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Parasite Eve II OST
Catalog Number: SSCX-10038 (domestic print TPCD 0200-2, reprint SQEX-10224/5)
Released On: December 18, 1999 (domestic print September 12, 2000; reprint January 26, 2011)
Composed By: Naoshi Mizuta, Yoko Shimomura
Arranged By: Naoshi Mizuta, Hiroshi Nakajima
Published By: DigiCube (domestic print Tokyopop Soundtrax, reprint Square Enix)
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 2 CDs
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Tracklist:

Disc One
01 - Forbidden Power (Theme for Aya)
02 - MIST
03 - Aya Again
04 - Don't Move!
05 - Nightmare in the Battlefield
06 - Deadly Calm
07 - The First Encounter
08 - Tower Rendezvous
09 - Metamorphosis
10 - Watch Out!
11 - Ambush!
12 - What the Hell Happened?
13 - Do Something!
14 - Weird Man
15 - Return to the Base
16 - Ghost Town
17 - Hunt in Dryfield
18 - Don't Shoot!
19 - Douglas' Blues
20 - Water Tower
21 - Hiding Place
22 - Dryfield
23 - The Bottom of the Well
24 - Stealth Assault
25 - Heaven-Sent Killer
26 - The Depth of Aya's Memory
27 - From Dusk Till Dawn
28 - Vagrants
29 - Dark Field
30 - Gigantic Burner
31 - Douglas' Grief
Total Time:
72'05''

Disc Two
01 - Voice of Mitochondria
02 - Pick up the Guantlet
03 - Abandoned Mine
04 - Into the Shelter
05 - Wipe Out the Creatures
06 - Hold Your Breath
07 - Crawling Waste Emperor
08 - Chase
09 - Sigh of Relief
10 - Passing Through the Sewer, You'll Find...
11 - Battle on the Waterside
12 - Inner Part of the Shelter
13 - Innermost Part of the Shelter
14 - Negative Heritage
15 - Man Made Nature
16 - Ark
17 - Fool's Paradise
18 - Mitochondria Reactor
19 - Mental Deranger
20 - Stalker
21 - Cruelty of Eve's Fate
22 - Killing Field
23 - Golem Soldiers
24 - Prestige of a Nation
25 - Intrusion
26 - Brace Yourself
27 - Brahman
28 - Distorted Evolution
29 - Logic of the Superpower
30 - Aya's Diary
31 - Epilogue
32 - Gentle Rays
33 - Weird Man - Delete-core Mix
34 - Hiding Place - Comfortable Mix
35 - OMAKE
Total Time:
76'56"

This is the front cover to Tokyopop's Domestic Print.

After falling in love with Parasite Eve's soundtrack I could not wait to get my hands on the sequel's. I'm not sure if it was my high expectations for this album that left me dry, or the fact that Yoko Shimomura was not composing this time around. Whatever the case, I have to admit that Parasite Eve II wasn't exactly what I'd hoped for, nor is it the most exciting soundtrack out there.

Generally, I don't mind ambient music in small doses, but unfortunately that's what most of this album is comprised of. I'm sure the music fits very well within the game's context, but almost everywhere else its sounds too much like background noise. Fans of the game may feel otherwise, and I might change my mind once I play it through. Not that the entire album is bad, though. As far as I can tell, this is considered good ambient music, and there are some decent enough tracks in there. But it's not enough that the best ones happen to be those that were arranged from the first game.

If you're a big fan of ambient music, this soundtrack is right up your alley. Otherwise, I'd suggest playing the game first before deciding to pick it up or not. It shouldn't be that hard to find either.

Reviewed by: Lucy Rzeminski



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