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.”
Source: Press Release