If you've had a chance to play The Lord of the Rings Online from Turbine, you know that the game boasts some epic and sweeping orchestra arrangements - not the typical fare you'd expect from a free to play MMO.
Expect it or not, Composer Chance Thomas has put together some pretty gorgeous music for the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online update, Riders of Rohan. One such example is The Éored - a song released this morning that 'underscores the chaos of mounted combat.'
Tolkien's Eoreds were groups of battle ready horsemen -- armored, armed and trained for war. They rode hard and fast into battle, and fought with ferocious intensity. Various references place their numbers at between 120 and 200 riders per group.
This music track was written to accompany each player's own furious foray into full-tilt mounted combat. We're talking about full gallop with weapons brandished. Timid souls need not apply!
Go ahead and click play on the video above to listen to The Éored!