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Dead Rising 3 Soundtrack Review

Posted on Thursday, December 5 @ 11:29:47 Eastern by Keri_Honea
It's no secret that I listen to a lot of video game soundtracks. I'm quite certain I own more video game music than any other genre, for better or for worse. While the soundtrack for the original Katamari Damacy still holds the title of the most unusual video game soundtrack I have ever listened to, the soundtrack for Dead Rising 3 is definitely the most eclectic. One minute I'm listening to something akin to dubstep, and the next I'm listening to a love ballad. And then it switches to Tejano. And I'm loving every second of it.

This is another soundtrack to a game that I have not played and will not play because I am a big baby. I know that Dead Rising isn't as serious as many of the other five million zombie games on the market, but this soundtrack is definitely not what I expected. I expected horror music, maybe something chilling and creepy, but not dubstep and hard rock. And definitely not a love ballad mixed in.

The first track, "Please Remember My Name", is the game's main theme and its somber tones were what I was expecting throughout both discs. It's not much music, mostly a hollow voice almost pleading while singing with the occasional guitar strum. But track three, "Lust Battle", had me bobbing my head at my desk and actually chair dancing. Yes, I admit it. I was dancing a little in my chair. By "Gluttony Battle", I caught myself waving my hands in the air as I changed printer paper.

I haven't found a soundtrack that has made me dance in my seat since Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Then disc two takes an even sharper left turn. Suddenly my ears are treated to a love song that could be straight from my 80s childhood ("Fighting for Your Love"), followed by Tejano music ("Amo Americano"), and then not long after, a song in German that sounds like it's the original recording from World War II Germany ("Du Bist Mein"). The even stranger thing is that it all works. No matter how much the music does a 180 in genre, it never sounds out of place, like it was meant to be part of this blended family.

If you enjoy chair dancing, then I can't recommend the Dead Rising 3 soundtrack enough. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to teach my baby son how to wave his arms in the air like he just doesn't care.

Dead Rising 3 soundtrack is now available for retail and digital download.
A digital copy was provided by the label.
 
Dead Rising 3 Track List:
  • Please Remember My Name
  • Nick Theme (extended)
  • Lust Battle
  • Envy Battle
  • Gluttony Battle
  • Gang Leader Battle Pt1
  • Hemlock Melee Battle
  • Diego Battle
  • Wrath Battle
  • Sargeant Battle Pt2
  • Sargeant Battle Pt3
  • Pride Battle (Blow by Blow)
  • Sloth Battle
  • Hemlock Drone Attack
  • Ambient 6
  • Ambient 2
  • Ambient 9
  • Ambient 1
  • ZT Pulse Sunset
  • ZT Pulse Almuda
  • ZT Pulse Ingleton
  • ZT Grapple
  • Nick Theme
  • Resistance
  • Don't Walk Away
  • ICUCMe
  • Can't Get Enough of Me
  • Keep on Rollin'
  • Sunset Hills
  • Seven
  • Mistake
  • Fighting for Your Love
  • Amo Americano
  • Uncle Billy's Buffet
  • U Break Wi Fix
  • Annie's XXX Supply
  • Despertamos
  • Speedy's G-Spot
  • Speed Demons
  • Pirate's Catch
  • Du Bist Mein
  • La Esperanza
  • Eating a Corpse
  • Je Change Pour Ma Belle
  • Smiling Dragon
  • Big Buck
  • Burn Away
  • Dead End
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