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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2012
I waited a long time for this soundtrack and finally it arrived today and I already listened to all the tracks. I really have to say this soundtrack is amazing. It is totally different to the former Halo soundtracks but when you listen to it, it feels like Halo. I hope you understand what I want to express ;) What I really like is that every song sounds different, so there is no feeling like they do a lot of resampling of some sound parts or stuff like that. Additional to the 15 songs on the disc you get a voucher with a password. So you can enter the homepage mentioned on the voucher and download 6 additional tracks! So in total you get 21 songs. I can't stop to say that the guys at 343 and Neil Davidge did a great job to create an epic soundtrack to an epic game!
Just one final statement:
The emotion of the soundtrack feels more serious than in the previous Halo soundtracks. The former soundtracks were more heroic because they accompanied an epic fight of a hero. As the guys from 343 already mentioned, Halo 4 is in the core not about the fight of a hero against an overwhelming enemy it is about to be a hero and if it is worth it? It is about John and his struggle with his destiny and the possible loss of cortana. The soundtrack reflects this feelings, so everyone who awaits a heroic battle song like "Covenant dance" maybe will be a bit disappointed, but I really have to say by having the message of Halo 4 in mind such a song wouldn't fit. So enjoy this great peace of game music and finally enjoy the game we all have waited for such a long time on November the 6th.
Please forgive me my not so perfect English, but I did my best as German ;)