The Battle is the song you hear when you choose which character you want to use. The song begins with drums, and then several other instruments rapidly appear to give the song a sinister sound, preparing you for the difficult task ahead.
The title comes from the official soundtrack which uses an English name for this song.
Golden Axe (ARC)
This is the original composition of The Battle as composed by Tohru Nakabayashi. It plays when you choose which character you want to play as.
The song plays on a YM2151 and is song number 0x05 in the game's sound test.
Golden Axe (GEN)