View Full Version : What's good music for fighting Tiamat?

2008-10-25, 02:04 PM
Hey all,

So tomorrow I'm throwing my group against Tiamat's Aspect, and I thought I'd get some good background music for the battle. I don't usually play music during the game, but I always have my computer around and I thought I'd make an exception for the epic Big Boss Fight.

Anyway, my usual ideas for background music are of course leaning in the direction of video game RPG soundtracks, but I figured I'd see if anyone has any particular suggestions? Thanks

2008-10-25, 02:06 PM
Rock the Dragon! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqfnfIG8AoI)

2008-10-25, 02:17 PM
Rock the Dragon! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqfnfIG8AoI)


While that would be kinda funny, sadly, I am the only DBZ fan in my group. Plus, it's not really the "epic confrontation" feel that I was going for. :smallwink::smalltongue:

2008-10-25, 02:22 PM
Esper Battle from Final Fantasy XII.

Actually, that's pretty good for any epic fight.

The Escape from Xenosaga. Also great.

2008-10-25, 02:23 PM
"One Winged Angel", but overdub the shouts of "Sephiroth!" with "Tiamat!" yourself.

Ahem. Real suggestions to come.

Thane of Fife
2008-10-25, 02:30 PM
Some of the Golden Sun Boss Battle music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTnJVNYCW6g)is quite epic.

Duel of the Fates could work as well.

2008-10-25, 02:33 PM
Fierce Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwSfUqnDvA). More ideas might come later.

2008-10-25, 02:34 PM
"One Winged Angel", but overdub the shouts of "Sephiroth!" with "Tiamat!" yourself.

Ahem. Real suggestions to come.

This!. It's awesome. Any battle music from Final Fantasy would be good though.

2008-10-25, 02:49 PM
Okay, for real this time, a trawl of TVTropes comes up with this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-pG-ii26Y) (and others under that submitter's name may also be good), this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA1YYIDgRP0), and the suggestion to dig out some cool classical music (Dies Irae, Ave Satani, that sort of thing).

2008-10-25, 02:57 PM
Oh don't go the Orff route. If it sounds like the Excalibur soundtrack, avoid with prejudice. O Fortuna has become a parody of itself.

2008-10-25, 03:00 PM
The Final Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td8QWBpYIlA)

2008-10-25, 03:11 PM
When the first one of them dies, switch to Another One Bites The Dust.

2008-10-25, 03:14 PM
How about some Tiamat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt-vjNJBAiw)?

Keld Denar
2008-10-25, 03:46 PM
How about a little Dream Evil - Chosen Ones

We are the chosen ones,
we sacrific our blood,
we kill for honor

We are the chosen ones,
our armor stained in blood,
we slay the dragon

2008-10-25, 03:54 PM
Through the Fire and the Flames, of course. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3H4liC2sWg)

2008-10-25, 04:13 PM
Jedi Mind Tricks - In the Arms of Angels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_BQZURZGg&feature=related)
Army of Pharaos - Gorillas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WewFKsIGJyQ&feature=related)
Ill Bill - Chasin' The Dragon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3OJM08_9kg&feature=related) (:smallamused:)

I know my taste of music is horrible at most :smallcool:

2008-10-25, 04:14 PM
Best boss battle track ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C0PvdPxv-w)

2008-10-25, 05:19 PM
Best boss battle track ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C0PvdPxv-w)

That's One Winged Angel.

2008-10-25, 05:29 PM
Best boss battle track ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C0PvdPxv-w)

I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIBo7Y6aaxc) don't (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvpjwTM8p0) think (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CffUUDTHrBg) so (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6ENYTYjsZ4).

2008-10-25, 05:37 PM
Requiem for a Dream (The Two Towers version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZCW5x8cmFE&feature=related)

Dark Prison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JELBWRBqozY)

The Gate of Magus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLj3VLEVr2g)

These last two have lyrics, but the instrumentation is extremely epic.

Erian's Mystical Rhymes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS1VXKvfEmI)

Triumph or Agony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF-MiMitcXs&feature=related)

2008-10-25, 05:52 PM
I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIBo7Y6aaxc)
Much too techno.

don't (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvpjwTM8p0)
Too little impending doom, too much happy.

think (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CffUUDTHrBg)
See previous comment

so (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6ENYTYjsZ4).
And again.

2008-10-25, 06:00 PM
You can never go wrong w/ the Kirk vs. Spock music.

2008-10-25, 06:05 PM
Queen of the Dark Horizons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QP6EeEGeOc)

Has lyrics, but is suitably epic, and the lyrics are entirely appropriate.

2008-10-25, 06:17 PM
Much too techno.

Too little impending doom, too much happy.

See previous comment

And again.

I never said these are fitting for this battle. I said they're better than 1WA. And if the techno remix of Fighting the Spirit isn't to your tastes... there are different ones, even metal. All of them rock, although not as much as the original SNES version which is nowhere to be found on youtube. Sadly.

2008-10-25, 06:49 PM
The original SNES version? This is it, I believe. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPYrRV59E2s) Although some of the instrument voices seem cut... this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVPrt25t7XE) has all voices but is an actual battle clip.

My picks:

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht - The Escape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JDKGL7wBUs)

Final Fantasy XII - Esper Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqD1GsdnHBk)

First one's evil, menacing and brassy. Second one has a chorus voice, piercing tubular bell strikes and a martial drumbeat.

2008-10-25, 08:46 PM
FFXII's Esper Battle is definitely a good one, but there's also the Black Mages' cover of FFVI's "Dancing Mad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp46nNt_FIE)," from the final battle with Kefka. It has the advantage of being fairly long, so you won't have to loop quite as much (assuming that's what you do), and of being associated with a Big Bad whom old-time gamers really love to hate.

2008-10-25, 10:14 PM
All of the Black Mages' covers are fairly long. Sadly, Battle on the Big Bridge and Seymour Battle don't lend themselves well to a fight with Tiamat.

Perhaps their cover of Zeromus, The Extreme or even JENOVA would be more appropriate.

Dancing Mad shifts tone far too much to be thematically relevant to Tiamat. The slow, churchy organ in particular is off. Also, their cover uses a cheesy electric organ in the last segment.

The original was in fact most awesome though. And I again urge those who have never heard it to try "The Escape."

Mr. Bookworm: Dead on. :smallcool:

Worira: Thank you. That is awesome.

Random NPC
2008-10-25, 10:16 PM
Rock the Dragon! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqfnfIG8AoI)

I hate American Dubbers

2008-10-25, 10:22 PM
Dark Funeral's, Secrets of the Dark Arts.
Or Cradle of Filth's cover of, Hell Awaits.
Or Behemoth's Prometherion.
Or Cradle of Filth's Funeral in Carpathia.

2008-10-25, 10:42 PM
You could kick it old school with Holst's Mars: Bringer of War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I)

Mando Knight
2008-10-25, 10:44 PM

Dreadful Fight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvJkKwk8qYE&fmt=18), AKA Four Lords of the Elements (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vz186pjY0), from FF IV.

Here's Zeromus, by Black Mages (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD7x0ZHAqkw), and the DS arrangement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUGoPBQmVVs&fmt=18).

And from Rockman X 1...
Introduction (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/X/ost_x_x1-6/disc1/19%20-%20X%20-%20BOSS%201.mp3)
First half of the fight... (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/X/ost_x_x1-6/disc1/28%20-%20X%20-%20SIGMA%201st.mp3)
When the Aspect looks defeated, then self-resurrects to final form... (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/X/ost_x_x1-6/disc1/29%20-%20X%20-%20SIGMA%20REBIRTH.mp3)
And the final dire battle. (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/X/ost_x_x1-6/disc1/30%20-%20X%20-%20SIGMA%202nd.mp3)

Alternately, you could use this boss theme (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/X/ost_x_x1-6/disc1/06%20-%20X%20-%20VAVA%202.mp3) and introduction (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/X/ost_x_x1-6/disc1/05%20-%20X%20-%20VAVA%201.mp3)...

2008-10-25, 10:54 PM
The old remix "Zeromus Essence of Odium" is the best version of it that I've ever heard. Not on Youtube, though.

Lol @ Sigma music.

Kris Strife
2008-10-25, 11:53 PM
from FFIV, I'd suggest Another Moon during passage through the Dungeon, Golbez during the summoning/manifestation, and Dread battle for the actual battle, with The Paladin if they win, More Tears if they loose. these are the DS names btw.