Video Game Music of the Week - 294
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GameCube)
Title Theme, Torvus Bog, Submerged Ruins, Sanctuary Fortress, Vs Emperor Ing B
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes released in 2004 and is the follow-up to the 2002 game Metroid Prime. The series continued to be scored by composer Kenji Yamamoto, who also worked on the original Metroid Prime.
This track is the initial Title Theme song to Metroid Prime 2. It has a very noticeable, space-like melody that marks the tracks high point. Yet the theme still features various cinematic elements such as a great initial build up, awe-inspiring choir chanting, and memorable musical peaks.
This theme continues to show the otherworldly elements present throughout much of the games visuals and sounds. It features some ambient elements, with less of an emphasis on a core melody.
This track is based on the Brinster Underground Depths theme from Super Metroid. It's mysterious and remarkably eery, being one of the most atmospheric themes in the game.
The games notable electronic sounds are more-so expressed in this theme. The pulsing rhythm-track plays throughout the entirety of the song, with a softer melody playing over the top during certain moments.
Vs Emperor Ing B
This song is a final battle theme track that is certainly one of the games more intense and memorable pieces. It plays hard and heavy during certain sections, while maintaining some of the types of sounds that are found throughout other sections in the game.
Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.