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Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessionsI like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!
Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lol
This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me knowThe clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me too
Excited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.
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Crysis 2 (VG) (Limited)
Label: La-La Land Records
Length: 97'15
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CD1
  1. Crysis 2 - Intro (3:09)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  2. Insertion (3:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  3. Battery Park (3:23)
    Borislav Slavov
  4. New York - Aftermath (2:44)
    Borislav Slavov
  5. No Escape (2:30)
    Tilman Sillescu
  6. Close Encounter (2:00)
    Tilman Sillescu
  7. SOS New York (2:05)
    Borislav Slavov
  8. Chase (2:26)
    Borislav Slavov
  9. Under Assault (2:00)
    Tilman Sillescu
  10. Crynet - Shoot Him Down! (2:07)
    Borislav Slavov
  11. Sneak And Shoot (3:34)
    Borislav Slavov
  12. Gate Keepers (2:19)
    Borislav Slavov
  13. Rampage (1:54)
    Tilman Sillescu
  14. Nanosuit 2 - Crynet Systems (1:17)
    Borislav Slavov
  15. Rising Spear (1:12)
    Borislav Slavov
  16. Dead Man Walking (2:05)
    Tilman Sillescu
  17. Contamination (2:24)
    Borislav Slavov
  18. Sinister Breed (2:02)
    Tilman Sillescu
  19. Dystopian Nightmares (2:06)
    Tilman Sillescu
  20. Catastrophic Beauty (2:02)
    Tilman Sillescu
  21. Semper Fi (1:58)
    Tilman Sillescu
CD2
  1. Flooded Streets - Aquarium (1:25)
    Borislav Slavov
  2. In Obsurum (2:19)
    Tilman Sillescu
  3. Devastation (1:39)
    Tilman Sillescu
  4. Shadowzone (2:27)
    Tilman Sillescu
  5. Alien Suite (2:06)
    Borislav Slavov
  6. Unsafe Haven (1:56)
    Tilman Sillescu
  7. Terminal Escape (0:59)
    Borislav Slavov
  8. Under The Clock (1:51)
    Tilman Sillescu
  9. Morituri (2:19)
    Tilman Sillescu
  10. Intersection (1:33)
    Tilman Sillescu
  11. Times Square - Evacuation (1:59)
    Borislav Slavov
  12. Burning Night (1:32)
    Borislav Slavov
  13. Resolution (Reprise) (2:06)
    Borislav Slavov
  14. Eye Of The Storm (2:27)
    Borislav Slavov
  15. New York (2:37)
    Borislav Slavov
  16. Our Only Hope (4:35)
    Borislav Slavov
  17. Out Of The Ashes (1:59)
    Tilman Sillescu
  18. Alien Logo (0:44)
    Tilman Sillescu
  19. The End Of The Beginning (2:01)
    Borislav Slavov
  20. Walk In The Park (2:01)
    Tilman Sillescu
  21. Epilogue (3:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  22. One Way In (1:21)
    Borislav Slavov
  23. Nano-Catalyst (0:49)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  24. Invaders (1:27)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  25. Under Siege (0:50)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
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Evenstar reply Replies: 24 || 2011-04-19 00:00:00
Official announce from MV on FSM:

CRYSIS 2 -- 2 disc set
Main Themes by Hans Zimmer
Music by Borislav Slavov, Tilman Sillescu, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe
LLLCD 1171
Retail Price: $15.98

Produced by Steve Schnur, Raphaella Lima, and MV Gerhard
Mastered by James Nelson, Digital Outland
Art Direction by David C. Fein

Presenting the original score soundtrack to the new EA videogame CRYSIS 2, the sequel to one of the greatest shooter games ever. Renowned Academy-Award Winning composer Hans Zimmer (RANGO, INCEPTION, GLADIATOR, SHERLOCK HOLMES) crafts themes to create a propulsive musical experience, enhancing spectacular gameplay that features futuristic war, gorgeous destruction and the chance to kick alien butt on the grandest stage of all, New York City! It's a powerful, cinematically lush collection of music by composers Borislov Slavov, Tilman Sillescu, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe. A dynamic stand-alone listen - and a must for gamers, soundtrack enthusiasts and music fans alike.

Artwork, track listing and sound clips will go up next week on our website.


tomPoland2011-04-22 17:11:10
Zimmer wrote ONE theme that is present during menu-time and cut-scenes.


Prott2011-04-22 17:58:53
It`s one track, but I think it contains two themes. :)

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 22 || 2011-04-24 17:31:34
Two more days until the La-La Land release of Crysis 2!!!!

Evenstar reply Replies: 22 || 2011-04-26 10:08:37
official announce

Presenting the original score soundtrack to the new EA videogame CRYSIS 2, the sequel to one of the greatest shooter games ever. Renowned Academy-Award Winning ® composer Hans Zimmer (RANGO, INCEPTION, GLADIATOR, SHERLOCK HOLMES) crafts themes to create a propulsive musical experience, enhancing spectacular gameplay that features futuristic war, gorgeous destruction and the chance to kick alien butt on the grandest stage of all, New York City! It’s a powerful, cinematically lush collection of music by composers Borislov Slavov, Tilman Sillescu, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe. A dynamic stand-alone listen – and a must for gamers, soundtrack enthusiasts and music fans alike. Album produced by Steve Schnur, Raphaella Lima and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson. CD Booklet features a short Q&A with Hans Zimmer and comments from Borislov Slavov and Tilman Sillescu.



TRACK LISTING:

Disc One:

1. Crysis 2 - Intro* (3:09)
2. Insertion* (3:38)
3. Battery Park** (3:23)
4. New York - Aftermath** (2:44)
5. No Escape*** (2:30)
6. Close Encounter*** (2:00)
7. SOS New York** (2:05)
8. Chase** (2:26)
9. Under Assault*** (2:00)
10. Crynet - Shoot Him Down!** (2:07)
11. Sneak and Shoot** (3:34)
12. Gate Keepers** (2:19)
13. Rampage*** (1:54)
14. Nanosuit 2 - Crynet Systems** (1:17)
15. Rising Spear** (1:12)
16. Dead Man Walking*** (2:05)
17. Contamination** (2:24)
18. Sinister Breed*** (2:02)
19. Dystopian Nightmares*** (2:06)
20. Catastrophic Beauty*** (2:02)
21. Semper Fi*** (1:58)

RUNNING TIME: 49:26

Disc TWO:

1. Flooded Streets - Aquarium** (1:25)
2. In Obscurum*** (2:19)
3. Devastation*** (1:39)
4. Shadowzone*** (2:27)
5. Alien Suite** (2:06)
6. Unsafe Haven*** (1:56)
7. Terminal Escape** (:59)
8. Under the Clock*** (1:51)
9. Morituri*** (2:19)
10. Intersection*** (1:33)
11. Times Square - Evacuation** (1:59)
12. Burning Night** (1:32)
13. Resolution (reprise)** (2:06)
14. Eye of the Storm** (2:27)
15. New York** (2:37)
16. Our Only Hope** (4:35)
17. Out of the Ashes*** (1:59)
18. Alien Logo*** (:44)
19. The End of the Beginnng** (2:01)
20. Walk in the Park*** (2:01)
21. Epilogue* (3:18)
22. One Way In** (1:21)
23. Nano-Catalyst* (:49)
24. Invaders* (1:27)
25. Under Siege* (:50)

RUNNING TIME: 49:15

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 98:41

Composed by: *-Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe ** - Borislav Slavov *** - Tilman Sillescu

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 22 || 2011-05-04 04:54:19
4 out of 5. Although I truly love Zimmer & Balfe's Modern Warfare 2, I thought the Crysis 2 official soundtrack is one of the greatest video game soundtrack ever made. 46 tracks on 2 discs!

Bondo reply Replies: 29 || 2011-04-25 05:22:11
New interview detailing Zimmer's involvement:

http://www.squareenixmusic.com/features/interviews/crysis2.s html


tomPoland2011-04-25 09:30:48
Like I said - 3 tracks out of 46. Zimmer score indeed.


Adrian2011-04-25 10:28:38
@ TomPoland

Isn't the front cover very correct about this?


Bondo2011-04-26 20:51:46
Unless my math is off, I count five (5)...


tomPoland2011-05-07 09:23:18
OK, I counted track unlocked during the game. My bad.


Nick2011-10-06 19:24:02
well your all wrong there are 6 tracks total that hans and his team contributed maybe you should pay closer attention before saying something like that in future just a thought.


Prott2011-10-06 19:40:14
Nick: There are around 18 Hans/Lorne/RCP tracks in the final game (nearly every loading screen has a unique track) + Prophet's Journey (trailer) + Insertion (main menu) + another track for the story trailer. .-)


Nick2011-10-08 20:28:18
Prott: Yeah i know that I'm talking about what we got with the cd's because that's what were talking about i know exactly how much in reality he and his team contributed and i know what your saying but thanks i already know as stated.

I'm just a little dissapointed they didn't bother to include a 3rd disc with the rest of the music they did, i mean 6 tracks really..really c'mon La La Land you do great stuff and I'm impressed with the music created by Borislav Slovov and Tilman but c'mon you could of given us the whole package instead of most but oh well.

Robert reply Replies: 22 || 2011-12-21 22:56:50
If you like the Soundtrack go and Vote for Crysis 2 Music at GameSpot Reader's choice Award 2011:

gamespot(dot)com/best-of-2011-special/awards/index.html?page =10

write Crysis 2 in the search window at the bottom of the page.

lord reply Replies: 22 || 2011-12-22 01:33:04
the insertion and epilougy and the game menu music which was composed by hans is extraordinary and also all of the tracks were abselutly fantastic.

Bondo reply Replies: 22 || 2012-06-21 11:31:03
Any word on whether or not Zimmer or Balfe or anyone else will be working on the new CRYSIS 3 game score?

SB reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
available for pre-order on itunes for only $3.99!! and there's a tracklist and breakdown of who composed what!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
Indeed SB, thanks for the tip!

I'm not gonna post the tracklist here, because Hybrid hates that :P

But for those who want to know, three tracks are credited to Zimmer and the rest (12 tracks) to Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu respectivly. The ones who want to see it for themselves should change their iTunes store to the American one. Of course, you can't buy it there, but you can at least check it.

al bundy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
Tracklist and Composers.
amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004PMHQCY/ref=nosim/filmmusikinf o-21
looks like Hans Zimmer didn't compose that much.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
@ al bundy,

Zimmer could have written the themes and helped those other dudes out, that means he's like everywhere. Like Hybrid said earlier, 'it's complicated'. Plus,he is credited to three songs on this compilation, perhaps he wrote more for the game, but the rest isn't included on this disc/ release.

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-05 00:00:00
I'm playing the multiplayer demo insanely often - can't wait for soundtrack and actual game!

izellajos reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-05 00:00:00
agree with SPF Studios

SPF Studios reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
In actuality, the video game score is composed by both Zimmer & Balfe. I hope their music are as epic as Modern Warfare 2.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
But his name is on the cover.
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There's no cover yet, idiot, besides Hans doesn't only compose just the theme....
He compose other music than the theme.
Now..... Shut Up.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-22 00:00:00
Zimmer should refuse this kind of offers. People now belive that Zimmer is composer of the entire thing and Slavov, Askew and Silescu are somewhere in the background. Same as MW2 - Zimmer just direct army of composers but his name is on the cover.

Shame, Mr Zimmer.

Trav reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-22 00:00:00
It seems clear that Slavov and Silescu did every track other than Insertion, Epilogue and the unknown one that plays during the newest trailer called "Dead Men Walking"

Those three tracks all sound very similar and sound very much like Balfes work. I would guess the Game Developers wanted to get Zimmers name attached, so they listed a few tracks as "The Main Theme" so they could do so

Now with all that said, that song from the new trailer.....what is it called? It is so good!!!! I will buy it right now if it's available somewhere

tomPoland reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Like TRON Legacy - they lent them studio or samples from Balfe's computer and now they saying that Zimmer worked on this one. Impossible, Zimmer or Balfe couldn't do something like Insertion, it's too good.

I wish Zimmer stop putting his hands into everything. Good music defends itself and don't need that RCP PR!

Marcus reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
I found this news on squareenixmusic.com: "Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu Take Lead Roles on Crysis 2", here:

http://www.squareenixmusic.com/musicnews2.php?subaction=show full&id=1298071702&archive=&start_from=&ucat=7&

It confirms Slavov and Sillescu as main Crysis2 composers, but at the end it gives a small hint on Zimmer as composer for "the main themes". So Zimmer definitely seems to be involved in the soundtrack.

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Prott is right. Zimmer reinvented himself a LOT, but his style is always the same. Just the arrangement and instrumentation varies.
The gamerip of Crysis 2 does not show any RCP symbols except maybe 1-2 tracks. But most action scores share some similarity with RCP nowadays.
I'm very curious too about this release.

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Tim: Yes, Zimmer reinvented himself numerous times, but you can still recognize his style.

I`m curious how this release turns out! :)

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
I haven't even heard any bit of this score and I don't want to before the games or the soundtracks official release! Speculations and rumors are a funny thing but I prefer to know what's going on. I mean look at Zimmers work - he has reinvented himself various times. Did anyone of yours expect such surprises like Sherlock Holmes or Inception? Sure, the only thing I have to do is writing a Jablonsky-like piece of very rythmic music heavily focused on bases, cellos and french horns mixed up with cool electronic elements for getting comments like "that sounds very RCP to me"...why can't you just wait? :P

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
I think only the first track show some similarities with Zimmer. (the Inception like sound design, and few samples) The rest of the score doesn't sound anything RCP to me. So maybe after the beta got leaked, Crytek got the score rejected, or i don't know, but weird case indeed! :)

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
In a couple of weeks we will be sure anyway :)

fara reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
hahahaha that was good hybrid :P

but yes, i trust you the most here and i know that you had contact with lorne for this question, but still it's just weird that there are now two parties who fights and say that they are the composers.

The first and last track is Zimmer, i can really hear that, the rest remembers me of Lorne. I don't know about Boris etc, but still the action cues doesn't sound a lot like RCP.

The question is just, WHAT have done RCP here? Just those two tracks? The production maybe? Worked like supervisors? Like with Daft Punk and Tron?

It would be really great to have from both parties now a clarification. It's really weird, like a kindergarden :P No it's my score. Noooooooooo i have composed it. Oh Nooooo it was meeeheheheeeeeee!!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Well I can tell you HZ's team worked on it...

It's not a credit I read, I ASKED Lorne Balfe !


Unless he's gone crazy & ready for mental hospital, he does know what's he's worked on so far ! :D

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
well, maybe boris & campbell's score has been rejected after the video was finished. that's my theory. I'm as confused as you :S

fara reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
so what's going on here now. who is the composer? why do boris and campbell say that they are the composers and on the other side the same from zimmer and lorne?

probably just a marketing-thing with zimmers name on the score to sell more and to reach more people :/

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