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Materia Collective releases The Dark Hunter, a tribute album to Metroid

Open your ears.

Materia Collective has released their next album called “The Dark Hunter”. It’s a progressive rock tribute dedicated to Nintendo’s Metroid franchise.

The Dark Hunter

The album features tracks from the superb Super Metroid and Metroid Prime, including renditions of the dark lair of Kraid, the jungles of Brinstar, the battle theme with Ridley, and of course the main theme from Prime. Oh yes!

Arranger and guitarist Ro Panuganti had this to say:

“The gripping atmosphere, exciting turns and twists, and of course the soundtrack from Super Metroid gave me chills. Creating The Dark Hunter was fulfilling my long-running dream of focusing on one theme, one sound, and one game series and making a solid album”

Panuganti says you’ll hear influences of modern progressive artists like Periphery, TesseracT, Plini, as well as more ’90s musicians like Pantera and Alice in Chains, who have found their way into the album.

You can check out a music video featuring the “Ridley” performance below:

For the rest of The Dark Hunter album, you can find that here.

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