Frostpunk’s soundtrack really captures a mood without conforming to a genre, which makes it excellent background music for everything from space opera to fantasy to WW2… as long as you’re dealing with gravely important material.
Deep, resonant, strings dominate everything. There’s a profound sense of melancholy and gravitas, suitable for politics, suspense, slow horror, or tragedy. Drums occasionally rumble into the more tense pieces, but over all the melodies are slow, meandering, and powerfully emotional.
This is definitely a soundtrack I’d use for something like The Sword (see previous Carta Galaxia previews) or a politically charged UW game with less combat and more intrigue/investigation.