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Monday, January 22, 2018

Mega Drive - Sleeper Street OST [FREE Download]

Mega Drive joins a host of other dark synth/synthwave/horrorsynth/whatever you like, in crafting a soundtrack to a movie that does not exist. Upon first listen there seems to be very little differentiating ‘Sleeper Street’ from similar albums of its ilk. Repeated listens do reveal some tweaks and influences from the now commonplace soundscapes. Sure there are homages to the GOAT that is Carpenter, with tracks such as opener ‘Sleeper Street Main Title’ and ‘He's Inside The House!’ The second track mines inspiration from a bit further back, the cheekily titled 'While My Chainsaw Gently Bleeds’ recalls the disturbing atmosphere of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, even sampling a certain chilling sound effect from the main title. The third track ‘Memories Of The Room’ wouldn’t sound out of place on a Nightmare on Elm Street soundtrack. 

Tracks like ‘The Dread That Walks The Night’ and ‘Don’t Breathe’ are a slight misstep for me as they sound like they should be playing over a level in ‘The House of the Dead’. The speed metal guitar in ‘Survival Skills’ recalls the films of mid-period Dario Argento, think ‘Phenomena’ or ‘Opera’. The last two tracks demonstrate wonderfully what their respective titles indicate. All in all, it’s a solid album with a couple of misfires. I’m personally going to seek other works by Mega Drive and look forward to future projects. ~P

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