The theme songs for the Terrans were always my favorite ones back when I was a youngster playing StarCraft. Fast-forward many years to StarCraft II, and behold.

StarCraft II
Derek Duke, Glenn Stafford, Neal Acree & Russell Brower
“Heaven’s Devils”

A medley which is in numerous ways an homage to several of those first-game themes. Revisiting the older motifs in ways that make them sound huger and at least ten times more epic? Yeah…that’s admittedly an easy way into my heart. Especially if you can make a fiddle sound convincingly badass.

(originally posted on Tumblr March 23, 2013)

RedStripe Loved Trax—originally from days of Tumblr past—is a series about the music Justin adores, with special emphasis on songs from (or introduced by) video games and anime.