Duane Decker ‎– MechWarrior 4: Vengeance (Original Video Game Soundtrack)

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Varèse Sarabande ‎– 302 066 201 2
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Tracklist

1 Aftermath 2:59
2 Daggers 3:22
3 Mystic 2:53
4 Push 2:24
5 Indecision 2:14
6 T1 2:20
7 Mech Warrior 4 Opening Video 4:16
8 Ominous 0:29
9 Kick It 2:35
10 Action Pack 1:46
11 Campaign Opening Video 3:04
12 DFA 2:34
13 Eeirie Theory 1:08
14 Emmity Road 2:00
15 Closing Video A 1:27
16 T2 2:13
17 Rockque 2:12
18 Slow Burn 2:23
19 Vista 0:43
20 Wednesday 7 1:30
21 Let There Be 3:01
22 Impact 1:06
23 Recharge 0:44
24 Closing Video B 1:24
25 Steiner Defeat 2:30
26 Core 2:30
27 Panarama 3:02
28 Armed 1:50
29 Sander 2:22
30 T3 2:14
31 Stutter Shark 2:25
32 Davion Theme 2:20

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curiositykilledshawn

curiositykilledshawn

May 6, 2016

Too many excellent video game scores are overlooked these days. The day of the midi-based level music is well in the past. And Mechwarrior 4 has one of the cooler video game soundtracks outside of techno/remix albums.

Duane Decker has created a score that sounds like it's the above average score of a trashy action movie. Seriously, many parts of it echo Frederic Talgorn's score for Delta Force 2. The rest sounds like Terminator 2 and Star Trek. Of course Decker does have some original stuff in there and manages to create some awesome moods and feelings outside of the action tracks.

The action tracks are actually very, very cool but still not classy enough to be worth more than 3/5 I'm afraid (there is not much in the way of innovative orchestra use). And I must disagree with the other reviews that say the score isn't MEANT to be listened to and only heard during the game. This isn't true and Decker and the Varese Sarabande executive even mention this in the (relatively extensive) liner notes. Mechwarrior 4 has some great themes and for a keen soundtrack collector it's well worth buying.