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Spectral Force -Lovely Wickedness- OST
Catalog Number: NECA-30003
Released On: September 22, 1999
Composed By: Toru Kobayashi
Arranged By: Toru Kobayashi
Published By: NEC Interchannel
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Theme Song BREAK OUT!! (GAME SIZE)
02 - Lovely Wickedness
03 - Time of Setting Off
04 - Peaceful Beginning
05 - Now Then, to the Ground
06 - Seeking Victory
07 - For the Sake of Glory
08 - Victory or Defeat
09 - Fate
10 - Destiny
11 - Confrontation
12 - Departure for the Front!
13 - Flame
14 - Clash!
15 - Creator
16 - Light
17 - Decisive Battle!
18 - Roar of a Soldier
19 - Guidance to Victory
20 - Fear of Darkness
21 - Voice of Sadness
22 - One Hour of Silence
23 - Holy War
24 - Song of Joy
25 - End of Wars
26 - Memories
Total Time:
47'46"

Toru Kobayashi did much of the early musical work for Idea Factory. He has yet to impress me. His work in the Generation of Chaos series is drab and uninspired. This time he's working on a side-story in the Spectral Force series that takes place 2 years after Spectral Force 2. It's entitled "Lovely Wickedness."

Compared to GoC, this soundtrack isn't too bad. Compared to most other game OSTs, however, it rarely passes above the "average" bar.

The opening theme, "Break Out" is a short but fun and fast-paced opening theme. The next song (consider it the "title track") is a decent opening theme. The next few songs all sound pretty good as well, but after track 6 "Seeking Victory," much of the album is plain old filler music.

Yeah, that's right. The sometimes-droning oftentimes-obnoxious sounds of atmospheric boredom. But now, you get to have it without the game. Yikes. Filler music...I shudder at the sound of the words.

It's not all terrible. A few songs stick out, and they could pass as "enjoyable" instead of just "bearable" in my book. But overall, the soundtrack is a dud. And, considering the extreme obscurity of this soundtrack, I doubt very many people will care. Besides that, Team Entertainment's "Spectral Force Soundtrack The Best" covers the better songs anyway. So, you have nothing to worry about.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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