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Destiny 2 by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Rotem Moav & Pieter Schlosser (Review)

posted Sep 21, 2017, 11:33 PM by Leo Mayr

The music team responsible for the wonderful first game returns for Destiny 2. The first game featured a stunning diverse score, reflecting the different locations and enemies and featuring stunning boss battles. Two major expansions further added to the massive amount of music featured in the game, so I had high hopes for the sequel. For the most part, the ever expanding team of composers delivers a worthy sequel.

Fans of the first game will feel at home right away. A few themes from the first game make appearances in the sequel and the general feeling has remained intact. The phrase "more of the same" comes to mind, but in a good way. The score once again reflects the different alien worlds and factions, as well as the mythology behind the game's story. The mostly orchestral approach once again works wonderfully, resulting in more than a few stunning pieces, most notably the two tracks featuring the Kronos Quartet. The track "Journey" in particular stands out exceptionally. The action music is again on point, perfectly keeping the balance between heroic battles and frantic firefights at the brink of disaster. While there aren't as many memorable boss battles as in the first game, most still stand out as unique.

Destiny 2 is a fantastic sequel, both as a game and musically. Everything feels more refined and polished while new themes perfectly expand the ever growing franchise. There's nothing that I could seriously complain about and the impressive 44 track album never gets boring or repetetive.