Itís pretty easy to place each track with its origin in the series. "Reek" is impossible to forget once youíve seen the sickening torture scene that it comes from. "A Lannister Always Pays His Debts" is another track that I can say little about without spoiling, but damn will it bring up some pretty big emotions when you hear it. You just canít unhear it, and you just canít unsee that awful scene either. I really, really canít say anything more descriptive without entering spoilerville, sorry.
I canít say this CD is easy listening, as itís the soundtrack to one of the darkest, most violent fantasy series out there. With this being Season 3, thereís a lot of (more than usual for this series) messed up, horrible stuff that happened, so the music is going to be pretty dark to match. The main title theme is always a crowd pleaser, and the acoustic version is a nice bonus. But there is enough variety in the other tracks to make it a soundtrack that is worth listening to. But even for, say, a Game of Thrones themed party, youíll have to edit out some of the grating, ear jarring stuff to make it work in the background. The tracks that are simply foreboding and moody are a little more palatable, and luckily those fill out the majority of the CD.