Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm first-person shooter game that fires guns to the beat to make them more powerful. Not the biggest heavy metal music fan, but I really enjoyed it when I reviewed it last week. It may be more fun in the future as the developer announced support for music modding soon.
Developer The Outsiders tweeted the following news just before the game was released this week.
Let’s cut through the sky.
Coming soon for PC.
Support for custom music modding.
Unleash Hell. to your beat. pic.twitter.com/eOim4lllwX
— Metal: Hellsinger 🤘😈🔥 Now on sale! (@Metal Hellsinger) September 14, 2022
“Coming soon to PC. Support for custom music modding. Unleash Hell. To your beat,” reads the tweet.
I don’t like metal, but I didn’t hate Metal: Hellsinger’s music at all. It has a foot-thumping beat that propels the action forward as you blast away hordes of demons.
I’m very curious how music modding works. Metal: Hellsinger does more than just provide a static soundtrack to fire and reload. The music changes as you become more powerful and add layers, maxing out the multiplier will result in a complete song with vocals.
It would be great if The Outsiders released a tool to allow real musicians to paste their music onto separate tracks and that layering still works. But as someone with no musical talent, I’m perfectly happy to be able to stick with my old mp3s of his if there’s automatic beat detection. Let Prince unleash the monsters. Let Dave Brubeck cut through hell, quick his streamer from Games Done to play on hard mode to match his 4’33” John Cage.