The music that comes out of the Destiny franchise has been consistently impressive throughout the series’ nearly seven-year lifespan, with the composers who work with Bungie capturing the often-spooky ongoing narrative of undead superheroes fighting alien gods. The next Destiny 2 expansion, 2022’s The Witch Queen, is going to bring together story threads that span Destiny’s entire life, which has inspired a fan-made soundtrack that’s so good, it sounds like Bungie could have created it.
The soundtrack is called Savathûn, named for the evil Hive god who has existed as an antagonist since the release of Destiny 2–and who has been a central figure since the Forsaken expansion. Savathûn is the Witch Queen to which the next expansion refers, and she has ties to Oryx, the villain players defeated back during the Destiny 1 expansion The Taken King.
What’s remarkable about the soundtrack, created by freelance artist and musician Benjamin Noisette is how well it takes into account Destiny’s musical history, while also telling a story of its own. Noisette’s soundtrack calls back major elements of Destiny music, linking The Taken King and Savathûn’s Song, a tune that first showed up in Shadowkeep and which has some threatening in-world story implications, and mixing them with the soundtrack’s original compositions.
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