Music is an integral part of any video game, and games that have fantastic gameplay and a memorable story usually have a great soundtrack that leaves a lasting impression on the player. The most memorable songs have some pretty amazing covers, and two talented musicians have now created a full-length metal album based on Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. The album, which is titled Shanty Raid, features seven thrashing songs that were inspired by Irish/Celtic Folk, Pirate Shanties, and Progressive Metal/Metalcore.

“The collaboration is between Ro ‘Swiggles’ P. (www.youtube.com/SwigglesRP) and Brandon ‘SixteenInMono’ B. (http://bit.ly/SixteenInMonoYT), two friends with a love for video games, ripping metal music, and creating creative arrangements of video game and other music. Over the course of 5 months, the two pooled ideas, trading Ro’s expressive leadwork and bass playing with Brandon’s articulate rhythm playing and aggressive, engaging production.”

If you’re interested in listening to the album yourself, you can download Shanty Raid on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Loudr.

Source: Press Release

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