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Trent Reznor Composing Black Ops II Theme

Matt Gardner
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Trent Reznor Composing Black Ops II Theme

Black Ops II is to have its theme music composed by Nine Inch Nails frontman and Academy Award winner Trent Reznor, who's apparently bringing an "aggressively sounding piece of guitar, bass and drums-based rock" to the game.

Reznor's worked in the games industry before, of course, collaborating closely with id Software on Quake and Doom 3 before turning his overdriven industrial talents to Activision's door.

"I have always looked to [Call of Duty] as the cutting edge of what seemingly unlimited budgets and full-on not cutting any corners can do in the current day and age," he told USA Today.

With the game's story reportedly dealing with an international menace playing the USA and China off against one another for a second Cold War, Reznor says he was keen to capture the tumultuous atmosphere rather than plump for a more stirring patriotic number.

To be fair, stirring and patriotic has never exactly been Reznor's modus operandi.

"There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface," Reznor said. "So it didn't make sense to have a gung ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty."

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Kopite211  Jul. 10, 2012 at 18:45

Well doesn't this whole thing just stink of PR bull.

ODB_69  Jul. 10, 2012 at 22:52

Well doesn't this whole thing just stink of PR bull.

Possibly but there are bigger names out there frankly

Reznor is class though

Kopite211  Jul. 11, 2012 at 00:25

It's just the wording of it all that put me off, "I have always looked to Call of Duty.....blah blah" just seems like a hollow statement for the sake of it not to mention how convoluted it sounds. Borderline vague media speak.


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