Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 SoundtrackFrank Klepacki, 2000
Fan response to Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun‘s surprisingly subdued – but still very strong – score had been somewhat muted, and Frank Klepacki himself is on record saying he was happy to return to Command & Conquer: Red Alert‘s more aggressive styles. That’s exactly what the Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 soundtrack is is: a continuation of Red Alert‘s mix of hard rock and electronica, or “rocktronic”, as Klepacki would dub this hybrid trademark style. The difference between Red Alert and Red Alert 2? The latter score is a more consistent and refined work, leaving out Red Alert‘s prosaic underscore. As always, Klepacki’s cues are a constant source of surprising ideas and cross-pollinations – Red Alert 2 includes everything from the euphoric hard rock rave of “Destroy” to “Probing”’s club-ready funk and the playful house/hip-hop melange that is “Motorized”. Red Alert 2 is unpredictable and fun, but it also manages to always stay on target, its ever-present militaristic drive sending players gleefully into combat.
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