Monday, April 16, 2012

The Protomen

Of all the Megaman bands The Protomen stands above the fray

If Mega Man 2 - Bubble Man is the Symphony No. 5: I of game music, then The Protomen is Andrew Loyd Webber on acid making a dyspepsia steam punk opera based on the life of Beethoven.

Yea, that makes sense.

The Protomen do not cover any Mega Man songs, nor do they have a bit quality above them, but nothing has ever come closer to describing Mega Man.

The Protomen have two albums, and sadly only of of them is currently on Spotify. Since the second album follows the first album so close it is hard to describe one without talking about the other.

Both Protomen albums follows the story of Mega Man, in reverse order. The first album, Act I (The Protomen), follows the story of Dr Light, who creates his robot Protoman, to fight the evil robots of Dr. Wily who rules over the city of Monsteropolis. I won't spoil anything, but it does not work out as Dr. Light wants, and Mega Man was created.

This fantastic album is followed by a even better album, Act 2, telling the story of Dr. Light and how Monsteropolis fell under Dr Wilys shadow.

I seldom sway outside of Spotify for my recommendations, but head over to their website: and get a hold of their debut album.

For their second album, Spotify delivers:

Oh, and as a special bonus: Makeup and Vanity Set has made a "cover" of The Protomens first album, in bit tunes.

It is awesome:

Makeup And Vanity Set – Presents: The Protomen

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