Listening to “Battle of the Orcs” is a little like listening to a metal-classical fusion band like Apocalpytica, toned down and smoothed out to serve as background music. It’s pretty repetitive, as you’d expect, but with enough variation not to stray too far into monotony. The use of electric guitar keeps the track edgy. However, despite the name, I don’t hear much of a battle in this track. I don’t think I’d actually use this track to score a battle scene. A better title might have been “The March of the Big Scary Orcs As They Converge on You for Battle.” When I listen, I don’t picture a fight. I picture a threatening horde moving ever closer, relentlessly threatening but not here yet. The name conjures up certain expectations that the track doesn’t really fulfill, but this doesn’t actually detract from the quality of the track. Finally, as I find myself writing all too often about the latest wave of Sonic Legends offerings, the ID3 tags are a mess, and you’ll need to clean them up yourself (unless the publisher has changed something since I last downloaded the track).
[4 of 5 Stars!]