So many acronyms! If you're a fan of THQ and Rainbow Studios' MX vs. ATV
series then you probably enjoy the music therein. THQ is giving fans another piece of merchandise to go with the newest entry, MX vs. ATV Reflex
, by releasing the original soundtrack to the game. Most of the music was done by Raymond Herrera of Fear Factory fame. I've been playing the game for a couple weeks now and the music sounds a lot like thrash metal, which isn't exactly my cup of tea but it goes well with the gameplay. I will say that the in-game announcer can get annoying.
The OST is available now on disc and for download. Check the press release below for a full track list.
THQ ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR MX VS. ATV™ REFLEX™
Powerful Blend of Original, Heavy Metal-Influenced Tracks from Notable Industry Musicians
Now Available For Online Purchase and Download
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - January 26, 2010 - THQ Inc. today announced the official soundtrack for MX vs. ATV™ Reflex™, the latest edition to the multimillion unit-selling franchise, is now available for purchase and download at online retailers worldwide. The soundtrack, helmed by renowned music industry veteran Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory, Arkaea) through his company, 3volution Productions, unites a powerful blend of original, hard hitting creations with the game’s cutting edge features, including intuitive, dual-stick control and real-time terrain deformation. In addition, the soundtrack is compatible with most MP3 players (including with iPod®), iTunes® and Windows Media Player.
Recorded at Temple Studios in Chatsworth, Calif., which Herrera co-owns and operates with B-Real (Cypress Hill), the soundtrack came to fruition through collaboration between Herrera, his industry colleagues and the team at THQ’s Rainbow Studios. The end result impressively reflects a variety of heavier music styles, with influences such as Killswitch Engage, Soilwork, Corrosion of Conformity and Fear Factory. Collaborators on the MX vs. ATV Reflex soundtrack included Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Arkaea), Jon Howard (Threat Signal/Arkaea), heavy music industry professionals Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer, as well as emerging hip-hop artist Young De.
“The MX vs. ATV Reflex soundtrack is a perfect example of great synergy between the right music and a compelling gameplay experience,” said THQ Vice President of Global Brand Management Brian Coleman. “The overall product is certain to have appeal with a widespread audience of game enthusiasts, off-road fans and mainstream consumers.”
“We wanted the soundtrack for MX vs. ATV Reflex to sound like a full-fledged album, and as a long-time fan of Motocross, it was great to help add the realism to this already amazing game and franchise,” said Herrera. “All in all, it was a fun project to work on, and the end result sounds great – especially every time I play the game!”
The MX vs. ATV Reflex official soundtrack list is as follows:
1. “Pressure Plate” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
2. “Nac Nac” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
3. “Aftermarket” (Robert Cote)
4. “Holeshot” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
5. “50 Ft. Drop” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
6. “Pilot Jet” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
7. “Terrain” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
8. “Devil’s Swingarm” (Dave Lowmiller)
9. “Wheels In Motion” (Robert Cote)
10. “Scraping the Can” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
11. “Machined From Billet” (Dave Lowmiller)
12. “Silencer” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
13. “Accelerate” (3volution featuring Raymond Herrera)
About MX vs. ATV Reflex
MX vs. ATV Reflex marks the highly anticipated return of the MX vs. ATV franchise and features the all-new Rhythm Racing® 2.0 physics engine, Rider Reflex control system and real-time terrain deformation. The Rider Reflex control system separates machine steering from body positioning, allowing the independently controlled rider to shift his weight, perform death-defying stunts and avoid potentially devastating wrecks. MX vs. ATV Reflex’s unprecedented terrain deformation system ensures no two tracks are ever the same, allowing players to carve lines and deep ruts that have a real-time impact on gameplay and remain persistent through the full length of each race. Developed by THQ’s award-winning Rainbow Studios, MX vs. ATV Reflex is now available at retail outlets worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo DS™.
More information about MX vs. ATV Reflex can be found at www.mxvsatv.com.
About 3volution Productions
3volution Productions offers top quality audio and video production, writing, marketing and licensing services for the videogame, film, television and music industries. Established in 1995 by Gold-selling recording artist Raymond Herrera as Herrera Productions Inc., the company has worked with a variety of leading videogame companies, including Microsoft, Sony, Electronic Arts, THQ, Midway, Capcom, Namco, Atari, Majesco and others. Based in the Los Angeles, Calif. Area, 3volution Productions has worked with clients in Europe, North and South America and Asia.