While I’m busy grooving out to “No Matter the Cost” from the Echoes of War soundtrack, I thought I would spend some time and provide a quick review.
Echoes of War is the orchestral remastering of tunage from the Blizzard library of games (Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft, but no Lost Vikings) performed by the Eminence Orchestra. Although some of the tracks are not as familiar for someone who has never really paid much attention to the background muzak (outside of Halo), they all carry such emotion and energy that it’s hard not to find yourself keeping to the beat of the Terran tune “No Matter The Cost.” Or remembering when online play consisted of finding Wirt’s Leg to get to the Cow King when listening to “The Eternal Conflict.” Although the two discs contain only 15 tracks of audio, the cost on iTunes for both was under $20 so I can’t really complain.
For those that have followed me since lyteforce [dot] ca, you’ve probably seen that I have an eclectic taste for music. Whether it be university marching bands to Metallica, I don’t have any particular genre that I’m partial too. Therefore, I would recommend that someone not blindly follow my lead and pick up Echoes of War either from the site or through iTunes (where I did). But for those that wish to unleash their inner gamer nerd and can’t find their Horadric Cube, why not listen to some good music in the meantime? I hear that Deckard Cain gives the soundtrack a solid 3.5 out of 5.