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God of War: Vengeful Spartan
For all the awesome songs that are on the God of War soundtrack, I’ve always considered Vengeful Spartan to more or less be the main theme for the game, if not the entire franchise. It sets the tone for the series perfectly, with its meaty horns and manly vocals simulating the barbaric violence these games are known for. Just as impressive is how the rest of the instrumentation and chords manage to evoke an ancient Greek vibe. God of War is best defined by both its brutality and its setting, and Vengeful Spartan nails it on both fronts.
World of Goo: Ode to the Bridge Builder
There are so many great songs on the World of Goo soundtrack, but perhaps none of them capture the game’s adventurous spirit quite like Ode to the Bridge Builder. The song mostly consists of a single trumpet backed up by a marching drum beat, while backup vocals in the second half give it an extra layer of epicness. Combine that with the song’s nonchalant pace and it makes me think of a solitary and confident traveler setting off on an adventure, ready to tackle whatever comes his or her way. World of Goo certainly throws plenty of challenges at you, and Ode to the Bridge Builder is a great song to tackle them to.
Demon’s Souls: Main Theme
Believe it or not, this song was one of the original inspirations for doing this blog series. Demon’s Souls’ Main Theme is raw, chilling and suffocating, not unlike the game itself. The opening drum beats are hollow and isolated, representing how lost and alone you can often feel while playing. As the song progresses the tempo starts to ramp up, and some truly unnerving vocals take center stage. This is the song starting to get its hooks in you; it has a nervous energy about it, and it just keeps pressing harder and harder until it reaches a fever pitch. Demon’s Souls is an engrossing game with thick, oppressive atmosphere. Listening to this theme immediately sucks me right back into that world, and all the exciting moments that come with it.
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