Swedish metal band Machinae Supremacy (or simply MaSu) is a prime example of a band whose songs have game themes from the very beginning. In the band's sound, you can hear elements of power metal, heavy metal, alternative rock, and chiptune. For the last one, SID is responsible - an audio chip from the legendary Commodore 64 computer, based on which the band created the SID Station instrument (MaSu even call their music as SID-metal).
The band's discography includes seven studio albums (the most recent is Into The Night World) and The Beat Of Our Decay Collection. The penultimate record Phantom Shadow (2014) is a concept album. It is based on a story about the near future, where powerful corporations turn people into fighting machines, and they fight for freedom and return to normal life. Just recently the single Pendulum was released, which means that a new longplay is just around the corner.
Machinae Supremacy have also left their mark directly on the gaming industry. Their music can be heard in the scrolling shooter Jets'n'Guns, the platform games Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, and Cortex Command.
MaSu is one of the bands that are impossible to confuse with others. Partly because of SID, partly because of leader Robert's vocals. At first, it may seem specific, but after a good "listening" to the works of Machinae Supremacy, you get used to it. What also distinguishes the band is their Scandinavian striving for quality. It is difficult to find at least one "passable" release - on each album the band gives their all.