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Black Mesa Soundtrack (2012)

This is the original Black Mesa soundtrack, from the 'earth bound' portion of the game 'Black Mesa', available on Steam. The links below will take you to youtube to check out the tracks, alternatively the soundtrack is also available on: iTunes, BandCamp (lossless audio), Google Play, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and Xbox Music.


Track Name

In Game

Music Style





Music Styles:

Ambient =

Melodic / Slow =

Agressive / Uptempo =

Anomalous Materials

Yes

Apprehension (Mesa Remix)

Yes

Blast Pit 1

Yes

Blast Pit 2 (Mesa Remix)

Yes

Blast Pit 3

Yes

End Credits Part 1

Yes

End Credits Part 2

Yes

Forget About Freeman

Yes

Inbound Part 1

Yes

Inbound Part 2

Yes

Inbound Part 3

Yes

Lambda Core

Yes

Office Complex (Mesa Remix)

Yes

On a Rail 1

Yes

On a Rail 2

Yes

Power Up

Yes

Questionable Ethics 1

Yes

Questionable Ethics 2

Yes

Residue Processing

Yes

Surface Tension 1

Yes

Surface Tension 2

Yes

Surface Tension 3

Yes

Surface Tension 4

Yes

Surface Tension Uncut

Yes

Unforeseen Consequences

Yes

We've Got Hostiles

Yes

Black Mesa Theme (Mesa Remix)

Yes

Black Mesa Theme

No

Apprehension

No

Blast Pit 2

No

Office Complex

No

The Complete Black Mesa Soundtrack on Youtube


About the Soundtrack

After seven years, hundreds of hours and too many song revisions to count, the Black Mesa Soundtrack is finally released. Faced with the impossible task of creating a soundtrack that will pay homage to Half Life 1 and the millions of fans worldwide. From a slightly different perspective, I have tried to bring what I feel is the essence of Half Life, to Black Mesa.


I wanted to use new musical genres and styles in Black Mesa, while still maintaining a Half Life "feel". A few song re-makes were attempted, but there is no point in re-making something that is already a classic. I know I risk much composing a soundtrack so different, but I am hoping the community will come to like it almost as much as the original.


Special Thanks:
Josh Frey (Drums / Guitars)
Curtis Craig (Violin)
Kor Nielsen





Copyright 2012 Joel Nielsen