Fallen Hero features over 20 guest artists.
“Rock operas, especially instrumental ones, are definitely rarities to me in the videogame soundtrack and cover world,” said Panuganti via a press release. “Fallen Hero can stand out in this domain for telling a motif-heavy story with transitions and sound designs, even when those particular features are quite conventional in concept albums.”
Fallen Hero features over 20 guest artists including multi-instrumentalist String Player Gamer, classical guitarist David Russell, singer and multi-instrumentalist Julia Henderson, percussionist Doug Perry, guitarist RichaadEB, saxophonist insaneintherainmusic, and guitarist FamilyJules.
“As a metal album, Fallen Hero distinguishes itself with a huge array of instruments and styles while still keeping a hard-hitting rock and metal production,” Panuganti explained. “Sitars, violins, saxophones, clarinets, and more are present whether in the midst of a heavy metal section or their own dedicated space.”
He added: “Sound design bridges the UNDERTALEworld and the musical one, referencing key moments in the game as breaks between all the guitar riffs.”
Fallen Hero is available now to purchase from digital platforms such as Bandcamp and iTunes; the album can also be streamed from Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, and TIDAL.
Panuganti’s previous releases include the Pokémon Red and Blue, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Super Mario Odyssey arrangement albums Metal Trainer, The Temples: Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Moon Rock, respectively.
This article was last updated at 15:34 BST on 10th September, 2020.