Defiance (Original Video Game Soundtrack)

April 2, 2013 | Format: MP3

$8.99
Some music from this album is free with
Join Amazon Prime
Song Title
Time
Popularity Prime  
30
1
4:19
30
2
4:20
30
3
4:10
30
4
3:39
30
5
4:52
30
6
3:05
30
7
0:50
30
8
4:16
30
9
3:20
30
10
2:48
30
11
7:48
30
12
0:44
30
13
2:39
30
14
3:37
30
15
2:10
30
16
7:22
30
17
1:19
30
18
3:00
30
19
3:19
30
20
2:26
30
21
4:04
30
22
6:19
30
23
3:50
30
24
7:03


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 2, 2013
  • Label: Sparks and Shadows LLC
  • Copyright: 2013 Sparks and Shadows LLC
  • Total Length: 1:31:19
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00C27MUSE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,873 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
1
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 13 customer reviews
Its a mix of classical and techno that meshes well.
D. McCorkle
I'm glad I purchased this soundtrack, as I get the theme, which is common between the show and the game, and the other music is great.
Jack Teague
I'm finding that it's also some great homework music!
Ben Weiss

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ben Weiss on April 17, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Not often has a game's soundtrack made me want to buy the game, but Bear McCreary has done it to me this time. There's an awesome dubstep basis to much of this music, a bit of a country twang now and again, and it's all freakin' awesome. McCreary fans will pick up little hints of Eureka, BSG, and Terminator:SCC, and game music fans will just love it. There's energy, emotion, eclectic instrumentation, bass, and beat. I'm finding that it's also some great homework music!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas H. Brown on April 22, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Wow! just ... wow! I caught pieces of this soundtrack online at Bear McCreary's SparksAndShadows
YouTube site and I knew I had to have it. I listened to the album immediately after downloading. Oddly enough, I have no favorite tracks on this album. They are all that good. Sausalito reminded me of a mix of "The Card Game" from BSG Season One and "Prelude to War" from BSG Season Two. So much so I went back and listened to those tracks later. There is are two very nice breaks from the action with "Tranquility" and "Votan Romance". I wish they were longer but that does not take away anything from the album. Maybe Bear will do a couple of piano solos ala BSG Songbook where he lengthens these two pieces.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jack Teague on June 9, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I have only watched the TV show and not played the game, but when I looked for some music, only the game soundtrack was available. I'm glad I purchased this soundtrack, as I get the theme, which is common between the show and the game, and the other music is great.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamie on April 29, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
The masterful mix of blues, folk, electronic, orchestral, genres is a testament to Bear McCreary's genius. These songs are part electronic punk grunge, part blues folk electronic dubsep, part ochestrial techno banjo. I don't know how else to describe it, but it is epic, it is unique, and will be unlike any other genre smashing album you will buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By J. Von Krusze on February 11, 2014
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Just what you would expect for an ideal soundtrack. Perfect mix of battle/action music with some dub step sounding stuff in there added to moving, fast paced orchestral music. Tracks are long enough to get into but not so long that you lose interest.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: MP3 Music
Bear McCreary is one of the best auteurs working today. His music is instantly recognizable and universally accessible. His ability to hone in on emotions, compose engaging melodies and his propulsive energy make his scores enthralling listens. Bear made a name for himself with his work on Syfy Channel's Battlestar Galactica and Caprica series. He also helms The Walking Dead and has impressed with his SOCOM 4 and Dark Void video game scores. McCreary returns to his Syfy family with the new hit-show Defiance but in an interesting branching of continuity is also scoring the video game. This is an incredible way for a composer to really cover the entire universe of the story over two mediums and the result is phenomenal.

The Defiance video game score shares the soundscape of the show but are two separate stories. So they work independent of each other, just exist in the same universe. The interesting thing here is that video games take significantly longer to develop and produce so it probably meant that McCreary worked on the video game before the show. Either way the score is fantastic. There is plenty of full-on action tracks that slowly help build the Defiance universe for the listener. The structure is a bit unique as I've never seen 7+ minute tracks on a video game score that actually have structure and progression. Usually video game scores have a looping structure and even though you can detect that here sometimes it's not very evident. You feel like you're in the midst of an aggressive action universe with a progressing narrative. McCreary uses some fantastic electronic textures although I wasn't a fan of the dubstep sounding moments here and there. The music manages to create a sense of scope very successfully, and with 1.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I love the show, love the game, and love the music. This is all game music, not to be confused with the show music (whcih is available on a different disc). It's all instrumental and has that electronic, dramatic score mixture feel to it. Very happy with it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?