DmC is even more awesome when put to sound with 2 Soundtracks!!

Have I mentioned how much of a Devil May Cry fan I am? Oh, I have. In that case, Ninja Theory surprised fans and critics alike with its awesome reboot of the beloved series. The company behind Heavenly Sword stayed true to what made the game so much fun to play. Now, how do take something cool and make it cooler? By having an awesome band make a kick butt soundtrack. Norwegian band Combichrist created an album fully based on the game. The album “No Redemption” is an aggrotech metal monster that kicks you in the face and pushes through. From start to finish, the soundtrack is pulse pounding with the band’s uniquely aggressive style. “Gimme Deathrace” and “Buried Alive” are speed/thrash metal tracks that are definite Mosh Pit builders with fast drums and killer guitar riffs. “Zombie Fistfight” offers the same flavor with an added ghostly wail that makes the song as creepy as its name. For tracks that will get your fist pumping and your head banging, the thunderous drum beats of “Falling Apart” will do just that. The guitar work on this track is phenomenal. It starts out with heavy metal sound similar to bands such as Metallica or Godsmack before it explodes into a monstrous song that threatens to devour you with its devious harmonics.

Speaking of harmonics, Z Marr’s work on the song “Clouds of War” is reminiscent of groups such as KMFDM featuring a tech-metal sound that is sure to entice fans of the genre as well as drawn in new ones.

The album’s title track, “No Redemption”, is an orchestral black metal masterpiece that could’ve been featured in the game. Z Marr’s electronic art is also present here and the orchestra element really blends well with the pounding drum beats and heavy guitar work. Singer Andy LePlegua lets his mighty death metal roar fill the track with its intensity. This is also true for every track minus “Clouds of War” where he appears to “lighten up.” If you’ve played the game and have enjoyed it then enjoy it more with this album. I recommend it to those who are fans of the series or are looking for an awesome metal album.

A second soundtrack was also released for DmC: Devil May Cry by Dutch electronic music trio Noisia which consists of mostly dubstep, electronic, and tech-metal music for the game. It is similar in style to the albums released for Devil May Cry 3 and Devil May Cry 4. The group has also worked on other games including Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, Wipeout Pulse, Wipeout HD, and Wipeout HD Fury. They also produced “The Tide”, which was featured on Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2 and “Stigma” intro of Gran Turismo PSP. Their song “Groundhog” was featured twice in DJ Hero, first as a Mashup with Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades ’08” then later as a beat juggle by the Scratch Perverts. A remixed version of “Groundhog” can also be found in the soundtrack of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. The group also collaborated with Klaus Badelt to provide a series of remixes for the MotorStorm: Apocalypse soundtrack. The 16 Bit remix of “Machine Gun” was featured in the “Stranded” Trailer for the video game Far Cry 3, and “Could This Be” and “Machine Gun” was used on SSX. Samples of the tracks can be found on the group’s Soundcloud page. The full 36 track album is available on iTunes along with Combichrist’s 13 track album.

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