Mmm... Tasty... Juicy... Biohazard 2 OST!
Reader review by Adam Laatz
The hugely popular best-seller Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) is perhaps the freakiest games to terrorize the Playstation. What really adds to the frightful experience of the game is the eerie, creepy music. Just as with the first Resident Evil, the music here in the sequel is some of the best for the Playstation.
The CD comes by Capcom's new "Suleputer" label and has a really cool cover. The first track is just so very cinematic - this is really movie-quality music folks. There are three other tracks from FMV cutscenes in the game which seem like they are either from a John Carpenter movie or big-name Hollywood action film. The prologue sets an eerie tone with piano, drums, and other great touches of percussion. The "floor and hall tracks" are all very tense but safe in the same way. "Secure Place" and "The Library" set the tone with some great piano that is settling but in a very strange, sick way. Also included is some great "fight music" in tracks 16 and 17. What really stands out though are tracks 21, 28, and 29, which take the cake for some of the best boss music ever heard. Tracks 28 and 29 have a chorus, which adds so much to the already pounding music. To top this off is the kick-a$$ credit line track (track 5), which has no Japanese vocal (as in the first) but some really kickin' electric guitar that is even better than the first Biohazard credit roll song, in my opinion. I'll admit it, just as the game scared the crap out of me, the CD does the same with its unpredictable, catchy, dark, and sometimes twisted tracks. Every track is worth listening to. The only complaint I have is that the FMV cutscene tracks could have had the voice from the game in it, preferably on a separate track.
Overall, this soundtrack is a must-buy for people who love Resident Evil and/or horror movies. If you want to start off on the right track when it comes to game music, just pick this CD up as soon as possible. Shut the lights off, load your shotgun, and "enter the world of survival horror."