Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War album review
Doyle W. Donehoo is a composer who has produced music for a variety of media platforms including films and video games. The music that Donehoo creates has an emphasis on drama and high production values. A high level of technology is the order of the day which is just as well as Donehoo takes pride in composing each and every track he creates. In fact he constantly strives to keep up to date with the latest audio technology. Doyle W. Donehoo has produced music for such high profile video games as Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising (he won an award for his music in this game). His music has also featured on movie trailers.
Doyle w. Donehoo music review
As far as epic scores are concerned Doyle W. Donehoo is one of the forerunners in the field. It’s quite amazing knowing that his music is created with the use of computers because it really isn’t noticeable. Warhammer Dawn of War features some striking tracks and thankfully this album is available for the public to own. The kind of music found in the video games has a truly epic sound. It invokes a true sense of excitement, coupled with danger and intrigue. Doyle’s music really does have a sense of foreboding about it in fact some of it wouldn’t sound too out of place in the classic video game Doom.
The following are just a few of the many tracks that are guaranteed to fill your eardrums with drama and excitement.
This track is bold and dangerous. It is filled with all the drama that you would expect to find in a summer blockbuster movie. It perfectly captures the dangerous world of Warhammer 40,000.
Despite the name, this is a more upbeat track, fast paced but still with a feeling of dread lurking in the background somewhere. This track differs from the previous one as it has more of a tune to it, one that can easily be hummed.
Relentless war has a very military feel to it which is just as well since the game itself is all about war. It features the loud orchestral sound, the choir is ever present and there is a feeling of desperation when listening to the track like your heading towards something major. The near silence by the end of the track makes you believe that something unfriendly is lurking just around the corner.
These are just a few of the tracks found on the Warhammer 40,0000 Dawn of War album and they all have the same air of quality about them. They push all the right buttons and are a match for some of the best movie composers out there and to top it all off Doyle W. Donehoo creates the music using advanced electronic equipment. A machine may have created the music but the creative influence of a man passionate about music shows through every time.