Get Swept Up in the Sound of Skyrim's Barbarian Choir

Back in 2006 Skyrim game director Todd Howard called up composer Jeremy Soule and told him he wanted the music for the game to sound like The Elder Scrolls theme as sung by a barbarian choir. Lacking barbarians, Soule just hired some men with deep voices.

I am posting this video specifically so I can ask Soule to get his damn song out of my head. Since I started playing Skyrim I've found myself bursting into choruses of "Dovahkiin Dovahkiin | Naal ok zin los vahriin!" I was in line at the grocery store getting a money order earlier today and it just spilled out. They already think I'm odd; I didn't need the help.


Take your song back, Jeremy Soule!

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