Every Time I Bang -ZERO- – “Opening Stage/Rockman 2” (Kissing the Mirror)

December 10, 2009

This track is a remix from Mega Man X2 by the group Kissing the Mirror (Wooming, Ike Fuck, Arisu Fujimi). It is from the album Every Time I Bang -ZERO-. Ok, despite the incredibly weird band name, album cover, and artists, this is actually a really cool rock cover of one of the coolest songs from Mega Man X2, the Opening Stage. These guys also did a set covering tracks from Mega Man X. The original track was composed by Yuki Iwai. This track comes on the heels of the announcement of Mega Man 10, which features the cunning Sheep Man.

Every Time I Bang -ZERO- – “Opening Stage/Rockman X2” (Kissing the Mirror)

This track plays in the opening level of Mega Man X2 (Rockman X2 in Japan), and is pretty energetic, with a lot of guitar action and synth support. X is storming the new Reploid base. The original also had a kind of synth organ feel to it that added a lot of drama, and the synths they used in here do a great job of replicating that. Mega Man X music was really made for guitar, and so it’s great to find a band like Kissing the Mirror who can do some amazing covers that really sound like they could fit in the originals.


  1. I’m not sure if you already knew this, since you don’t mention it in the article, but that picture is a photoshopped version of finnish metal band’s, Children of Bodom (nowadays known worldwide), first album cover. The album was called “Something Wild”. Their theme on album covers is a grim reaper standing in different colours (you probably find more than enough material yourself if you want).

    The album name is derived from the Children of Bodom’s song title “Everytime I Die” from album “Follow the Reaper”.

    And the group’s name is derived from Children of Bodom’s song title “Kissing the Shadows” from the same “Follow the Reaper” album.

    I hope that reveals a bit of the mystery of their extremely weird names.

  2. Thanks, Yuppi! Yeah, I wasn’t aware of the history of the album. It seems in line with the Rockman themes though!

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