Soundtrack: Destiny: Rise of Iron
Record Label: Bungie Music Publishing
Composed by: Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Motem Roav
Released: Sept. 19, 2016
Like the game itself, Destiny’s music has seen it’s fair share of controversy over the last couple of years. After the unusual and abrupt dismissal of in-house composer Martin O’Donnell, followed by a class-action lawsuit and court settlement, many fans wondered how Bungie would continue Destiny’s music without him.
Last year’s Taken King expansion was the first addition to Destiny without music credited to O’Donnell. The soundtrack as a whole was very good, although much darker and different sounding than anything in the original game. You could tell there was a difference without O’Donnell’s signature touch.
With 2016’s expansion Rise of Iron, that difference is far less noticeable.