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The 8 Bit Metal Weekend Roundup: Augury And Angel Vivaldi

Remember those classic blocky, 8-bit tunes that got stuck in your head while playing Mega Man or Breath of Fire all Saturday afternoon as a kid? Turns out they are also the perfect medium for experiencing the best metal has to offer, and many fans online have converted their favorite tunes into 8-bit format. There are probably hundreds or even thousands of these online, and today we'll share two interesting ones worth hearing.

Fist up is a recreation of Augury's "Brimstone Landscapes" from "Fragmentary Evidence" (reviewed here), a progressive/technical death metal album that is now becoming long, looong overdue for a follow-up release. While for some reason the drums seem to have been dropped from the 8 bit version, this is still a pretty faithful reproduction of the original in old school video game form.

For comparison, here's the original track:

Next up is an 8-bit rendition of "Mercurian Summer" by instrumentalist Angel Vivaldi. "A Mercurian Summer" comes off the project's "Universal Language" EP, and the original music video can be found below.

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

I loved that Angel Vivaldi version, totally brought me back to those NES days lol

NP: The Fathomless Mastery - Bloodbath

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2. dK writes:

yaaawnn... so tired of this worn out nostalgia gimmick.... "nintendocore" perhaps.... yes, yes, i was around for NES. sounds like chiptunes brah.... thanks for beating us all over the head about it......

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3. NukaCola writes:

Game to be a nerd and say that Breath of Fire wasn't 8-bit, it was 16-bit (first game was on SNES) :P

Thanks for mentioning that series though. It's the best.

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4. NW_MetalHead writes:

Yea this is all old news. But the best one I ever heard was Opeth - Grand Conjuration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APAcI8VLQkA

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