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Audio CD, July 4, 2006
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  • Audio CD (July 4, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B000HA3XF2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,221 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Yourhero on February 6, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
As a Megaman fan since I first picked up an NES controller, I purchased this largely as a novelty, expecting some humorous references to my favorite video games ever.

Instead, what I got was an incredibly deep, richly woven, and perfectly produced rock opera, who's emotional explosive ending left me feeling more than a little choked up. The prevailing message of society's selfish cowardice, reflected in their faith in disposable heroes ties each song together, as the tension and drama builds, as the story of Megaman is expounded upon with great skill and care.

Whether you are a fan of Megaman, or just hard-rocking, storytelling music, this album will leave an impact on you.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Dunsmore on February 2, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
The indie band The Protomen tour the country on their Protobus, calling their live shows "battles" and declaring war against their sworn foe: Dr. Wily.
The story of Mega Man has never been so deep as it is on this, Act I of what will hopefully be a multi-part rock opera based on the struggle of the Capcom character. It's a story of hope, death, rebirth, battle, betrayal, and judgement. The genre is nearly undefinable, except to say it ROCKS.
Vengeance, alone, will make you want to fight an army of robots with your bare hands.
The whole album is closed out with Epilogue: Due Vendetta, a song with lyrics consisting entirely of the names of Mega Man characters. And somehow The Protomen make this sound awesome.
But the whole story isn't really just about Mega Man--it's a template for any struggle against the machines of society, and a call for free men to stand up for themselves, without waiting for someone bigger or stronger to stand up for them.
One more note: This album is filled with 100% original music, not lyricized versions of souped-up NES themes. These are real instruments, with real power behind them.
Listen, be inspired, and wonder if there are any heroes left in man.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Otto on August 18, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This CD is truly amazing. When I put it into my player and pushed "play", I was ACTUALLY transported me to another dimension, where robots were actually fighting for control of the planet! This was the best sight I have seen in some time! The best part is I was able to salvage some parts! These parts seem to speak to me. I have played the CD backwards and deciphered the instructions to reverse-engineer the parts back into working machines. I will be using my new-found knowledge to start up my own revolutionary "inventions" involving human-helping robots!

As soon as I get the master control program online, the world will pay me handsomely for my work. Dangerous, but WELL WORTH THE COST.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris Brooks on April 8, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This Protomen created an amazing thing here. The tracks tell such a powerful story that I believe it's necessary to listen to the whole thing. This is not one of those situations where you should buy an mp3 of a song or two. You want this album. I only wish there was more, but to be honest, I can't really see what else they could do with this subject matter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sera69 on October 8, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
Warning: **SPOILERS**

This is the first album from The Protomen, though in terms of the story telling it is actually the sequel to events that occur on their second album, "Act II: The Father of Death." Both are essential, with "Act II..." showing considerable improvement in songwriting and variety.

"The Protomen" on the other hand is quite a harsh sonic attack. A punk squall that's interspersed by moments of promised grandure. It lacks some polish in production but The Protomen have The Birthday Party's way with a punk tune (at times it seems almost too dissonent) and a grand sense of musical and pop tradition that keeps the hooks coming.

For a concept based on the Mega Man series of video games, and backed by the familiar (to those too old to know better!) 8-bit video game music the album is tremendously catchy and surprisingly deep. Both albums coupled together are begging for a big screen Peter Jackson reinterpretation. It really is that epic.

The Story:

Doctors Wily and Light are two bitter ex colleagues and events leading up to the action on "The Protomen" are covered in "Act II...", suffice to say that this album starts with a climactic battle, the death of Protoman and the birth of Mega Man. It ends with a cold blooded massacre!

In place of Protoman Doctor Light has created another 'son' to keep him company. He warns his machine progeny of the fate that befell his brother. He warns his metal son that Mankind are not worth saving. He warns Mega Man not to risk his life for them but Mega Man is a different spirit to Protoman and sets out to achieve what his brother could not. In the final apocalyptic battle, it is Mega Man against the leader of Wilys dark army.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Dark on June 5, 2008
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I love it. Great way to spend $8 if you like metal. The lyrics gave me goosebumps.

As part of listening to it, you should search for the lyrics on the 'net and give them a read. They include narration of the story that's not given in the song.

It's quite like an Opera or other performance with actors than a simple album. It tells a single, short story.

The editing is pretty bad, a lot of the samples are clipped and there's really no dynamic movement of the volume, but it's still fun to listen to a couple times, and the story is awesome. The robot massacre liet-motif is great. There's classical riffs that Megaman fans will love.
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