June 13, 2013

30-Day Angel of Darkness Challenge Day 13: Favorite Song from the Soundtrack

What's your favorite song from the soundtrack? If you need a refresher, check out AOD composer and sound designer Peter Connelly's SoundCloud compilation. As you probably know, Connelly co-wrote the score with Martin Iveson. It was recorded live by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, London.



7 comments:

  1. While I like the main theme and think the rest of the soundrack fits the game superbly, I have to admit I don't have a favorite song. I guess I'm a bit of a philistine when it comes to music, but the individual tracks don't stand out for me as much as they did in the previous games.

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  2. The entire soundtrack made the game what it was (which was awesome) but my favourite(s) would have to be the title theme and the unnamed piece then Lara's being chased by the dogs at the start.

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  3. I'm torn between two: The Duel (those violins are just amazing, and its one of the best action soundtracks ever!) and the Serpent Rouge theme (ok, it's cheap, but it's just so unexpected and awesome!)

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  4. Vaguely indifferent to the music. The Serpent Rouge music was nicely cheese monkey at the time.

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    1. Oh, yeah. That. That was fun, with the lights and all. After a while I had to turn it down though so I could concentrate. I can't understand how people play video games with loud music in the background. I guess I'm just not that coordinated. ;)

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  5. ..Not one piece of music can be pointed out,listening to it now sure takes me back...

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  6. It's funny, but although the soundtrack to this game should have been the best due to the orchestra and lack of recycled synth that categorised the previous five game soundtracks, I still far prefer those.

    It's interesting: the less composers have to work with, the better they need to be to create something memorable. The classic Tomb Raider theme, the Venice music and the frantic "wolf attack music" will always be more memorable than the objectively higher quality recordings of Angel of Darkness, and not just because they were repeated so much! Just because they had catchier, more urgent melodies than the moodier and more atmospheric AoD score.

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