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Soundtrack Spotlight – “Gears Keep Turning” (Gears of War 3)

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With the release of Gears of War: Judgment today, we thought it best to feature a song from the series on today’s Soundtrack Spotlight. Thankfully, the franchise has a nice amount of terrific soundtracks to its name, and rising above the rest of the selection is the iconic main theme, this iteration of which is from Gears of War 3.

Titled “Gears Keep Turning,” this particular composition was featured as the title song in Gears of War 2 under the name “Hope Runs Deep,” and was tweaked ever so slightly for the third entry in the series. Featuring a deep vocal chorus and a trembling style for the use of instruments, it succeeds in creating the brutal feel of combat and survival that the series does so well. Furthermore, the eventual orchestral reprieve is more risen and hopeful, conveying the sense of a hopeful future among the chaos. Have a listen below and let us know what you think!

The track was composed by Steve Jablonsky, an American composer who was scored films like the Transformers series, Friday The 13th and Gangster Squad as well as games like Command and Conquer 3, The Sims 3 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. You can check out his official site here.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@www.onlysp.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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  1. yeaaahhh getting pumped to go home and play judgement! Just picked it up during ma lunch break today =D

    Also, wasn’t the composer for MGS2 Harry Greggson Williams (or however you spell that)?

    1. Turns out you’re absolutely right. Williams, not Jablonsky, did MGS2

      I guess that’s what you get for using Wikipedia as a reference. I apologize, and I’ll fix it right away.

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