cpca 1037/3" disc cpca 1009)
(USA-tokyopop Soundtrax tpcd 0205-2)
Takeshi Miura, Hiziri Anze, Sanae Kasahara
Executive Producer Kenichi Tanaka Producer
A&R Hidenori Shinohara Sound Planning
Like the game, the music
for Biohazard CODE: Veronica sets a new standard for the series.
The composers have crafted a score that is heroic and frightening,
without compromising the quality of the previous games.
The music for BHC:V has
a much grander feel; like a big budget film score. The pumped
up action of the game receives fantastic musical cues that range
from bombastic zombie/mutant on slaughts("Pulsing Right Arm")
to the heroic theme("To Antarctica") of Chris traveling to the
Antarctica(the best BH/RE cue).
There is, however, one
small misstep on the composers part: Toward the end of the game
during a battle segment, the use of a synthetic voice lowers the
overall impact of the music. How could they not use the voice
of a real Soprano!
Another large portion
of music on the CD and in the game falls under the category of
exploration. Music styles range from lavish, symphonic arrangements
to minimal, ambient interludes that seem more melodic than previous
The core of any Biohazard
game is the fright factor. Previous games have successfully given
us scary tunes, but in BHC:V the scary cues("Death Siege" and
"Putrid Smell") are bone chilling, eerie and down right frightening.
The themes of Tyrant 3 (versions A & B) and "The theme of Nosferatu"
are fantastic action/horror cues.
Probably the most overlooked
musical cues in any of the previous games have been the save room
themes. Always beautiful and restful, they give us a chance to
catch our breathe. BHC:V's save theme is arguably the best of
the bunch. It's soft melodic theme is not unlike that of previous
Other themes encompass
melancholy melodies, such as the death of Alexander and the resurrection
of Alexia("The Ending of the Beginning"). The yearning of the
music, almost for a brief moment, makes one sympathetic to Alexander
and Alexia. Other bits of music are all excellent from the jazzy
end title to the King's nursery rhyme.
As the Biohazard/Resident
Evil series grows, so does the music. This is the best in the
series thus far, encompassing several styles of music: A must
for your collection!
Evil CODE: Veronica is owned by CAPCOM.