Now that the Assassin’s Creed Vahalla game is released, no doubt fans are curious about the music heard in-game, created by Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner, and Einar Selvik! And, as it happens, a lot of those fans are music critics! Take a look at some selected reviews which highlight the richness and depth of the music which complement the vastness of this open-world game.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Original Game Soundtrack) is out now via Lakeshore Records and Ubisoft Music: [Download/Listen]
“The ominous “Silent Ambush,” which builds intensity over three minutes, straddles a balance between being calming, yet highly sinister. It could soothe the nerves, or easily fray them—it depends, we guess, on which side of the ambush you’re on” – Under The Radar
“Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Blends Traditional Viking Sounds With a Modern Gaming Soundtrack” – SPIN
“The new track, ‘The First Departure’, uses authentic Norse instruments in a modern way to create an authentic, but approachable, key song for the Valhalla experience.” – Forbes
“Harrowing auditory experience that inspires both a sense of adventure and almost a tinge of loneliness” – Game Informer
“The moody Vigahugr—Lust for Battle offers a strong taste of Selvik’s perceptive songwriting style and delivery, and matches the game’s old world and atmosphere in all respects.” – Destroy//Exist