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VG Cover Bands
« on: April 13, 2009, 02:52:23 am »
What are your favorites?

I just started listening to Powerglove and love them.

The Black Mages are another favorite.

The Advantage and the Minibosses are also prettying rockin'

I tend to like metal VG music covers more than others, but OCRemix has a fine set of artists making great music too.

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 02:32:24 am »
They are defenatly pretty good bands.

But what bothers me with most of the VG Metal bands is that the quality of production/sound quality mostly is really lame.

I think CarboHydroM is pretty nice (not a band tho):
http://www.carbohydrom.net/music.html

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 03:38:04 am »
They are defenatly pretty good bands.

But what bothers me with most of the VG Metal bands is that the quality of production/sound quality mostly is really lame.

The Black Mages and Powerglove both have top notch production value!

Particularly The Black Mages... since they're, you know, backed by Uematsu.

But yeah, I think of the Protomen.
Such a great Rock Opera... but such painful mastering and overall production.
Would love to see those guys work with a budget.

Then again... look at our very own Machinae Supremacy.
They had great quality releases with practically no money at all :)

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 04:29:42 am »
The Black Mages and Powerglove both have top notch production value!

Particularly The Black Mages... since they're, you know, backed by Uematsu.

But yeah, I think of the Protomen.
Such a great Rock Opera... but such painful mastering and overall production.
Would love to see those guys work with a budget.

Then again... look at our very own Machinae Supremacy.
They had great quality releases with practically no money at all :)

I think Powergloves sound is pretty weak. The drums are blurry and drowns in all the guitars. But they are fucking awsome anyway  :D.

Machinae really proves that skill and vision wins over budget.
Yeah, Black Mages pwns.

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 06:40:05 pm »
The Black Mages and Powerglove both have top notch production value!

Particularly The Black Mages... since they're, you know, backed by Uematsu.

But yeah, I think of the Protomen.
Such a great Rock Opera... but such painful mastering and overall production.
Would love to see those guys work with a budget.

Then again... look at our very own Machinae Supremacy.
They had great quality releases with practically no money at all :)

I think Powergloves sound is pretty weak. The drums are blurry and drowns in all the guitars. But they are fucking awsome anyway  :D.

Machinae really proves that skill and vision wins over budget.
Yeah, Black Mages pwns.

I was just listening to Powerglove again and I really don't hear this lack of quality you allude to!

In their first EP, yes.
I can hear it.

But in their LP "Metal Combat for Mortal Men" I find the quality to be quite excellent!

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 07:50:55 pm »
I was just listening to Powerglove again and I really don't hear this lack of quality you allude to!

In their first EP, yes.
I can hear it.

But in their LP "Metal Combat for Mortal Men" I find the quality to be quite excellent!

I'm judging from what is on myspace  ::). In those ones mixing and mastering of the music is not that great. Yeye, not bad and it defenatly has more power than most similar bands.
And the fact that So sexy robotnik has a saxophone solo makes up for it a billion times.

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 12:53:36 am »
I was just listening to Powerglove again and I really don't hear this lack of quality you allude to!

In their first EP, yes.
I can hear it.

But in their LP "Metal Combat for Mortal Men" I find the quality to be quite excellent!

I'm judging from what is on myspace  ::). In those ones mixing and mastering of the music is not that great. Yeye, not bad and it defenatly has more power than most similar bands.
And the fact that So sexy robotnik has a saxophone solo makes up for it a billion times.

So Sexy Robotnik is my favorite <3

But really, get your hands on Metal Combat for Mortal Men.

The quality will not disappoint you.

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 12:56:43 am »
I was just listening to Powerglove again and I really don't hear this lack of quality you allude to!

In their first EP, yes.
I can hear it.

But in their LP "Metal Combat for Mortal Men" I find the quality to be quite excellent!

I'm judging from what is on myspace  ::). In those ones mixing and mastering of the music is not that great. Yeye, not bad and it defenatly has more power than most similar bands.
And the fact that So sexy robotnik has a saxophone solo makes up for it a billion times.

So Sexy Robotnik is my favorite <3

But really, get your hands on Metal Combat for Mortal Men.

The quality will not disappoint you.

I will, thanks for the tip m8.  :D

EDIT: Btw, this is looking like a 2 person chat more than a thread lol.
C'mon ppl :)
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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 01:35:21 am »
I see nobody's mentioned Powerplay yet. I haven't heard any of their recorded material, but as a live act they are pure gold.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 01:53:57 am »
I see nobody's mentioned Powerplay yet. I haven't heard any of their recorded material, but as a live act they are pure gold.

Yeah, I like Powerplay as they play the songs completely unarranged.
No distortion, no sneakty solos. Just 4 channel awsomeness on live instruments.

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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 08:01:09 am »
You've got me interested. I'm going to check out all these bands later on today. Currently making my way through alot of chiptune artists in the UK and Europe and America, all of them so far, are awesome.. gonna have to make a MODplug thread soon.. drag any chiptuners out of their holes to teach me how to use it :)

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009, 12:14:13 am »
I see nobody's mentioned Powerplay yet. I haven't heard any of their recorded material, but as a live act they are pure gold.

Do they they have stuff available for... illegitimate acquisition?

And what kind of stuff do they cover?

Typical stuff like Mario, Sonic and Final Fantasy, or more obscure references?

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 01:04:23 am »
This is what their myspace says:
"Powerplay only plays nes 8-bit music! Powerplay only plays live! Powerplay transcribes flawlessly! Powerplay doesn..t rearrange the songs!"
And this is the adress to their myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/powerplaynesmusic
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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009, 08:13:55 pm »
I don't know any vg cover bands other than the ones mentioned here.

I will endlessly pimp Powerglove to people, though, because they're from Boston (Cambridge, specifically). ;D

One of the guitarists made a program you can download from links on their Myspace that essentially turns your computer keyboard into an actual keyboard. It's quite neat.
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Re: VG Cover Bands
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 11:25:32 pm »
THE MEGAS!

http://www.myspace.com/themegas

They not only cover Megaman songs, they put LYRICS over them.

So far they've done Megaman 2, and they're working on Megaman 3 next.

(The members of the band's forum are trying to make a Megaman 4 album, since The Megas have no plans of making a MM4 album, you can see this happening Here).