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Posted by Unikraken on Dec 19th, 2012

Halo © Microsoft Corporation. Sins of the Prophets was created under Microsoft's "Game Content Usage Rules" using assets from Halo. It is not endorsed by Microsoft and does not reflect the views or opinions of Microsoft or anyone officially involved in producing or managing Halo. As such, it does not contribute to the official narrative of the fictional universe, if applicable. The music created by Waseem Faraz Butt is owned solely and exclusively by Waseem Faraz Butt; To which Sins of the Prophets has been granted license to use such music in this mod.

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CanadaMan7 Creator
CanadaMan7 Dec 19 2012, 7:39pm says:

I think the fans are really going to get a kick out of the SotProphets OST. Fantastic mood music, really makes a fleet engagement that much more intense.

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken Dec 19 2012, 7:39pm replied:

No kidding, and he's got way better stuff in the oven baking right now.

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Shockmatter Dec 20 2012, 3:15am says:

I can tell he'a an awesome guy, I'm just some guy who's listened to some of his compositions and they really are amazing but I lnow he'll go places. *thumps up*

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Bornsteller Dec 20 2012, 3:42am says:

Waseem, those four tracks are just pure quality. They fit the Halo scene perfectly and they are just, WOW.
*nod's head in approval*

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Nanoelite001 Dec 20 2012, 3:59am says:

These tracks are so beautiful I want to cry

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I_am_a_Spoon Dec 20 2012, 4:39am says:

Brilliant job, well done.

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MooCowBanshee Dec 20 2012, 7:17am says:

You should add the halo 4 song that activates when you get in the mantis's in campaign

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken Dec 20 2012, 9:09am replied:

Yea no, we're trying to reduce the odds of us being sued or being asked to take the mod down, not increase it.

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DGaius Dec 20 2012, 4:03pm says:

Great guy, great composer! I absolutely love where he's going with the OST ,keep it up Wasseem :)

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WaseemFarazButt Dec 20 2012, 6:44pm replied:

awwwww My Fwwwwwwwnd!

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dukka Dec 20 2012, 8:32pm says:

Content was great, but constantly thrown off by the presentation.

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CanadaMan7 Creator
CanadaMan7 Dec 20 2012, 9:20pm replied:

Anything specific that irked you? The background?

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Kestral2 Dec 20 2012, 11:19pm says:

I found them all greatly made and saw the amount of effort he put into this, like he said raising them like children.

One thing I kinda need to say though for constructive criticism is the fact that the pitch and harmony of both the Covenant and UNSC themes are almost identical except for the slight differences in tunes at the covenants ending.

If you have two diverse cultures around the earth do their music sound the same? take India and Ireland. Both are good distances away and don't share a single sound or tune related.

Now if you expanded that by an alien galaxy hundreds of thousands of lightyears away.....It sounds way to repetitive and similar.
Overall I found all the pieces amazing...But I would've wished for significant differences between two extremely different factions in terms of music, You know having the covenant all religious fanatics and all. On the other hand I hope you take this into consideration when you keep doing this spectacular work.

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WaseemFarazButt Dec 21 2012, 3:16am replied:

No that makes perfect sense and I'll let you know now for the record that the Covenant have yet to be fully developed.
Otherwise currently the UNSC have taken my focus as they are most likely to be released first. So from the following above take from them what you will, but also take with a pinch of salt, as again they are demos and will be subject to change regarding the final product. But yes I have been considering this and your comment has given me confirmation of what was required so much appreciated.

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Kestral2 Dec 21 2012, 3:47pm replied:

I'm grateful you consider this. I do take in that this is just a small portion and taste of what is going to come further in time. As it is a testing demo for the tracks and I am confident you will surprise me even farther with the talent you exhibit. I will look forward to voyaging through space with the majestic pieces very soon.

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Halcius Dec 21 2012, 1:21am says:

Really like UNSC Battle 02

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Vlad12 Dec 26 2012, 12:09am says:

I just want to make known that when I was listening to the Battle 02 track, I imaged a battle between UNSC and Covie forces fighting it out. It also made me think of scenes from the Clash and Wrath of the Titans movies as well. So I just want to know- was the usage of the cellos influenced by the compositions of those two movies as well as some parts of songs from other movies? Because if not, then I understand. I too have some composition ideas, but no software for it. So I'm just stuck with having to suffer inconsiderable musical insanity of trying to figure out what kind of song I want to make up in order to hum it out. It's frustrating, really. I just hope my Yamaha piano's disc will have (hopefully) what I need to do it, also I have almost a full 6 years of musical experience come New Year's. Yay me...

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WaseemFarazButt Dec 26 2012, 10:49am replied:

You'll find a way, don't worry.
Hope you had a nice Christmas btw and have a Happy New Year.
Whilst making Battle 02, I usually just go with the flow and see what comes out the other end. The Wrath of the Titan's reference is interesting, I'll have a listen later.

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