You’re a bard. It’s your job to inspire an army. Basically, you sing the songs the warriors will slay orcs to.
As a result, you need to know all the possible songs to describe the events that may take place on a battlefield. While we all want our side to win, a proper bard must have a list of songs at their disposal ready to properly describe any scene and suit every warrior.
Some fighters enjoy some heavy riffs to go along with their sword slaying activities, while others are more cerebral.
While it’s your job to motivate our troops and keep their spirits high, you must also honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and moved on to the next world. Thanks to our wonderfully gifted wizards, we have the means to produce some amazing sounds to properly provide the mood that fits the situation.
Without further ado, trainee, here is your list of required songs to know for battle:
“Riders On The Storm” — The Doors: Sets up the mood before battle, the arrival of the orc-stomping army.
“Know Your Enemy” — Rage Against The Machine: Always good to be able to anticipate how your opponent will try to attack you…
“Peter Gunn” — The Art of Noise: Play this as the army advances into battle.
Any of the following songs will suffice during combat:
“The First Cut is the Deepest” — Sheryl Crow
“Organ Grinder” — Marilyn Manson
“99 Ways to Die” — Megadeth
“Serenity in Murder” — Slayer
“Let me take you down (without a sound)
Dead before you hit the ground”
“Head Like A Hole” — Nine Inch Nails
“Bad Company” — The version by Five Finger Death Punch
“You Can’t Bring Me Down” — Suicidal Tendencies
“Let Me Hear You Scream” — Ozzy Osbourne
“Taste The Pain” — Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Harvester of Sorrow” — Metallica
“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” — Johnny Cash
Some fighters are truly insane, for them you need to remind them who the enemy is:
“Labeled Uncurable” — D.R.I.
Don’t forget about the healers, they need their spirits lifted as well:
“Bring Me To Life” — Evanescence
“Remedy” — The Black Crowes
And the clerics also appreciate a shout out:
“Undead” — Hollywood Undead
“Amen” — Kid Rock
“Faith” — Limp Bizkit version
Whoops! That fighter didn’t see that Orc that snuck up on him from behind…
“Surprise! You’re Dead!” — Faith No More
“We Die Young” — Alice in Chains
“Young Men Dead” — The Black Angels
“Welcome To The Black Parade” — My Chemical Romance
The tide of battle might need to be changed and you can help influence that with these goodies:
“Can’t Stop Now” — Keane
“With A Little Help From My Friends” — The Beatles
Sometimes despite our hero’s best efforts, there comes a time to retreat:
“Runnin Out” — Chickenfoot
“Fast As I Can” — Stone Temple Pilots
“I Can’t Stay” — The Killers
You can play this as a tribute for the fallen:
“One Perfect Sunrise” — Orbital
“Release” — Pearl Jam
“Closer To Heaven” — Pigface
“Superunknown” — Soundgarden
“Don’t Get Lost in Heaven” — Gorillaz
“Don’t get lost in heaven -
They got locks on the gate -
Don’t go over the edge -
you’ll make a big mistake”
Making the last push to victory:
No Curtain Call — Maroon 5
And of course, when victory is in hand:
“We Are The Champions” — Queen
I hope this starter guide of Songs to Slay Orcs to has activated your inner bard. What other great songs should be on this list?
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