Miracle of Sound: His Father's Son (Assassin's Creed III)

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His Father's Son (Assassin's Creed III)

The winds that my father rode will never fill my sails.

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DAMMIT GAVIN! You should have put a warning to wear a helmet! Now I'm going to have to spend all afternoon cleaning the living room after you BLEW MY MIND! :P

Funny, a few minutes before this was posted I was thinking when the next Miracle of Sound song would come out!
I really liked the song, the folk elements were awesome.

I'd love to hear more songs in this style.
Maybe you should start making folk metal. You're from Ireland, it's only appropriate!

1:40-2:00.

Goosebumps everywhere.

Have to say Gav, you've really created something special here. I am so glad that of all the things you could make a song about this game, you made it about my favourite part: the relationship between Connor and Haytham. Not only that, but the song captured the feel of Connor's background perfectly, from the Indian chanting, the revolutionary war marching drums/ pipes, the British sailor feel with the rhythm and bagpipes, it all just melded together beautifully.

The reprisal of the Blood of the Creed section was great too, as it showed that, despite the conflict Connor feels earlier on in the song between his father's culture, his mother's culture, and the Revolutionary American Army, that his ultimate allegiances lie with the assassins, and that is what prevails at the end of the song.

Well done Gav, this was a hell of a great song.

I see what you did there at 2:19 :3
(that was also an awesome song)

Quite good; I've always felt that Gavin had trouble capturing the spirit of the Assassin Creed games, Shadows of The Moonlight was probably the one that felt most like it was part of the sound track, and in this(in that group of songs) is on the same level, if not better.

It was a bit strange how most of the video consisted of naval missions, but I guess that it was the most defining aspect of the game, nothing wrong with it, just a bit strange.

If only the game could have expressed these parts of its own story half as well as this song does...

I paused Burrito Bison for this!

Has this been posted elsewhere before? I'm sure I've heard it before, not something similar, this exact song. Or have I just become that precognitive?

I haven't played Ass Creed 3 because I became disillusioned by the franchise after Revelations... but hell if this beautiful song doesn't just make me want to play it! Fantastic as usual Gav, glad to see you're still on top form.

04whim:
I paused Burrito Bison for this!

Has this been posted elsewhere before? I'm sure I've heard it before, not something similar, this exact song. Or have I just become that precognitive?

The second to last verse (Musket guns & silver slivers...etc) is from Blood of the Creed, a song he put on Youtube, don't think he put it on the Escapist

This one was already on Spotify like 3 weeks ago. Don't depend your $0.007 from me listening to it all in one place.

That, was, beautiful!

I must admit I am slightly surprised though, I seem to recall you saying this game was a disappointment to you? I figured you wouldn't make a song about it.
Nevertheless! Amazing work, as expected!

I don't know why, but your Assassin's Creed songs never seem all that great to me. I should like them, since they mix different rhythms and elements, and that is something I enjoy in music. I also know it's not because I don't play the games, since you've done songs about other games I haven't played which I found amazing. Little Sister finally made me play Bioshock. Meh, it's a mystery. I see there are people who do enjoy them, so that's always good.

EDIT: Completely unrelated. I'm replaying Alice: Madness Returns in stereo 3d. It's awesome. I'd like to hear your take on weird,disturbing, but beautiful games like this one.

This song makes me so sad. I see the visuals and I hear the unique rhythm and I can't help but feel that this has to be an awesome game. Yet It is a complete piece of crap. I listen to your words about Connor's story and I can't help but to think it interesting and engaging, yet it was done so poorly that any level of engagement I had with the game vanished after the time you board the ship with Haytham (Which was the only part of the game I enjoyed). Great song, but it only makes it all the more painful that AC3 was such a chore to get through.

While I'm really torn about the game - it was, from a gameplay point of view, as much fun as any of them, but I didn't care for the setting or the protagonist at all - this is probably my favourite AssCreed song of them all. At least it's a tie between this and Shadows, with Shadows having an unfair advantage because it's about Ezio. As opposed to RatonhnhaBLEH:ton. Who, on the other hand, at least had a fun father.

Well, anyway. You continue to amaze, sir. I'll be over at bandcamp then, must have this.

I love your newer more experimental approach to your songs' sound and structure. I like how this went from a more folk-y style chanting and then more like a sea shanty. I smiled at the Blood of the Creed snippet, too.

That was pretty damn cool. That native American vibe was quite lovely.
The part you took from one of your previous songs was sweet, as well.
So, yeah. Very enjoyable indeed, and you did a great job!

Wow, this is some seriously impressive stuff. Loved the way you managed to seamlessly blend an almost sea shanty type feel to what I feel to be Native American folk, which is excellent. Very compelling. I feel like this might be the next "Breaking Down the Borders" for me, that I listen to twenty-six times over the next few days.

Phenomenal work as always, Gav!

Roelof Wesselius:
I really liked assassins creed 3 until it turned into "MERRICAH!!! **** YEAH!!!" the game
I'm sorry but i don't have allot of interest in a patriotic wank fest especially with all the rampant ahistoricism i.e. completely glossing over the atrocities the Native Americans suffered and how 25 % of the colonists were loyalists.
It may change later in the game but i just got sick of it.

How about a spoiler alert with that.
Just kidding.

Seriously though, I only just started the game and I was hoping that at least some of it was going to be shining a light on the whole "slave owners who wanted to be free" hypocrisy and the genocide of the natives.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bPiM0fkqSo
America: You give us a color, we'll wipe it out.

Opportunity missed I guess...I'll still finish it. Does it at least look like the sequel will be in the French Revolution?

And yes the song is very cool. Sounds like Irish music...hey, technically all of Miracle's songs ARE Irish music.

This was awesome, I have yet to play an Assassins Creed game, but your songs make me want to get around to doing so.

I heard you found this game disappointing, so what gave you the inspiration for the song?

Roelof Wesselius:
Snip

GonzoGamer:
Double snip

Actually....

While the story does venture into 'Merica Fuck yeah Territory, it does lose that aspect a little bit after. I'd Honestly stick with it, Heck I'm British and I got what they where doing with that tone.

Indian chant + pirate song + Gavin = Yes

Man I hated the game but I loved the song!

And now Gav made a sea shanty, and it's not even dirty! That's kind of impressive.

Needs more wubstep!

Seriously though, good stuff.

Although, I have to ask: I thought that you had to wait to put your songs up on YouTube, yet for the past few (if I remember right), they've been up on YouTube the same time/a bit before they were put up on the Escapist?

I'm freaking out here man. Are you referencing a certain song/songs apart from the obvious Blood of the Creed parts? I swear I've heard this before... weird.

Other than causing me an obsessive mental breakdown, I like it.

I prefer Blood of the Creed and Shadows in the moonlight more though. Then again I didn't really like Blood of the Creed at first and now I love it, so consider me undecided :)

soren7550:
Needs more wubstep!

Seriously though, good stuff.

Although, I have to ask: I thought that you had to wait to put your songs up on YouTube, yet for the past few (if I remember right), they've been up on YouTube the same time/a bit before they were put up on the Escapist?

I think he did that by himself.

@Gav: To help the escapist's views?

soren7550:
Needs more wubstep!

Seriously though, good stuff.

Although, I have to ask: I thought that you had to wait to put your songs up on YouTube, yet for the past few (if I remember right), they've been up on YouTube the same time/a bit before they were put up on the Escapist?

The Escapist changed their Youtube uploading delay time and as a result so did I :) Better arrangement for everyone, the Youtube views feed into here and vice versa!

I like the native chanting you got in there. Sadly natives, or first nations, aren't often represented enough in popular media so it's cool to see it here.

Hey speaking of natives, Prey song? Too old I suspect for you to do (and perhaps not a game you were fond of), but had a cool protagonist.

Very good song. It makes me want to play Assassin's Creed 3. It also makes me want another album to buy. How long can we expect until Gavin reaches Level 3 anyways?

Roelof Wesselius:

To reply to your spoiler comment:

OT: Awesome song Gavin!!! another really great one :)

Not exactly my kind of thing but everyone likes it so it's probably just me. That said, it feels like you're trying to balance the whole sailing themes with the relationship between Haytham and Connor and I feel like it diminishes the latter element. Also, the lines from Blood of the Creed felt awkwardly crowbarred in.

This was brilliant! Even if I could never get into the sailing portion of the game completely, the story you told and the underlining chants in the music blurred together to great a great number. Made me remember why I actually enjoyed the first 2/3 of the game before having it fizzled out in a sad WTF moment.

that was really a good song. military, pirate and native american mix was very well put together.
part 3 was good, but not as good as part 2.

Innovative and original! Fantastic song, I have to admit. All the elements were spot on in their places. The chanting in particular was the cherry on top of it all. Marvelous work.

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