Gun Hazard Original Soundtrack has not been given the credit it deserves. The common perception that I have found, both in magazines and on the internet, is that the soundtrack is "disappointing" and "a low point for its accomplished composers" (clearly referring to Nobuo Uematsu and Yasunori Mitsuda). I'd like to provide a different perspective. The first step is to not compare it to any of said composers' previous scores. Final Fantasy or Chrono Trigger vs. Gun Hazard? No way - apples and oranges. Gun Hazard is meant to sound military, not epic. Step two is to allow the composers' versatility to shine through. To limit Uematsu and Mitsuda to the "epic" musical genre is an insult to their talent and creativity.
Step three is to pop in the CD and give it a fair hearing (excuse the pun). As well as some kick-ass sound programming, there really are some -gasp- great melodies! Mitsuda's "Voice Of Ark" is beautifully villainous, with a throbbing rhythm reminiscent of Danny Elfman's "First Confrontation" for Batman. On the lighter side, "A Store Keeper" has a good beat and an awesome horn sample. The frenetic pace and killer harmonies of Uemtasu's "Warning Two" and "202" will get your blood pumping - then his "Blue Sky ~ Blue Sky" will calm you back down. And anyone who claims to be a fan of Uematsu can't *not* like the Golbez-esque "Atlas". Nothin' like a little pre-climax organ solo to set the mood. Come to a close with Mitsuda's uplifting "Heaven's Door" and brilliant "Trial Zone" and you've just had one hell of a musical experience.