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Awesome, thank you! That one was sorely needed.
Another great game OST that is often forgotten: Chaos Gate
Obviously, it was written for 40k, but I feel the music works pretty well for fantasy too. I spent many long hours playing this game in my teen years, often just to hear the music.
But I'm also surpsised no one proposed this one ... THIS, this is music that flows over out local battlefields for over years. Highly recommended!
A good music for battle is essential in the same way as painted miniatures and nice battlefield.
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I know that people have chosen mostly musical bands of varying sorts, but there's a number of great movie soundtracks perfect for inspiration during games of 9th Age:
The soundtrack to Gladiator, but particularly the soundtrack to the opening battle scene. Massively epic. Has a totally gritty fantasy feel to it. This has become a classic for me. I have always had this soundtrack in the back of my head during the deployment phase of games!
I also thought of the soundtrack from the Chronicles of Narnia, the battle scene at the end of the first movie:
....Or this from The History Channel's documentary on the Vikings:
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Movie soundtracks are always awesome and the Gladiator track is a classic! Nowadays I count movie and game soundtracks in the same category (see the Mass effect tracks I posted previously ... you should also listen to those they are amazing).
Hans Zimmer is always a solid choice, as well as Clint Mansell (who also did part of the music for Mass Effect 3). Then there was third name, which I forgot ... maybe it will come back.
This is also one of the most epic songs I've heard so far:
E.S Posthumus - Arise
(takes until 01:20 to get really started)
E.S Posthumus - Unstoppable
(Takes until 00:45 to get really started. The video also has a fitting thumbnail ).
Also great: Audiomachine - Death Eaters
(my personal theme song for Dread Elves)
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Clint Mansell is a god. Everything he writes is both stunningly good, and also beautifully fitting for the game or film he is writing for. The Requiem OST is trippy and ranges from manic to depressing and back again. Everyone knows Lux Aeterna, because easily the best piece from the film when taken out of context, but the rest of the tracks are amazing in their proper place. The Fountain OST on the other hand is magnificent and uplifting, culminating in the glorious Death is the Road to Awe. Those are his two best, for me.
I've recently been swept away in a similar fashion by Max Richter, especially the work he did for The Leftovers, and his Recomposition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
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Huh. Lots of epic stuff in here. I guess my interests are comparatively simplistic:
I guess I like a sick beat to groove to while I'm driving my enemies before me.
While I wouldn't listen to this during wargaming, I also like to listen to electronic music with a good beat, so thanks for this Especially like the "Greyhound" track.
If you are looking for something with a good beat, here are my own favourites:
Knife Party - 404
(One of the best beats I have ever listened to, IMO. Really starts at 01:05 with a build-up. Sick beat!)
Knife Party - Bonfire
(Probably their best known track, because it appeared in "Breaking Bad")
The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy
(One of my favourites of The Prodigy)
The Prodigy - Girls
(Also nice beats ... weird video though)
@the shadow goat
If this is derailing the thread in your opinion, please say so. I can understand, because it's dissimilar to your original intention for this thread (but on the upside: it keeps the thread alive and more people can listen to the good stuff you posted ).
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Well, it's not derailing if some people do enjoy listening to this stuff when they game.
Personally I'd save the electronic stuff for when I'm playing 40k or Infinity, or even the Shadowrun RPG. I like to get the textures right for the genre. Under those circumstances, there are all sorts of things that might be applicable. Lazerhawk is great if you want the retro feel:
There are several other artists in this little subgenre, but Lazerhawk take the cake for me. They actually share top spot with Mitch Murder, but he's not so great for gaming to, rather for taking a warm bath in nostalgia. Although, @Dan should approve anyway, since he wrote this:
If I'm in the mood for something more driving, I might go for some Ruined Conflict, since they excel at writing anthems of rebellion, or perhaps dive a bit deeper into the industrial/goth scene:
I mean, I enjoy lots of other electronic music too, but most of it isn't suitable for gaming, really. Too happy or too spacey, usually.
Truth be told, I don't listen to anything while I'm playing games. I tend to chat a lot with my opponent, and find music of any kind to be a bit distracting.
I do, however, have a pre-game playlist I listen to in the car on the way to whatever venue is hosting the game.
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I usually also play without music or only with low volume "fantasy-theme" music in the background. Everything else is a bit too disruptive, IMO.
No need to hold yourself back, post whatever you like I'll pick what fits my taste
of course, volume shouldn't be too high, it shouldn't make talking arduous. But complete silence is also not that good, definitely prefer some light sprinklingRevere the ancestors, obey your king, bear your arms with pride, fear no foe, hate the Greenskin, mistrust the Elf, and you can do no wrong.