Review Summary: Next level chiptuning, for what it's worth.
Chiptune is a genre of music that will always be tailoring to a niche market - the nostalgia-inducing blips will always appeal almost exclusively to "geeks". However, it's still high on popularity, with many budding musicians giving it a shot themselves. The problem is, there's only so much you can do with your old game systems, and with so much chiptune music coming it's difficult to stand out. Anyone attempting to break into the chiptune scene will likely be lost into obscurity. And then along came Rainbowdragoneyes.
What makes Rainbowdragoneyes rise above everyone else is the simple fact that he puts a new spin on the chiptune genre. It's traditionally instrumental, and that's the tradition Rainbowdragoneyes has broken through to create his own beastly album in the form of The Primordial Booze. And the extra simple addition to make him stand out? Vocals.
That's all it takes. Above the blips and bloops of the Game Boy systems, Rainbowdragoneyes sings, and even introduces death metal-esque screaming. I turns what could have been another plain release in this crowded genre into a stand-out. Rainbowdragoneyes doesn't necessarily have the most melodic singing voice, but he does what he does, and he does it well. The screams are executed very well and aren't too much of a pain on the ears.
So, putting these things together, how does the actual music sound? Very impressive, that's for sure. The Game Boy's spit out nostalgia-inducing, yet undeniably catchy blip tunes, helped by the vocals to make some very catchy hooks. The chorus of 'Creatures ov Deception' will be stuck in your head for hours, for better or for worse. 'Heavy Weather (Storm ov the Undead)' has a similar kind of effect, but the highlight of that track is the screaming.
The Primordial Booze is impressive, firing out some catchy, unique sounding songs. It's a shame this will never advance beyond the niche market it is doomed to be contained in, although that's where it should rightfully stay. A true example of fine chiptune music, if
it's your metaphorical cup of tea.