So, while I was looking for music to play in Beat Hazard, it came to my attention that Metal and Hard Rock make for fun games.
No problemo, I dug through my iTunes collection and came to a scary realisation. For someone who spent his teens and early 20s immersed in the music of Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Gun n Roses, System of Down, Pantera and any other of a multitude of greats, my current music collection is pretty light on metallic elements.
I have a bit of Metallica, and a few compilations and soundtracks and not too much else.
As a poor teen with rich friends when I was in school I taped all of their CDs. Those tapes are all long gone, and if they weren't they wouldn't be functional or usable anymore. So now I need to go back and legitimately rebuild that collection of yore.
So I'm going to be doing some music shopping, but I can't just get a bunch of old stuff. The last new metal CD I bought was System of A Down's Toxicity, which was incredible, but there must be a wealth of unknown (to me) stuff out there.
So who has kept current, and what can be recommended?
Remembering that Six was my favourite Guitar Hero II song I got All That Remains The Fall of Ideals. DevilDriver's album The Fury of out Maker's Hand was recommended, and the new Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis. Both are excellent.
I do prefer thrash influenced stuff with lots of fast riffs, rather than the grungier detuned power-chording style, and I prefer faster tempos generally but I'm pretty open to most things.
Come GWJ, bring the metal!