One listen for this one.
I threw myself in and just aimed at covering the song in any way I could. I ended up not covering as much as possible (though in a sense I did) and it kind of helped. There’s more of a feel described than there is a clear description of instrumentation (I think) and it works better than had I sat here and listened multiple times to get a full description across.
Masashi Hamauzu’s (浜渦 正志) “The Goddess is Dead” (“女神なき世界”) is from Final Fantasy XIII-2 Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack for Final Fantasy XIII-2. The soundtrack was created in collaboration with Naoshi Mizuta (水田 直志) and Mitsuto Suzuki (鈴木 光人).
I hope you enjoy.
Murmurings among an ominous air. Sound slides in and underscores the mood, and vocals call out in a distance. A slight percussive strike here and there, vocals return. Things grow louder, harsher, more menacing. The twisting of a triumphant moment and it keeps growing louder and louder and the percussion rolls, sounds slide and contort, and an electronic harshness.
A sudden strike among another percussive roll, and all starts to pull back and drop away. A metallic hum stretches out beyond all else as the moment is concluded, frozen in time. The hum continues on but it too fades and disappears as the song ends.