Music: Amanda Lepre tackles Super Metroid

Super Metroid is a soundtrack that is just hovering right outside of my top 25. It’s really, really good stuff, and I was quite impressed with Descendants of Erdrick guitarist Amanda Lepre’s solo take on the iconic “Brinstar – Red Soil” with “Red Soil Swamp Pulse”. She nails the atmosphere so beautifully here. I wish…

Music – BogusRed’s Remix “Gale of Ages” from Chrono Trigger

BogusRed has become one of my favorite remixers, and even though she hasn’t put out anything in several years (to my knowledge, anyway), her stirring piano renditions of Zelda, Metroid and Chrono Trigger are in my book exemplary. Unfortunately not many of her compositions are on Youtube, so my two favorite CT tracks from her…

Music – Join Terra on her Random Encounter

Random Encounter is a band I’d like to hear more from, if the amazing quality of this cover from Final Fantasy VI is any indication. They absolutely nail this song. SO GOOD. Taken from their album Unavenged. You can sample their entire back catalog at their Bandcamp (something I need to do myself!).

Music: Lame Genie Strikes the Earth

I recently revisited Shovel Knight (it’s marvelous) and after my initial pick from this post’s cover band Lame Genie didn’t pop up on Youtube (their sublime StarTropics cover), I decided to go for my #1 pick, which is their take on “Strike the Earth”. SO GOOD. I just discovered that the band has their music…