Zelda: Ocarina of Time Music Goes Metal
Ro Panuganti and Materia Collective went back and created a remix of the Zelda: Ocarina of Time music, adding a metal flair.
When Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released on November 21, 1998, it didn’t take long for people to realize that it was something special.
From the puzzles to the story to the gameplay, people still talk about that game, leading to multiple re-releases. Sometimes lost in the praise is the music, which was amazing for the time – and remains so today.
In honor of that original soundtrack from composer Koji Kondo, Materia Collective has just released a remix by arranger Ro Panuganit. The new album titled The Temples (Music from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) contains eight songs, inspired by the game, all featuring a distinctly metal flair to them.
“The Temples is a culmination of learning new production skills, exploring wholly new areas of guitar playing, and above all, story-telling,” Panuganti wrote. “Just like its inspired work, The Temples sets out to be a story of bravery over adversity, inviting new worlds and influences to the core music, and hopefully inspires any listener to pick up their instrument.”
Panuganti has produced music for several platforms, including the odd game. He co-founded the Multiplayer project, which recently released Multiplayer: A Tribute to Video Games, an album featuring 30 tracks remixing classic gaming tracks with proceeds going to the Child’s Play Charity.
For fans that grew up with gaming, you can’t beat a good remix. It’s almost become a genre unto itself, and that’s not a bad thing.