Rock & Metal Legends Go 8-Bit

Big Four 8Bit

Classic music videos have been re-imagined as an 8-Bit video game.

For those of a certain disposition, seeing your favorite Rock & Metal stars in 8-Bit is the thing of dreams, well stop dreaming and start watching as YouTube Channel Filthy Frackers have made your dreams come true

In the late 80's and early 90's Thrash Metal had taken over from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as the dominant force in rock music. Leading the charge were the so called 'Big Four', comprising of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. But have you ever wondered how these legends would look in an 8-Bit video game? No? Well why not?

If you had always wondered then you need wonder no more as the Youtubers have reworked some of the Big Fours classic music video in true retro style.

In the video you can see Metallica's 'One', Megadeth's 'Sweating Bullets, Slayer's 'Raining Blood' and Anthrax's 'Madhouse' in classic 8-Bit video, and even better 8-Bit sound.


Following on from the Big Four's dominance of the late 80's, the early 90's would see a change in the Rock scene. Band were ditching the extreme sounds of thrash, with Grunge and the Alternative scene's taking over. Bands such as Blind Melon, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Foo Fighter kept the spirit of Rock alive in troubled times. But don't worry if you feel left out and prefer your music a little more mellow as Filthy Frackers have catered for you too.


These videos make you wonder why game developers never used these bands for games. Who wouldn't have wanted to play a Megadeth video game, or even a Beastie Boys game? We look forward to seeing what other acts get the Filthy Frackers treatment, perhaps a classic Metal playlist with Iron Maiden, Helloween, Manowar, Judas Priest and Paradise Lost? Just a suggestion.

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