An entirely original metal album remixing classic video game songs has been created by band Vomitron, entitled "No NES For The Wicked".
Vomitron, which is actually made up of just one member, Peter Rutcho, kept the original compositions of the songs intact, but reinterpreted them using heavy metal instruments and drums.
The 14 tracks include "Contra", "The Legend of Zelda", "Double Dragon", "Castlevania" and songs from others classic games.
"No NES came from loving metal, loving the songs and melodies from the games, and realising that the music from the games (very much 80s-based) had a strong heavy metal undercurrent to it. Anyone can see that," says Rutcho.
Poking around Vomitron's site, you can see that the band doesn't take itself entirely seriously, but the music and album are clearly a labour of love. And while I don't particularly like metal music, I can appreciate the quality of this, because it's well done!
You can buy the CD for $US12 through the site if you're so inclined, and be sure to give the sample selection a listen in the video above.
Vomitron Releases Video Game Music Album [Digital Journal]