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'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..... lolThis 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 tooExcited!!!
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.Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeSatnam RamgotraDavid Fleming
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Son Of God
Label: Universal Republic
Length: 68'51 (Score: 50'26)
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  1. In The Beginning (3:47)
  2. Through His Eyes (4:51) *
  3. Faith (13:05) *
  4. Roma's Lament (5:41) *
  5. Fisher Of Men (3:06)
  6. The Upper Room (2:57) *
  7. Promised King (4:32)
  8. Truth (2:44) *
  9. Peace Be With You (2:48) *
  10. I Am (3:44)
  11. Rise Up In Faith (2:48) *
  12. Mary, Did You Know? - Cee Lo Green (2:44)
  13. Soul Of A Man - Steven Stern & George Krikes (4:06)
  14. Life In Color - OneRepublic (4:23)
  15. Oceans - Hillsong UNITED (7:11)
*Contains dialogs from the film
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Alessandro reply Replies: 2 || 2019-01-22 11:58:05
Hello everyone. I have recently watched "Son of God" and was blown away by the music in the scene where Jesus was lashed by the Romans. It's a slower and dramatic version of the main-theme. I was looking to find it on this soundtrack and also in "The Bible", but can't find it somehow?! Is it really not on the soundtrack, or am I just unable to find it? ^^

Please everyone, can you help me to find this cue or isn't it on the soundtracks? Thank you so much in advance and hope for your help.


Alessandro2019-01-23 18:01:31
PLEASE anyone HELP me :(


SPECTER2019-01-24 03:55:49
Check out the soundtrack for The Bible. It may be one of the tracks in that score. If it is not, then you will have to wait for a more complete OST to be released hopefully.

el angel gabriel reply Replies: 3 || 2016-06-19 17:21:20
paz de DIOS me gusta la interpretación que hace musicalmente del amor de DIOS para con los hombres por eso le envió este mensaje como petición para poder glorificar a DIOS con un instrumento musical


Mike2016-06-19 19:49:24
Escribe en inglés solamente en este sitio web, por favor. ;)


thedicksqueezer2016-06-20 03:31:15
la chocha en la boca. yo pongo mi pene en tu boca y te gusta mi pene mucho. mi pene es muy grande. soy el follador.


Scorefan2018-08-21 00:42:37
@thedicksqueezer eres malévolo jajajaja

Mike reply Replies: 5 || 2014-11-01 01:27:19
Was new music composed for this movie, or is this just the score from The Bible verbatim?


Mike2014-11-01 01:28:27
I guess I should say, was ANY new music composed? Obviously several of the tracks were carried over, but that doesn't mean there couldn't have been a few new cues or something.


NM2014-11-01 10:58:28
I didn't hear anything new. Then again I don't think it matters either way, 'The Bible' score wasn't anything that new to begin with. I was and am still genuinely disappointed with what Balfe (& friends) were asked to produce for this, given his talent. It's not bad music or anything, but it's a really safe score given the subject matter.


JamesT2014-11-01 15:13:35
Characterize "safe" in this instance.


JamesT2014-11-01 15:13:38
Characterize "safe" in this instance.


NM2014-11-01 18:49:12
Unadventurous, staid, playing to the 'modern' sound et al.

It's not terrible, it's got some nice textures, but it just doesn't do much for me. I know it's not a fair comparison, but listen to the dynamism, daring and lyricism of 'The Prince of Egypt' and then compare it to this. It's not that I expected another musical or animation score, far from! But this just, I dunno, just doesn't capture my imagination at all.

Listen to "In The Beginning" on this very site, it's the same kind of basic-melody-over-string-ostinato-build-up you hear nearly everywhere nowadays. It's like a weak version of Chevalier de Sangreal.

That doesn't mean it's bad music, as a standalone piece it's pleasant enough, it's got a nice solo performance, it just doesn't evoke god, or the bible, or faith or struggle. The feeling it evokes to me is closer to American triumphalism if anything, indeed I can imagine it set to the beginning of a Call of Duty game.



prash jackson reply Replies: 4 || 2014-05-05 22:42:17
best Music.. And i Love it.. when i watch the flim i cried. its also cause by this score. Best music for the best movie of Jesus history.


trent easton navarro2014-05-05 22:43:57
Guess you never heard Debney's The Passion of the Christ ;)


Mike2014-05-05 22:45:22
The Passion of the Christ score was BRILLIANT. Beats this one by a long shot.


Edmund Meinerts2014-05-06 00:35:59
For goodness sake, forget Zimmer OR Debney. What about Miklos Rozsa or Alfred Newman? To say that this is the best biblical or Jesus-related score is practically criminal...


Anonymous2014-05-06 04:47:23
For goodness sakes, silence the panel. I think this is an extremely individualized experience, across all those superb films and scores. Let it resonate with whom and however, please.

Val Shauger reply Replies: 2 || 2014-04-14 22:25:36
Son Of God was amazing!! The Bible series also touched my entire family! We were close to God before but now thanks to the lovley Roma Downey and Mark Burnette we are more closer to our Lord than ever. Thank you Roma and Mark for your beautiful work!!


thejok3rrules2014-04-14 22:40:03
You should leave this place before Hybrid (Or someone else (That includes me and everyone else) kicks you out of here. You loved the music, fine, but don't come here and yell how great God is.


Bioscope2014-04-15 05:27:06
This was based on a true story...:)

RealFfingMusic reply Replies: 0 || 2014-03-27 15:53:45
How many tracks are totally new?

Are there any that were just renamed or shortened from The Bible?

Anonymous reply Replies: 11 || 2014-03-25 23:45:18
Lorne Balfe is doing the Hercules score?


trent easton navarro2014-03-26 09:48:15
God, I hope not! Here's hoping a composer with some actual talent ends up scoring this one. Would love to see Ratner reunite with Powell on this one (that or Elfman)


Edmund Meinerts2014-03-26 11:50:56
That would be pretty uninspiring news if it's true.


Edmund Meinerts2014-03-26 11:58:26
Goddammit. It says Balfe's name indeed on Wikipedia. That doesn't mean anything yet, but still...what a thoroughly blah choice of composer.


Edmund Meinerts2014-03-26 19:11:29
Turns out it's not Balfe at all, but rather Fernando Velazquez! That's one of the most interesting composer choices I've seen in a long time. Can't wait to hear what it sounds like, his score for The Impossible a couple years ago was amazing.


trent easton navarro2014-03-26 19:42:37
There's a filmscore God after all!


Spence2014-03-26 19:46:59
Film Music Reporter just reported Fernando Velazquez will be scoring the film.


Anonymous2014-03-26 19:58:11
Huh, the Wikipedia editor must have been a little too hopeful ;)


Edmund Meinerts2014-03-26 20:14:33
Yes, thank you, Spence.


Hybrid Soldier2014-03-26 20:31:56
It's actually crazy some kid toying on wikipedia generated such a conversation here... lol


trent easton navarro2014-03-26 20:48:26
proves once again, never trust wikipedia. just like the time they listed Elliot Goldenthal as the composer for Thor 2


Lambegue2014-03-26 20:55:11
Never trust wikipedia, especially about film music. That's one of the most ill-documented subjects on it...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-03-25 21:09:03
Does anyone know anything about a score release for Heaven Is For Real, by NG-S? Hybrid??

Luffy reply Replies: 1 || 2014-03-18 14:50:27
Hi Hybrid

Could you please tell me, are there any new tracks in the album, beside fisher of men. Are the tracks the exact same as the bible ost or are there any tracks with alternate versions etc.


RealFfingMusic2014-03-24 11:45:05
Same Q. :|

JamesT reply Replies: 1 || 2014-02-26 04:57:09
Looking forward to seeing the movie. Don't get me wrong, I have strong convictions about my Faith and The Bible. LOVED the mini-series, certain I will love the film. BUT WHY the dialog over such wonderfully moving and spiritually-infused music?!? Rather aggravating, thought I don't like mentioning one in the same compliant about the other :) The track names themselves give the appropriate context for the music. Although, I would have bought the soundtrack alone for tracks 13 (original version used in the last half of the trailer), 8, and MOST CERTAINLY 5. Hoping for a complete release someday!


Bioscope2014-02-26 17:17:58
Amen to that!

Gilvane Cezar reply Replies: 8 || 2014-02-16 18:03:21
Will some track action, this time? There are many good works to be thrown away.


Gilvane Cezar2014-02-16 18:05:46
*Will have


Hybrid Soldier2014-02-16 18:42:06
No it's mainly stuff from the Bible OST...


Zimson2014-02-17 00:18:15
Did they really have to make a movie out of a crappy TV show?


Zimson2014-02-17 00:18:55
Omg Cee lo Green???


MacArthur2014-02-17 00:49:44
For the last time what is the download Arrow for? Especially if it doesn't work.


thejok3rrules2014-02-17 02:04:08
For the last time? Really MacArthur? Relax mate.


Hybrid Soldier2014-02-17 08:57:43
Yeah what the hell Mac, who cares ? It's not supposed to work !


MacArthur2014-02-17 15:55:04
Ok thanks. Sorry didn't mean to get all up tight. :)

Ds reply Replies: 4 || 2014-02-16 13:46:35
I really don't understand why some people think it's a good idea to add dialogs from the movie on the original soundtrack. The good thing is that we already own clean versions of almost all these tracks, so it's no big deal :-)


Hybrid Soldier2014-02-16 13:56:03
Yeah actually the only good addition is the great track "Fisher Of Men", which is "clean"...

All those cues are from The Bible series anyway...


Bioscope2014-02-16 15:27:04
And Universal does it again.... Will they never ever learn?


RealFfingMusic2014-02-16 17:40:59
I hope there'll be a clean complete score.


RealFfingMusic2014-02-16 17:42:16
And what is that download arrow on the player for?
Could anybody download?

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