Sunday, May 26, 2013

The world of Metal Gear Solid music soundtracks and how it has inspired some artists to do their own instrumental versions of the classic series

One thing Metal Gear Solid has always delivered besides incredible graphics and a very involved storyline, its awesome music soundtrack over the years. For me and you it started way back in 1998, with the first Metal Gear Solid game, and ever since then we've wanted the soundtrack for ourselves to listen at home and in the car on the way to work. It seemed like every character somewhat had their own theme, from Solid Snake, to Grey Fox, to Revolver Ocelot.

Whenever a new Metal Gear Solid game was released, there was the soundtrack hovering over our heads, begging us to purchase it too, and for the most part we did. This past year also marked the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series, something the fans absolutely need to bring up. Because along with such a great 25 years, also came 25 years of musical scores done by professionals all over the world. I'm sure you've heard of the Video Game Music Live show. Each year they do favorites from various games, and Metal Gear is certainly no exception.

So what I wanted to do, is simply point out some of my personal favorites to share with you, some of the soundtracks and live shows out there that have made my own world of Metal Gear a happy one. The first, is the famous VG Live show, the one that was performed just this year, which showcased a few tunes from the MG series, like Sons of Liberty. The other are a few of the soundtracks from past Metal Gear Solid games that I've always loved, with the last one being Peace Walker. Every one of them really had great soundtracks, but for the sake of keeping things to the point, I'll just point out the ones I like the most.

Here they are in no particular order, the first MGS, followed by Sons of Liberty, Guns of the Patriots, and Peace Walker. Oh, and if you happen to like the Live shows that the orchestra you see below performs, feel free to do other YouTube searches for them as well. You will also find they do performances for Castlevania too. Let me know your own favorites and what you think of the live shows in the comment section below.







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