A large part of what has made the Halo franchise so iconic was Martin O’Donnell’s original score. The chanting monks, sweeping rock anthems and epic orchestral pieces intertwined with tribal percussion are some of the most easily recognized in modern gaming.
However, 343 Industries is now at the helm of the Halo franchise, and with them new a new composer, Neil Davidge (producer for Massive Attack). Rather than trying to emulate O’Donnell’s original score, Davidge is taking the soundtrack in a new, exciting direction.
Below are samples from the Halo 4 Official Soundtrack, releasing on October 22. Following the OST tracks are some remixed ones, which will be featured on a separate Halo 4 Special Edition Remix Album coming out the same day. Get a glimpse of the musical direction and let us know what you think in the comments.
The Halo 4 Original Soundtrack and the limited edition soundtrack can be preordered right here. The track list is as follows:
“Halo 4” Original Soundtrack List and Titles (CD & Digital):
2. Belly Of The Beast
10. To Galaxy
15. Green And Blue
“Halo 4” Remix Album Track List and Titles:
1. Awakening – Gui Boratto Remix
2. Green And Blue – KOAN Sound Remix
3. Requiem – Bobby Tank Remix
4. Ascendancy – Caspa Remix
5. To Galaxy – Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan Remix
6. Haven – Hundred Waters Remix
7. Revival – DJ Skee & THX Remix
8. Ascendancy – Matt Lange Remix
9. Nemesis – Alvin Risk Remix
10. Solace – Maor Levi Remix
11. Arrival – Norin & Rad Remix
12. Green And Blue – Andrew Bayer Remix
13. Foreshadow – James Iha Remix
14. The Beauty Of Cortana – Apocalyptica vs. Neil Davidge Remix