Trent Reznor Wrote the Black Ops II Theme

Trent Reznor Wrote the Black Ops II Theme

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Black Ops II is being scored by Mass Effect II's composer, but Trent Reznor wrote the main theme.

When Call of Duty abandoned its traditional WWII setting, it dropped the classic orchestral compositions the series' soundtracks were known for in favor of a simpler, more modern sound. Now that Black Ops II is dragging the series into near future, it makes sense that the soundtrack will take on a harder, more sci-fi-inspired edge. Enter Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails fame.

Reznor told USA Today that he's put together an "aggressive sounding" rock track to serve as the game's main theme.

"There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface," he said. "So it didn't make sense to have a gung-ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty."

"I have always looked to that franchise as the cutting edge of what seemingly unlimited budgets and full-on not cutting any corners can do in the current day and age," he said of the Call of Duty series.

The theme song will be Reznor's only contribution to the game. The rest of the soundtrack will be provided by Mass Effect 2 composer, Jack Wall.

This isn't Reznor's first musical contribution to the game industry. He's credited with scoring id Software's ground breaking Quake, and though his work didn't make it into the final product, he worked as a sound engineer on Doom 3.

Source: USA Today

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If nothing else I'll give the main theme a listen.

Sounds enticing. I'm always willing to give Reznor's works a listen, even if I find them somewhat hit-and-miss.

Even as a big fan of Trent Reznor, I have to say I don't agree with him. Call of Duty has had so many corners cut it looks like a perfect circle.

He looks like Tom Cruise.

I'll probably hear it at some point.

ElPatron:
Even as a big fan of Trent Reznor, I have to say I don't agree with him. Call of Duty has had so many corners cut it looks like a perfect circle.

At least it is a perfect cirle and not an imperfect one. It will sell more that way

Evil Smurf:
At least it is a perfect cirle and not an imperfect one. It will sell more that way

I never meant to said it was a circle in a bad way. I have criticized CoD before but this is different.

I just think that there is no way their budget is justified with all the material they recycle and the bugs that they leave unfixed. They develop them too quickly.

Terminate421:
He looks like Tom Cruise.

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ElPatron:
Le Snip

I agree, it looks like there is no creativity involved with each new COD game. I could be wrong but is all they do add map packs and new weapons? Looking at gameplay on youtube makes me confuse pretty much all modern shooters as the same one.
That is a bad sign if they all look the same. Ilove Zelda and Pokemon however. So can I talk?

Yeah, I 'gufawed' when I read about this earlier. Because Reznor is a BOSS.

This will be interesting; the writers also seem to be tied to Dark Knight or something. I'm kind of intrigued, and I'm part of the lol-callofduty crowd

 

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