Lords Of The Fallen Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Lords Of The Fallen by Knut Avenstroup Haugen.
At a glance:
39 minutes of score
Geek Score: 90
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 20.5
Album Excellence: 53%
Buy or stream: Buy
Lords of the Fallen is an action role-playing game, played from a third-person perspective. The game has been compared to video games like Darksiders and Dark Souls. The game is divided into acts with linear progression, though there are several quests during the main acts. The new game features music from Age Of Conan composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen. It’s been a while since we heard from Haugen and to be fair, those Age Of Conan scores was good, and gave a taste of what’s to come from the Norwegian composer. A few years later and Lords Of The Fallen is here.
The music is what you would expect from an action fantasy RPG. The music is very big sounding and vocals are used to make it sound even more epic. It works because I’m enjoying myself. The opening cue ‘Prologue – The Light’ has a theme, but I think the theme is quite weak and not memorable enough. It’s still a good cue though and the score doesn’t need to rely on a great theme to be great and that’s testament to the score’s overall quality. The last cue ‘Winter’s Kiss (Theme From Lords Of The Gallen)’ is definitely more standout. The score was recently nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards which is a sign of approval from the critics even if it didn’t win.
This is what I have come to expect of game scores now. It’s usually more interesting and epic than the Hollywood blockbusters and Lords Of The Fallen is no exception. The sound is very exciting, loads of atmosphere and the added vocals is pretty great. If I listen to it randomly in the future, I might not be able to recognise it as this score, but for an in-the-moment pick-me-up epic score, this will do just fine.
1. Prologue – The Light
2. Harkyn’s Journey
3. Cursed And Abandoned
4. God’s Palm
7. The Lords
14. Winter’s Kiss (Theme From Lords Of Fallen)