Garrett Glass from TheKoalition writes:
The boss battle theme is the auditory signal that shit is about to get real in a video game. It is the theme that is guaranteed to be covered in a metal style, soon to be uploaded to You Tube for all to enjoy. The boss theme is second only to the final boss theme, which, if composed correctly, heightens the emotional tension in the final conflict. But what if the final boss didn’t require a final boss theme to obtain the desired effect?