A few posts ago I talked about Anub'arak's quasi-father figure relationship towards Arthas. In that post, I sort of gushed about how much of a man/bug-crush I have on Anub's Warcraft III voice. There was just something chilling and superbly creepy about his sepulchral, warbling speech.
In contrast, I found his Wrath of the Lich King voice very lacking and disappointing. It's not as deep or rich in timbre, and definitely not as commanding. The Anub'arak we fight in Azjol-Nerub and the Crusaders Coliseum sounds almost whiny and cowardly - nowhere near the presence and character of his previous rendition!
Compare for yourself:
Anub'arak in Warcraft III.
Anub'arak in Wrath of the Lich King
There is no comparison! Wrath-Anub'arak sounds weak and sniveling. I always lamented that his awesome voice seemed to have disappeared into the nether.
Disappeared, that is...until Cataclysm! I was grinding through the torturous Deepholm quests on my Priest (not so bad really, except when you are ONLY doing them to get the damn shoulder enchants!), when I came across one of Therazane's children, Felsen the Enduring.
He wanted me to go kill some rock worms, free some rock elementals or go slaughter some cultists, I don't really remember. I was too busy /boggling at his voice. It sounded oddly familiar!
Felsen the Enduring
That rumbling resonance! That reverberating, slightly echoing delivery! Sure, the pitch isn't exactly the same, and Felsen is pretty monotonous and droning, but it's the closest voice I've encountered to my old Crypt Lord buddy. >8<