Tags: John, Rose, Dave, Jade, Jane, Roxy, Dirk, Jake, Karkat, Aradia, Tavros, Sollux, Nepeta, Kanaya, Terezi, Vriska, Equius, Gamzee, Eridan, Feferi, WV, PM, AR, WQ, Jack Noir, DD, CD, HB, Davepeta, John's nanna, Davesprite, The Condesce, Lord English, The Handmaid, Snowman, Jack Noir, Underlings, The Felt, AH, LoWaS, LoLaR, LoHaC, LoFaF, LoCaH, LoMaX, LoPaN, LoTaK, Prospit, Derse, Skaia, Green Sun, Dream Bubbles
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Also released as:
- Strife Mayhem (on COOL AND NEW Volume 7: At the Price of $104.13)
- Strife Mayhem (on Cool and New Greatest Hits)
Tracks that Strife Mayhem references:
- Flare by Clark Powell
- Eternity Served Cold by Malcolm Brown
- Carne Vale by Malcolm Brown
- Showtime (Original Mix) by Malcolm Brown
- Beatdown (Strider Style) by Curt Blakeslee
- Crystamanthequins by Erik Scheele
- Black by Toby Fox
- MeGaLoVania by Toby Fox
This song didn't actually start out as a Homestuck song when I was first making it. It went from tune stuck in my head, then into a random song that I was calling Metallic Mayhem, then into Flare, then into a practice into motifs, then into what is now apparently my most popular by far!
I have wanted to do something like this for a long time. Final Fantasy 6 is a big inspiration for me, particularly the in-battle sprites and backgrounds. Homestuck, with its numerous great designs, seemed like it would be really fun to render in this style. When I saw Strife Mayhem on the song list I knew what I had to do--a large-scale battle with lots of characters to match an amazing battle song with lots of leitmotifs. I pulled a few elements from my previous track arts which were sort of stabs in the same direction, particularly the background from Medium and the handmaid from Maidswap. The GUI is also a bit of a reference to the previous track art for this song on Cool and New Volume 7.