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Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert ~Hunting Music Festival 2018~

"Primal, intense orchestral action music that rarely misses the mark." Recommended




2 discs, 75 minutes total

Disc 1 (35:40)

  1. Winds of Departure [3:39]
  2. "Monster Hunter Cross" Village Medley (Kokoto Village ~ Pokke Village ~ Yukumo Village ~ Bherna Village) [11:46]
  3. Violent Flash of Blue Light / Zinogre [3:29]
  4. Black Shadow Dancing in the Tempest / Kushala Daora ~ Empress of a Blazing Kingdom / Teostra & Lunastra [4:01]
  5. A Cloak Concealing the Light / Gore Magala ~ Deep Blue Hard-Shell / Brachydios [5:27]
  6. The Moving Sacred Mountain ~ March for the Heroes 2017 version [3:47]
  7. Silver Winged Scarlet Star / Valstrax [3:31]

Disc 2 (39:05)

  1. Cornerstone of the New World ~ Research Base Astera [4:48]
  2. Ancient Forest Medley [4:32]
  3. The Invading Tyrant ~ Bazelgeuse [4:24]
  4. Keeper of Hades ~ Vaal Hazak [4:57]
  5. Even Elder Dragons Tremble ~ Nergigante [4:47]
  6. Stars At Our Backs [4:48]
  7. Bon Appetit! ~ Meowscular Chef's Custom Platter [2:40]
  8. The Voracious Devil / Deviljho: World version [3:16]
  9. Proof of a Hero [4:53]
  • Released Oct 31, 2018 by Harmonics Music (catalog no. HIMJ-0019~20, retail 3996 yen).
  • Detailed release notes and credits at VGMdb.


Primal, intense orchestral action music that rarely misses the mark.


Editor's review by Adam Corn (2019-01-01)

Monster Hunter World has gotten a fair amount of attention for its soundtrack (available as a three-disc OST), but I much prefer the higher hit ratio of this single disc (but meaty 75 minute) orchestral concert album. Thanks to the track selection and quality arrangements and performance, just about every track is a keeper. With only a couple of exceptions they're all battle themes, and heavy, intense battle themes at that. In that sense it's reminiscent of the same studio's Dragon's Dogma, albeit with a more primal, Monster Hunter sound (both titles include Tadayoshi Makino among their composers). For anyone looking for an orchestral action music fix, this is a good place to get it.

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