Awesome Music: Bayonetta

Bayonetta

  • Scarborough Fair Equipped. A great drum beat and skillful piano, which accompanies perhaps the most Badass Lock and Load Montage in the history of fighting games, which also incorporates a healthy dose of She's Got Legs, Weapon Twirling and Flair Bartending. Have a look.
  • It's even inspired this song by MC Lars.
  • Hell, the BATTLE THEME itself probably is better to listen than Frank Sinatra's version.
  • Let's dance!
  • "Vigrid Town Areas" is a beautiful combination of jazz with haunting Ominous Latin Chanting. It says a lot about a soundtrack when even the ambient music has so much put into it.
  • The music being played when fighting Jeanne for the second time, an awesome, fast song with some killer piano and a cooing breathy girls' chorus in the background.
  • Climatic Battle is incredibly memorable as well, if for no other reason than it's the song that plays right as you're about to literally take apocalyptic horrors calling themselves angels apart in the most gruesome-cum-awesome method physically possible.
  • The Greatest Jubilee and You May Call Me Father are the second and third best boss themes ever.
  • The music that plays through most of Chapter 8 makes it one of the best parts of the game.
  • The track that plays in the first sections of the Epilogue chapter, Friendship.
  • The tracks for the Cardinal Virtues may not have the general awesomeness of some of the other tracks that makes them as enjoyable played separately, but while fighting the bosses in question, you'd be hard-pressed to imagine a more appropriate track.
  • One Of A Kind. Hearing the slow Ominous Latin Chanting, followed by the violin riff while the camera zooms away from Bayonetta and Jeanne, all while they are falling off an absurdly high cliff and hordes of Angels come flying towards you, really sets the tone for the rest of the game.
  • The battle songs are definitely epic, but a few other tracks stand out for adding emotion to the game's cutscenes, such as...
    • Bayonetta and Luka, an adorable, warm piece that plays during the first genuinely friendly moment between the two.
    • The Gates of Hell, a relaxed, slow jazz piece that plays in Rodin's bar.
    • Cereza, a childish, lighthearted song.
    • Sexy Battle, to go with the dance-off between the two Bayonettas.
    • Luka's Crazy Idea A and Luka's Crazy Idea B, which play during some interesting moments between Bayonetta and Luka.
    • Iustitia Enters B and C, primal, drum-heavy, tense pieces to accompany the most abominable Cardinal Virtue.
    • Save Cereza!, a fast, frantic piece that impeccably fits Bayonetta's desperate search for her little one.
    • this piece, which plays after Balder throws Luka to his death.
    • Luka Enters, to go with the game's plucky comic relief. Hello, Cheshire!
  • Magnificent Seven (Climax Mix) is a remix of the Boss theme from Fantasy Zone that plays at the end of Chapter VIII as you battle three Braves, and it is AWESOME.
  • Giant Military Transport Valkyrie. A shame it plays only on the first third of the airship stage, because it is just... awesome. The piano on the second half of the loop is just mesmerizing.
  • Riders of the Light, yet another battle theme that just oozes awesome.
  • One of the songs that plays during Balder's speech at the beginning of the chapter he appears in, Talking with Balder C. It fantastically captures the feel of the two most powerful humans in the Bayonetta universe squaring off like wolves about to maul.
  • The theme song Something Missing by Michi, as used in the commercials for the game. An upbeat and hopeful, yet almost soothing song that explains Bayonetta's motivations very clearly. It also serves as a nice contrast to all of the non-stop action that the game has to offer.

Bayonetta 2

  • The sequel brings even more beautiful and awe-inspiring tracks to the line up, starting with a jazzy, high-speed remix of Moon River as the title song.
  • The primary battle theme, Tomorrow is Mine, is particularly catchy.
  • "Gomorrah, Devourer of the Divine" was used in the game's soundtrack trailer to show off the new score, and demonstrates the soundtrack's theme of sequential music extremely well, containing four different looping points depending on what stage of the fight the player's in not to mention being surprisingly epic for a boss you fight in the prologue.
  • The music that plays in the "Gates of Paradise" chapter, "Glamor: In Charm and Allure", combines the soundtrack's theme of multi-stage tracks with Uncommon Time, since beating the hell out of an ice dragon is no fun unless you're doing it to a song in 7/4 time.
  • "The Lumen Sage and Temperantia", this game's equivalent of "Temperantia - In Foregoing Pleasures".
  • "Insidious: Consumer of All" has a menacing chorus that makes a great backbeat to fighting a giant underwater monster with a giant skull in its design. And then the song kicks into high gear halfway into the fight with a jump in tempo to let you know that this boss isn't messing around anymore.
  • "The Great War, Land Battle" and "The Great War, Aerial Battle", both of which play during the chapter where you control the Umbran Armor, perfectly capture the feeling of taking a last stand in a massive war.
  • "Loki's Crisis". It's the song that you hear while rushing to defend Loki from the Masked Lumen in Chapter 4, and it's enough to give even the most detached player a sense of desperation and urgency.

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Bayonetta 2