Submitted by Beatboxtaun 1034d ago | news

Heavy Rain Composer Normand Corbeil passes away at 56

Tanya Valdez of 8bitfix.com writes: Some sad news has streamed in and hit the video game community. Music has a huge impact on the ears that the medium nestles itself in. Video game music helps tell the story of the game it is composed for. Heavy Rain was known for being a title that danced on the emotion of the player and David Cage, as well as the team from Quantic Dream, executed this so well. (Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain , PS3)

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K26sephiroth  +   1034d ago
Its really sad to hear. I loved the music from heavy rain!
redDevil87  +   1034d ago
Man, this is sad.

Without doubt one of my favourite soundtracks in gaming, even in films. It matched the game perfectly, it added so much to the atmosphere of the game.

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Commander_TK  +   1034d ago
Now he can at least rest in peace.
3-4-5  +   1034d ago
I've never heard it. Never played the game. sucks that now, after he's gone, now is when I want to hear what he has done.
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Liquid_Ocelot  +   1033d ago
@3-4-5 you can still hear it. Get the masterpiece that Heavy Rain is.

May he rest in peace now...
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MikeMyers  +   1033d ago
Sad to see someone pass away at such a young age.
Tr10wn  +   1033d ago
Rest in peace you did an excellent job in heavy rain with out your music it wouldn't work, your music give the game the epicness and saddness feeling the game need it in the exact moment.

Lord_Sloth  +   1034d ago
Agreed. Music is half of the mood to any scene and Heavy Rain's music was spot on with the emotion of the story. Sad to hear it. He did a great job!
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showtimefolks  +   1033d ago

welcome to n4g, where common sense means stupidity at its finest

how dare you question the stealth trolls, most people who actually say what's on their mind or are neutral have 2-3 bubbles while some of the worst trolls have 5 plus

so its better to say the politically correct thing, even if that means its not what you think is right or wrong
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Blank  +   1034d ago
Yeah the music was what drew you in the many tense moments of the game honestly im at a loss for words after im off work im going to pop in heavy rain and admire this mans work to me the soundtrack of any video game is a major portion of my personal experience when gaming

May Normand Corbeil rest in peace
unchartedxplorer  +   1034d ago
Yeah without his brilliant composing I wouldn't have felt half as scared during the tense moments
Ezz2013  +   1033d ago
i'm sad very sad to hear that :(
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yeahokchief  +   1033d ago
That sucks. The music in this game was good.

And they want us to work until we are 70 or 80 now to get our retirement benefits. lol. Maybe that's their plan. Collect money from us for retirements we'll never get.
Abdou23  +   1033d ago
Best soundtrack this gen. i have it on my phone and listens to it from time to time.

mandf  +   1034d ago
Rest in Peace. Cancer is such a brutal disease. I have lost 4 family members and 2 still ill with it to cancer. So sad.
Jio  +   1034d ago
My best wishes to your family. Cancer is a terrible thing.
mandf  +   1034d ago
Thank You!
Beatboxtaun  +   1034d ago
I am truly sorry to hear...
Tr10wn  +   1033d ago
Wow i can't believe someone disagree with what you said the inmature peoples of this site make me sick really, best wishes for your family my father died from lung cancer and is indeed a terrible disease.
kenshiro100  +   1033d ago
Cancer took my mother when she was in her forties. It's very sad indeed.

May Normand Corbeil rest in peace.
Intentions  +   1034d ago
:/ RIP
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LordMe  +   1034d ago

He did great work.
PopRocks359  +   1034d ago
What a shame. Fun game, interesting story and of course very good score.
Greyslash  +   1034d ago
Wow, RIP man, you made the soundtrack to one of the most memorable games this gen.
THC CELL  +   1034d ago
Rip the music was amazing in heavy rain
Tyre  +   1034d ago
Great piece of music on Heavy Rain that really was heartfelt...so sorry to hear he passed away.
PhoenixRising37  +   1034d ago
it would be cool if a heavy rain song played at his funeral. every song in it would fit a funeral beautifully.
abzdine  +   1034d ago
Heavy Tears !
TheOneEyedHound  +   1034d ago
You did some good traveling buddy, rest you deserve it.
Beatboxtaun  +   1034d ago
That was truly beautiful.
EeJLP-  +   1033d ago
"you deserve it"

He deserves to be dead?

And that's a "beautiful" comment?
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1033d ago
He said REST you deserve it
Beatboxtaun  +   1033d ago
Someone doesn't understand the context of that statement. Seriously...read it again. geez
TheOneEyedHound  +   1033d ago
Are you too hard headed?

You did some good traveling(his career), rest you deserve it(Do I really have to explain? But I will, he had a long painful battle with cancer, now he is resting he deserves to rest and feel no more pain).

You are a dog looking for attention, what right mind would want someone to die? you are pathetic.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1033d ago

Are you really going to make an argument over this, when you're clearly the one that misunderstood the statement of positive, warm intent. Just accept that you were in the wrong and don't turn this into anything unsavory.

And you'd have to be a bit dim to misunderstand what he meant. The statement wasn't stupid - your argument against it was worse.
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Beatboxtaun  +   1033d ago
I completely understood what you meant...it was EeJLP who threw what you were saying into some whole other context.
Riderz1337  +   1034d ago
Wow 56 years old, he died pretty early =(. RIP.
LarVanian  +   1034d ago
This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard in gaming! Heck the whole Heavy Rain soundtrack is one of my all time favourites. So sad to hear that he passed away at an early age :(.
DigitalRaptor  +   1033d ago
RIP Normand - This man's work touched my heart. Heavy Rain has a truly amazing accompanying score. I remember getting it as a free download with the special edition and listening to it after I'd played through the game once. It is full of strong, emotional themes that bring me back to my first experience with the game, every time I listen. Literally sends chills through me.

It would be nice if his work on Beyond: Two Souls was complete enough to be included. I think playing that game will be special knowing that it was one of the last projects he worked on.
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Imalwaysright  +   1034d ago
IMO his music complemented the game perfectly! R.I.P

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The_Infected  +   1034d ago
RIP Normand Corbeil. So sad to hear. Btw ever who is disagreeing with everyone showing respect is just inconsiderate!
KingofGambling  +   1034d ago
That's what I was about to write. Someone is disagreeing every positive comments about Corbeil's work.
A great game composer has just pass away and the gaming community is trying to show some respect, but some jerk who is a sore loser keep disagreeing.
Heavy Rain, great game and great scores.
RIP - Normand Corbeil.
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ayabrea93  +   1034d ago
such memorable work, rest in piece
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Summons75  +   1034d ago
That's stinks, I'll do a heavy rain play trough in his honor :(
Psycho_Mantis  +   1034d ago
Aw man...no...this is NOT what i wanted to even hear nor think about.... :(

Normand Corbeil

You made the most amazing music that touched my hart. :(
Angainor7  +   1034d ago
Rest In Peace..
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1034d ago
i may have not played the game but this is a big lost to the gaming industry. RIP
False-Patriot  +   1034d ago
Words can't describe my feelings right now... It's so sudden. The main theme of Heavy Rain is one of the best songs in gaming. Rest in peace, good man.
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jagstar44  +   1034d ago
One of my favorite soundtracks of all time, he was very talented R.I.P
SephirothX21  +   1034d ago
Absolutely love the Heavy Rain soundtrack and the game. 56 is too young to die. RIP.
Max-Zorin  +   1034d ago
Cancer is the devil.
Erudito87  +   1034d ago
:( really saddened by this news i absolutely loved his work
iNathan  +   1034d ago
Rest in Peace
Sad day from Quantic and from industry in general... and ofc he´s family :(
Plagasx  +   1034d ago
I hope he did the Beyond Two Souls soundtrack...

ajax17  +   1033d ago
Yeah, they didn't really say. I hope he was able to finish most, if not all of it.
BinaryMind  +   1033d ago
He did. It says in the article.

Great man RIP.
Chaos_Raiden  +   1034d ago
Rest in peace. He was an excellent composer.
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