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Final Fantasy XIII-2 OST Includes Chocobo Metal and A Rap Song?
A Mix of Orchestral Epics And Pop Culture Mixes for The Soundtrack of Final Fantasy XIII-2
No matter how any gamer feels about Final Fantasy as a series, there's a certain level of respect that one must give to Square Enix and the consistently poignant soundtracks that accompany each game. Diehard fans will even recognize the name Nobuo Uematsu as the most famed composer Square has had work on a musical score for Final Fantasy. With Final Fantasy XIII-2 set to release January 31, 2012 the soundtrack, which released today in Japan, has some interesting choices. While the usual grand orchestral pieces are definitely the norm, with pieces such as Followers of Chaos, which was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, you also get a metal Chocobo theme and a Lake Bresha Rap.
The orchestral selections are what Final Fantasy fans have come to expect, and while little context can be given to the game without playing, it does seem that Square is once again using the music to accentuate the epic scale of the story being told. Of course Square also knows how to include tracks that don't offer an extensive woodwind or percussion section. Fans will remember Jecht's theme in Final Fantasy X and it's strictly heavy metal sound, and the company is also including tracks in a similar vein. Although Crazy Chocobo does offer a slightly more tongue in cheek vibe than Tidus' father's pounding theme.
Invisible Invaders (Lake Bresha Rap) is where the soundtrack really takes a weird turn for the head scratching Final Fantasy fan. Once again with Square behind the song there's a beauty to the lyrics and beats that seemingly would fit well with Final Fantasy XIII-2. Again without context, it would be hard to say in definitive manner, but Invisible Invaders is well constructed from top to bottom, and sticks with you as soon as the lyrics drop. Fans can purchase the Japanese soundtrack at CDJapan today.