Ι agree, i was just speaking of the very first SAO soundtrack (aincrad) being better than HF one overall. Of course flower will bloom is better than the battle vocal tracks there, but the other tracks (march down, first town etc ) are better than HF's instrumentals. (and i dont talk about sfx - only tracks)Ordinal scale is the worst thing Kajiura has ever written. SAO music has only gotten worse over time.
Same.when they are walking inside the cave ( ) and when the dragon rider went to their village(generic Kajiura but I like).
Also not a big fan of the knight entering bgm, could have put more thought into that, especially when the second time it repeated it didn’t change much even though the visual scene changed dramatically.except that bgm with the knight in the village, it was kinda laz