Author: Masha Lepire
The Hellfire Peninsula is the first scorched zone you enter as you pass through the Dark Portal. It is a wasteland tainted by the massacre of Draenei by Magtheridon's evil Fel Orc creations.
As you begin your trek in one of the remaining areas of Draenor, you hear waves of ascending string and brass crescendoes. The roll of timpani remind you of the impending threat of the Burning Legion on this harsh land.
When you begin to slowly step away from the ominous portal, the music fades into a dark ambient atmosphere created by a chromatic flute and thunderous, resonant drums. A soft harp plays a quick motif while the percussion continue their syncopated rhythm against tremolo strings and a lethargic distorted guitar. Later, the guitar begins to play harmonics while the ambience slowly fades away into another ascending minor melody played by low brass accompanied by more tremolo strings. These unsettling sounds remind you of the evil orc warlocks and how their fel magic has corrupted and destroyed a once prosperous land that you must continue to explore and renew.