BioShock composer Gary Schyman will be lending his musical talents to EA's upcoming action game Dante's Inferno, and he's found writing the soundtrack for hell to be a very creative experience.
Schyman is a great catch on EA's part. His score to BioShock managed to subtly capture the conflict of the utopian society gone wrong in such a way that you barely even noticed there was music at times—it just melded with the experience, becoming part of the game. Hopefully he'll be able to do the same with Dante. He certainly seems to have enjoyed himself at least.
"Scoring Dante's Inferno was one of the most interesting and challenging projects I have ever tackled," said Garry Schyman. "Literally being asked to score hell was fantastic especially once I saw the surrealistically frightening world that Visceral Games had developed. I thought long and hard about every piece of music I wrote to create something new, surprising and fitting. It has turned out to be one of the most creative experiences in my career."
Sure beats my idea of having the entire game accompanied by Meatloaf tunes.