Apologies to Jeff Rients for the
title. More apologies for all the links in the following text...\
In a recent
Jeff commented on the relationship between (heavy metal) music and
In many ways heavy metal and D&D go together like peas and mashed
potatoes. Some people keep them separate on their plate but the
awesomest folks mix 'em together with wild abandon.
Not trying to cash in on the Gameblog's topic, but it made me think
about what music I have always liked to game to. I made a comment after
Jeff's post, carelessly posted as an Anonymous
Coward, with my
suggestion of Deep Purple along with the existing entries of Black
Sabbath and Uriah Heep. But as much as I agree with Jeff's post above,
I have plenty of other musics I would put into the same category.
So here, for posterity's sake is a short list of significant (for me
only) gaming music:
The Revenge album by
Eurythmics. There is nothing gamist about this album at all. I just
loved it, and was listening to it a lot at the time we were
holidaying in Broome and I was
making up a pair of 50th level Paladin-Rangers (AD&D1). I never
played them (strangely enough), but I made up wonderful backstories
and even wrote them up in cool little notebooks. Also see this
the fun of just making up characters for no good reason.
5150 by Van Halen.
Another not-very-gamy album, but my brother Jason and I listened to
it a lot around the same time as the above and forever after. Played
many rounds of B1-9 In Search of the
to this music.
Faith No More. Any and all albums. Just
favourites of my late-high school gaming group (in our post-HS
Having already mentioned Black Sabbath, I would draw particular
mention to the album
Tyr, which is full of
references to Nordic mythology, much like Tolkien. One of my
favourite albums of all time, and games especially well with GAZ7
There are plenty of gaming soundtracks available out there. A few
game bloggers posted recently about the death of the composer of the
Conan the Barbarian soundtrack. Not having listened to it, I can't
comment, but I have put some tracks on my itunes wishlist. EDIT:
Have since listened, and must agree that it makes for some good
gaming background noise.
Also stratos, a fellow member of the Christian Gamers Guild, creates
official gaming music
Anyone else out there got some great game-memory triggering music (of