A young composer by the name of Sam Dillard has been hard at work composing and compiling his tribute to the spectacular music of the Metroid series, and has announced that the album is available to download right now.
The 16 tracks on offer are all based heavily on tracks from the Metroid series as you might expect, but these are no simple re-arrangements, rather Dillard has taken aspects from these songs and reworked them into their own unique beasts. No doubt if you're a fan of the Metroid series you'll recognise most of the tracks, but the songs are all filled with wonderful little flourishes that hark back to many of the great titles from the system.
One of the games that has been most heavily featured is Metroid Prime, and we've been able to secure a special minute-long preview of the track 'Inferno' for you lucky people that's not available anywhere else without purchase. This track is based on the theme from Magmoor Caverns, which is an all-time favourite of many Metroid fans. You can find the track below for your listening pleasure
The album is available to download from Loudr, and you can name the price you'd like to pay from just $9.99.
We love these sort of fan projects, do you as well? Let us know in the comments section if you plan on sending over some currency for this musical love letter to one of gaming's greatest ladies.Get the Flash Player to see this player.
AMAZING!!!! Also, 1st!
It's officially licensed, royalties are paid to Yamamoto and all other composers involved for each sale
Really good stuff here!
My god, these are amazing!
Whew, I was afraid it'd be another insipidly dumb metal cover album. Not that I'd care either way, but at least they're not profaning great video game music to the worst degree.
Probably isn't, but honestly why would they take action for it anyway? Sure it's wrong but it's not nessecarly claiming it's their pieces with their own name without nintendo's involvement.
Sweet. Bought on iTunes. Hard to beat when you get gift cards at discounts but I do feel a bit bad that the artist will probably make less that way.
@SamoStudios @DiscoGentleman Seems like loudr might work as a middleman in the licensing? That's pretty great. I'll have to look into that.
Anybody remember Sam Dillard was one of the artists in Harmony of a Hunter and its sequel 101% Run? Here's one of his best pieces.
I also made a short animated music video for it here
And a more elaborate one for Beyond The Glass-
Gift of power seems to be based on my favorite tune from Metroid Prime. I seriously can't put it to words how much I loved the first Metroid Prime. My fondest gaming memory which I will never forget. I will look into this album when my financial stance is sturdier :/
Ehhh... too electronic/synth for my taste, but it seems very well done anyway. The arrangement and mixing are great. Hope it does well.
That epic Ridleys Lair remix made me hard.
Beyond the Glass in one of the greatest pieces of Soundtrack music I have ever heard and I listen to a lot. I will absolutely be supporting Dillard for this!
Also @SamoStudios good lord I am delighted to see you here Keep up the amazing work!
It's good, but I prefer the original pieces.
@Nintendolife, I really appreciate you posting about things like this. I would probably not have known about it otherwise. I just bought it and am absolutely loving it. No surprise considering how awesome Beyond the Glass is.
For anyone wondering, it's very worth the $10. This is not your standard game remix stuff. It really sounds quality enough to be on a movie.
@SamoStudios Holy moly! At 2:00 in that first video you posted, you just revealed yet another hidden item in Super Metroid to me! I've been playing that game since I was like five or six, and I still learn new secrets about it!
Great music by the way. I loved your work in HoaH.
@Giygas_95 Haha, really? I think I actually found that when I first played it on release day back in 94, there's a lot of hidden stuff in that game though!
@SamoStudios Yeah, recently I've found a whole bevy of secrets in that game that I never knew about before. Ones such as the reserve tank in Maridia, some secrets in Lower Norfair (Including a power bomb I could see but couldn't reach) and a few others. I hope I keep finding things like that for a while!
@Giygas_95 There's also all the hidden abilities XD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZGix83z_Dg
@SamoStudios I've never been able to do the recharging technique...Maybe I just haven't tried enough?
@sketchturner I just could'nt say it better. Just bought it, and one word come to my mind : awesome.
@SamoStudios you really did an extraordinary job on this. I had to write something about it on a french website I use to visit. Apparently, I convinced some other fellows to buy the album... But this is so great. Hearing those Metroid themes, epic-style... Chapeau bas, monsieur.
@Bobobiwan Thank you so much!! XD
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