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  • Red Orchestra 2 Main Theme

    Red Orchestra 2 Heroes of Stalingrad - Soundtrack - Theme Song - YouTube

    I was curious about what the lyrics in this song meant, and I couldn't find anything on the internet about it. Perhaps someone who speaks Russian fluently or someone involved with TWI could enlighten us?

  • #2
    Oh sheeja ja jaja jaaaa jaaa, oh smo low no moooooooo, oh smooo no low moooooooooooooooo


    • #3
      Hu lala gloria


      • #4
        found this on youtube. I don't know if its accurate or not.
        "Lyrics are in Russian. Translated, they sing:

        The dark horde is ravaging our homeland
        But we will stand here
        Stand here to the death"


        • #5
          I was curious to.. and what the Russian choir is singing in the song "Wave of Fury"
          Killin' is as easy as breathing..


          • #6
            Originally posted by Avtomat View Post
            found this on youtube. I don't know if its accurate or not.
            "Lyrics are in Russian. Translated, they sing:

            The dark horde is ravaging our homeland
            But we will stand here
            Stand here to the death"
            Then it is a great song...

            Don`t you have the full text???
            Intel I7-920 - 2,67ghz, 6 gb ram, nvidia gtx 560 TI twin fan 2gb, win7 64bit - Creative X-FI Xtreme soundcard.


            • #7
              I don't know if its accurate or not.
              Its accurate. But what song is this i didnt know.
              Last edited by PRAPOR; 05-04-2012, 09:47 AM.
              [B][COLOR="Silver"] Surviving on the RO battlefield since 2007.[/COLOR][/B]


              • #8
                Originally posted by roeland666 View Post
                I was curious to.. and what the Russian choir is singing in the song "Wave of Fury"
                Oh yeah, this one too!
                Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad OST - 20 - Wave of Fury - YouTube

                And I forgot about "So Far from Home" (German):

                Red Orchestra 2 - Heroes Of Stalingrad Soundtrack - 12 - So Far from Home - YouTube
                Last edited by Nightingale; 05-04-2012, 12:57 PM.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by PRAPOR View Post
                  Its accurate. But what song is this i didnt know.
                  The composer named it Storm clouds over Stalingrad.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nightingale View Post
                    taking the last objective on red october factory with this playing in one of the hardest fought games i've ever played it was probably the best RO2 moment i've ever had


                    • #11
                      Absolutely outstanding music. Definitely derivative of Russian and German style. While man was waging his greatest wars some of the greatest music of all time was being made.
                      Last edited by GRIZZLY; 05-05-2012, 02:33 AM.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nightingale View Post
                        Found lyrics on the internet:
                        So far from home
                        So close to the enemy
                        The fate of a soldier
                        Defiant of death
                        We head into battle
                        Where fame and glory await us
                        Last edited by Depulsor; 05-05-2012, 03:54 AM.


                        • #13

                          Interesting. I couldn


                          • #14
                            I think it would be a nice touch if the main menu randomized between those themes every time the game was booted up. Sort of like TF2 does with all the themes of its classes. I'm kind of tired of hearing the same one over and over and would like some more variation.


                            • #15
                              It might sound funny but when I hear "So Far From Home" kick in playing as the Wehrmacht, it actually makes me want to fight harder knowing we're close to victory. Its an inspiring track, indeed.

                              Sam did an absolutely incredible job on the soundtrack.