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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hyacintho Resilience, a Mega Man 27th Anniversary Fan Album

Mega Man has an outstanding ongoing comic series by Archie Comics, he's a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Yet a chorus of the fanbase still remains unhappy, largely to do his parent company, Capcom, having not released a single new Mega Man game since 2010, excluding Rockman Xover and Street Fighter x Mega Man. Even his 27th anniversary wasn't really acknowledge by the company. And this is where the fans with an ear for music step in.

Hyacintho Resilience is a 27th anniversary tribute album to the Blue Bomber and his numerous incarnations. This 12 track puppy covers, the Classic, X, Legends, Battle Network, Zero and ZX Mega Man series. That's an impressively broad range to cover, especially with only 12 tracks so I must applaud these guys for spreading things out so far. What's more, only a few of the usual suspects show up as remixes. What do I mean by that? Sure, there's an X vs. Zero arrangement, but you won't find a single Mega Man 2 track here. A remix of the Ending from Mega Man 5? Yes. Fragments from Mega Man ZX? Affirmative. Opening Stage from Mega Man X6? Check. Lesser know, under appreciated tracks get some long overdue love in this fan album, something I've wanted to see from fans for a very long time.

Hyacintho Resilience is completely free and having listened to it several times already, this is definitely something I can recommend to Mega Man fans. It actually released on Rock's 27th birthday, so I'm a little bummed that I wasn't aware of this album until now. Oh, well, at least I found out not too long after the release date. This is a fantastic tribute to the Blue Bomber.

Hyacintho Resilience

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