Jeremy Soule
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Soundtrack


5.0
classic

Review

by DarthMann USER (21 Reviews)
March 31st, 2012 | 271 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thom Yorke walked into a bar. Matthew Bellamy and Johnny Greenwood jumped him with the help of a blunt object.

Skyrim was perhaps the most advertised game of 2011, and for good reason. In detail and gameplay, it surpassed that of the worn franchise 'Call of Duty,' and perhaps every other release of the same year. Yet a game cannot garner it's elite status via graphics and gameplay. To be really regarded as one of the best, an engaging soundtrack is essential. Skyrim delivers exactly that, and more. 12. The sheer beauty represented between each calm song regresses and climaxes as the album wears. The megatrack, 'Skyrim Atmospheres,' clocking in at a monstrous 42 minutes, contains some of the most relaxing yet epic music to ever be composed. Yet there's an edginess buried deep within the entire album, which perhaps tops what the Morrowind soundtrack had to offer. Overall the album is 3.6 hours, yet by no means is it overdone. The music is relatable, even to those that never even touched Skyrim. It could be the soundtrack for the confused, for the unloved, for the unfair, for fighting dragons or ***ing night-elves. It's everything combined into one sound that rules our world - Music. Their is a sense of power within each dangerous track that blares with rumbling toms and heavy horns, a sense of clarity and sheer joy embedded within each glorious song, and a sense of elegance and darkness circling the heavy atmosphere that is ever-present in the eerie, yet dramatic tracks. Many would say that listening to soundtracks is a waste of time, and detracts from the experience that one can garner from merely playing the game. Jeremy Soule's master-piece proves each and everyone of them...


wrong.



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Ovrot
March 31st 2012


10554 Comments


gay album
ok game

coneren
March 31st 2012


11111 Comments


agreed

Tyrael
March 31st 2012


20971 Comments


stupid album

good review though

Fatbagofcrack
March 31st 2012


21 Comments


Games alright, but holy crap what a soundtrack.

Ancient Stones may be my favorite off this.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2012


16478 Comments


Loved this game and this soundtrack.

NeutralThunder12
March 31st 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

shits on oblivion

ThroneOfAgony
March 31st 2012


3485 Comments


no one gves a fuck fag

ThroneOfAgony
March 31st 2012


3485 Comments


jst dance with me

Parallels
March 31st 2012


6643 Comments


Morrowind soundtrack will always be my fav

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2012


50960 Comments


Spring break
I might play this again

Digging: Friendzone - Collection 1

TooLateToGoBack
March 31st 2012


1780 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Amazing game, amazing soundtrack.

Oblivion is still better, though.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2012


16137 Comments


This is a hell of an improvement over Oblivion's soundtrack. The game is too, for the most part. Though, Morrowind is still the best Elder Scrolls.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2012


6201 Comments


lol at neutralgender12

change the "their" in the review to "there", good review pos'd

jimmykidd
March 31st 2012


535 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

best soundtrack evar. so many epic tracks. who else has played over 200 hours?

ConcubinaryCode
March 31st 2012


2170 Comments


42 minutes is too long for a song

Parallels
March 31st 2012


6643 Comments


Morrowind > Skyrim > Oblivion = Daggerfall (rules but is glitchy) > Arena

Ovrot
March 31st 2012


10554 Comments


Morrowind > all

Ovrot
April 1st 2012


10554 Comments


Yes
It's the best Elder Scrolls

Parallels
April 1st 2012


6643 Comments


Yes
It's the best Elder Scrolls [2]

Parallels
April 1st 2012


6643 Comments


It should be on Steam, but honestly I would just buy the game of the year edition off amazon or another store site, it's like 20$ and it comes with the coolest looking map out of the entire series, the Bloodmoon (awesome) and Tribunal (okay) expansions and the needed patches. Plus Morrowind had like the largest and most dedicated modding community of any game in existence, so you can put virtually anything in the game. Try going to Telesphoros' List of Mods. It's incredible

Plus Morrowind has way more factions and quests, spells like Levitation and Flying, Crossbows, etc.




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