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.