It was at the end of 1973 when NSI Games (an independent game developer) released the very first first person shooter game, Labyrinth Wars. But, this game was quite limited in terms of gameplay, especially since it consisted of rudimentary lines. It wasn’t until the early 90s that a small group of game developers introduced the gaming community to the first “real” FPS game, Wolfenstein 3-D. And that was the spark that ignited the development of classic FPS like LOSS, earthquakeand GoldenEye 007.
The FPS genre has evolved significantly since that time and now features dozens of previously unknown subgenres. A great example of a unique FPS subgenre is based on Rhythm, which integrates elements of rhythm games with that of intense FPS combat. Metal: Hellsinger is one of those Rhythm-based FPS that features dozens of unique Metal songs that will have both gamers and Metalheads fighting their way to victory. But fans may not be familiar with the songs featured in the game (since they were created exclusively for the game), but they may recognize some of the artists performing them.
Studio Two Feathers
Metal: Hellsingerit is The main theme song is “The Hellsinger”, composed by one of the best game songwriters in the business, Two Feathers Studio. They excel in developing organic-style musical recordings that allow players to experience a game without distracting them. Elvira Björkman and Nicklas Hjertberg (founders of Two Feathers Studio) own a studio in Stockholm, Sweden, where they compose, record and edit their music.
Players can recognize their work in games like Warhammer: Vemintide 2 Where League of Legends: Savage Rift cinematic trailer, “Rise from the Deep”. They also composed songs heard in Aragami and Aragami 2, which is an indie game series developed by Lince Works. All songs featured in Metal: Hellsinger were composed by the duo accompanied by several Heavy Metal singers.
- through you
- It is the end
- blood and law
- Internal Invocation I: Hopes and Fears
- Internal Summon II: Challenge
- Inner Summon III: Dreaming in Distortion
Of all the artists featured in Metal: Hellsinger, Mikael Stanne is the one players hear the most since he has six songs with his voice. Stanne began his metal career in a band he formed with fellow bandmate, Niklas Sundin, called Dark Tranquility. But, at the time, he only did backing vocals, and it was only with the departure of Anders Fridén (lead singer) that Mikael Stanne started singing as lead singer.
Stanne’s vocals are among the most iconic in the game, especially the songs from Internal Invocation. Players who want to increase their damage should make sure they shoot to the beat of these songs (similar to BPM: Bullets Per Minute) as this will increase their damage multiplier.
Alissa White-Gluz began her singing career in the Canadian metalcore band “the Agonist”, where she was the lead vocalist and founding member. But, she is best known to her fans for being the lead singer of Melodic Death Metal band Arch Enemy. And that’s because fans can hear this Swedish band on several popular games like Guitar Hero: Warrior Rock and Guitar Hero 4.
Alissa also sang with Babymetal, a Japanese “Kawaimetal” band that 2K Games played in. The wonders of Tiny Tina. In Metal: Hellsinger, players can enjoy his voice in the song “Stygia”, referring to the famous river Styx which leads to the underworld.
Fans who like to listen to Metalcore will be happy to know that Tatiana Shmayluk performs the song “Burial at Night” in Metal: Hellsinger. In this song, players can enjoy the distinctive voice of Tatiana Shmaylyuk as they develop their abilities by mowing down the enemies that plague the land.
Tatiana Shmayluk is now part of a Metalcore band based in Ukraine called Jinjer, a band heavily influenced by Guano Apes and Twelve Foot Ninja. So gamers who like to play retro-style FPS like LOSS Where Dusk can add this band to their gaming playlist as their music matches the theme perfectly.
Matt is a Heavy Metal singer and guitarist known for his melodic vocals and hardcore screams, which players can enjoy in the song “This Devastation” in Metal: Hellsinger. Matt Heafy’s group “Trivium” has been featured in several video games like The Sims 2 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Containment.
God of the war fans may also recognize her unique voice in God of War III Ultimate Edition soundtrack, “Shattering the Skies Above”. In addition, sleeping dogs contains one of Trivium’s most famous songs, “Anthem (We Are The Fire)”. Matt is also an avid gamer who streams daily on Twitch, so gamers who want to “meet” the man behind the song “This Devastation” can do so by searching for him on Twitch.
James Dorton is the founder of extreme metal band, Black Crown Initiate, where he continues to be the lead vocalist. Their four-track debut EP, “Song of the Bull”, had a significant impact on underground metal blogs and newsletters, leading them to join the Metal Alliance Tour in 2014, along with 1349, Behemoth and other bands. extreme metal.
The song “Poetry of Cinder” features the powerful voice of James Dorton which fits well with all the “hellish” surroundings of Metal: Hellsinger (and possibly older PS1 games like Descent Where Earthquake 2).
Melodic death metal fans should be able to recognize Björn’s guttural growls and harmonious vocals in the exclusive song by Metal: Hellsinger, “Dissolution”, which heavily features her vocals. Björn was a continuous member of Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork who released over ten studio albums.
Soilwork has been featured in many video games like Guitar Hero II (the DLC) and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Containment. Additionally, Björn Strid provided vocals for several other popular metal songs like Heart Bled Dry (from Bewized) and Song for the Lost (from Thrown into Exile).
Randy Blythe is perhaps one of the most famous singers in the heavy metal community, not only because he is the lead singer of Lamb of God, but also because he tried to run for president in 2012 with a controversial campaign slogan. Lamb of God has also been nominated multiple times for Best Metal Performance at the Grammy Awards.
Players can hear Randy Blythe perform the song “Acheron” in Infernal singer of metal. And players who can’t get enough of Lamb of God can hear more of their songs in Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 and Saints Row 2 (too bad the recent Saints Row does not feature a mission with any of their songs).
This isn’t the first time the game industry has called on Dennis Lyxzén’s band Refused to create exclusive songs for a game. In fact, Dennis Lyxzén composed five songs for the game. Cyberpunk 2077which gave Night City a more hardcore punk vibe. Need for Speed (2015) also included the song Elektra from the album Freedom by Dennis Lyxzén.
In Metal: Hellsingerplayers can hear the song “Silent No More” (sung by Dennis Lyxzén) in the Sheol level which features an intense boss fight that players will need to get through without missing a beat.
System of the Down are one of the most successful heavy metal bands in the world and have won over eight awards at various international award ceremonies. And that’s thanks to one of the best singers in heavy metal, Serj Tankian, because of his distinctive and wide vocal range.
And foreigners (Metal: Hellsinger developers) didn’t hold back when creating the music for the game as they also asked Serj Tankian to perform the song “No Tomorrow”. Apart Metal: HellsingerSerj Tankia has released several solo albums and even participated in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience.
Metal: Hellsinger is now available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming and Microsoft Windows.
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