As a result of the open and expansive nature of Elden Ring, players often tend to miss out on a plethora of details and minutiae that add to the overall experience. Given how much content there is to see in Elden Ring as a whole, it’s not uncommon for some details, bosses, and even entire locations to go unnoticed by players. However, one of the more unsettling details about Elden Ring was proven to be unfounded to an extent.
One of the most intimidating aspects of Elden Ring, apart from the brutal boss battles and gameplay segments, is the music. There are various boss themes in Elden Ring that are oftentimes horrifying to listen to. In fact, Post Malone mentioned in an interview that he can’t play Elden Ring with the music on, because of how intense the music and lyrics can often be. Now, it seems that the frightening lyrics sung in the background songs are actually complete gibberish.
Over on Reddit, a user named MAGISTER-ORGANI, who is apparently a student of Latin, has been tenaciously working to translate the lyrics of various songs presented in Elden Ring and according to the user, all the lyrics are meaningless. After contacting various music composers who worked on the Elden Ring soundtrack, they managed to confirm that while some lyrics originated in Latin, they were all computer generated and adjusted to make it sound like an ancient language.
The user later went on to confirm that the presumed translated Latin lyrics sung in the Godskin Apostles music track are completely inaccurate and contrived. In retrospect, it makes sense as to why the fake Latin lyrics received so much attention online, given how horrifying the fake translation sounded, as well as how closely it related to Elden Ring lore.
If there’s one thing that can be said of numerous FromSoftware fans, it’s that plenty of them find the lore present within FromSoftware games absolutely captivating. Considering how subtle and circumstantial FromSoftware’s approach to storytelling can often be, a lot of fans tend to eat up any additional details that other users might find, and Elden Ring is no exception to this.
Either way, it’s amazing how a fake translation managed to cultivate that much attention online, and moreover, that it took an individual user to confirm that the lyrics were fake. It would be one thing if Hidetaka Miyazaki or another FromSoftware developer reached out and debunked this translation, but then again, the translation could also be seen as an original piece of fan content for Elden Ring as well.
Elden Ring is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.