Treyarch Sound
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Zombies Soundtrack


3.5
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by Jeremy Bentham USER (65 Reviews)
February 14th, 2011 | 32 replies | 26,850 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The soundtrack to the endless bloodshed

Everyone knows by now that Zombies is mostly the only reason anyone buys a Call of Duty game under the Treyarch name anymore. Lets face it, the multiplayer in these games is terrible if not a complete waste of time. Zombies is a game mode that offers endless fun where you can kill endless hordes of the undead trying to survive as long as possible. I'm not here to review the game though, but the soundtrack that is spread over Call of Duty: World At War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, and it is a damn fun soundtrack indeed.

“Damned” is a fitting opener for the soundtrack, essentially being the haunting piano melody that everyone hears on the Black Ops Zombie Mode menu when you start up the game. Its a short piece, but it sets the mood for the soundtrack and is a perfect intro for things to come. This soundtrack features all of the songs we have heard from all of the zombie maps collectively, plus some new tracks thrown in. Songs like “Abra Macabre” and Voice In Your Head” are dark instrumental pieces that go along great with the mood of the environments the player is immersed in with Zombies, but also serve as fun pieces to listen to on their own. The rock/metal cuts are the true gems here though. Throughout the zombie maps players could find hidden songs by singer Elena Seigman, and nearly all of them are awesome. Tracks like “The One” and “Beauty of Annihilation” from the maps Shi No Numa and Der Reise respectively are great hard rock tracks that have distorted riffs and surprisingly good female vocals. “115” is easily the best song on the soundtrack though, with blistering riffs and drums with screamed, crazed vocals mixed with cleans to make an instantly memorable song.

Dead Ops Arcade (a stupid new mode attached to Zombies in Black Ops) saw players killing endless hordes of undead in a arcade style setting, complete with that Daft Punk Tron-esque sounding music to accompany it. Tracks like “Slight Chance of Zombies”, “Zombies Don't Surf”, and “Temple” sound catchy at times but can be extremely boring instrumentals that sound so out of place, which in turn disrupts the dark undercurrent of the soundtrack and makes you wonder why they had to be included here in the first place. By the time the guitars fade out at the end of “Undone” though, you won't feel like you wasted your time with this. This is a fun soundtrack; nothing groundbreaking, nothing special, just fun music to kill Zombies to or to listen to just because its entertaining.

Despite its lengthy total of seventeen tracks, the Zombies Soundtrack flows quite well. The instrumentals and actual songs are nicely spread out over the album and nothing here seems too long or forced besides the arcade songs from Dead Ops. Treyarch did a good thing here releasing this soundtrack, because there were a lot of songs that were actually quite good in Zombies that we only ever really got to hear on occasion in the game itself while playing through it. Check this out if you are a fan of Zombies or are looking for a fun soundtrack to listen to.



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BassDemon333
February 14th 2011



3291 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This has gotta be the shortest thing I've ever written. Oh well though, its pretty good. I have fun with Zombies, might be the only thing good in this game series anymore.

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BassDemon333
February 14th 2011



3291 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hahahahaha its fun, don't care how much hate it gets

Ovrot
February 14th 2011



10253 Comments


The multiplayer was legit bro.

climactic
February 14th 2011



17255 Comments


115 is SO GOOD

climactic
February 14th 2011



17255 Comments


the multi is shit compared to mw2

acorncheese
February 14th 2011



7115 Comments


the multi is shit compared to mw2 [2]

BassDemon333
February 14th 2011



3291 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

MW2 > Black Ops as far as multiplayer goes

...and yes, 115 is amazing. I love it.

acorncheese
February 15th 2011



7115 Comments


Like coming to this review because of the Lost avatar.

BallsToTheWall
February 15th 2011



44164 Comments


NUKE TOWN FTMFW

Ovrot
February 15th 2011



10253 Comments


Nuke town is my favorite map.
But I like the multiplayer in black ops much more than mw2. I feel it is more balanced.

acorncheese
February 15th 2011



7115 Comments


I thought the maps in BO were absolute garbage. The only map I liked was Havana. Even then, it was the easiest map I've ever played on. Rape occurred every time it came up.

BallsToTheWall
February 15th 2011



44164 Comments


fuck salt

Piglet
February 15th 2011



4644 Comments


Modern Warfare 2 is just a better game. It has to be said.

acorncheese
February 15th 2011



7115 Comments


^ Absolutely. I've come to hate the COD series, even though I still buy the games for some fucking reason, but I am actually excited for MW3. It'll probably be out by november, based on recent years. Only way I'll be scammed into buying another COD game is if it has a new game engine. I'm really just looking forward to Battlefield 3, though.

Piglet
February 15th 2011



4644 Comments


Oh yeah, the new battlefield sounds amazing. I'm looking forward to that.

acorncheese
February 15th 2011



7115 Comments


I loved Bad Company 2 (PS3), but I felt a bit rooked by the lack of maps. I won't even bother with BF3 if it doesn't have at least 8-10 maps. Not getting duped again.

AjayStewart
February 15th 2011



73 Comments


Multiplayer is better in BO. Only shit players think otherwise.

Piglet
February 15th 2011



4644 Comments


Multiplayer is better in BO. Only shit players think otherwise.

Yeah, not true. Play Black Ops for half an hour then Modern Warfare 2 and see which fairs better.

acorncheese
February 15th 2011



7115 Comments


"Multiplayer is better in BO. Only shit players think otherwise."

Bullshit. Black Ops was fucking RIDICULOUSLY easy to excel at. Just because killstreak rewards didn't add to the killstreak doesn't make it harder.

Piglet
February 15th 2011



4644 Comments


Seriously, if you want a good k/d you camp in the house of Nuketown with Flak Jacket on. If you want heaps of kills you rush with the ak74u. If you want to have fun then yo- well there's your flaw. It just isn't fun.



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