Battle Bards Episode 178: The Division 2

September 30, 2020

A new episode of Battle Bards is up!

Washington D.C. has fallen to the plague, curiously well-armed agents are everywhere, and intriguing music floats. The Division 2 features a tense and action-packed synth score that distinguishes itself among online games — and is worth an investigation by the Battle Bards. Suit up, because today we’re going to the musical dark zone!


Episode 178 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “The Beginning is the End,” “Rocket Science,” and “Ballroom”)
  • “Prologue 2”
  • “Steps”
  • “Saint”
  • “Dock Wrecks”
  • “Keates”
  • “Hyena Hunt”
  • “Rooftops”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Zinn
  • Jukebox picks: “Sanctuary 3” from Borderlands 3, “Ronda’s Diner” from Unforeseen Incidents, and “Bushroot” from Darkwing Duck NES
  • Outro (feat. “Junior”)


  1. I’ve been a huge, huge fan of the soundtracks for both games. I love Ola Strandh!!!

  2. Just another quick comment….there are a lot of points in the first and second game where there are tense moments waiting for extraction via helicopter. Probably feeds into that vibe you guys got with various themes sounding like helicopters.

  3. Ok, yet another comment! 😀
    The game uses various musical cues and sometimes graphical UI glitches in the game indicating very bad news coming your way….like rogue agents, or the mysterious Hunter faction!

    • Yes, this soundtrack is so tense! I never played the game, but I am now a fan of its music. Thank you for your comments! 😀

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