Metal Trainer
Image: Materia Collective, Ro Panuganti

If you grew up with Pokémon Red and Blue on the Game Boy, you'll likely remember the games' incredible soundtrack almost as much - if not more - than the games themselves.

From epic trainer battle anthems to that wonderful Bicycle Theme, there are plenty of cracking tunes to choose from when creating a tribute album. We lovingly remember Braxton Burks' Pokémon Reorchestrated from a few years back - which put an orchestral spin on proceedings - and now we're going right to the other end of the spectrum with this metal tribute from Ro Panuganti.

The album, called 'Metal Trainer', features nine tracks from the original games. Panuganti says, "Metal Trainer was started as a simpler, more traditional rock album that people could enjoy hearing live and playing on the go, or working out. I quickly got pulled in the nostalgia of those first Pokémon games, and realized that I had to keep things more progressive rock and metal to properly capture that epic journey".

The album is available as we speak on a number of different platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Google Play, but you can also stream the entire thing below via Bandcamp.

Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.