"Don't turn your back on the city.."
September 16, 2009 4:23 AM Subscribe
The Protomen [previously]
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in 2005 released the most geektastic dystopian nightmare of a MegaMan based rock opera
anyone could have possibly conceived. After four years, they have finally released a followup album: Act II: The Father Of Death
Obsessive fans have been clamoring over the details of the story
, which serves as a prequel to the events of the debut album.
Without revealing too many details, it details the working relationship between Dr. Thomas Light and Dr. Albert Wily as it deteriorates, as Wily goes mad and takes the life of the only woman Dr. Light ever loved, frames Dr. Light for the crime and forces him into exile and his eventual return to the city and attempt to save it, setting the stage for the story of the first album.
Musically, the band has changed from electronic/indie mashup
sounds of their first album to a first rate Wagnerian Rock
band that Jim Steinman
would be proud of. As evidenced by tracks like "Light Up The Night"
, the band has adopted a distinctly epic 80's soundtrack style which fits their theatrical music perfectly.
Other album tracks (though it is a disservice not to listen to the album as a whole):
"The Good Doctor"