The Megas' new album is available right now!
The Megas have released their long-awaited follow up to 2008's "Get Equipped”. This is the first part of a two-part album project for Mega Man 3 called "History Repeating."
Entitled "History Repeating Blue" it features 10 songs created from the in-game music in Mega Man 3. This album is not quite like their last as the band has matured a lot since then and this has a deeper and somewhat darker theme and tone to it. Also, the bad incorporates a lot of original music into the tracks instead of playing the stage music straight.
A prime example of this darker tone and original music coming together with the game's tracks is the first 2 songs "History Repeating Part 1 and 2”. In the first part of this song, Mega Man ponders his fate to go fight Wily's new robots and wonders if this is all his life will ever be. In the second part, he embarks on his journey and wonders if he can change his destiny.
I won't spoil the rest of the album, but there are some very interesting themes from the driving rock of "Can't Stop the Top" and "Don't Mess with Magnetman" to the depression of "Gamma Unchained." This continues with one track, "Walk Away From Light," in which Mega Man starts to doubt himself completely and wonder if he is starting to become like the robots he his fighting. The Megas released a single from the project called "Sparked a War." The song has changed since then and has more impact than the version we heard in 2010.
Every track is very enjoyable and you quickly will find them stuck in your head. While this has a bit different feel than "Get Equipped," I can't recommend it highly enough. If you loved their last album, Mega Man, or just good rock, this is a must buy. It is available as a digital download right now and you can also receive a CD as well. Go to the link below to buy it.