Dungeon Hearts Metal Soundtrack

dungeonhearts Album Title:
Dungeon Hearts Metal Soundtrack
Record Label:
Bandcamp
Catalog No.:
N/A
Release Date:
August 28, 2012
Purchase:
Download at Bandcamp

Overview

A match-3 title coated in J-RPG influences, Dungeon Hearts marks the first foray of prolific game music artist VikingGuitar (Erik Peabody) into original score composition. The definitive release of the soundtrack for the game comes with the Dungeon Hearts Metal Soundtrack.

Body

VikingGuitar’s years of experience in arranging, song writing and performing shine through during every single minute of this fantastic debut. His outstanding technical skills are never in question, as he keeps churning out brooding, yet punchy riffs as well as searing guitar soli without fail.

What’s even more impressive though is how the album develops, starting with the surprisingly moody “Under A Gray Sky”, evolving into mid-tempo steamroller “Skirmish”, and escalating further and further until “Face of the Enemy” brings the album’s carefully building intensity to a blistering peak.

And let’s not forget the – for once worthwhile – bonus tracks. These are rougher, leaner takes on the original cues that replace the rhythm guitar with a bass, emphasising even more that Dungeons Hearts is not just about ferocious battle tunes, but also about weaving an irresistibly forlorn atmosphere.

Summary

Dungeon Heart’s album situation is confusing, but rest assured: the one release you need is Dungeon Hearts Metal Soundtrack. The soundtrack is available for just 3 USD on VikingGuitar’s Bandcamp now.

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Posted on June 9, 2015 by Simon Elchlepp. Last modified on June 9, 2015.

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Simon Elchlepp

A former German film student now living in Melbourne, Australia and working at the University of Melbourne's Architecture faculty - and a passionate music lover with an eclectic taste. Specialising in Western game music, I'm here to dig out the best scores Western video games have produced in the last thirty years.



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