Awesome Music / World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

The Burning Crusade

Wrath of the Lich King

The Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria

Warlords of Draenor
  • Gorgrond
  • Say, remember some of the awesome music from Warcraft III, like "Doomhammer's Legacy?" Or how about "Blackrock and Roll", particularly that amazing bit at the end? If so, you'll definitely want to listen to this.
  • Alliance players, on the other hand, get greeted by a Triumphant Reprise of the Black Temple theme, as in this timeline it remains a stronghold of the Light.
  • An excellent piece comes at the end of the Tanaan Jungle intro, where you and your allies are running as fast as possible to the docks, with the Iron Horde in hot pursuit, and this playing in the background, with Grommash Hellscream roaring that there is no place for you to run in his world.
  • Malach fits the Auchindoun Dungeon, and later when you are fighting the three warlocks Teron'gor has summoned and the last boss himself, the part at 2:33 in the video starts and you feel ready to tear shit up in Auchindoun and kick some demon ass. The track also plays during the Alliance quest chain where you retake Karabor from the Iron Horde.
  • As usual there is tons of music in each expansion that doesn't make it to the OSTs (mostly for raids added later). In Draenor we have Smack The Giant for fighting Gronn and The Shadows Awaken for one particular quest in Shadowmoon Valley.
  • World of Warcraft has the dubious distinction of creating music so epic that it took years for the developers to find a place in the game worthy of it: "The Shaping of the World".
  • The music that plays in Shadowfang Keep is pretty darn awesome.
  • The music in Arcanist Doan's room in the Scarlet Monastery. It plays elsewhere as well (including one place in the Molten Core). It's the last few seconds of a track called "Legacy" from the main game's OST (the rest of the piece isn't used).
  • The log-in music is pretty awesome.

  • Anduin's theme takes parts of Stormwind's theme and gives it powerful vocals. Vocals lifted directly from "Arthas, My Son", for that matter... except this time it's not a sarcastic remark about Arthas' fall, and instead a heartfelt acknowledgement of Anduin as King of Stormwind.
  • Last Stand, a song that plays when the Burning Legion starts invading one of six zones in Azeroth... a zone you just happen to be in!
  • Mardum, the Demon Hunter starting zone. It also plays during Invasion Points in Azeroth.
  • Canticle of Sacrifice.

  • The music for Shalandis Isle took new Blood Elf players by surprise, but in a very good way. It was so popular that Blizzard has since stuck it in Night Elf inns and the Temple of the Moon in Darnassus (possibly providing the first reason to hang around the city). Blizzard even had it rearranged for Legion.
  • Sit back, buy a drink, set your Hearthstone, stay awhile!
  • A Call to Arms doesn't appear very often, but you've gotta love the epicness of the second half. And the nice lead-in from the first. An upgraded version of it appears in the Wrath of the Lich King log-in music.
  • The distinctive leitmotif of Illidan Stormrage, found inside the Black Temple and in various places across Outland. (Unfortunately, the best examples can only be heard by going into the game's .mpq files.) A melody of ominous strings and bitter reed instruments.
  • Silvermoon City is the only city to have separate music for day and night (note that the first two minutes on those videos are the same, being the theme that plays in Falconwing Square regardless of the time of day). It's so awesome it made it into the title theme for both expansions!
  • The foreboding and gloomy theme of the Un'Goro Crater and the Swamp of Sorrows is great, but the Sholazar Basin theme is also good. Another theme that fits the zone is the Burning Steppes theme: you can almost feel the heat. Unfortunately, the theme for the Battle of Mount Hyjal was not used in the raid instance itself. Fortunately, the Karazhan theme did eventually appear in the game.
  • The Battle of Darrowshire, a fan-made music video.
  • Someone on YouTube went to the trouble of making a compilation.