I’m not a music professional, nor do I claim to be. I’m just someone who has a passion for it. : )
We’re at that exciting time where the first ‘alpha’ build for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth was made public, earlier in the week. With that, the data miners are and have been busy uncovering what they can.
We’ve seen many character models, fantastic mounts, maps and perhaps the most important for the large majority of the player base, class changes. I’ll be doing posts about these too, but I wanted to cover the music first, which is the one thing I many music enthusiasts look forward to the most when it comes to new expansion or patches.
Warcraft’s Music has been Consistent
Throughout the years, one of the things that has been consistent, is the music. We’ve heard the Call to Arms, Invincible, Nightsong, Jaina’s patch 5.1 theme, The Clans Join and Relentless. There have been iconic themes in each expansion and I’m sure there are some waiting to be heard when the whole soundtrack is released with Battle for Azeroth.
Surprisingly, a lot of music has been data mined, which usually isn’t the case this early on. The music is just enthralling. While the Legion soundtrack has been largely good, most of the fights re-use the same theme, which got a little tedious every now and again. Not only that, but the general feel of the themes in Legion have felt very similar across different zones. Seeing as the enemy is a demonic force, the typical feel is very dark and sinister beats.
Moving on, I’ve listened to what has been found for Battle for Azeroth, and it’s impressive! I love the different range of instruments that are used and more importantly…there are both dark and more positive themes. Some of theme, like the, City of Gold and Freehold Battle music reminds me of both Classic and Wrath of the Lich King.
You can listen to the music below.
City of Gold:
Bard Lute Periodic:
Drustvar Dark Woods:
Nazmir Bat Loa:
All I know is that it’s a very exciting time now that the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth alpha has been released (not the invites!).
What do you think of the music found so far?