Occasionally we like to direct your attention to some awesome music or videos that we come across, and today we bring you a rock chip-tune album called Diad.

As that description suggests, this seven track album aims to produce 8-bit chiptunes that, given the right instrumentation, could very easily be rock/metal songs, which is demonstrated by one of the tracks having its own guitar-driven performance at the end. Diad is the name of the album and artist, which is a collaboration between experienced chiptune artists Heosphoros (aka François Martin) and Tadpole (aka Joel Barker); they're from Canada and the U.S., respectively.

You can download for free from the album's Ubiktune page, including NSF files that can apparently be played on NES hardware. If you want to support the artists you can also pay whatever you want for the album via its Bandcamp page.

If you're not sure yet, why don't you stream all seven tracks from below and let us know what you think? You know you want to.

[via destructoid.com]