Yeah, Otani has some very epic tracks
This just screams Otani. Perhaps my favorite from him out of the Shadows of the Colossus OST is "A Despair-filled Farewell ~Battle With the Colossus~
I've gotten into the habit of listening to Shadow's soundtrack as a Programmatic piece of music. Every twist and turn I am filled with images of Wander climbing and struggling to keep on the Colossus. Here's a breakdown of what I image when I hear this piece.
From the very beginning of the piece until , Wander encounters and is frightfully enthralled by the Great Colossus. He soon snaps out of his spell and begins ascending a nearby pillar, mountain side, cliff, etc, and anticipates the Colossus's movement. [0:00 - 0:42] It isn't until [0:48] that he leaps onto the Creature, regains his composure, and then begin to ascend the Colossus at [0:54]. From here Wander begins his climb of to the top of the Colossus's head. He reaches the point of weakness at [1:06], where he steadies his body to deliver the first blow. The first stab is executed at [1:18], the Colossus staggers and moans from [1:20 - 1:29]. Wander then plunges his sword in the Colossus's head a second time, in which the Colossus begins to Twist and fall to the floor, while Wander is gripping for his dear life on the creatures hair/fur/ect. The falling of primary staggering and soon collapse of the Colossus to my mind is shown through the descending line in the strings at [1:21 & 1:33]. The rest of the piece [1:42 - End] is a steady, slow collapse of the Colossus, where he makes impact with the ground at [2:03]
Yes, I am filled with images all the time when listening to music. It's game music like this that caused me to garner my love for "Classical" Music and nudged me to take the path of Music, specifically Music History, at the College I attend. As pretentious as it sounds, I hope to include video game music in my Music History discussion in the classroom, as a student and [hopefully] a Professor. And Now you know my story. Good day to you all. :3