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Fri
2008-04-26, 10:04 AM
So, you had said your damn quotable speech, kiss your potential love interest, and overall you had done your best. But you knew the end aren't going to be good.

As you charge toward the massive army of orcs/bolivian/mass produced mechs/german tanks that darken the horizon with their number, what song would be playing in the background of your final battle?

Rhapsody of Fire/Dragonforce/Blind Guardian had a lot of good song for this, but when I piloted my Mech for the last unwinnable battle, the song in my mech's music player (or the dolby surround in the movie theatre, whatever) would be...

It's a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong. It'd be a battle that worth remembering for ages :smallamused: .

kamikasei
2008-04-26, 10:42 AM
It'd depend heavily on the scenario... but I think a majority of them, for me, would have to have Ode to Joy.

Especially if mechs are involved, for obvious reasons.

DraPrime
2008-04-26, 10:43 AM
I think that Kingdom of the Fearless (Destruction of Troy) would be playing. As I charge the whole epic beginning would play. The guitars would come in right as the fight starts.

SurlySeraph
2008-04-26, 03:15 PM
Pain Redefined, by Disturbed. The last verse ("I stand and fight/ I'm not afraid to die/ Elochai, bury me tonight") would kick in as soon as I go up and face them.

LBO
2008-04-26, 04:04 PM
Within Temptation, Stand My Ground.

I don't much care for that kind of music outside of dramatic situations, but for a final showdown type thingy, it rocks. I used to play it on Teamspeak before clan wars a couple of times back when I played Runescape. :smallbiggrin:

Verruckt
2008-04-26, 05:14 PM
Eric Whitacre: Sleep

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qhCS7etNEbU&feature=related

this recording really doesn't do it justice, but picture the charge beginning, and all the sound cutting out, and all that is left are the voices of angels.

DraPrime
2008-04-26, 05:17 PM
I have something to add to the first song chosen. Kingdom of the Fearless would be in any sort of battle with swords. Anything with firearms, and I'd have to choose All Guns Blazing by Judas Priest

warty goblin
2008-04-26, 05:36 PM
Absolute silence except for the sounds of weaponfire. The sounds of small arms fire would slowly fade out as if the audience's ears were becoming deafened by the constant explosions. By the end of the scene, it would be almost completely silent, with only a sort of undercurrent of muffled booms. Also it would be shown in a single uncut take ala Children of Men.

Or, if I absolutely had to have music, I'd have to go with Requim for a Tower.

nothingclever
2008-04-26, 05:47 PM
I'd have some random weird Japanese music playing because epic battle music isn't all that epic when you've basically heard all of it before. It'd probably be something from Ali Project.

Nerd-o-rama
2008-04-27, 01:32 AM
It'd depend heavily on the scenario... but I think a majority of them, for me, would have to have Ode to Joy.

Especially if mechs are involved, for obvious reasons.*squish*

Hmm...something classy for me...Shostakovich's Fifth, second or third movement. It's not as slathered all over pop culture as say, Ode to Joy, the Carmina Burana, or Mozart's Requiem, but it's damn good.

The Necroswanso
2008-04-27, 02:07 AM
Hmmmmmm... Kissing my good lady good bye for the last time to head off into the orc army/mech squad/cultists of cheese and the music that should go along with it?

Why, "Conquer All", by Behemoth of course.

Ceska
2008-04-27, 04:44 AM
^: Hell yes!
^^: Classical music is better for times you want to listen to music alone, not when you're disturbed by a game, I think. At least I get easily distracted by it.

For me, I listen to the music I want to listen to regardless of games. Which is why I play most games with sounds off. But best band for games would be Summoning, of course. Is there any better game music than pretty damn epic Symphonic Black Metal with screams fitting Orcs?

Blayze
2008-04-27, 08:38 AM
I'd go for something ironic, say the intro song to a well-known, cheesy TV show for kids. Then the Badass Normal of the group would tell whoever's playing that song over the communication channel to "Turn that crap off."

The rest of the battle would continue to the sound of the more childish cast members trying to one-up each other and annoy the Badass Normal at the same time by broadcasting more cheesy TV intros.

Yes, the battle *would* end to Bel Air.

Hoggy
2008-04-27, 03:11 PM
I'm very tempted to say Today Won't Go Down In History by Enter Shikari, because I'm listening to it right now and it rocks.

Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone also, is epic. But I think that one's been used already. It sounds very cavalry-ish, Pellenor field-ish.

Change of Seasons VII: The Crimson Sunset, also good.

Many, many other epic pieces of music that escape the web right now, but'll be back to haunt me, sure as.

Catskin
2008-04-27, 07:30 PM
Mogwai's "Glasgow Mega Snake" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr07D0a9izk) would be my final choice.

These were tempting choices, depending on my alignment and the reason for battle:
Pink Floyd's "In the Flesh" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS2erz9Ym5Y)
Emiliana Torrini's "Gollum's Song" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkXbzffVl44)
Thomas Tallis, "Spem in alium" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMz7ufLN-L4&feature=related)

Mr. Scaly
2008-04-27, 10:56 PM
I'm a sucker for good classical music during boss battles, particularly boss battles. But depending on the fight, the Guitar Hero III remix for 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' sure kicks tail. Also anything by Dragonforce works too.

GrassyGnoll
2008-04-27, 11:03 PM
Binge and Purge by Clutch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xyyKaplO8o) for an experimental metal twist. It's even timed out in "epic battle" timing, with a slow and casual beginning and frenzied end.

Edit: The last two minutes aren't for the sensitive.

Nerd-o-rama
2008-04-27, 11:11 PM
*squish*

Hmm...something classy for me...Shostakovich's Fifth, second or third movement. It's not as slathered all over pop culture as say, Ode to Joy, the Carmina Burana, or Mozart's Requiem, but it's damn good.Just wanted to add that I got mixed up here, and should have said the 4th movement of said symphony, as that (and the end of the 3rd) are the "actiony" ones.

Foeofthelance
2008-04-28, 08:39 AM
"March of Cambreadth" by Heather Alexander. Just for the line, "How many of them can we make die?"

"Hells Bells" would also probably work rather well. There's just so many choices!

Hmmm, the M*A*S*H theme would also work rather well, if the battle is truly hopeless.

AslanCross
2008-04-30, 04:50 AM
A bit cheesy, but still awesome: GONG by JAM Project, from Super Robot Wars Alpha 3.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Yy03_XXzFcM

poleboy
2008-04-30, 07:25 AM
Bubble Bobble theme. On repeat.

black dragoon
2008-04-30, 01:20 PM
Either The Final Countdown or Good Eye Sniper By C&C.:smallbiggrin:

turkishproverb
2008-04-30, 07:13 PM
Hard to say, but I think I'd like Vengence (http://youtube.com/watch?v=jx4aU-mU2ik)from the protomen or Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit (http://youtube.com/watch?v=6rkKbT-Efm8).

Or, If I'm the only guy fighting, then I gotta go with either Man or Machine (http://youtube.com/watch?v=xc9Pk-f_d98) or The Sons of Fate (http://youtube.com/watch?v=cJy9rnlPeyM) both by the protomen.

For the boss battle? Probably Ode to Joy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=QPL-ghabGHE&feature=related) or Ring of Fire (http://youtube.com/watch?v=L4KJWQPHVSk) by Johnny Cash.


"Hells Bells" would also probably work rather well. There's just so many choices!

Wow, haven't heard that mentioned in a while.

Gaelbert
2008-04-30, 10:35 PM
Piano Man by Billy Joel, or, if I was going for the psychopath angle, Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen. Thunderstruck by AC/DC is another good option.

Mando Knight
2008-04-30, 11:20 PM
Black Sabbath's Iron Man, Crush 40's Live and Learn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTSr_2AyQ2Q), What I'm Made Of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuVAaU63K7k), and I am... All of Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VpYfMxIoR4&feature=related)

E.G.G.M.A.N.! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWiSEyU76M4)

RobotPerfomance
2008-05-01, 12:22 AM
I would go with "Battlefield" by Blind Guardian or for a second choice "Who wants to live forever" by Queen.