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God of War 3 / Game O.S.T. Import, Soundtrack
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After playing the game, some of the music from the boss fights made me want the soundtrack. Thankfully, all of the ones that stick out in my mind are all here. What's amazing is that four different composers worked on this soundtrack, and they each have a distinctive style but all relate to the themes of God of War III.
I actually wouldn't recommend this to people who have never played God of War, but to those that have played it; all of the epicness is here!
The score features the talents of 5 great composers. Gerard Marino, Ron Fish, Cris Velasco, Mike Reagan & Jeff Rona all contributed to the score. Sometimes when you have this many people working on a score you come across identity confusion where the cohesive whole of the score suffers, but this isn't the case.
The score is a grand venture to say the least. The music is loud, in your face and takes charge. It creates an other worldly atmosphere with godlike presence that would make Zeus proud. The use of the male chorus is the key ingredient in achieving this, but not all the score is over the top mythological madness.
The use of a few ethnic instruments give it an ancient feel and in a way give it a historical presence. The only real lacking part of the score is grounding thematic material. That is one of the many cons of a massive composer team. Thematic material gets lost as each composer does their own parts. While it's impossible for me to say the score has no identity it does lack that emotional connecting characteristic that thematically grounded scores do have. While some of the tracks do have some identifiable melodies it's hard to deny that the score overall washes over you with pulsing percussion and roaring vocals at times.
When the score settles down a bit it can be great. Tracks like "The Muse's Song" is a great example of simple melodies infused with ethnic instruments that give the score its grounding.
The score may give your head a good pounding so don't listen to it if your tired. It captures the energy of the game and infuses atmosphere to give the score an unmistakable identity. It's a great approach from all those involved.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered the God of War III video game for Playstation 3, the picture was the Game of the Year edition with the label "Greatest Hits" on it. Not this soundtrack CD.Published on February 15, 2014 by Alejandro Leon
I don't know if this game is for the computer or TV. He has games for both and I got him one he had on his wish list.Published on January 2, 2013 by P. Agnew
Just as I expected. Great sound quality and all of the music I was looking for from the game. Superb recording.Published on April 27, 2011 by E. Pratt