  4008907
Final Fantasy VIII: Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec (PS1) [20 Nov 1999] SSCX-10037
Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance: Original soundtrack (Win)  302-066-201-2
Metal Gear Solid: Original soundtrack (PS1) [23 Sep 1998] KICA-7895
NHL 97: Game rip (Win) [31 Aug 1996]
NiGHTS Original Soundtrack (Saturn) [10 Jul 1996] POCX-1038
Shen Mue Orchestra Version (DC) [01 Apr 1999] POCX-1116
Wild ARMs: Original soundtrack (PS1) [01 Oct 1999] SVWC-7040
Xenogears: Original soundtrack (PS1) [01 Mar 1998] SSCX-10013
Warcraft 3: Game rip [03 Jun 2002]
Wild ARMs Vocal Collection: Alone the World (PS1) [24 Jul 2002] SVWC-7138
Quake 2: Game rip (Win) 
Tyrian: Game rip (Dos) 
Painkiller: Game rip (Win) [16 Apr 2004]
Chaser: Game rip (Win) [27 Jun 2003]
Unreal Mission Pack 1: Return to Na Pali: Game rip (Win) 
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Original Soundtrack vol.1 (PS2) [19 Mar 2003] KDSD-2~3
Headhunter: Redemption: Original soundtrack [21 Sep 2004]
Rome: Total War: Game rip (Win) [22 Sep 2004]
FIFA Soccer 2005: Other (Win) [06 Oct 2004]
Halo 2: Original soundtrack volume one (Xbox) [09 Nov 2004] SE-2013-2
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Original Soundtrack vol.2 (PS2) [09 Apr 2003] KDSD-4~5
Chaos Legion: Original soundtrack [06 Aug 2004] CPCA-1072
Metal Gear Solid 3: Original soundtrack (PS2) [15 Dec 2004] KOLA-089~90
World of Warcraft Collector's Edition Soundtrack (Win) [23 Nov 2004]
Soul Calibur 2: Original soundtrack [26 Mar 2003] SSCX-10086~7
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance: Game rip [18 Nov 2002]
Mortal Kombat: Deception: Game rip [04 Oct 2004]
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes: Original soundtrack (GCube) [15 Nov 2004]
Diablo 2: Game rip (Win) [01 Jul 2000]
Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction: Game rip (Win) [28 Jun 2001]
Advent Rising: Original soundtrack [28 Jun 2005]
Tyrian 2000: Game rip (Win) 
Jazz Jackrabbit 3: Game rip (Win)