October 31, 2012


Trent Reznor's 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' Soundtrack Gets Release Date!

John Shearer
John Shearer

Not interested in stories about time-traveling assassins, or simply don't own an Xbox, PlayStation of Wii, but still love the music of Trent Reznor? Well, it's time to celebrate. The theme song the Nine Inch Nails maestro composed for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be released as a standalone album.

Although Reznor's theme for the first-person shooter has yet to debut in full online, he teased it to eager fans, explaining the music had "a sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface." If it's anything like that recently-released track from his side project How to Destroy Angels (which features his wife on vocals), it should rule pretty hard.

The soundtrack drops November 13, just in time to provide parents with the perfect stocking stuffer for their angst-ridden teen. The savvy consumer should keep in mind, however, that most of this album isn't Reznor's music. Although he composed the game's central theme, most of this 40-track soundtrack is incidental video game music composed by Jack Wall, a veteran from the Myst and Splinter Cell franchises. So don't pony up your hard-earned bucks expecting to get a full album of Reznor rock.