Classic Tracks - Devil May Cry's 'Public Enemy (Regular Battle 1)'
- Posted August 6th, 2011 at 20:36 EDT by Mike Harradence
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Music is a powerful medium. Capable of stirring up long-forgotten memories and evoking powerful emotion in the listener, music can reduce even the burliest of blokes into blubbering, crumpled heaps. And who says that us guys are afraid to show their sensitive side? Poppycock. Of course, video games are no exception to this rule, and as often is the case, a stellar soundtrack can greatly accentuate the on-screen antics, elevating even the most perfunctory scene to hard-hitting greatness.
In a continued celebration of some of gaming’s ear-pleasing aural accomplishments, PSU presents yet another instalment in our on-going Classic Tracks series. For our latest entry, we strap on our swords and lock ‘n load for some demon-slaying action in Devil May Cry’s ‘Public Enemy’ Battle Theme.
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Name: Public Enemy (Regular Battle 1)
Soundtrack: Devil May Cry Original Soundtrack
Composer(s): Masami Ueda, Misao Senbongi, Masato Koda
Devil May Cry has become renowned as much for its hard-hitting aural component over the years as its intensely gratifying, blood-curdling combat. Indeed, while latter games have tended to go down the vocal route when it comes to battle anthems, Dante’s original hack-n-slash outing instead prefers to assault our sense with an army of guttural guitars and a killer beat. And fortunately, '0Public Enemy' is no exception to this rule. Played during the earlier stages of the game whenever our silver-haired hero gets to duff up some bad guys, 'Public Enemy' is a classic track for many reasons.
First of all, it’s an instrumental track; as great as DMC 3 & 4’s battle themes are, we could do without the added vocal distraction. Instead, what we get here is a heavy, no-nonsense tune that serves as the perfect companion for when Dante gets an urge to shove his sword where the sun don't shine. More than anything else though, it’s a thoroughly badass track that subconsciously turns even the most battle-shy gamer into a frothing, blood-lusting maniac eager to calve up some resident hell beasts until the cows come home. If ever there was a track that summed up Dante’s job description, this is it.
Stay tuned to PSU for more Classic Tracks in the coming weeks.
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