Monday, April 30, 2012

High profile games

Maybe not AAA, but stuff that you should have seen in the games media. (Oh, and DarkSiders!)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

More unknowns and Skullgirls!

Skullgirls is the new hotness in this post. We also have a bunch of stuff I never knew about, but hopefully you will enjoy it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EA Games blowout (MASS EFFECT 3!)

Gathered up all the EA games I had on my backlog list and put them all in one post. That way, it's easier to create a topic for the post.

"This album is not available in the United Kingdom."

For this round I have posted some stuff that I can't actually access with my UK Spotify account. It's a mix sad tale of copyright problems because these are tracks that I would LOVE to have access to. The Castlevania stuff is the best, the Bionic Commando Soundtrack has some REALLY good tunes, Jade Empire... Spotify, please to fix so I can enjoy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pyro Studios and some new stuff

Stumbled over Mateo Pascual yesterday, found out he wrote all the stuff for Pyro Studios and it is now out on Spotify, so lots of stuff from that guy. Also found Saints Row, Shaun White and I am Alive. Enjoy.

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.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tanuki Suit Riot

I was going to do a quick write-up of the guys until I found out Brentalfloss had already written up a much better review than I could ever do. Check it out here.

In short: LA band, funky-jazz-rock, best song: Contra Base or Zelda II.

Check out their album here: Tanuki Suit Riot – The Edo Sessions

Friday, April 13, 2012

Game Sounds Unlimited

I have had these links in my “to post” word document for quite a while now, and I have been wondering how to link them.

These albums are game related, but they are also horribly generic, so be warned. Most of the music on these albums can be found with better production value on other albums, but if you really need that fix for Soviet Connection or Gears of War Theme I guess this is a way to get them.

Oh, also be warned, a lot of these tracks are from the movie version of the game, so yea, good luck with that.

This Place Is Haunted

This Place Is Haunted unfortunately only has one out of its three albums on Spotify.

If I had to pick what makes TPIH stand out from other cover bands it would be the length of their songs, their songs tend to wander off into areas that you did not really expect.

At times I get a feeling that TPIH wants to stand apart from their peers like The Minibosses and The Advantage (two groups that I feel are instantly similar when you first hear them), but this only happens when you get deep into their songs. From the start, Double Dragon, Castlevania and Super Mario Bros 2 are eerily similar to the Minibosses version of these songs, but then, when a Minibosses song usually ends after 2-3 min, TPIH lasts for 7-10 min, and usually goes other places after that initial spurt.

So, if you like metal covers of game music, give this one a chance it has something those other guys don’t always have.

New Indie Hits!

I randomly stumbled upon three new soundtracks from some new Indie games and thought I should share them.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Megas

Ah, the Megas, I been holding off talking about these guys for a while, but only to avoid blowing my load on all the good bands right off the bat.

The Megas have been around since 2004 and released their awesome debut album, Get Equipped, in 2008. The group is composed of four lads (Mike, Eric, Greg and Josh) whose great purpose in life is to spread the story of Megaman and Dr. Light.

The Megas cover the original Mega Man 2 chip tunes, but seamlessly blend their own compositions into the mix as well as overlaying everything with lyrics.

I have been into game music since dawn of music sharing, but it was mostly chip tunes and rock/metal covers of well known game tunes. There was a full blown soundtrack here and there (looking at you Quake Soundtrack) but when I heard The Annihilation of Monsteropolis I was blown away.

This was not what the Neskimos and the Minibosses gave, (Neither of those on Spotify btw, a shame) no this told a story, and I had never thought about Megaman like that. I started to think of video game music in a different way, and found stuff like The OneUps, Armcannon the and later The Protomen.

I might have fallen into these bands at a later stage, but I could not have asked for a better start on my journey into the Video Game Music Scene.

You can find The Megas website here if you want to learn more about them.