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access_time December 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM in Culture by Sebastian Marco

Best Music of 2011

Fus ro Dah! This popular prhase has been heard around the web over and over again, followed by an orchestreal accompianment. The world of Skyrim is filled with many a sound, from the babbling brooks to the wind beneath a dragon’s landing. You couldn’t possibly have such an epic tale of a game run on just sounds of your surroundings.

That’s where Jeremy Soule came in and created this masterpiece of a score. Jeremy is no lvl 2 noblemen when it comes to creating big mystical scores. Some of his previous epics include both Morrowind and Oblivion. When you first start Skryrim the whole army of sound just thrusts you into the world, with its chants and heavy hitting horns. The arrangements are just a wall of sound, creating a sense of compassion,fear, and hope, that you can bring peace back to Skryim. I haven’t heard such grand pieces of music since God Of War 3, all those feelings of helping Kratos crush Olympus all come rushing back when I listen to this music.

Even the lyrics in the theme are  grandiose, here’s a rough translation:

Dragonborn, Dragonborn

by his honor is sworn
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout
when they hear triumph’s shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

Skyrim’s prayers have been answered! Congrats for having the best music of 2011, don’t take an arrow to the knee!


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