Songs to Helicopter Massacre to

Was doing the "Fire From the Sky" Coop mission in BF3 recently when "Diamond Dogs" came up on my playlist.

I must say that's a good song to rain rockets on people to. Unless I'm mistaken the "Ride of the Valkyrie" scene from "Apocalypse Now" popularized the whole helicopter killing to music thing, and besides generally pumping me up it's a good way to stay focused.

So has anyone else done this? I've also found Beethoven to provide a great backdrop to destruction.

The Allegro from his 5th Symphony has a lot of full-bodied, lush major beauty with tons of raw power and emotion, which creates a great juxtaposition with explosions. Classy and deadly.

The Allegro con Brio from his 7th Symphony though is brimming with power and fury. The buildup to the major crescendo is like the buildup of a storm, and the general pacing of the movement reminds me in itself of flight. When the brass and strings all open up at the climactic moments of the movement the effect is unparalleled, and if as a pilot I can open up my own guns and rain some real death from the skies at that moment, the resulting marriage of music and firepower can truly bring a tear to the eye.

And of course there's everyone's old favorite, the finale of Beethoven's 9th. Killing your fellow man has never felt as epic when put to this soundtrack. In all it's ironic considering the song's lyrics are all about peace and harmony between all men.

Because if you're going to do it, you have to go all out. There's no middle ground..

Nevah!

I have the ultimate anti-helicopter gunship song!

The one, the only, the classic:

DEATH FROM ABOVE

It took 4 posts for someone to think of ride of the valkyries? For shame.

Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower

Me? I like the 1812. Then again it is just such a warlike piece...those cannon booming...good stuff.

I'm also fond of Walk on Guilded Splinters by Dr John, Born on the Bayou by CCR, and of course Unmarked Helicopters by Soul Coughing.

While playing Saints Row the Third, I went with an obvious soundtrack (namely this track):

Three guesses on what helicopter I was flying.

Gentlemen...!

0:10 to skip intro

Fuck yeah!

The one and only, Thunderstruck

Helicopter massacre? A romantic night out.

Daystar Clarion:
Nevah!

I have the ultimate anti-helicopter gunship song!

Ahh yes, I loved that episode..

Speaking of Saints Row 3 *ahem* Gentlemen...

The good, original un-Kanyeified version:

First thing that came to mind was "Feel Like I Do" by Drowning Pool because it was the song I was listening to during the first Heli Attack mission I did in Saints Row 3.

Well, since I'm a maniacle bastard who laughed at most of the death scenes in film, I'm going with this:

"Ride of the Valkyries" is too obvious, but still perfect.

sextus the crazy:
It took 4 posts for someone to think of ride of the valkyries? For shame.

Reading the OP is great fun. People should really try it some time.

OT:

Gordon_4:
The one and only, Thunderstruck

Gotta admit that was pretty awesome.

I like the 3rd movement of Moonlight Sonata, but I think that goes well with anything.

Hazy992:
Gentlemen...!

0:10 to skip intro

Fuck yeah!

Seeing that in appropriate context brings a manly tear to the eye.

ToastiestZombie:
Well, since I'm a maniacle bastard who laughed at most of the death scenes in film, I'm going with this:

For some reason, that song makes every death scene better, and I giggled really hard.

OT: Because why the hell not.

Ride of the Valykries was taken, so this was the obvious choice. Alternatively, if you're feeling a bit more serious, then try Two Steps From Hell:

It immediately came to mind when I read the thread title.

way2sl0w:
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower

Nice.

I'll add in with creedance stillwater revival - fortunate son.
Because the Bad Company 2 Vietnam Expansion kicked ass.

Otherwise:
Asator - Amon Amarth
Blitzkrieg Boom or Cyanide - Deathstars
Clouds Over California - DevilDriver
Conflict - Disturbed
Into the Fire - Firewind
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz (seems to work for everything)
Electric Eye - Judas Priest
Painkiller - Judas Priest
Bulldozer - Machine Head
The Dawn of Battle - Manowar
Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth
Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica (or the original is great too)
Fuel - Metallica
Ozzy. Just Ozzy in general works, Black Label Society too.

I could go on but I think I've done that enough xD
I'd put some NIN up, but NIN requires your attention (;

I was slightly worried reading the title of this thread.

Anyway, of course you need this wonderous piece to be included with any heli massacre.

Or anything else, really.

Anything.

When you're killing like a boss, you need rock out with the king


Accept NO substitutes!

As an old SNES nerd with a dad who liked flight games, I have to go with this one:


But then, most people might prefer this version, and honestly? It probably works better for all-out massacre:

But hell, I prefer the first one, for nostalgia's sake. Both have to start a few seconds BEFORE rocket bum-rape, but hey! I like 'em.

it strangely fits.

Ultimate pump up song.

The Hell March, duh!

On a similar note: The always impressive Ernst Busch


The video uploader:
"I want to apologize for putting in Nazi-propaganda at 1:49 where it doesn't belong."
IT'S NO WONDER THERE HASN'T BEEN A GLORIOUS SOCIALIST WORLD REVOLUTION YET WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU KEEP FUCKING UP, MY DEAR COMRADE!

Waterloo, and totally not because of this scene I love from the Simpsons

Totally not because of that... also if you think about it the song could actually bring some psychopathic glee, in fact I think I'll actually play it next time I use a video game helicopter

March of Mephisto sounds like it would be quite a classy theme to raining down napalm.

A song to kill people in a helicopter to? The answer is extremely obvious:

Guile's Theme goes with everything




Seeing as this actually was used for a heli section, I'd say it works.

 

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