LEAF XCEED Music Division
Hailing from the Philippines, Ramon Nario (better known under his online moniker as LEAF XCEED Music Division) is a freelance composer and video game remixer with an undying love for European power metal and video game soundtracks from the 8, 16, and 32-bit eras.
Rising to prominence in the Newgrounds Audio Portal, YouTube, and in the osu! scene with tracks like YuYu Metal, Fur Elisa, and Imminent Chaos, he has continued to compose and remix both popular and niche tracks in his distinct, melodically-charged video game metal style featuring chugging guitars, blazing solos, high-octane drums – likened to CROW’SCLAW and S.S.H. He has also contributed arrangements to a wide spread of games, most notably to cult classics such as Cave Story and Chrono Trigger.
Highly inspired by Japanese video game music composers, the likes of which include Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger), Michiru Yamane (Castlevania), and countless others, LEAF XCEED Music Division's style puts a very high premium on melody and memorability. Mappers can look forward to more head-banging, fist-pumping, high-adrenaline rock and metal tracks, filling in the nostalgic void left by the legendary composers of yesteryear – and then some.