Guilty Gear XX – “Suck a Sage ~Chipp’s Theme” (Daisuke Iwashitari, Koh-ichi Seiyama)October 20, 2010
Guilty Gear XX has one of the best in-game rock soundtracks out there, and is also one of the best game soundtracks. Composed and performed by Daisuke Iwashitari (Guilty Gear series, BlazBlue) and Koh-ichi Seiyama, the soundtrack is one of the few I can recommend importing without hesitation, even if you are not familiar with the fighting game. Two full albums of instrumental rock done by some of the best guitarists in Japan – what more do you expect from a game whose last boss is a witch who fights with a double-axed guitar? That’s just awesome.
“Suck a Sage” is the theme of Chipp Zanuff, a blindingly fast ninja who can turn invisible. The theme has blazingly-fast guitar work, even for Guilty Gear. Plus, it’s got a slick, energetic, lyrical melody that surfs all over the scale because ninjas are just that cool. The guitar work was done by Tohru Iwao (Valkyrie Profile 2, 20th Anniversary Rockman 1~6 Rock Arrange Version) and bass by Yasuhiro Umezawa. Mr. Seiyama played keyboard.