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Thread: The Epic/Action/Trailer/Orchestral Music thread

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    The Epic/Action/Trailer/Orchestral Music thread

    Because it deserves its own thread.

    What is epic music? The term is pretty board and far-reaching, but generally it refers to a bransh of classical music often heard in action movie tralers and soudtracks. It is incredibly powerful music for stimulating emotion. Although some epic music has lyrics, most scores are either purely instrumental or include a chorus of vocalists. All in all, the musical elements of the genre are far more emphasized than the lyrics. (Correct me if I'm off guys)

    Never heard of epic music, and don't know where to start? The best way to get into music is to look into the soundtracks to your favorite action movies. Chances are that music is part of the reason you love those movies so much; you just didn't realize it because music often takes a back seat to visuals and plot.

    If you want to start checking out some of the big names in the industry, here are some links:

    - Hanz Zimmer: http://www.hans-zimmer.com/
    - Immediate Music: http://immediatemusic.com/
    - Epic Score: http://www.epicscore.com/
    - Two Steps from Hell: http://www.twostepsfromhell.com/index-home.php

    I'll add more links as the topic grows. Post your favorite epic songs, albums, and composers so we can all expand our knowledge of this awesome art form!

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    Ruler of the Seventh Empire GunZet's Avatar
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    TSFH is definitely the best thing.

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    I'm a bit of a Hans Zimmer fangirl tbh


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    I'm tired of everything that is Epic (after knowing someone who mix the theme song of pirates of the caribbean, skyrim and oblivion, the world has enough of epic shit)

    But





    Most epic music doesn't have to much brain on it, it almost pure alegretto and some rondos to keep the intensity.
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    Shadow of the Colossus OST is pure epic:



    Literally. There are probably only two songs on this album that don't fall into that category and they're loading screen/menu/credit songs.

    On video games: last boss themes are always epic.



    Oh, and how could I forget. The final negotiation:

    Last edited by CypressDahlia; 09-18-2011 at 03:39 PM.

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    Great songs guys. Even Clocks, those were some unique songs, but very much epic music. I totally understand how you feel about the genre, even though it doesn't really affect my fandom.

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    Bahamut Lagoon had some of the best music for any SNES game.

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    Wow, sweet thread! I listen to a lot of stuff, but I gotta say a lot of "epic" music has a special place in my heart.



    One of my favourite intros. It's the updated version, though. The original is linked in the video.



    My favourite version of Clash on the Big Bridge



    Not entierly sure if this one fits in the thread, but oh well~~

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    One of the most unique and absolutely fitting boss themes. Really sells the atmosphere.

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