Ice cold guitar covers of classic video game music.
I'm a fan of the slipping and sliding of ice worlds in video games. Those precise frozen platforms that take both skill and knowledge to traverse. Mega Beardo pays tribute to these treacherous stages in his latest album Black Ice.
The album kicks off with one of my personal favorite ice worlds in all of gaming, that of Super Mario Bros. 3. The disturbingly titled World 666 begins with the same haunting vibe of the original before going full on metal for the next four minutes.
The rest of the album also includes black metal arrangements of music from Sonic and The Goonies II. Also, guest appearances by two other VGMetal rockers in Viking Guitar and the one and only Stemage.
The album is available now for any price, including free.