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Composer / Producer / Sound Designer
and Future Yacht Luxury Submarine Owner (with your help)

Black Mesa Soundtrack

The Black Mesa soundtrack is available for download, in full, below. You can listen to each song individually on YouTube, or download the entire soundtrack in a zip file.


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The Black Mesa Soundtrack is also available on iTunes, BandCamp (lossless audio), Amazon MP3, Google Play and Zune.


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

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


Black Mesa Soundtrack.zip - 30 Songs, 50 min Length


(For now, this link takes you to the offical Black Mesa website to download the zip file.)


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, I have made production choices that some will most likely question. From a slightly different perspective, I have tried to bring what I feel is the essence of Half Life, to Black Mesa.


I had no prior experience composing soundtracks. Creating the sound effects was a challenge all on its own, but the music was a far greater task than I initially anticipated. Luckily for me, the lengthy development cycle gave me time to learn and experiment with a lot of different ideas.


I wanted to try 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.


- Joel Nielsen



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





Copyright 2012 Joel Nielsen