These sound so nice!
Don't get me wrong, BFA's music was cool, but this is on an entirely different level. This is so good.
This music is absolutely gorgeous.
This doesn't even sound like WoW (and I mean that in a good way). Was not impressed with Legion or BfA's music (aside from the Kul Tiras zones)
I'm of the opposite opinion, Orphani. I find it feels very much like WoW's music but I also mean it in a good way-- and I adored the music in both Zuldazar and Kul Tiras, and all the Warfront music. I have Zandalar Forever favorited.
Nothing to match BfA or Nighthold's music yet, but it's good stuff.
Can feel a bit of Argus music sometimes
Oh yes, love the epic surges. But also one thing I'm very happy about: More ambience musics! It's cool to have super epic music, but some of my favourite musics in WoW are from the first 2 expansions. They are great ambient music for zones, and I feel that here as well.
In the first piece, you can really feel the brooding and mystical elements of the music meant to capture the actual entrance of the Shadowlands itself. The female voices add to a deathly feel similar to that of Dark Souls' music (which is really good that it has an audible theme in that sense). The low brass and the rumbling drums enhance the dark feeling of the music in such a beautiful way, with the occasional brushed cymbals rolling off repeated sections in the first piece and bells that echo a sense of dread. The second one easily sounds like Main Menu music for WoW if I've ever heard it, it's got the iconic pronounced horns in the entry and rhythmic strings that Warcraft usually has in its login screens, and doesn't really sound like ambient music, though it could be used in a scenario during a moment of excitement. The third piece sounds like a return of the second piece, probably used for scenarios or for extended menus music. The motif of the piece is definitely present in both of them, being flipped between the horns and the strings constantly. There is definitely nothing in World of Warcraft that sounds like these first two pieces, in my opinion.The third piece is 3000% ambient music, but I would be surprised if it was used for Archenweald or Bastion as it doesn't really give off a glorious feel. It opens up pretty softly and doesn't build to much outside of a 4 voice piece (two strings, drums, bells) until it reaches the string ensemble at about 11:30. The fourth piece gives me strong Marty O'Donnell vibes on the intro haha. The opening of this piece is extremely tragic and reminiscent of some of Eversong Woods (probably unintentionally). It could definitely be ambient music for Bastion.The fifth piece is Maldraxxus music if I've ever heard Plaguelands/Nether/Tirisfal music. Extremely reminiscent of what music sounds like in existing Death-themed zones in Warcraft with the high female voices, underlying strings, and lack of much else (especially rhythmic instruments). The piece evolves with some kind of woodwind and a flute taking a melody part later in the piece, accompanied with more moderate use of the bells and strings, which evokes a strangely Middle Eastern vibe. Again, it evokes memories of Eversong Woods with the harp's minor part, then it builds up to a larger idea, almost returning to the first piece's grand mystifying theme.The sixth piece is also ambient music, again opening grand and staying on course until it dies down and leaves us with familiar female vocalized harmonies that we've definitely heard before. The seventh piece, although incredibly short compared to the rest of what has been presented, is large, grand, and full of different voices that lead me to believe this is cinematic music for something big. Probably a big reveal or a twist or something that presents us with the issue of the expansion at the end of the introductory Scenario.I'm extremely pleased with the music we've been given in this short window. Some may disagree but what sounds like ambient music here seems to make a stronger return to Vanilla/BC/Wrath's music than anything we've heard before (apart from some of Legion's music). ***This has been an amateur analysis from a music student and I would love input from other people who might want to add to my analysis or correct anything I may have incorrectly analyzed.
This is next level soundtracks. Gotta love this
I'm 15 minutes into listening to this but honestly it sounds.. placeholder? Not the melodies themselves but the production. If I understand correctly, most (all?) WoW music these days is recorded by actual symphonies and choirs. This preview is all 100% sampled music. It doesn't have the smoothness, punch, or EQ balancing that a polished recording would have. For those of you who love it, this is good news, because the final should sound even better. But yeah, this feels like it was exported from the composer's computer as a placeholder until the actual recordings are done.
My first thought was log-in screen music, but it doesn't have the World of Warcraft flair that every other log-in song has contained.
Reminded me Final Fantasy Tactics on some points, but kind of boring... I'd prefer Russell Brower...
This is beautiful stuff, can't wait to hear more. I appreciate the upload.On another note, Wowhead is great and all, but putting ads in the middle of music is disrespectful to the listener and the owner of the music. It is not your music, don't monetize it. Definitely don't interrupt it with multiple ads. If you *need* to monetize it, put one at the beginning, possibly one at the end. Never in the middle.
Nothing can beat WotLK and WoD
Great music so far! 18:23+ is just amazing.I don't think we have the "login screen" opener yet (though I could see any of these themes showing up in it at some point); nothing has that distinct 7/4 beat that marks the Legends of Azeroth theme.