So, I just couldn’t move on from Earth just yet. I originally hadn’t planned for it to become as long as it did, and I felt like the flow of the song suffered a bit from the decision to keep everything that was originally in Disciple of the Earth.
So I came up with a more “compact”, shorter version of True Disciple of the Earth, which leaves out some parts and shortens some to improve the overall flow of the song. I call the result Compact Disciple of the Earth, which is now the fifth song of NEO Lord of the Elements.
Additionally, this version also features some other changes that I consider improvements which will carry over to the album version of True Disciple of the Earth.
It may be shorter, but it’s also pretty compact, so there’s still a lot of themes packed into it:
- Fighting of the Spirit
- Tunnel Rhino Stage
- The Totem God
- Concrete Jungle
- Stone Tower Temple
- Twisted Humiliskate (Rockslide Rumble)
- Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage)
- Cocoa Cave
- Rock Star
This version removed Native Faith and Cave Story’s Last Boss, otherwise the song list is unchanged. Native Faith seemed to take away too much from the rest of the song despite the cool transition back to Stone Tower Temple, so I decided to remove it for this version. Last Boss was sacrificed for the greater good as well.
And surprise, there’s a video for this version as well – who’d have thought? 😉
Alright, I’m satisfied now. Next up is definitely Darkness. Yeah!