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Square Portal Radio: Drakengard 3 Soundtrack

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This week I got a chance to listen to the music from Drakengard. The soundtrack is produced by Monaca that includes the composers, Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi, Kakeru Ishihama and Kuniyuki Takahashi. The game is set to be released in 2014 in Europe and North America but that didn’t stop me getting my hands on the soundtrack.

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And what happened once I started to listen to the music and heard most of the tracks? I was absolutely impressed by the soundtrack. That is quite funny since high quality and well-produced soundtracks are more than a standard to Square Enix who is known from having industry topping soundtracks for their games.

Still, Drakengard 3 managed to overcome my expectations and provide something totally different than I expected it to be. This soundtrack isn’t shamed to impress you – it’s here to kick you in the balls when you least expect that to happen.

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I chose four different songs from the soundtrack – two songs from each disc. This way I want to show you the diverse side of Drakengard 3 soundtrack.

“Black Song” is my personal favorite from the soundtrack because of its beauty and the way how it incredibly blooms into a flower in the middle of the song. Eir Aoi’s beautiful vocals create a peaceful and pleasant feeling.

Next song is called “Lead Wishes / Egregori”. I choose it to represent the electro rock side of the soundtrack. This album has many great tracks which are bursting attitude.  The singer is YoRHa.

“Exhausted 3” represents the Drakengard series well. The series contains fantasy and twisted yet peaceful music and this track is a great example of atmospheric mood of the game.

The last song I chose is called “The Rising Fool / Battlefield” which shows more the classic orchestra side of the record.

What’s Drakengard 3?

Drakengard 3 is an action role-playing game developed by Access Games and published by Square Enix exclusively for the PlayStation 3.  The game is set to be released in 2014 in North America and Europe.  Drakengard 3 is a prequel, so it doesn’t demand knowledge about the earlier parts of there series.

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  1. While I like “Kuroi Uta” a lot, “This Silence Is Mine” just triumphs in every aspect. It’s dark but also very beautiful.
    Other favorites of mine were the boss themes that played during Two’s Egregori boss battle, and the battle against Four. I don’t recall the specific names, but they’re really great.

  2. Amazing! I have to agree that Black Song truly blooms into a flower once we reach the middle part of the song – amazing contrast and feeling. Serious chills! I can’t wait for the game!

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