A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The Battle Bards podcast alternates with Retro Reprise every other week, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.

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This week the Bards have invited long-time friend and listener Belghast to join them -- and to pick the topic for the show! Bel picked a fun and unusual theme: Rocking out with electric guitars. Do MMOs and rock mix? On this particular episode they do!

Episode 45 show notes

  • Intro (featuring "Blue Turns to Grey" from Tabula Rasa, "Battle on the Big Bridge Reborn" from FFXIV, and "Prologue" from Castlevania SOTN)
  • "Titan Battle Theme" from FFXIV
  • "Alonewolf" from Rusty Hearts
  • "Toko" from Granado Espada
  • "Character Select/Map Load" from Heroes of the Storm
  • "New Conglomerate Main Theme" from PlanetSide 2
  • "Malicia's Finale" from DDO
  • "Lucid Dreaming" from Aion
  • What track did we like the best?
  • Mail from Akiranon
  • Outro
Direct download: Battle_Bards_Episode_45.mp3
Category:battle bards -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
Comments[2]

  • Sorry for some reason I thought Syl was from Sweden and would therefore know who Yngwie (pronounced ing-vay here in the US) was by default - he was recently inducted into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. He bought the idea of mixing classical pieces into metal with electric guitar to the masses and spawned a genre known as neoclassical metal. Here is an instrumental and a Viking themed song from his mid 80s releases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blNQZc84Q5c&list=PL0t0vRFW28R-eIlp0M6qNyoPzvbPVgkJC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcwcxBf_fTE Sorry for the mixup.

    posted by: Zulika Mi-Nam on 2015-03-22 20:47:10

  • There were some good surprises in this show. Thanks Syl for mentioning Viking Metal. I used to like/play a lot of Yngwie type stuff, but I did not know about the genre. I now have a new Pandora station - metal with flutes, who knew.

    posted by: Zulika Mi-Nam on 2015-02-23 06:13:44

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