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@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.
Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)
@Edmund<br>Iím in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally donít pay attention to the music unless itís really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestriís Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately itís surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like thatís something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because heís had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmerís material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>
It's a half-truth to everyone who makes up the RCP team, unfortunately. <br><br>But I honestly doubt that ANYONE wants to work with XL.<br><br>Snyder worked with him 3 times. 300, BvS and Man of Steel. Sometimes I even get the impression that he's always liked Tom's approach more than Zimmer's approach. See all the percussion and synths of all those scores that are far more present in the Xl field than Zimmer's.Got this today..well not my music type so pass it...Andrew's second solo feature...<br><br><br>Now still waiting for that Sky Hunter release... :(@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? ThanksIt is somewhat bizarre that you all are thinking directors actually want to work with Junkie. Surely, the only reason anyone hires him is that they want Zimmer who is not available. Yes, some may have heard Mad Max but it would be silly to think anyone actively wants a Junk score.

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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 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: 0 || 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

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

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

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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?


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!
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Gears Of War 2 (VG) soundtrack - Steve Jablonsky 2008