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Derrik Draven

New Halo 2 Theme Song

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Bah! Maybe it'll grow on me. I'm not a big fan of guitar heroes like Steve Vai. I dig the final guitar riff at the end over the chanting, though.

 

I liked it when Ralph Machio kicked Steve Vai's ass at the end of "Crossroads", though.

 

Carlos.

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:Rock:

 

I actually like it. The part where the drums start around halfway is great. I'll be grabbing the soundtrack (Vol. 1?!) as soon as I'm able to as well.

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I find it... weird. I am a big fan of guitar heros in general, but instead of being a creation based on the Halo theme, this is -- to my ear -- simply parroting the Halo theme on guitar. As a guitarist, I don't like the tone... sounds like it's simply a guitar processor plugged into a 4-track (though it probably isn't jsut due to the feedback whine he got in the intro and outro). For recordings and especially professional recordings, not miking a real amp just makes it sound wimpy. You listen to "Giant Balls Of Gold" and there's more meat to his tone, but this just sounds... light.

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bug, trying going to the main Team Xbox news page and click the link from there. That's what I had to do.

 

I like it, but it really does just sound like some guitar mixed over the original theme, which isn't too exciting. But as a remix, I enjoy it. Hopefully it's just intro movie music or menu background music...

 

That tiny bit at the end is great, though :)

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What's the story with this new Halo 2 soundtrack, with all the different bands on it, instead of the "pure", Marty O'Donnell Halo stuff?

 

Is this a cd coming out that has Halo-ish music on it done by these other bands?

 

I REALLY don't want some dorky-ass "rockin" soundtrack....I love Marty's big, orchestral score.

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Originally posted by Derrik Draven@Oct 19 2004, 04:44 AM

I REALLY don't want some dorky-ass "rockin" soundtrack....I love Marty's big, orchestral score.

I'd wager that you don't have to worry about that one bit. Sounds like there are at least two volumes of music being released as well. No matter what other songs are on the CDs, the orchestral stuff will still be there and in the game.

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Yeah, it's a little goofy. It is, however, undoubtedly familiar which I'm sure is why they elected to remix the classic theme. Wonder if they've done any other remixes.

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Originally posted by bug@Oct 19 2004, 03:30 PM

I like it. :Rock: :devil:

me to

 

It gives it that "yea this earth don't fuck with us" attitude

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Another clip titled Earth City is available for listening here. Just click on the 'listen now' button at the right side of the screen. This one's all orchestral. In fact, it sounds like the music used in the E3 trailer.

 

Volume One is now available for pre-order as well!

 

Here's a quote from Xbox.com:

 

Taking center stage on the Halo 2 Original Soundtrack CD are the new symphonic compositions by Martin O?Donnell and Michael Salvatori, the composers behind the bestselling Halo?: Combat Evolved soundtrack. Nile Rodgers, the album?s producer said, "Visualize a giant orchestra with Martin O?Donnell as the composer and all the artists and musicians contributing as players in the grand symphony that is called Halo."

 

The soundtrack also includes all-new compositions from some of today?s most exciting rock bands, including "Blow Me Away" by Breaking Benjamin, "Connected" by Hoobastank, and "The Odyssey" by Incubus. These bands and songs serve to fulfill the ultimate vision of Marty O?Donnell?s epic orchestral score.

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Originally posted by Failsafe@Oct 24 2004, 07:28 PM

Another clip titled Earth City is available for listening here.

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!

 

That piece makes me want to cheer out loud! Can't wait to hear it on a decent soundsystem AND in the context of the game.

 

Carlos.

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I hear ya, Carlucci! :tu: THAT'S Halo music!

 

Leave the hard rockin' soundtracks to other games. Music is certainly an opinion piece, and in saying that, it is of my personal opinion that nothing beats those big, huge, multilayed orchestral scores, for giving a feeling of importance to a game/movie.

 

...and that's coming from someone that's a "dyed in the wool", 80's hard rocker. :D

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:wtf: I really really hope they don't try and work those tracks into the actual game at all. Unless they are supposed to be examples of Sergeant Johnson's "Flip Music". Even then.... :?

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I believe Bungie has already stated the songs by Incubus, Breaking Benjamin, and the like are merely "inspired by" tracks on the soundtrack. They won't be in the game, but more just a way to sell more soundtracks, I suppose. :roll:

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