Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King: Deathbat (Original Video Game Soundtrack) [Album Review]
Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King: Deathbat
2015, Warner Bros. Records
1. Andronikos Theme
2. Nightmare Theme
3. Unholy Theme
4. Bat Country Theme
5. Babylon Theme
6. Afterlife Theme
7. Heaven Theme
8. Wicked Theme
9. Warrior Theme
10. Andronikos Theme – 8-Bit
I typically don’t care about video game soundtracks but given that this is credited to Avenged Sevenfold (I’ve yet to play the game for myself), I decided it was worthy of a review. While the band’s last album, Hail to the King, was pretty lame, I’m still enough of a fan of the band (thanks to their self-titled release and Nightmare) that I found it interesting and worthwhile to check out a video game soundtrack that they were credited with.
Basically, if you’re a fan of video game soundtracks, I can’t imagine you not enjoying Deathbat. It totally reminds me of the type of RPG scores you’d hear from the the Final Fantasy games from the Super Nintendo or Sony PlayStation. The video game has actually gotten some decent reviews. I guess it’s kind of a dungeon crawerl/Diablo-type game. I plan on buying it at some point.
As for the soundtrack? Well, it’s good. I guess it’s what you’d expect from this genre of video games. Honestly, while the soundtrack was obviously inspired by Avenged Sevenfold, I’m not sure if they wrote this themselves though. It was released through Warner Bros. Records, the band’s label, but the band’s Wikipedia website doesn’t mention it at all. Not that Wikipedia is the end-all, be-all of information, but usually someone is on there making sure things are up to date and accurate.
Obviously, Hail to the King: Deathbat is only of interest to hardcore fans of the band and/or album. It’s more orchestral in arrangement than hard rock or heavy metal (it’s all instrumental as well) but it’s not bad as background noise for fans of video game music.