DmC: Devil May Cry Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score DmC: Devil May Cry by Noisia.
Noisia is a band I am not familiar with, but they are a Drum n Bass band from Netherlands that dabbles with the occasional dubstep. Sounds like an awesome mix, but I wasn’t too impressed with their output when I listened to their music in Spotify. Still, everyone deserves a chance to excel and as far as I know, it’s their first game score.
The first cue ‘Crush Him’ was used in one of the trailers and it’s a pretty cool track with some decent vocal. So far so good. Then we come to ‘Found’ which is barely ambient noise, but it makes absolutely no sense on album. I can only pray that it does in the game itself. These first couple of cues are a good indication that it is a very unbalanced score and I would be correct in that assumption.
‘Poison Theme’ is what I had hoped this score would sound like. It’s an awkward beginning but it turns out to be a bad-ass dubstep track that ticks all the right boxes. What a shame then that this score doesn’t offer much of that. To add to the injury there are a few more ‘sound fx’ cues that is absolutely unlistenable.
This is not a score I can heartily recommend unfortunately. I wanted this to succeed, but as an album experience it’s quite bad. The score was written specifically for the game and as such it may work great there.
05. Poison Theme
GEEK SCORE: 55