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Halo 4: Original Soundtrack Soundtrack

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Microsoft / Xbox devised a ground breaking collaboration to create the Halo 4 Soundtrack between Halo 4 composer / producer Neil Davidge of Massive Attack fame and 16 of the world's most renowned electronica remixers including Skrillex vs Knife Party, Sander Van Doorn, Gui Boratto, Caspa, DJ Skee, Bobby Tank, Matt Lange and Apocalyptica to mention a few. The Halo 4 Game and Halo 4 Soundtrack are global priority releases for Microsoft / Xbox and the OST will be released on October 23nd, two weeks before the game release on November 6th 2012. Music is a key iconic part of the Halo story and unlike other games; the music is a key spearhead of the media message.


1. Awakening
2. Belly Of The Beast
3. Requiem
4. Legacy
5. Faithless
6. Haven
7. Nemesis
8. Ascendancy
9. Solace
10. To Galaxy
11. Immaterial
12. 117
13. Arrival
14. Revival
15. Green And Blue

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 22, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: 7Hz Productions Ltd / The End Records
  • ASIN: B0090SVDFY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,053 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Westhouse on October 24, 2012
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The developers of Halo 4 wanted a different direction for their music, something new yet (hopefully) just as instantly recognizable. Perfectly understandable for a development team that has no doubt felt they have both a lot to live up to while wanting to stand apart from what came before. Enter Neil Davidge of Massive Attack, whose work is as dramatic a departure from the established Halo sound as could be imagined and while it's quite obviously a labor of love I can't honestly say it resonates with me.

The sound on display here is relatively athematic; where the Halo trilogy was known for well developed melodies throughout, particularly it's chanted central theme that could reasonably be called "iconic", Halo 4 doesn't seem to have any central theme, or really a trademark sound all it's own. Most tracks stand apart from the others, and while there are motifs running through individual tracks the album's songs feel disconnected.

The sound brought to Halo 4 is orchestra/synth hybrid, and there are several standout tracks; the first track, Awakening, is heavily beat driven, pushed along relentlessly by a simple 7-note piano motif. To Galaxy is a near-perfect fusion of the orchestra/synth sound, and exemplifies the energy of both styles. Solace is more subdued, setting itself apart by weaving bells into it's instrumentation.

Unfortunately the album is often extremely repetitive; even noteworthy tracks have a tendency to simply loop their melodies, as though afraid to leave their comfort zone. Arrival, for instance, loops the same two-note pair for two minutes before it starts to shine. Others like Belly of the Beast never manage to rise above unexciting monotony of the sort that invites you to eventually mash Next Track.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Fan on October 22, 2012
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This is an amazing soundtrack, Neil Davidge did a great job on it. The tracks each have a distinguishing feel to them, and are in great audio quality. The length of the songs vary, ranging between 2-10 minutes, not bad. All in all it's a very nice soundtrack, and refreshing compared to the past ones. But don't expect the classic Halo feel to them though, It feels much different compared to Marty's work. The composer said he wanted to make it original, and not just try and impersonate Marty. He's taking Halo's classic music in a new direction, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By HeWhoKnows on December 1, 2012
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Let me start off by saying that I was not a believer in Neil Davidge before this soundtrack released. Several trailers were ruined by some god awful dubstep remixes and they hadn't released any impressive tracks pre-launch. Marty O'Donnell is an absolute beast of composer and his work with Halo is nothing short of iconic. He raised the bar for soundtracks in games and stands head and shoulders with the industry's best composers. Needless to say, he's a tough act to follow.

That said, I think Davidge did a splendid job with Halo 4's score and he manages to impress, and surprisingly does so without relying on old melodies from Halo of yore. He captures the essence of Halo's trademark neo-classical sound and adds a surprisingly textured electronic flavor to the Halo suite, in the same vain as some of the tracks in Halo: Reach. The electronic bits are (thankfully) never overplayed and actually quite sparse. Make no mistake, this is a predominantly orchestral track. London Symphony Orchestra, actually. Overall it's a nice blend of the organic and the unnatural, which if you've played the game you know fits the tone quite well. I feel like every Halo game has had a unique sound to it (CE was mysterious, Halo 2 was rock, Halo 3 was epic, ODST was jazzy, Reach was somber), and Halo 4 continues in that tradition. If I had to use one word I might call it "romantic", and not the kind you're thinking of. There's a high drama to it all, with a verrrrry heavy reliance on swelling strings to match the emotion of the Chief and Cortana's relationship as well as the grandeur of Requiem itself. It accompanies the game well but it's also fun to listen to separately, which I think is the sign of great music.

Unfortunately, the soundtrack itself has a lot of unfortunate omissions.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Woodward on October 29, 2012
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When I got the soundtrack for Halo 4, I wasn't really expecting much. I had heard snippets of the music from the previews and knew it was not like anything from Halo. But to be fair to 343, Bungie also threw out nearly any and all recognizable Halo themes in the soundtracks for ODST and Reach. I listened to the Halo 4 soundtrack several times and it has really grown on me. I enjoy listening to it and I can't wait to see how the music is used in Halo 4.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth K on November 5, 2012
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When i saw that a new composer named Neil Davidge was doing the music for Halo 4, my jaw dropped; i couldn't believe 343 dropped the ball that badly. But when i bought the CD from the store the other day, i was wrong in every way; this soundtrack is a different kind of a Halo-music masterpiece. Michael and Marty crafted a massive, astonishing musical universe with the Halo franchise, shifting gears when they did ODST (which was grand in every way); there wasn't anything they couldn't do. Now with the start of the Reclaimer trilogy, Halo 4 (the story centering around this mysterious Forerunner planet Master Chief lands on), needs not only a new form of story-telling, but a new sound-scape to accompany the different setting, and Neil crafts exactly that. Now, for die-hard Halo fans, this will be a difficult transition, but trust me when i say, it's absolutely worth it and a perfect choice on 343's part. You will not be sorry; this soundtrack is epic, emotional, and best of all, magical, creating a darker, more horrific place for Master Chief, and for us, to enter. I come to tears every time i hear Green and Blue (any and every Halo fan should know what those colors represent).

My favorite tracks are Legacy, 117 and, Green and Blue FYI (:
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