253 episodes

A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The world's first and only MMO music podcast.

Battle Bards Justin Olivetti

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The world's first and only MMO music podcast.

    Episode 231: Caravan Stories 2

    Episode 231: Caravan Stories 2

    Returning to the fertile soundtrack of Caravan Stories, Syl and Syp are rejoined by Steff to give us a fresh take! It's another journey through a charming and laid-back MMO landscapes.
    Episode 231 show notes 

    Intro (feat. "Entrust a Will," "Toasting Dance," and "Open the Map") "Foothills of Carvendel" "Enigma Rips the Sky" "Folka Village" "Baldu Pipe Town" "Slapstick Castanet" "Glenmore Fault Valley" Which one did we like best? Listener mail from Minimalistway Jukebox Picks: "Graphorn Ride" from Hogwarts Legacy, "To the Heroes of the Light" from Bravely Default II, and "Subterra" from A Boy and His Blob Outro (feat. "Outpouring of Armaments") Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.

    • 54 min
    Episode 230: Palia

    Episode 230: Palia

    Ready to get your cozy on? Syp and Syl take you into the relatively new life sim Palia to explore its down-home-on-the-player-farm tunes. Is this a little TOO laid-back and boring, or is there a rural charm to this soundtrack? We’ll be the judge of that.
    Episode 230 show notes

    Intro (feat. “Home Sweet Home,” “Palia’s Kilima Village Daytime Theme,” and “The Creation”) “Daiya Farm Badruu’s Melody” “Main Theme” “Chapaa Chase” “Einar’s Cave” “Daydreams, Sunsets” “Maji Market” Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: “Not Tomorrow” from Silent Hill and “Lost in Random” from Blake Robinson Outro (feat. "Hygge Living and Building") Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.

    • 51 min
    Episode 229: Caravan Stories Part 1

    Episode 229: Caravan Stories Part 1

    Come along for a trundling trip through the countryside with Caravan Stories, a 2017-era MMO that charmed Syl so much that she demanded they do a two-part show on its soundtrack! Bring your sympathy for Syp, who has to put up with this nonsense!
    Episode 229 show notes

    Intro (feat. "Dubious Person," "In Trials," and "Rallying Man") "Caravan Trip" "Eastern Part of Denon Hill" "Free City of Nero" "Arlosa Mine" "Polka" "Mad Cow Brewery" Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: “Chef Saltbaker” from Cuphead and “Save Room Theme” from Resident Evil 2 Outro (feat. "Sailing to the City of Freedom - Elf") Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.

    • 47 min
    Episode 228: Cheery dungeons

    Episode 228: Cheery dungeons

    Not every dungeon has to be a drab and dour affair -- a fact which sent the Battle Bards searching for the cheeriest tunes from MMO instances! Join Syp and Syl as they recount a good half-dozen upbeat tracks from online RPG dungeons. If you've got to loot... loot with a smile.
    Episode 228 show notes

    Intro (feat. “Commence to Jiggin'” from WildStar, “Brawler's Trial” from World of Warcraft, and “Daring Dalliances” from FFXIV) "Den of Secrets" from Free Realms
    "Dohn Mheg" from FFXIV
    "Balzack’s Bachelor Boogie" from Dungeon Runners
    "Ellinia Forest Dungeon" from MapleStory
    "The Motherlode" from World of Warcraft
    "Math Dungeon" from Mabinogi
    Which one did we like best?
    Jukebox Picks: “The Streets Suburbia” from The Lawnmower Man and "Summer Breeze" from TOEM Outro (feat. “Boom Box Beat” from City of Heroes) Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.

    • 51 min
    Episode 227: NCsounds

    Episode 227: NCsounds

    Syp and Syp return to the vast library of NCsoft's MMO soundtracks, with games like Aion, Lineage, and Blade & Soul to keep our ears happy for decades now. With so much new music coming out of this studio on a regular basis, there's always something fresh to experience!
    Episode 227 show notes

    Intro (feat. "Glimmer of Hope" from Aion, "A Tropical Getaway" from WildStar, and "Coastline" from Guild Wars) "Corridor of Awakening" from Blade and Soul 2
    "The Labyrinth in the Garden" from Lineage II
    "The Recluse" from Lineage
    "Greenhollow" from Blade and Soul
    "Darkened Land" from Aion
    "Cormans" from Tabula Rasa
    Which one did we like best?
    Jukebox Picks: "NCsoft Playlist" and "Shamburger" from Age of Empires II Outro (feat. "SissiRat Theme" from Dungeon Runners) Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.

    • 49 min
    Episode 226: Echoes of MMOs that never were

    Episode 226: Echoes of MMOs that never were

    It’s always highly bittersweet when MMO fans sit back and consider the games that never were — the projects that got far along in development but, for various reasons, didn’t cross the finish line. But some left behind a melodic footprint that’s very much worth examining, which is what our intrepid Battle Bards do today!
    Episode 226 show notes

    Intro (feat. “Overture” from Stargate Worlds, “Sentience” from The Repopulation, and “Ancestral Lands” from Glitch) “Town” from Peria Chronicles 
    “Alpha 6” from EverQuest Landmark
    “Roobrik and Balzare” from Glitch
    “Barren Plains” from Ultima X Odyssey
    “Sunlit Forest 2” from Project Copernicus
    “West Tumbara Day” from Lime Odyssey
    Which one did we like best?
    Listener notes: Katriana Jukebox Picks: “The Way Home” from Terranigma (SNES) and “Main Theme” from Timerborn
    Outro (feat. “Zingo’s Faire” from Project Copernicus) Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

GothmogMJW ,

Great Podcast

Hi,
Ive been listening to MOP since the start and for some reason never knew about this podcast. I found it a week or so ago and cant stop listening. Your podcast is great.
PS: Azuremyst Isle is my favorite tune in any mmo...

SnipingPhoenix ,

Battle bards

Fantastic and entertaining to listen to! Music is great :)

Beryline ,

Superb and witty

This is a podcast I knew about since its beginning, but never got around to listening to it. I am an idiot for waiting. It is GREAT, and best of all, you can go back and listen to the old episodes whenever - the subject remains timely. You will find their discussions of tracks from MMOs and other games to be hugely entertaining. Whether you are a musician or just play games, their banter about the week's picks and the short excerpts of music bring a new level of enjoyment to your games. Listen to one episode, and you'll be hooked.

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