The Decisive Battle Scene (Final Fantasy VI)

June 12th, 2008

It was quite recently that we noticed we’d produced nearly 20 tracks (we haven’t yet released them all!) and a grand total of none of them were Final Fantasy battle themes. Considering the scope these pieces have to be awesome on guitar, our love for the Final Fantasy series and simply how many there are, this was a shocking and unacceptable fact. So we decided to change this.

We started out with our intent as purely covering The Decisive Battle, but there was a feeling amongst the band that The Decisive Battle is a track that is covered an awful lot by rock groups, and we should try something different. A long version of decisive with many solos and original sections – tried and tested. A short mini-version? Also tried. We ended up merging Decisive with a more ignored track, “Battle Scene (VI)” and wound up with this, The Decisive Battle Scene. There are still some solo sections, of course.

Another favourite of many fans, Nobuo Uematsu‘s Final Fantasy VI score is argued to be one of his best. We love them all too much to judge, but we’re happy to say that The Decisive Battle is definitely, definitely one of our most loved Boss Battle themes. The rest of the OST rules, though, and expect to see more FF6 in the future…

-Alex

Did you know?
Final Fantasy VI hasn’t actually ever had a really successful release in our home country – the SNES original never made it over, the PS1 port was arguably painful to play, and the GBA version was released several years after the GBA had faded from stores, and never even ranked on the charts.

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5 Responses to “The Decisive Battle Scene (Final Fantasy VI)”

  1. Ed Says:

    Very nice! Hope you release some other Final Fantasy tributes. Redwings theme maybe? =)

  2. The Red Wings » Blog Archive » Dr. Wily Stage 1 (Mega Man 2) Says:

    […] per se. Fast, awesome tunes that are built for rock instruments and are great fun to cover. The Decisive Battle is an example of this, and there’s some others which we intend to record in the future, such […]

  3. Agent Baron Says:

    Beautifully done. 🙂

    But I recognize the Battle scene tune… I remember it from the brief time I played Final Fantasy III. Was Final Fantasy VI released as Final Fantasy III here or was the same theme used in both games?

  4. THE_MAN Says:

    @Agent Baron: Yes, the Japanese FFVI was origingally released in the US as FFIII on SNES. In the later versions (PS1 and GBA) the numbering was corrected.

  5. Brown the dog Says:

    I actually found out the Battle Scene part to be more decisive than the Decisive Battle part itself. However, that said part gave me the feel of a big grand finale- of which the only sort of a boss I can think of for this music is a boss split in two parts. Frankly, though, I would’ve liked to hear some more of the decisive battle part, but oh well…

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