Before it was announced that Clint Mansell (composer for the films Black Swan, Moon, and Smokin' Aces) would be scoring the upcoming video game Mass Effect 3, it was assumed that Wall of Sound (the collaborative composing group spearheaded by Video Games Live conductor Jack Wall) would be scoring the final installment of the Mass Effect trilogy. Sam Hulick had even created a tentative thematic piece, which would more than likely have been used at the start of the game:
While the choice of Clint Mansell is a bit surprising, I am interested to hear what he brings to the table. Nevertheless, I am a bit saddened that Wall of Sound must go its own way at this time. They are all very talented, and the team will be missed, I am sure.
I had previously created a piece meant to be a speculative work as to what the Wall of Sound Mass Effect 3 would sound like. You can listen and comment below.
Mass Effect 3 Earth Under Siege (Fan Music) by Isaac Vail