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(106.7 The D)   Metallica's Reload album hits Nintendo in 8bit - the latest trend of something we're calling the Hipster-Metal Movement   (thedrocks.com ) divider line
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2013-11-10 03:12:55 PM  
But what are they calling ng the 8-bit remakes?
 
2013-11-10 03:37:33 PM  
Why this album of all the choices?  Metallica's second worst album on Nintendo's second best console.

/ I guess there could have been worse albums since this one, but it's where I stopped listening anyhow.
// SNES was the best.
 
2013-11-10 03:40:15 PM  
 
2013-11-10 04:55:46 PM  

serial_crusher: Ah.  That's more like it.


Raining 8 Bit Blood
 
2013-11-10 05:06:29 PM  
Bit Music? it
 
2013-11-10 05:07:12 PM  
What the hell?

anyways... Bit music... it has been around for a while now.
 
2013-11-10 05:08:01 PM  
Yeah, cause I really wanna hear Fuel in 8 bits...
 
2013-11-10 05:15:54 PM  
Isn't this just midi?
 
2013-11-10 05:39:50 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: What the hell?

anyways... Bit music... it has been around for a while now.


I always heard it called Chiptunes.
 
2013-11-10 05:42:51 PM  

desolation15: Isn't this just midi?


No.

I mean, this particular example is probably just MIDI files of Metallica music played back through GXSCC -- it sure as hell doesn't sound anything like what an actual NES would have produced -- but chiptunes and MIDI aren't the same thing.
 
2013-11-10 05:53:27 PM  
Subdivisions > Every other 8-bit remix
 
2013-11-10 05:56:14 PM  
I should see how things sound when I feed them into my micro-synth and reduce the bit count. It's a very literal device.
 
2013-11-10 06:32:10 PM  
I enjoyed Reload.
 
2013-11-10 06:51:52 PM  

russlar: Subdivisions > Every other 8-bit remix


Rush is always good
 
2013-11-10 07:02:49 PM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: Cerebral Knievel: What the hell?

anyways... Bit music... it has been around for a while now.

I always heard it called Chiptunes.


it can go either way I think.. but in my.. opinion, at least (opinions being like assholes and all).. bit tunes applies to programing songs as applied to certain sound environments.. like this thing that uses the 8bit NES as a sound chip environment.. or a C64 chip set..

in short.. a bit tune is a song composed in the style of a bit set or, system.. so.. interpreting metallica as it would sound via a NES, is a Bit tune,

a chip tune is using the parameters of a chip set to create an original tune

that is at least how I interpret the difference between a bit tune and a chip tune. .

for it to be a CHIPtune.. it would be exploiting sound chips, or making general analogue noise to create compositions.
 
2013-11-10 07:08:49 PM  
i.neoseeker.com

Definitely not new It's been done before
 
2013-11-10 07:33:28 PM  
Wait, people actually voluntarily listen to the crap on Reload?
 
2013-11-10 07:51:22 PM  

machoprogrammer: Wait, people actually voluntarily listen to the crap on Reload?


You did
 
2013-11-10 08:06:49 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Yeah, cause I really wanna hear Fuel in 8 bits...


Gotta be honest: Fuel's a guilty pleasure of mine.

/most of the Black Album, OTOH...
 
2013-11-10 08:58:41 PM  
media.classicrockmagazine.com
Unimpressed. 

/and will be making their poser-killing rounds soon.
 
2013-11-10 09:38:31 PM  
Limit yourself to three voices and I'll consider being impressed
 
2013-11-10 09:47:59 PM  
I wonder how Enter Sandman sounds as a 8 bit song.
 
2013-11-10 10:12:02 PM  

skinink: I wonder how Enter Sandman sounds as a 8 bit song.


I was once in a Requiem Music group. The mandolin player brought his banjo one day, and proceeded to play Enter Sandman on the banjo, doing some fairly impressive picking and fingerstyle drumming on the banjo's head. I have to say it sounded much more badass that way. It was even better when the crumhorn player joined in, and then I jumped in on the Irish whistle.

In my humble opinion, that banjo/crumhorn/Irish whistle version of Enter Sandman was perhaps one of the best renditions of the song ever to grace the ears of humanity. It's a shame we didn't record it.
 
2013-11-10 11:49:43 PM  
Two words:  Slayer and Doom
 
2013-11-11 12:17:23 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: Cerebral Knievel: What the hell?

anyways... Bit music... it has been around for a while now.

I always heard it called Chiptunes.

it can go either way I think.. but in my.. opinion, at least (opinions being like assholes and all).. bit tunes applies to programing songs as applied to certain sound environments.. like this thing that uses the 8bit NES as a sound chip environment.. or a C64 chip set..

in short.. a bit tune is a song composed in the style of a bit set or, system.. so.. interpreting metallica as it would sound via a NES, is a Bit tune,

a chip tune is using the parameters of a chip set to create an original tune

that is at least how I interpret the difference between a bit tune and a chip tune. .

for it to be a CHIPtune.. it would be exploiting sound chips, or making general analogue noise to create compositions.


Yeah, that or they describe the exact same thing and you're trying to differentiate the two as to try to give them some new legitimacy instead of admitting it's all just midi music and not original in any sense.

/but, it could be your explanation
 
2013-11-11 12:48:15 AM  

serial_crusher: Why this album of all the choices?  Metallica's second worst album on Nintendo's second best console.

/ I guess there could have been worse albums since this one, but it's where I stopped listening anyhow.
// SNES was the best.


I whole-heartedly agree with all of this.

/ Ride the Lightning is my favorite
// probably because that's what I listened/was exposed to the most as a kid
/// You can pry my Secret of Mana cart from my cold, dead hands, but I'll probably come back as a zombie just to play it one more time.
 
2013-11-11 01:08:50 AM  

russlar: Subdivisions > Every other 8-bit remix


Whoa, that took a lot of work to make.

"Even in 8-bit, Peart crushes most other drummers"
 
2013-11-11 01:50:16 AM  
Nes on the whole was superior to snes.
 
2013-11-11 06:56:57 AM  
Chiptunes are hipster fodder? When the fark did that happen? Hipsters want attention. Gamers just a better rig.
 
2013-11-11 07:27:50 AM  

Hawnkee: Chiptunes are hipster fodder? When the fark did that happen? Hipsters want attention. Gamers just a better rig.


Only hipsters use such narrow definitions of hipster
 
2013-11-11 07:29:17 AM  
I prefer the opposite: Great compositions from the 8 and 16-bit era getting the modern treatment.
 
2013-11-11 07:56:47 AM  
I will have a witty retort telegraphed to you soon, good farker.
 
2013-11-11 08:50:54 AM  
 
2013-11-11 10:50:24 AM  

serial_crusher: Why this album of all the choices?  Metallica's second worst album on Nintendo's second best console.

/ I guess there could have been worse albums since this one, but it's where I stopped listening anyhow.
// SNES was the best.


Yeah, what was the thought process here? "I know, I'll make remixes of songs people have largely forgotten or never liked in the first place!"
 
2013-11-11 11:00:44 AM  
Ah Fark, where everything is "hipster."
 
2013-11-11 11:14:28 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: What the hell?

anyways... Bit music... it has been around for a while now.


Anything that hasn't already penetrated the mainstream consciousness is automatically relegated to "hipsters" these days.

It's a new trend. You probably haven't heard of it.
 
2013-11-11 11:21:44 AM  

FarkGrudge: admitting it's all just midi music


Ugh, I already went over this.

There is more MIDI technology involved in top-40 pop music today than was ever used in 8-bit video games.
 
2013-11-11 12:09:25 PM  
I much prefer these guys. They take classic video game music and actually play it on real honest to goodness instruments.  The Contra boss music is ridiculous.
 
2013-11-11 12:52:41 PM  

serial_crusher: Why this album of all the choices?  Metallica's second worst album on Nintendo's second best console.

/ I guess there could have been worse albums since this one, but it's where I stopped listening anyhow.
// SNES was the best.


Third-worst.  St. Anger and Lulu are both worse.
 
2013-11-11 01:24:28 PM  

SuburbanSound: I much prefer these guys. They take classic video game music and actually play it on real honest to goodness instruments.  The Contra boss music is ridiculous.


I discovered these guys about a year ago when I was looking up the Duck Tales moon stage music. The audience singing along with it had all kinds of feels:

The Advantage - Ducktales: The Moon
 
2013-11-11 04:19:45 PM  
Here is my simple submission to this metal 8 bit party:
Converge - Fault and Fracture

You're all welcome.
 
2013-11-11 04:20:35 PM  
Eff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZKiMDnBbVA
 
2013-11-11 04:21:08 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Yeah, cause I really wanna hear Fuel in 8 bits...


Gimme beep, gimme boop
 
2013-11-12 03:46:24 AM  
i enjoy low man's lyric and fixxxer
 
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