Review Summary: “History Repeating: Blue” is a great album, but has a very big flaw; its target audience is so small that it’s easy to understand why a big number of people would despise it or simply wouldn’t have any interest in listening to it.
“The Megas” is a Mega Man inspired video game cover band from Los Angeles. They’re just your typical video game rock arrange band, but with a twist… Just add vocals and lyrics inspired on the Megaman franchise and you got yourself the cheesiest slice of video game fandom to ever call themselves a band. To put it bluntly, “The Megas” is a strictly hit or miss band, you simple love them for what they do or hate them for the rest of your life.
When it comes to arranging Megaman music it doesn’t get better than this, whether it’s that they take an 8-bit melody and turn it to a vocal line or guitar riff, these Californians really know how to work with these songs. In this album specifically, the classic Megaman 3 songs. The instruments are solid all around, even the bass has its spotlights here and there. There is definitely no flashy solos, but still, they know how to play very well. An obvious weak point on this department though, is vocalist Josh Breeding. Which doesn’t do an awful job, but isn’t the most skilled or entertaining vocalist. He does compensate with a couple of catchy vocal lines and harmonies that instantly wake the raging Megaman nerd inside of you.
The album is composed mostly of mid tempo rock renditions of Megaman songs with a few tracks stepping away from this formula, like “Don’t Mess With Magnetman” and “Continue” the former being a more synth driven track and the later being a ballad. A definite standout to the album is the bass driven “Walk Away From Light” which all around is a good song, but contains an specially great bridge and verse, it encompasses everything “The Megas” has to show as a band with its great bass line, catchy synth line and some good vocal layers in the bridge, that make the song sound big. The album itself is pretty short, just a few minutes shy of 40. It does possess a pretty good production, crisp and clear. Which is impressive considering that this band is a DIY project that the members develop on their free time.
“History Repeating: Blue” is a great album, but has a very big flaw; its target audience is so small that it’s easy to understand why a big number of people would despise it or simply wouldn’t have any interest in listening to it. Although you do not have to know all the original 8-bit songs of Megaman 3 to enjoy the album, it is a great help if you do, because a big part of the experience is the nostalgia factor. If your love for Megaman is immeasurable, then this album is a must, it’s the type of stuff that fans can appreciate, just for the effort that has been put into it. If you don’t care for Megaman, you should stay away from this, unless you don’t mind cheesy video game music.
5/5 If Megaman rocks your boat
Walk Away From Light
Don’t Mess With Magnetman
(I Want To Be the One) To Watch You Die