The epic "Forest Battle" found HERE. What happens when this music is playing is both one of the best moments in the movie AND a BIG Moment of Awesome for Optimus Prime.
"Einstein's Wrong", the main theme for the Seekers manages to carry an air of tension and never seems to go loud and bombastic, fitting for the sneaky status of those Decepticons.
"The Fallen", the Leitmotif for the eponymous character, stands out for being an extremely creepy and alien combination of measured synthesizer beats and human voices. It shouldn't work, but it does, and the end result is both awesome and a prime example of Hell Is That Noise (and potential Nightmare Fuel).
"Infinite White" and its sister track, "Tomb of the Primes" carry melancholy and awe in showing how amazing the Tomb of the Primes and the Matrix in its depths are. Beautiful...
It's easy to see why Lockdown's Leitmotif was chosen as the trailer music. It's an eerie, discordant track that plays as he stalks out of the smoke after incapacitating Optimus Prime.
The Main Album
"Your Creators Want You Back", a reprise of Lockdown's theme which play's during his capture of Optimus. It nails the terror and sadness of those involved perfectly.
"Dinobot Charge" is an amazingTriumphant Reprise of the Decision suite. Six and a half minutes of giant robots riding to the rescue on colossal metal dinosaurs doesn't usually get much much more awesome than it already is, but the inclusion of this track manages just that.
"Honor to the End" plays during the final showdown between Optimus and Lockdown. And it is incredible.
Nothing's Gonna STAND IN OUR WAY! It's like something right out of a Metal album cover: "Killer metal sharks hacked to death with a band saw, transforming robot turns into a sports car, fights a giant octopus with lasers and all played out to the backing of some classic 80's hair metal. Is there anyway of packing in any more awesomeness into 2 minutes!?!"
The Unicron Medley is perhaps the polar opposite of the Transformers theme, being slow, sinister and mysterious in contrast to the upbeat, to the point nature of the main theme. And it is AWESOME.
"NRG's Instruments of Destruction gives the Decepticons some truly badass music to mow down Autobots to. The song's climaxing with a metal scream as Megatron blows Ironhide away is particularly awesome.
"Megatron Must be Stopped" is the ultimate battle BGM with more frantic synths and hints of brash heavy metal by Vince DeCola, as Optimus Prime and Megatron duke it out to the death one more time.
Every variation of the G1 series opening theme isprettydamnawesome, hyping up children for the show and their favourite Cybertronians, especially Optimus Prime and Megatron.
The Japanese theme song Fight! Super Robot Lifeforms Transformers also hypes up viewers for the show as well as the American theme songs, only this time, it carries awe-inspiring vocals set to a groovy instrumentation.
"Theme of Hero," the quasi-orchestral song that plays during Dinobot's funeral in "Code of Hero" is a solemn send off to this honourable Maximal for giving his spark to save his comrades, even in the face of extreme adversity.
The Japanese opening themes for Beast Wars Metals:
"Evolution of the Spirit" carries an exciting rock tune to prepare viewers for their favourite Maximals and Predacons as they do battle against each other, setting the mood for the story.
"Millennium Soldier", a soothing yet rocking piece describing the strength of the heroes and setting the stage for the next phase of the Beast Wars.
"Honō no Overdrive ~Car Robot Cybertron~", the opening from Car Robots, kicks off with a sense of urgency by musically mimicking the sound of emergency sirens, and shifts into setting the stage for the series' Hot-BloodedBURNING JUSTICE!! The theme song for the American Robots in Disguise redub sees Haim Saban and Shuki Levy granting the series a fast-paced sci-fi techno song that fits the alien robotic nature of the Transformers themselves. The real biscuit taker is the full version.
Perhaps the one track that stands out to anyone who has watched the series would be the tragically epic Painful War, which plays during Starscream's last stand.
The English theme is a fast-paced, energetic track that immediately gets you pumped for action once you hear it.
The second opening of Micron Legend, Transformers ~Kōtetsu no Yūki~, is a bombastic song with a powerful beat, helping to highlight the more serious tone and narrative changes of the show's second half; which slowly build-up to the final threat of Unicron/Sideways. The lyrics even bring up important points that characters have raised by this stage.
The second ending of Micron Legend, Don't Give Up!!, contains a jamming beat and includes lyrics that highlight the tonal shift and character motives.
Transformers: Cybertron had an awesome soundtrack, although the original Japanese version, Galaxy Force, and the US version (which was mostly unchanged, with a few exceptions such as the exclusion of the Japanese vocal songs) have individual fan bases.
Most of the soundtrack, but special mention goes to the theme and "We Have Returned". Regarding the theme, there are no words whatsoever, yet they somehow manage to fit all the epicness of the series, no, the ENTIRE TRANSFORMERS MULTIVERSE in one 44 second long song. Even if you don't like the show itself, there's a pretty good chance you'll like the song anyway. And that five-note pattern repeated in the song? It's the godamn classic transformation sound, turned into a song.
In the Japanese Dub, the second opening theme "Transformerz" by m-flow, a cool electronic Rap/Hip-Hop theme, and the third ending song, "Discord" by Tokyo Girls Style, are both great themes packing in action in their lyrics.
The sequel to Prime, also titled Robots in Disguise, features its fair share of kickass tunes, with the opening theme's full uncut release being a sweet track. Numerous remixes of this same track are used in some of the show's most badass moments, and it never disappoints. And then we have the Japanese theme, which, considering the fact it's the last Transformers theme original to Japan, ends the trend with an absolute banger.
Transformers: Cyberverse: While the series theme song is remarkable itself, the remixes for the final season's 4-part specials only boost the intensity. Cyberverse's main musical credits, however, are in some of the leitmotifs; listen to the music played when Soundblaster exits the Mercenaries' ship and you'll see why.
The Video Games
Transformers (2004) has an extremely memorable soundtrack, especially the boss themes. Then there's the extra theme song remixes unlocked by collecting Data-cons. The ending credit song by The Brown Hornet puts a funky spin on the original theme song. The lyrics make this song even more awesome.
While Beast Wars: Transmetals was a pretty bad game, it had this gem.
Transformers: Devastation: Since the game was developed by none other than Platinum Games, musical wonders are ensured to happen. Being composed by the same guy who did the music for the 1986 movie doesn't hurt, either.
Motormaster boasts a sick rock and roll riff and tune to herald the arrival of the self-proclaimed "king of the road" as he does battle with his long-time self-proclaimed rival, Optimus.
Constructicons/Sentry Bot is a frantic spark-pounding theme showcasing the Constructicons' power, even when they're not combined.
Insecticons packs in a crazy disjointed introduction which melts into harmony, showcasing how menacing the Insecticons are, especially in huge numbers.
Blitzwing's theme rolls in three musical styles in its score, fitting to his triple changer status and brute strength.
Decepticon. Yes, they may be Mooks, but even these minions of Megatron are no slouch in battle. Their theme allows a taste of the full power of the Decepticon army.
Devastator packs in grizzly rock music showcasing this combiner's true strength.
Menasor's theme boasts grizzly, distorted metal-like music backed by an ominous choir to show the insane power of this giant, sword-wielding highway menace. This track returns during the final battle against Devastator when you whack that green brute hard and long enough.