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Saying Balfe has no imagination is beyond stupid. Take a listen at some of his work on animated movies (Home, or his work on KFP2-3), it's definitely not to work of someone without imagination.<br><br>On Fallout in particular, I honestly think he makes the best use of the classic themes in the series. That's maybe not "imaginative", as these themes aren't his, but it's definitely clever and not something every composer can do. Even an experienced guy like Michael Giacchino had 2 stabs at this franchise, and yet failed not only to give a memorable score, but also failed in using these classic themes in such a fun way.JohnWilliams Started out or rather got more into the realm of composing being doing Tv SHowsMeistermind - what’s wrong with being a TV composer ?<br><br>You sound like those idiots on Film music forum that think they know so much .The keyboard comment is exactly the nonsense said.<br><br>Fallout is one of the best action films ever in my opinion with a brilliant soundtrack.<br><br>Balfe is what in the 80s you might have called a TV composer. He has skills to get the job done but no imagination on anything. There'll be a few live bongos in the next film, a lot of supposedly live brass that sounds exactly like my keyboard, and no imagination. <br><br>That's the seemingly Chris Nolan way they want to go here. But if McQuarrie and Cruise are sticking to their mandate on making every film different, well how about (they are not going to go full Lathimos whatever), trying the Jeremy Dyson way, and go for Frank Ilfman. How about being more creative, Mansell has burned his bridges but still does excellent music but how about Richter, he can do anything, or even a Murray Gold. If you hire a pointless HZ flunkie, we'll get someone good, This used to be fine, but now with these dingdongs it is increasingly difficult<br>Balfe did produce both !!!!!!!!!!so ofcause they would sound related <br>Fallout was an excellent film and great soundtrack
In my opinion this soundtrack is very different than the others.<br>Six films and five composers, with a different styles and this soundtrack is very different.<br>For me it's a great soundtrack but the sound is too similar at the dark Knight and Dunkirk.Have to agree about Balfe and Fallout being the best mission score.would be interesting to see what he would do with bond or even Star Wars.<br>There seems to be comments on twitter that Balfe will be doing the score live at the The Royal Albert Hall.anyone know ?If you want modern, have Ludwig Göransson score the movie. Him or Don Davis. If you want to stick with RCP, I would love to see Benjamin Wallfisch take a stab at it based on his work on King of Thieves.Hello team, i would just like to add to the thank-you's, throughout the years you've been roxxin the world.<br> anyways i particularly enjoyed "time" but not for the movie instead it was used as an AMV on youtube for the japanese anime Zetsuen No Tempest. the story is epic suffice to say that it + time blew my heart away then and there. <br>So thank you very much :D...but modern
Lalo Schifrin certainly didn't need Lorne Balfe to make him sound cool.Now that would be an interesting to hear what he could do with Star WarsModern and cool? Seriously Balfe is the reason why the theme works? Let’s have balfe re write Star Wars to make it modern and cool.I think Balfe has to come back because Fallout was the first since Mission 2 the music worked.He made Lalo’s theme sound modern and cool.It's out there.
Reef 2: High TideSerenity going to be released next week<br><br>https:/ / www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KZGKX4K/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl ?ie=UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativ eASIN=B07KZGKX4K&linkId=b932ee0afd97cf3be04f644cad294734I watched again and the "thickness" in some of the low end was in fact multiple kettle drums being rapidly pounded which in fact accounts for the excess reverberation and explains why it sounded muddy to me.  I will have to get the "World of Hans Zimmer" recording that others are talking about and see if I like that one better.Personally, I do not want Balfe or Kraemer to return. I found Kraemer's score to be too restrained, and while Balfe's score is exciting, when I watched the film, I thought the music worn out quickly by the middle of the film. Too much of the same orchestrations. <br><br>I hope they go with someone new.Please add some Interstellar, Man of Steel or Batman Begins to the 2019 tour..
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Steve JablonskyPieter A. SchlosserClay DuncanPenka Kouneva
ComposerAdditional MusicAmbient Music DesignOrchestrator
Gears Of War 2 (VG)
Label: Sumthing Else Music Works
Length: 61'22
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Return Of The Omen (1:57)
  2. Hope Runs Deep (5:29)
  3. Green As Grass (2:36)
  4. Expectations (1:57)
  5. Finally, A Lead (3:13)
  6. Armored Prayer (3:55)
  7. Hold Them Off (1:44)
  8. Derrick Chase (1:15)
  9. Building Thunder (2:05)
  10. Hell Breaks Loose (1:38)
  11. Bedlam (2:14)
  12. Breakneck (1:38)
  13. Landown (3:24)
  14. Racing To Extinction (1:33)
  15. If They Can Ride Em (1:43)
  16. Hollow (1:48)
  17. Unexpected Changes (1:55)
  18. March Of The Horde (2:05)
  19. Highway (1:12)
  20. Denizens Of The Deep (2:30)
  21. With Sympathy (2:52)
  22. Insurmountable Odds (3:16)
  23. Bump In The Night (2:06)
  24. Frenzy (1:49)
  25. Outpost (2:16)
  26. Finale (3:32)
  27. Autumn Of Mankind (0:33)
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dark prince reply Replies: 2 || 2014-02-01 02:53:21
Amazing score by Steve Jablonsky, really good action soundtrack without the need to be noisy, themes like "Hope Runs Deep", puts goosebumps, one of the best score by Jablonsky undoubtedly


Bayhem2018-08-30 14:05:44
I have to agree.

I just listened to the whole thing for the first time and it really is a solid, solid score. Some of that music could easily have been incorporated in the Transformers films. Shame, because not a lot of people know about it now.


Anonymous2018-08-30 19:49:06
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MacArthur reply Replies: 11 || 2014-01-06 01:38:23
I just bought this and I love it.


MrZimmerFan2014-01-06 13:31:17
You should listen Gears 3, with Gears 2, both are awesome!


MacArthur2014-01-06 16:02:35
Is the Theme still the same, Love it.


Macejko2014-01-06 16:19:54
I think it's rather dull. Jablonsky can do better.


MrZimmerFan2014-01-06 19:46:21
Macejko, go to listen Ramin Djawadi, Gears of War 2 is one the Jablonsky's Best


Macejko2014-01-06 22:14:02
I cannot understand how someone can name this one of Jablonsky's best, when there are Transformers, Ender's Game of Your Highness out there.


MacArthur2014-01-06 22:19:23
Ramin's stuff is rather dull the only good stuff that he's done is Clash of the Titans & Iron Man (Safe House is Tolerable).

Zimmer's stuff is much better and so is Jablonsky's


Macejko2014-01-06 22:23:36
Classic Schmosby :)


Edmund Meinerts2014-01-07 01:28:34
This score has some great cues (Hope Runs Deep, Armored Prayer) and some awful ones (March of the Horde) but I do like it all in all, certainly more so than Ender's Game. Gears 3 is more consistent but less memorable, also worth a listen though (and yes, same theme).


Edmund Meinerts2014-01-07 02:28:35
Oh, and AVOID Gears of War: Judgment, whatever you do. Pure shit.


MacArthur2014-01-07 02:46:58
Mabye i'll like it it's all preference


MacArthur2014-01-07 02:47:19
Maybe*

moe reply Replies: 0 || 2011-05-16 10:01:23
Hey wow! Cool "Jablonksy - making of GoW2" video on the media-site. Thank you!

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-13 00:00:00
Hybird, is the complete score real? I'd love to listen to it (even some samples) but cannot find it anywhere....

Sacko reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-21 00:00:00
Hope Runs Deep is epic!

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-28 00:00:00
Ok I was listening to this score this morning and noticed something very interesting. If you listen to track 21 "With Sympathy" on the OST or to track 13 "Dom and Maria" on CD2 of the Complete Score both of those arrangements sound exactly like the song "Defeat (Theme 1)" from The Contender Promo Score. Basically, they're the same track with slightly different orchestrations again an homage to Jablonsky's work on that project.

al bundy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-12 00:00:00
Complete Score (115:53 min.)

CD1 - 59:28
01. Menu Theme (1:49)
02. Welcome To Delta (4:59)
03. Hospital Storm (3:00)
04. Hospital Battle (4:02)
05. Dom (0:34)
06. Rolling Thunder (3:07)
07. Defend Dizzy (0:09)
08. The Big Push (2:13)
09. Tai (0:48)
10. Snow Town (2:03)
11. Tunnel (2:00)
12. Tickers (3:04)
13. Brumak Incoming (2:13)
14. Graveyard (0:22)
15. Skorge (2:00)
16. Denizens (3:36)
17. Hollow Locust Assault (2:59)
18. Locust Temple (3:23)
19. Sunken City (1:57)
20. Helping the Stranded (2:51)
21. The Cole Train Arrives (0:31)
22. Captivity (2:26)
23. Locust Beat (2:19)
24. Intestinal Fortitude (2:56)
25. Stomach (2:00)
26. Cutting Out (0:27)
27. Drop Off (1:41)

CD2 - 56:26
01. Gathering Storm (4:10)
02. Mysterious Face (0:52)
03. Wretches (2:56)
04. The Sires (1:13)
05. Ascension (0:40)
06. Dark Cave (2:49)
07. More Brumaks (3:51)
08. Big Jump (0:29)
09. Displacement (2:23)
10. Road To Locust City (1:57)
11. Major Boss Fight (5:02)
12. Search For Maria (0:40)
13. Dom And Maria (3:27)
14. The Tower (0:26)
15. Board The Reaver (0:23)
16. Arriving At Jacinto (0:11)
17. Desperate Stand (2:11)
18. Back Underground (0:43)
19. Flamethrower Locust (2:10)
20. Sinkhole Battle (2:08)
21. Boarding The Brumak (0:20)
22. Heroic Assault (6:52)
23. Credits (5:13)
24. Gears Of War 2 Main Theme (4:50)
25. Death Screen (0:30)

DJ Philiscious reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-07 00:00:00
I actually like the first soundtrack better. Its grittier,sparse has a sense of overwhelming odds and struggle about it just like the characters in the game.. This is bit too too glitzy hollywood for me.

albundy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-13 00:00:00
his name is Jablonsky

Wolf reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-28 00:00:00
Is the best from Steve Jablonski

Forteuph reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-25 00:00:00
This music is simply epic. I highly recommend this soundtrack. Hope Runs Deep and Rolling Thunder are just two examples of how well Steve took the original theme and added new elements to the works such as the choir. This was something not found of the GoW 1 soundtrack.

steele reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-17 00:00:00
highly recommended if you like steves previous works

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-17 00:00:00
heard the score and it is very good, uses maybe two or three ideas from the first ost (also good) and mixes it with his own style.

Contains a mixture of transformers, command and conquer 3, island, steamboy (only in expanded bootlegg ripped version) and other scores of his previous works. ########

Falconet From Italy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-18 00:00:00
nice score!!!!!!

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-18 00:00:00
Its a fan site for the remote control team, not just hans zimmer alone.

Binary Charm reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-17 00:00:00
I'm new to this website, but isn't it supposed to be about Hans Zimmer's music?

Why is this soundtrack, not by him, being discussed?

Can someone please explan for me?

thanks

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-11 00:00:00
Had a chance to hear the music, really great...a step differently taken when Steve decides to make great music for massive battles.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-03 00:00:00
I have already 3 songs and this promise to be a really good and epic soundtrack.

Lot's of use of choir which makes it really emotional comparing to Kevin Riepls score for Gears 1. Comparable to D-War. His best overal work so far for me...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-23 00:00:00
The score will be released November 25th and not 11th November. A little bad news.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-19 00:00:00
The cd will contain over 60 minutes of score. Excellent.

yadin reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-16 00:00:00
I can't wait for this soundtrack!!!!!!!!

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-14 00:00:00
The line between games and films has pretty much faded. Games are more cinematic than ever and demand cinematic qualities like big budget scores. Now that the software allows for full scores composers aren't limited anymore.

I agree that composers like Giacchino, Lennertz and Tilton are examples of small composers getting their start in gaming but TV is also a good starting ground for up and coming composers.

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-14 00:00:00
Oohhh, I wonder how this will play out for Steve.

Alec reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-14 00:00:00
Wow this is great! I did not know Jablonksy was scoring this. It's great that he's working on more projects now. This soundtrack should hold me over until he comes back with Transformers 2 :D

darth_siles reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-13 00:00:00
I really like Jablonsky's job but i hate this! And it's not because it's not good music it's just because some years ago, videogames soundtracks were a good starting point for "rookie and amateur" composers (like me). Now, the pros make this kind of soundtracks...?? and what can amateur musicians do now?? :(

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-13 00:00:00
I can't wait for this soundtrack. I love [most of] Steve Jablonsky's work. His scores for D-War and Transformers are among the top in my library. The first Gears of War video game score was less than forgettable. Hopefully Jablonsky can work his magic and really make this game unforgettable. Can't wait!

Falconet From Italy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-10 00:00:00
i hope that Steve keep the same style of his last score as such D-War and Transformers!
I Cannot Wait!!

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