In Review: Game of Thrones Season 8 Soundtrack

Ramin Djawadi delivers a soundtrack that conveys a multitude of emotion much as the series did. 

Review: Released earlier in the week to coincide with the conclusion of ‘Game Of Thrones’ the soundtrack for the epic eighth season was unleashed both on CD and Digital formats.

While the final series of Game of Thrones has divided the fans. Some loving it and others hating it. I think it is safe to say that the soundtrack throughout the series has always been a cut above when it comes to other television shows. Ramin Djawadi delivers a soundtrack that conveys a multitude of emotion much as the series did.

This season 8 soundtrack easily surpasses what has come before. The CD kicks off with the classic opening soundtrack and then seamlessly goes into the haunting vocal rendition of ‘The Rains Of Castamere.’ From that point on the music, seamlessly flows from one track to the next without missing a single beat and follows the chronological direction that the series played out in. As with the series. The music changes part way through the run time and becomes much more urgent switching to a minor key with rapid tempo violin tracks that provides a dramatic contrast to the beating drums.

This is really heard during the climax of The Battle of Winterfell and the four tracks that follow. Eventually building to a crescendo as we get to the Night King. This particular sequence on the CD is definitely amongst my favorite pieces of music from just about any soundtrack. It conveys so much that words cannot possibly do it justice.

From that point on. The soundtrack moves to a more somber and melancholy feel. A lot of which is reflected by Daenerys spiraling into madness. But the music slowly takes us through that until it eventually moves toward The Iron Throne.

Overall. This is a wonderful soundtrack to listen back too. Indeed its fantastic hearing it when watching the show. But to listen in isolation from the show allows you to imagine things in a much different way to how it played out on the screen.

My only disappointment about this collection is the fact that we did not get the vocal version of Jenny of Oldstones. We got a few versions in the series. One, which is sung by Podric and the other, which played that episode out. It would have been fantastic to have had those as additions to this CD. But sadly they are not included.

You can check out the full track listing below:

  1. Main Title
  2. The Rains of Castamere performed by Ramin Djawadi & Serj Tankian
  3. Arrival at Winterfell
  4. Flight of Dragons
  5. Heir to the Throne
  6. Jenny of Oldstones
  7. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
  8. The Battle of Winterfell
  9. The Dead are Already Here
  10. Battle for the Skies
  11. The Long Night Pt. 1
  12. The Long Night Pt. 2
  13. The Night King
  14. Dead Before the Dawn
  15. Not Today
  16. Farewell
  17. Outside the Gates
  18. The Bells
  19. The Last War
  20. Into the Fire
  21. For Cersei
  22. Believe
  23. Stay a Thousand Years
  24. Nothing Else Matters
  25. Master of War
  26. Be with Me
  27. The Iron Throne
  28. Break the Wheel
  29. You Have a Choice
  30. The White Book
  31. The Last of the Starks
  32. A Song of Ice and Fire

You can get the Game of Thrones soundtrack from most retailers. And it is well worth it if you’d like to relive the series best musical bits.

 

9.7
Game of Thrones Season 8 Soundtrack
  • Artwork
    9.1
  • Music
    10
  • Syncing
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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