Excerpt: We’re going to take a look at some of the best game-related artists of this time period, but don’t be surprised if there are a few obscure ones on the list to enjoy. Things might get loud!
van Canto? Really? Never did understand the appeal myself.
But you are forgiven because Machinae Supremacy are in there.
Well, of COURSE they are on there.
They're more of a novelty above anything, but I'm incredibly in love with the talent. Being able to do just about everything with the voice, it's an excellent display of control and discipline.
Very nice list, the only one I can think of that's missing is Anamanaguchi.
The reason I left Anamanaguchi off is because their music is too compressed and makes for absolutely unlistenable quality. It's atrociously loud and while it's charming and cute (for the Scott Pilgrim game and their original stuff), I get a headache from listening to it. There's no dynamic range, and while that IS a throwback to way-back-when, it should not be happening with modern recording techniques.
Obscure indeed! God.
Holy crap, now I need to play Sacred 2 just for Blind Guardian. What about Poets of the Fall? Their songs were used in Alan Wake and Max Payne, and in Wake they wrote and performed the songs of the fictional metal band Old Gods of Asgard, and the songs played a major role in the story.
Hey, thanks for your comment! Didn't actually think about Poets of the Fall, but if I should have a "runner-up" list, they'll definitely be on there.
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