Relax by The Fire With A Merry Hyrule Christmas, a Zelda-Themed Album
Ring in the holidays with some of the Hyrule-themed Christmas tunes in A Merry Hyrule Christmas
It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means. Eggnog, chestnuts, deals on games and a whole lot of holiday-themed events. While it’s nice that Batman Arkham Knight got some new costumes for the holidays, that’s not really something you can enjoy with the family. That being said, there is a new album full of holiday music, and it’s all themed around The Legend of Zelda.
The album, titled A Merry Hyrule Christmas, was released on November 26 by Seattle-based game music group Materia Collective and features eight Hyrule-themed tracks. While the entire project sounds like a joke at first, it’s actually surprisingly good. Each track is wonderfully orchestrated with pianos, string instruments and vocals to match. If you’re gathering with family for the holidays (safely hopefully), you should be able to play this album without the grandparents batting an eye. Just don’t play track number seven, Din Rest Ye Merry Deku Scrubs unless you’re by yourself, it’s more rock than holiday orchestral.
Visit the world of Zelda this Christmas season with A Merry Hyrule Christmas, a festive album combining Christmas carols with classic Zelda tunes. Arranged and produced by @ericbuchholz (of Hero of Time), it’s sure to put you in the holiday spirit. https://t.co/1EtyFqo6rL pic.twitter.com/lAVcJ0SAoB
— Materia Collective (@MateriaColl) November 26, 2020
In all honesty, A Merry Hyrule Christmas is a wonderful listen, and that can be chalked up to the album’s producer. Eric Bucholz, who orchestrated the soundtracks of Dauntless, Darksiders Genesis and Ori and the Will of the Wisps arranged and produced the album. You can find more of his work, including his work for Limit Break Audio, on his website.
For those that want to bring the land of Hyrule to their hearth this holiday season, it’s quite simple. Just follow this link and take your pick of a music streaming platform.