I received the score for this game as part of the Collector's Edition of "Silent Hunter 5". With consumate composer Jason graves on board, the score is quite dramatic, particularly as it supposed to be as immersing as the score for "Das Boot".
BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves has created a rousing thematic score for this next iteration of the highly acclaimed submarine simulation series, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic. A classically trained composer renowned for his adventurous symphonic music in video games, Graves elevates the dramatic story of a World War II German submarine captain with an emotionally charged orchestral score, expertly crafting graceful chord progressions and Wagnerian majestic chorus. Developed by Ubisoft Romania, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic is available now, with a second Patch due in a week. The original soundtrack is available with the Collector's Edition of the game and for digital download on iTunes.
"Working with Jason to compose music for Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic was a real pleasure," said Mihai Gheorghiu, Audio Director at Ubisoft Romania. "Continuing the franchise's tradition for high-quality orchestral scores, he delivered an intense soundtrack that captures the essence of the gameplay and enhances the overall experience for the player."
"Collaborating with Ubisoft Romania was a wonderful experience and it was a privilege to be asked to score the next installment in the franchise," commented Jason Graves. "I always try to find a unique approach to every score I compose. I thought the German perspective of the story would permit more musical liberty than my previous World War II scores. I drew on classical composers such as Mozart and Wagner to instill a dramatic, operatic sensibility to the score and I utilized choir to the same purpose, especially in the main themes."
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead and interact with crew in the dynamic campaign.