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Above: Final Fantasy IV's "Battle With the Four Fiends" hits all the right notes
Last week, we discussed the importance of battle music in JRPGs. This track may be enough to get you through everyday encounters with Behemoths or Marlboros as you work your way from town to town. But a boss encounter requires something special. It needs a song that sounds big and booming, a track that feels just as important and epic as the evil beasts you’re about to face.
Today’s game music of the day covers all that and more, because this isn’t a track for just any old boss fight, it’s the track that plays when you face off against the Four Elemental Fiends, one of the most memorable and difficult special boss fights in the history of the Final Fantasy series.
Game: Final Fantasy IV Song: Battle With the Four Fiends Composer: Nobuo Uematsu
Above: Final Fantasy IV’s most epic boss battle track
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu, “Battle With the Four Fiends” hits all the right notes. Like the battle itself, the track instills an unrelenting sense of urgency, which is perfect for the four-part battle that pits your team against Scarmiglione of Earth, Cagnazzo of Water, Barbariccia of Wind, and Rubicante of Fire.
Above: An amazing cover on an Electone organ. Check out the organist’s feet and head here if you want to find out what he/she’s wearing
Above: See Uematsu rock out on the keyboard in his band, The Black Mages
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