Until All Are One. The Cybertronic Spree Transformers 1986 Kickstarter
Until All Are One. The Cybertronic Spree Transformers 1986 Kickstarter Album Review
“A cover album by robots for humans”
Teletran 1 reports the track list is as follows:
The Transformers (Theme) (Lion)
Dare (Stan Bush)
Autobot/Decepticon Battle (Vince DiCola)
Instruments of Destruction (N.R.G.)
Death of Optimus Prime (Vince DiCola)
Nothin’s Gonna Stand In Our Way (Spectre General)
Dare To Be Stupid (“Weird Al” Yankovic)
Escape (Vince DiCola)
The Touch (Stan Bush)
Hunger (Spectre General)
This is an album I’ve been waiting for quite some time. It’s less an album than it is a recreation of The Transformers: The Movie soundtrack, as well as a celebration of all things 1986! In this article, not only will I be going over my thoughts and feelings of the record, but also over their Kickstarter tier prizes that are chock full of 1986 goodies!
But lets to the music before we get to the schwag. Each song is a tribute to the original artists that comprised the original soundtrack.
The Transformers (Theme): I always though the original soundtrack should’ve started off with the original soundtrack. Good job in rectifying that guys!
Dare: Arguably my favorite song from the original soundtrack (by a very close margin with The Touch). This song is what got me interested in The Cybertronic Spree, with them sharing a video of them performing this song at different cons. Instant fan.
Autobot/Decepticon Battle (instrumental): Literally this let me play that whole scene in my head.
Instruments of Destruction: “DIE AUTOBOTS!” This the part of the movie where Hasbro said we’re murdering your childhood in the most awesome way possible. The original song was pretty badass, but The Cybertronic Spree somehow made it even more awesome! “Such heroic nonsense”.
Death of Optimus Prime:….I have no words….
Nothin’s Gonna Stand In Our Way: This is the song you play when Jammin’ down the highway, or taking on Decepticon. It’s more than meets the eye!
Dare To Be Stupid: I love Weird Al, with that said, I think it’s weird (pun intended) that one of his original songs from that era is being parodied. Plus I think The Cybertronic Spree did it better!
Escape (instrumental): I think of this song every Friday when leaving work. It instantly puts me in a better state of mind. The Cybertronic Spree brings it back, polishes it off, and makes it their own!
The Touch: I have this in my head everyday. In everything I do. When I go to work, and I see my co workers losing their minds, I want them to know by me just being there, it’s gonna be okay. And The Cybertronic Spree is making me reenergize that resolve.
Hunger: This scene gives me the creeps! Giant metal walking sharks. The stuff of nightmares. But it makes for a pretty badass metal song!
So, overall the album is a very faithful homage to the original soundtrack, even improving on it in several areas! If you are a Transformers fan, and are not backing this Kickstarter, you better transform and roll out and get in on this.
Here’s what you got (besides the music) that’s a celebration of all things Transformers and 1986 if you were one of the initial backers of their Kickstarter. Here’s to hoping they reopen these tiers and even expand to include more awesome Cybertronic Spree schwag! And you can win…if you dare!