Epic Dramatic Music: Tense Cinematic, Drama & Buildup Songs
Epic VII: The Dramatic Playlist
Theme: Orchestral Tension (Classical & Instrumental)
My curated playlist can be found on Spotify, YouTube, YouTube Music and Deezer. You can find links to each platform are at the end of both first and second part.
After Epic Ⅰ, Epic Ⅱ, Epic Ⅲ, Epic Ⅳ, Epic Ⅴ & Epic Ⅵ this is my seventh playlist's dedicated page, Epic Ⅶ: the epic dramatic playlist aka "Epic Dramatic/Tense Cinematic".
In the first part below you will find information about the playlist's opening story, genres and specifications, like the song count and total duration.
The second part has some featured artists and tracks listed, that appear in my playlist, giving you an overview about some of the content.
Table Of Contents
Epic Dramatic Music Playlist
Dramatic Playlist: Cover Arts & Story Opening
The story is about the tragic death of a Hero, that failed to defeat the Blade of Miquella.
The first 11 songs of the playlist are currently set in stone, as they are all part of the opening story. The Hero fails on track 05 (Malenia), still fighting gets slowly consumed by the rot on track 06 and finally dies on track 07. Then, it's his post-death tale until track 11.
The name of the songs are also very explicit, you can follow the story by reading them, this is 06 to 11: Gladiators Will to Fight... Brave Warrior... An Unfinished Life... Honor Him... Into the Light... Aqua Vitae...
Following this part, is the start of a war.
Dramatic Playlist: General Information
Song count: 40+
Mostly prominent type of music:
Trailer, film & movie scores
Soundtracks (OST, scores)
Video game music (VGM)
Dramatic Playlist: Genres & Subgenres
Epic dramatic music
Epic tense music
Epic cinematic music
Dark instrumental music
One Of My Dramatic Tracks
Epic Dramatic Music: Spotify, YouTube & Deezer Links
Keep scrolling for additional information.
Epic Dramatic Music
A Hero that couldn't overcome his adversary.
A lot of trailer music, as dramatic music is common practice for movie trailers.
An intense feeling of tragedy in each single track.
Here are some featured songs:
Epic Dramatic Music
"Malenia, Blade of Miquella" by Yuka Kitamura from Elden Ring OST
"Gladiators Will to Fight" by Demfire Creation, soundtrack music
"Undying Love" by Thomas Bergersen (Two Steps From Hell), trailer music
Epic Tense Music
"The Hammer of Thor" by Bear McCreary from God of War: Ragnarök OST
"Fighting the Empire" by PostHaste Music, trailer music
"Final Battle" by Lorne Battle from the motion picture Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves
Epic Cinematic Music
"Brave Warrior" by Alexander Bobkov, soundtrack music
"For Azeroth" by Ramin Djawadi from the motion picture Warcraft
"Time" by Hans Zimmer from the motion picture Inception
Dramatic Trailer Music
"The Last Stand of Duke Pavel Griffin" by Tom Salta from Might & Magic Heroes VI (trailer)
"An Unfinished Life" by Audiomachine, trailer music
"Into the Light" by Brand X Music, trailer music
Dramatic Film Music
"Honor Him" by Hans Zimmer from the motion picture Gladiator
"The First War" by Anne-Kathrin Dern from the motion picture The Devil Conspiracy
"First Blood" by Daniel James from the motion picture The Legend of the War Horse
Dark Instrumental Music
"The City Must Survive" by Piotr Musial from Frostpunk OST
"Freya's Bow" by Dean Valentine from Rune II OST
"Abandon Ship (Main Theme)" by Aaron Miller from Abandon Ship OST
Dramatic playlist on: