Way too busy as I am these days and mightily confused after watching this very popular video (over 28,500 views on YouTube in just three days) as I was, I found comfort in AllMusic's Phil Freeman's words: “Boston-based instrumental power metal band POWERGLOVE are absurd, but they know it. They record metal versions of video game and cartoon theme songs, after all.” ‘Batman’ is the track off POWERGLOVE's latest release, ‘Saturday Morning Apocalypse’, which came out in 2010 via eOne Music, and was produced by the band itself and engineered, mixed and mastered by its drummer Bassil Silver.
“This one offers an array of theme songs from cartoons the members grew up watching, including “X-Men”, “Pokemon”, “Transformers”, “Inspector Gagdet”, “The Flintstones” and “The Simpsons”,” explains further Phil Freeman in his review of ‘Saturday Morning Apocalypse’. “This album is fun while it lasts. Ultimately, though, POWERGLOVE's mastery of their instruments is impressive, and/but their modus operandi is good for a few giggles, and little more,” he concludes.
Thankfully formed as a side project in 2003, and named after the Power Glove, a Nintendo Entertainment System controller accessory, the band's first recording was “Dr. Wily's Theme” from Nintendo's “Mega Man 2” game, followed by similar gems. Becoming a serious project now, POWERGLOVE released their debut EP, ‘Total Pwnage’, in 2005 (actually re-released in 2008). Debut full-length, ‘Metal Kombat For The Mortal Man’, released a year later, was, appropriately, received warmly by the listening public.
POWERGLOVE features: Nick Avila – bass, Alex Berkson – guitar, Chris Marchiel - guitar and Bassil Silver – drums.