Awesome Video Game Music: Going Loud

One of my favorite things about Modern Warfare 2’s campaign is the action packed soundtrack, but the musical moment that sticks with me the most is when Going Loud rears its head in multiplayer.


Every time you start a multiplayer match it opens with a few seconds of music and a short voice clip before reverting entirely to in-game sound effects. The purpose of those initial seconds is to get you pumped up, and nothing gets me pumped quite like the opening of Going Loud. That beat- that incessant, driving beat is incredibly effective at getting the adrenaline going. No matter how I feel going into a match, hearing the opening beats of Going Loud always gets me primed and ready to go. There’s something powerful about simple, focused themes when done well (think about the main theme from the movie Jaws for example). Going Loud is a shining example of this idea, and is fantastic in its application to Modern Warfare 2. Multiplayer in Modern Warfare 2 is a simple, focused, adrenaline fueled experience, and Going Loud supports it perfectly.

Even though you only hear the first few seconds of Going Loud in multiplayer, listening to the rest of the track shows that its quality remains high throughout. Like the rest of the soundtrack, there’s a blockbuster movie feel to it that goes hand in hand with the tone of the entire game. In fact, it reminds me a lot of the soundtrack for the action movie The Rock, which was also composed by Hans Zimmer. He brings that experience to bear in Modern Warfare 2, creating a soundtrack that’s consistently awesome. Going Loud is certainly no exception, and even if you don’t get to hear the entire song in multiplayer it still makes a bold impression that's as effective as it is memorable.
 
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Posted by MajorMitch

One of my favorite things about Modern Warfare 2’s campaign is the action packed soundtrack, but the musical moment that sticks with me the most is when Going Loud rears its head in multiplayer.


Every time you start a multiplayer match it opens with a few seconds of music and a short voice clip before reverting entirely to in-game sound effects. The purpose of those initial seconds is to get you pumped up, and nothing gets me pumped quite like the opening of Going Loud. That beat- that incessant, driving beat is incredibly effective at getting the adrenaline going. No matter how I feel going into a match, hearing the opening beats of Going Loud always gets me primed and ready to go. There’s something powerful about simple, focused themes when done well (think about the main theme from the movie Jaws for example). Going Loud is a shining example of this idea, and is fantastic in its application to Modern Warfare 2. Multiplayer in Modern Warfare 2 is a simple, focused, adrenaline fueled experience, and Going Loud supports it perfectly.

Even though you only hear the first few seconds of Going Loud in multiplayer, listening to the rest of the track shows that its quality remains high throughout. Like the rest of the soundtrack, there’s a blockbuster movie feel to it that goes hand in hand with the tone of the entire game. In fact, it reminds me a lot of the soundtrack for the action movie The Rock, which was also composed by Hans Zimmer. He brings that experience to bear in Modern Warfare 2, creating a soundtrack that’s consistently awesome. Going Loud is certainly no exception, and even if you don’t get to hear the entire song in multiplayer it still makes a bold impression that's as effective as it is memorable.
 
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Posted by X19

God damn you Hans Zimmer!!!
 
1.20 is my favourite bit in this track with the repeated string line and build up of chords underneath.