RPG Game Music Review: The Black Mages

RPG Game Music Review: The Black Mages

Hello and thanks for reading this blog entry on a few albums by the band…

♫♫   The Black Mages   ♫♫

This is the composer for Final Fantasy earlier games

 ♫♫ ♫♫   Nobuo Uematsu    ♫♫ ♫♫

If you are fan of Final Fantasy soundtracks from all up to 10 you are listening to him and his style of music. He put together this metal rock band to play his music and has performed live with them. You can do a you tube search for videos of their awesome music! If you have never heard it, its mostly instrumental versions that are a bit more exciting to hear.

They have 3 Full Albums of studio music and a lot of live material can be found as well.

The Black Mages

The Black Mages II: The Skies Above

The Black mages III: Darkness and Starlight

If you are a fan of their music you should not only listen to their music but see the live performances of the band. I have been able to see and hear Nobuo’s music live on two occasions once at a large hall and once in a very small venue. Its really just very loose and nice to hear game music that has a lot of emotion in it and stands well on its own as full on compositions.

I still like many of the new composers a lot for Final Fantasy but these cd’s take me to a more pure rpg experience where action and hybrid mmo or action rpg’s didn’t rule the video gaming landscape!. Actually I got tot see the FF13 composer live as well and really liked his works for the game, but that is for another blog entry!

I am not a music scholar but I will say that to hear these tracks in such a wild way is really very exciting! Technically the guitarist really shreds on most tracks and of course the keyboards tend to steal the show. Being a fan of The Doors and watching a lot of Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey games I hear and love the sound of the keyboard/organ!

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