Awesome Music / World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft
  • The simply titled "War" plays in several locations, the most notable of which is the Ragnaros fight in the Molten Core. It meshes so well with the tone of the battle and Rag's own quotes that it may well be WoW's first occurrence of boss music.
  • The original Stormwind theme, a powerful piece that reminds all Alliance players why they love their faction.
  • Likewise, the original Orgrimmar theme gave every Horde playing a feeling that at any moment they were ready to march to war.

The Burning Crusade
  • They learned their lesson in the Burning Crusade expansion, and had a specific quest in mind when writing "Lament of the Highborne".
  • Some of the Burning Crusade's ambient music is subdued but spectacular, be it the haunting swells of organs and strings in Terokkar Forest, or the ominous chants of Shadowmoon Valley.
  • The ambiance music in the Auchindon is absolutely fantastic.
  • Tempest Keep's ambiance music. It's serene and kinda ominous at the same time. Perfect for a base full of pretty but villainous elves.

Wrath of the Lich King
  • Assault on New Avalon for the Lich King's offensive. Basically a heavily militarized version of Arthas, My Son.
  • The very soothing keyharp theme that plays on the transports in Northrend.
  • Another beautiful piece of Northrend music can be found in the found in the Grizzly Hills, a gorgeous redwood forest with a distinct old American Midwest vibe, complete with lumberjacks, trappers, beavers, grizzly bears, and Native Americans-erm, trolls.
  • The eerie tribal music in Zul'Drak really sets the mood. Bonus points for the music around the altars of the troll gods, which features choirs chanting the respective gods' names.
  • The melodies of the Storm Peaks are quietly dignified and tend to give a feeling of sadness and great age. Mountains of Thunder includes some of them.

The Cataclysm
  • The theme of Twilight's Hammer, complete with Ominous Black Speech Chanting, probably the coolest theme for a death's cult of evil ever. The music played as you face off against Deathwing takes this Up to Eleven. It really makes you feel like the world is about to end if you don't succeed.
  • The new Orgrimmar theme for Cataclysm is the perfect representation of the Horde under Garrosh.
  • The Stormwind theme is quite epic with its choirs and violins, in a "tragic" sense, seeing how the city suffered from Deathwing's attack. Now, it needs its heroes more than ever...
  • And a new entry into the rolls of music tracks that really shouldn't be bad guy themes, Breath of Al'Akir is the sweeping theme of Skywall. Sadly, the main place players will hear this piece is the Vortex Pinnacle.
  • The Night Elves get a new theme in Cataclysm, and it is incredible.
  • The Noble Tauren. Rest in peace, Cairne...

Mists of Pandaria
  • Though it may not be as epic as some of the others listed, the beauty of August Celestials cannot be adequately described. It is considered by many in the fandom to be one of the finest songs in not only Mists of Pandaria, but the whole of Warcraft.

Warlords of Draenor
  • 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.


Battle for Azeroth
  • City of Gold perfectly encapsulates the grandeur of the Zandalari.

  • 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.
  • A Call to Arms doesn't appear very often, but it usually shows up when Blizzard wants things to feel particularly epic when going into battle. It even shows up in several of the expansion's cinematic themes in one form or another.
  • 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.