Saturday Morning Apocalypse

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Saturday Morning Apocalypse
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Studio album by Powerglove
Released September 28, 2010 [1]
Recorded 2009 -2010
Genre Power metal, speed metal, video game music
Length45:34
Label E1 Music [1]
Producer Powerglove
Powerglove chronology
Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man
(2007) Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man2007
Saturday Morning Apocalypse
(2010)
TV Game Metal
(2012)TV Game Metal2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Saturday Morning Apocalypse [1] [3] is the second studio album by the metal/power metal band Powerglove, released on September 28, 2010, by E1 Music. [1] It strays from Powerglove's usual brand of video game metal, and instead centers around TV, cartoon and movie themes that the band grew up with. [1] [3] This is the band's first release on E1 Music. [1] A music video for "Batman" was released on July 28, 2011.

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Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context. Generally, power metal is characterized by a faster, lighter, and more uplifting sound, in contrast with the heaviness and dissonance prevalent for example in extreme metal. Power metal bands usually have anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and strong choruses, thus creating a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally "powerful" sound. The term was first used in the middle of the 1980s and refers to two different but related styles: the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to speed metal, and a later more widespread and popular style based in Europe, South America and Japan, with a lighter, more melodic sound and frequent use of keyboards.

Powerglove is an American instrumental power metal cover band. They are known to play metal cover versions of classic video game themes. The band is named after the Power Glove, a NES controller accessory.

Contents

Track listing

All songs arranged and remixed by Powerglove.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."X-Men" ( X-Men ) Haim Saban, Shuki Levy 3:39
2."Gotta Catch Em All" ( Pokémon )John Siegler, John Loeffler 3:35
3."The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest" ( The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest )Gary Lionelli, William Hanna, Hoyt Curtin, Joseph Barbera 3:20
4."This Is Halloween" ( The Nightmare Before Christmas ) Danny Elfman 3:53
5."Batman" ( Batman )Danny Elfman5:27
6."Transformers" ( The Transformers: The Movie )Anne Bryant, Ford Kinder5:07
7."Inspector Gadget" ( Inspector Gadget )L. Perry, S. Lincoln4:45
8."Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie the Pooh)" ( Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day ) Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman 4:27
9."The Simpsons" ( The Simpsons ; feat. Tony Kakko)Danny Elfman3:32
10."The Flintstones" ( The Flintstones )William Hanna, Hoyt Curtin, Joseph Barbera4:12
11." Gotta Catch Em All " (Pokémon; feat. Tony Kakko)John Siegler, John Loeffler3:37

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