Video game classics rock out in reverse with RETROGRESSION Volume 1

Last week, Metroid Metal founder and guitarist Grant “Stemage” Henry released RETROGRESSION Volume 1 on Bandcamp. The rock-flavored EP aims to perform fan-favorite tracks from classic video games in reverse.

“Most Zelda fans know by now that the theme song from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is actually Zelda’s lullaby in reverse,” says Stemage. “RETROGRESSION Vol. 1 is a musical experiment following this same idea, keeping the arrangements clean with just four instruments similar to the four usable channels on the NES: two guitars, bass, and drums.

The ambitious project uses tracks from games like Super Mario Bros., Punch Out!, Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, and Tetris, as they are arranged in reverse; they are “reversed” afterwards so listeners can hear the original melodies.

RETROGRESSION Volume 1 is available now on Bandcamp, with future updates available on Stemage’s official website. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

Elisha Deogracias is an aspiring accountant by day, freelance writer by night. Before writing for Gaming Trend, he had a small gig on the now defunct Examiner. When not being a third wheel with his best friends on dates or yearning for some closure on Pushing Daisies, he's busy catching up on shonen manga and wacky rhythm games. Mains R.O.B. in Smash. Still doesn't know if he's a kid or a squid.

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