Underground artist Heart Impaled creates very unique Heavy Metal with Industrial and Power Metal influences, sounding like a band mashed between the 90’s and 80’s. Heart Impaled has techno embedded into this fist pounding break beat Metal, something Fear Factory mastered long ago. Heart Impaled came out with a weird and eerie new album in 2014 and I felt the need to share my thoughts. Even though Heart Impaled is a solo project most likely mixed out of a basement with Fruity Loops/Pro Tools, mixed surprisingly well I might add, I feel like this music touches on a dead arena. Heart Impaled is vastly inspired by Video Games and creates perfect soundtrack music for shooters and side scrollers. As a Video Game fan, I found good use for this fairly weird and disjointed album.
“Rise of Eradication” is somewhat of a novelty album, meaning it is hard to take seriously as an actual Heavy Metal album. However for gamers, this album is reminiscent of the days of Megaman, Metal Gear Solid, Rampage, and Metroid. This is when game soundtracks mixed techno and Rock and Metal to create epic and high energy background music. The arena of this music for Video Games is gone, I think. But, “Rise of Eradication” really brings this sound back to the forefront. It could easily be refined and put into an Indie Side Scroller/Shooter and I believe it absolutely should be. Each track is fairly seamless through extended play, so the entire album could be put into a game easily. As fair as musical quality, it does lack. It is slightly repetitive, overly distorted, and has no outstanding vocals. But as a game soundtrack, this album is outstanding. I highly recommend cranking this up during Classic Game Night.
Overall Rating 3/10
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