Best RPG this gen...or last.
Anyway I have to say, the boss theme for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is shaping to be really damn good. David Wise at his finest. Would be awesome if each boss got a different boss theme too.
And I have to give Metal Gear Rising the honorable mention. What a dope game and an even doper soundtrack. Particularly this one. Best part about these is that the vocals kick in right when the boss is at CRITICAL HEALTH. So, yeah, if you didn't buy MGR yet, I just gave you an excuse.
Final Fantasy VI- Dancing Mad : 1 of the downright most epic things I've ever heard in a video game, even over some other sited favorites like One Winged Angel. I think what's coolest is this is all done on a Super Nes Sound chip, which is..well..amazing!
Final boss theme from Sonic 3 is my favorite. It fits the atmosphere of the fight very nicely, and it never fails to get you hyped. I used to constantly re-challenge the boss just so I can hear the music again, haha. The final theme from Yoshi's Island is also my favorite. When I first heard this theme after I had taken down Baby Bowser, I started to think that I'd defeated the last boss. As it started to get more intense, I knew that I wasn't done, so I had to prepare for another match. It was quite a nice swerve.
As bad as Sonic 06' was, I really like the His World instrumental version, it just has a fantastic tune to it. The lyrical version doesn't really work that well in my opinion and the instrumental version is a lot better. It has a really good beat to it and flows so well.
you don't have enough talent to win on talent alone
I absolutely love the orchestral final boss themes that the "modern era" Sonic games had (except for the one in Generations. The Time Eater theme sucked.) But of all of them, the Perfect Dark Gaia Theme from Sonic Unleashed is by far the best.
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yesssssssss yes. This theme is just purely epic; it's such a dramatic and appropriate soundtrack for such a spectacular boss fight. Granted the boss itself doesn't feel too epic because it's such an easy fight (if you've got the right cannon on!) but the music sure helps to ramp up the event. I was considering posting the music from Ape Escape 2's final battle, but after having remembered Kid Icarus I'm not sure anything can beat it haha.
While Runescape may be a mediocre game, the music has always been phenomenal. The boss tracks are some of my favorites.
From the Dungeoneering skill/dungeon-crawling activity in Runescape 2 & 3, the music for Shadow-Forger Ihlakhizan:
This one is a heavily-remixed version of the main Dungeoneering theme (and for a while, RS2's login theme), "Born to Do This". The Shadow-forger uses both light and shadow during the fight, and the pillars pictured in the video are a huge mechanic in the fight. He can use a damaging flash of light and can spray acid, and the only way to avoid them is to hid behind the pillars; however if you're behind them for longer than a few seconds he can attack you with their shadows, so you have to duck in and out from behind them often.
From Runescape 3, the boss theme(s) from The Death of Chivalry quest (a remake of the quest Black Knight's Fortress from Runescape 2):
Major quest spoilers:
The premise of the quest involves the player and a white knight named Sir Owen (a friend from earlier in the game, the white knight pictured) chasing down a lead that the black knights are in possession of some super-powerful weapon that they plan to use to attack a nearby city. At the end of the quest, you discover the black knights were working with a sorceress named Dawn who was looking into using necromancy. Dawn eventually slays Sir Owen then re-raises him from the dead as a distraction while she escapes. Part I (start-3:09) plays while the player fights the undead Owen. Part II (3:09-end) starts once the player catches up to and confronts Dawn. She uses powerful magic blasts, can forcibly teleport the player away from her, and can re-raise the bodies of nearby dead soldiers
Pokemon Sigma Σmerald:
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A Gen 3 remake de-make, featuring many new encounters and Gen VI mechanics
I can't believe no one has mentioned Dreadful Fight (Final Fantasy IV).
As soon as you heard that beat you instantly knew s-bomb was about to get real especially how one of the bosses decides to heal your party before he fights you.
Touhou Subterranean Animism - Green-Eyed Jealousy
Persona 4 - I'll Face Myself
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Objection! (Not a boss theme, but I still love this one)
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? - Asagi Metamorphose (2catchy4me)
Labyrinth of Touhou - Death Labyrinth
BlazBlue - Love So Blue
I think somewhere along the line I stopped listing boss music, and just listed non-boss music from a game haha. Whoops. Anyway, these are just off the top of my head, and are in no particular order.
Yo, isn't Finneon an Eevee evolution? I mean, it has -eon in the name...
Star Ocean: TTEOT - Bitter Dance
Persona 3 - The Battle for Everyone's Souls
Persona 4 - I'll Face Myself
Banjo-Kazooie - Grunty's battle theme; no clue if it's got a proper name
Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 - Boss Battle
Metal Gear Rising: Revengance - A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda mix)