Top 10 Songs from ‘MoS: Level 5’

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Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.

This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!

So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.

 

10. Man and machine

A hard-hitting metal track that will get you pumped to parkour your way into your giant robot war-machine, ready to deal out the pain in the multiplayer first-person shooter ‘Titanfall’.

 

9. Shadow Of The Ash

This is the hard vocal version of a melodic metal song based on ‘Shadow Of Mordor’, a game based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ books.

 

8. Dream of Goodbye

Based on the ‘Burial At Sea’ downloadable content for ‘Bioshock Infinite’. The DLC takes place in the same city as in the two first Bioshock games, in Andrew Ryan’s failed underwater utopia, Rapture.

This song gives some insight into the sort of attitudes that ended up ruining Ryan’s vision, including Ryan’s own skewed worldview.

 

7. Messing With The Best

Bayonetta is a witch who fights angels by utilizing her hair-based magic.

The line “Built up a hairway to heaven, now I’m breaking iiiiin!” is the most perfect writing for a ‘Bayonetta 2’ song that I can imagine.

 

6. A Dog’s Life

Based on Telltale Games’ ‘Wolf Among Us’, a game set in 1986 and based on the ‘Fables’ comic book series, this song brings to mind noir detective stories.

Bigby Wolf, or “the big bad wolf”, has been working as a private detective in a ghetto for fairy tale characters since coming to America.

The song is a synth-led tribute to the skin-clad detective.

 

5. Fires Far

While a lot of fans of the first Dark Souls game did not like the sequel, I may actually like it better than the first one.

This symphonic rock song reminds me of the sombre journey I went on when I played the game last summer.

 

4. Every Time You Look Around

This is one of the ‘Miracle of Sound’ songs that are probably based on Gavin Dunne’s own life rather than on popular culture.

To quote the artist: “A song about finding your own truth in life and trying to make sense of it all :)”

 

3. When Winter Comes

Gavin has made many great ‘Game of Thrones’ songs, and this one is among his best.

I’m getting really exited for the last season, not only to see the conclusion to the story, but also to hear the ‘Miracle of Sound’ song that will be based on it.

 

2. Amnesia

This is another song base on real life, written for a friend of his.

I am unsure if this friend actually had amnesia or if it is a metaphor, but it is inspiring nonetheless.

 

1. Wake The White Wolf

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If you liked this music, you can buy the album here!

 

Top 5 Songs from ‘MoS: Level 3’

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Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.

This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!

So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.

 

5. Breaking Down The Borders

This song based on ‘Borderlands 2’ captures some of the fun I feel while playing this game with my girlfriend.

Running around, gunning down post-apocalyptic psychopaths and robots on an alien planet. Pretty good couple activity, if you ask me.

 

4. Rise

This song based on the Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, and is about pulling yourself up from a horrible situation.

 

3. His Father’s Son

‘Assassin’s Creed 3’s main character is a half-English, half-Mohawk man called Connor, and the game takes place during the 18th-century American Revolution.

The song mixes Native American chanting with military drumming, to represent the two dueling parts of Connor’s self.

 

2. Halfman’s Song

This song captures the essence of one of the best characters in the ‘Game of Thrones’ television show, and the book series it was based on, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.

Tyrion Lannister is the son of an important nobleman, but he had the misfortune to be born with dwarfism, in a world where physical prowess seems to be valued higher that most things. Lacking the stature to effectively wield a sword, he has instead sharpened his wit.

This song was made after the second season of the show, and focuses on Tyrion’s personality and experiences from that early period of the story, but most of it still rings true even five years later.

 

1. Dream Of The Sky

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If you liked this music, you can buy the album here!

 

The 8 Best Songs from ‘Miracle of Sound’

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I recently rediscovered one of my favorite musicians, Gavin Dunne, aka ‘Miracle of Sound’.

 

I usually spend my listening-time on podcasts, but when I am in the mood for music, I like stuff that has lyrics worth paying attention to.

That often means comedy or musicals (e.g. Hamilton), but ‘Miracle of Sound’ also fits in that category.

Gavin Dunne often takes a video game, movie or tv-show, and makes a song based on it. The lyrics always reflects the events and spirit present in the works he draws on, in a very interesting way.

I like all his music, but I love the songs based on something I am familiar with the most, as those hit me in a way that the ones based on works I don’t know could not.

 

I have here tried to find my favorite song out of each of his main albums (the ones named “Level #”), while also trying to keep my choices as diverse as his various music-styles.

If you like this stuff, you can buy his albums here!

Here goes!

 

Level 1: Sovngarde Song

“Level 1” has the most tracks out of all of these albums, so this was a very hard Choice to make. (Honestly, I should probably just have made a Top Ten or Top Five list of songs in each album. Maybe later…)

‘Sovngarde Song’ presents the awesome scale of the world in Skyrim, the fifth Elder Scrolls game.

This is a more recent remaster, but it is still the same song, so I felt that would be ok.

 

Level 2: Take It Back!

This was a song he got to make as promotion for Mass Effect 3, back before that game came out.

Such a good war-anthem, pumping you up to reclaim Earth from The Reapers!

 

Level 3: Dream Of The Sky

Listening to this song again is what gave me the idea to write this whole thing.

The song has so many aspects, just like Bioshock Infinite itself!

 

Level 4: Forever Blue

Both a deep dive into the psychology of the main character of Breaking Bad, Walter White, AND a pun on the color of the meth he makes.

Good stuff!

 

Level 5: Wake The White Wolf

“Level 5” is almost as long as “Level 1”, so this was also a hard choice.

But this song is as awesome as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt itself, so that made the choice slightly easier.

 

Level 6: Friends

I love Guardians of the Galaxy, so I love this song.

Easy as that.

 

Level 7: The Man Who Rocked The World

This is a lovely tribute to the late great David Bowie.

My girlfriend has a hard time listening to this song, as she gets too sad.

 

Level 8: Upside Down

The retroness of this song mirrors the retroness of Stranger Things.

Absolutely lovely!

 

 

That was it, but pretty sure I will do a Top Something for each of the albums at some point, as there were too many awesome songs that I had to leave be for now.

I hope I may have introduced him to someone reading this 🙂

 

What are some of your favorite songs?