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Flashback: The Story Behind Metal Gear Solid's "The Best Is Yet To Come"

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How Irish musicians created Metal Gear Solid's most haunting theme.

If you've ever played Metal Gear Solid, the track "The Best Is Yet To Come" will likely be familiar to you. The haunting theme, performed in Gaelic by Irish singer Aoife Ní Fhearraigh, plays at the end of the Snake's adventure, over staff credits and b-roll of the Alaskan wilderness.

The musician and producer Rika Muranaka was the composer for this unusual piece and the person responsible for suggesting that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima feature Gaelic music as the epilogue to the 1998 tactical espionage title. Her brief was to try and find something different, something Kojima had never heard before, so she set about suggesting potential ideas for musical genres.

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