Feel the power! Feel the burn! Feel the… Vindictus!
When a game is made up of insane frantic combat, what will its score sound like? The Battle Bards are keen to find out with their journey through this particular game’s soundtrack. It’s wild, it’s bombastic, and it’s (as always) divisive!
Episode 51 show notes
- Intro (featuring “Ancient Dragon” and “Malina”)
- “Crom Crauch”
- “Main Theme”
- “White Whale Inn”
- “Craftsman Colru”
- “PvP Theme”
- “Succubus Queen/The Siren of Slaughter”
- Which one did we like best?
- Outro (featuring “Grim Reaper”)
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For our grand 50th episode spectacular, we looked to the MMO music community for inspiration. What we found were dozens of talented and interesting covers of some of our favorite game soundtracks! Celebrate with us as we give props to those who love MMO tunes almost as much as we do!
Episode 50 show notes
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Fallen Earth had a surprisingly tender side for as much as it liked to portray itself as a rough-and-tumble trip through the apocalypse. This track may not be catchy, but it oozes a beautiful loneliness that might well exist after the end of the world. I like how the strings reluctantly come in in the middle.
Starting off with an organ, this track sets you up for a gothic journey but then quickly transitions into something more beautiful and etheral. It’s very dreamlike and lifts my heart every time I hear it.
Let’s close out Video Game Music Week with a few MMO tracks, shall we? Cove isn’t necessarily the best track from Ultima Online, but I appreciate how complex it attempts to be in weaving an aura of mystery and magic.
No boring, tired rehash of “One Winged Angel” for my Final Fantasy VII pick — I’d much rather be listening to this insane barnyard track. The chocobo themes are always a fun listen, although I could see them being pretty annoying if you’re not in the mood.
Favorite part? The “YAHOO!” voice in the middle.
Has there ever been a better pirate video game theme?
No there has not.