The old standards: the Tin Pan Alley showtunes, reinterpreted by vocalists and bebop jazzers, followed more recently by reworkings of modern pop and rock tunes. The new standards: video game tunes, apparently. Especially if they’re from Nintendo games.

The latest in the trend is MetroidMetal, with elaborate, sprawling metal covers of the moody themes from Nintendo’s legendary sci-fi side-scroller.

For anyone keeping score, you can add that to acoustic covers of Mario and, as reviewed by our own W. Brent Latta, live, full orchestras playing game soundtracks old and new.

Thanks, Patrick Murphy!