Battle Bards Episode 3: Spooky And MagicalMay 13, 2013
This week’s theme is a fun one. Syp, Syl and I (because Dodge was unavailable again…I’m starting to think he’s just making excuses to avoid us!) talk about our choices of MMO tunes that sound “spooky and magical”.
What does that mean exactly, you ask? Well, apparently it’s many different things. That each of us had such varied opinions and definitions as to what constitutes as spooky and magical is what I thought was so great about this episode’s discussion, plus we got to talk about music from so many different games.
For me, my mind immediately went to tunes that are more haunting, evocative, and ethereal, a view which certainly isn’t universal but I suppose is what “spooky” means to me, and that was how I chose my songs.
So sit back, have a listen, and let me know what you think of our choices (shown below). I’d love to know what MMO tunes are spooky and magical for you.
- Introduction to the spooky & magical theme (with a bit of Danny Elfman for flavor!)
- The Secret World: The Siren Song (feat. Alyssa Munaretto)
- World of Warcraft: Dalaran (composed by Russell Brower)
- Lord of the Rings Online: Ride of the Nazgul (composed by Chance Thomas)
- RIFT: Stillmoor (composed by Inon Zur)
- Guild Wars 2: Halloween Theme (composed by Maclaine Diemer)
- Lord of the Rings Online: The Hollin Gate (composed by Chance Thomas)
- A short discussion on why we do this podcast
- Ultima Online: Yew (composed by Joe Basquez and Kirk Winterrowd)
- World of Warcraft: Ashenvale (composed by Jason Hayes, Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke and Glenn Stafford)
- Stinger music: Allods Online alternate theme