Now that the pandora’s box of modern stuff has been opened:
I suppose the purpose of this thread is to bring to light stuff which few have heard of, and everyone’s heard of Akira Yamaoka. Hmmm. Still if you like me enjoy the A.Y. sound and have also like me never played Silent Hill Homecoming this may be for you.
SHADOWS OF THE DAMNED & SILENT HILL: HOMECOMING
Fudging the rules even further but this provides an opportunity to talk about one track from Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2:
The rest of the OST is pretty disappointing. The first LoS soundtrack teetered on the edge of Generic Lord of the Rings Ripoff but I felt it was able to get away with it most of the time. LoS2 on the other hand is pretty boring and falls into the WHOA DUDE EPIC sound more than its predecessor. “Titanic Struggle” starts off pretty Zimmer-like, but around 1:20 what I can’t quite identify as arpeggios or runs start up in the violins, and a synth arpeggiator comes in around 2:10; from there I feel the juxtaposition of those elements makes for a satisfying listen. This track plays when you hover over the launch icon in the PS3 menu—when I really started disliking the game the more I played it I would stay on that menu longer and longer…
the only reason anyone should look at the game in 2021.
(Persona 5, 3DS Fire Emblems)