Jets’n’Guns Soundtrack, Machinae Supremacy, 2004
Machinae Supremacy wasn’t the first chiptune metal band, but their Jets’n’Guns soundtrack is definitely the first game score release carrying that genre tag. Borrowing from thrash and speed metal and mixing these with upbeat, chirpy retro melodies, at its best Jets’n’Guns is irresistibly euphoric, fist-pumping fun. Not all the song material is as strong as the album’s opening salvo though and things start to drag a bit during the album’s middle portion.
Download for free from the band’s website.