Is there anyone around who's older than 20 something and didn't see the movie titled Cobra starring Sylvester Stallone as Marion Cobretti?
For those who haven't seen it, it's a classic example of an 80s action movie, where cars blow into bits after a few shots, there's barely any need to reload weapons, the pretty lady gets kidnapped, and the hero beats the hell out of the antagonist after barely escaping his demise.
Videogram took the sound and the images of this classic to create a retro-futuristic "EP" lost somewhere between synthwave and dark electro. Taking the sound and the atmosphere into account, the comparison to the recently released Hotline 2 Miami soundtrack is inevitable. These tunes would fit perfectly in an 8bit style game that would feature the pixelated reincarnation of Cobretti. The vibrating noise and the chaotic percussions would create a perfect setting for smashing thugs with their own axes.
The clip is okay, and it strengthens the position of the EP as a flashback, but there's hardly any more pros about it. In fact it is barely an EP, since none of the tracks are longer than two and a half minutes, which leaves very little, or no room at all for the music to truly express itself.
If your a Cobra fan, and you also like retro-futuristic electronica, then this is your thing, go ahead and grab it. Since I'm not a Cobretti fan, there's no way that I'm going to pay 3 bucks for a 7 minute long soundtrack for a game that never existed.
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