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, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.

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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, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.


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The Elder Scrolls soundtracks have a legendary reputation in the video game community, but when you take Jeremy Soule (mostly) out of the mix, can the MMO score stand up to this legacy?  The Battle Bards investigate in an exploration of this massive OST of one of the new MMOs of 2014.

Episode 38 show notes

  • Intro (featuring "Winged Twilight" and "Moth, Butterfly, and Torchbug")
  • "Three Banners: Fanfare"
  • "For Blood, For Glory, For Honor"
  • "Weapons Drawn"
  • "The Towers Cast Long Shadows"
  • "Greenheart"
  • "Beauty of Dawn"
  • "Lute Emote"
  • Mail from Draculetta
  • Outro (featuring "Three Hearts as One")
Direct download: Battle_Bards_Episode_38.mp3
Category:battle bards -- posted at: 9:00am EST
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  • Very surprised how much you guys seem to dislike this score. Whereas lively soundtracks like WildStar are a lot of fun, I most appreciate ones like Warhammer Online, ESO (love Brad Derrick), SWTOR etc, which pick a particular tone/style and truly work on making it cohesive and consistent. That's good world-building. By the way, if you guys haven't seen this video of Brad Derrick composing for Warhammer Online, it's a must-watch. http://youtu.be/7_ujHHVfYdU

    posted by: Thoroughmas on 2014-11-07 00:23:00

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