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So with Metal Gear movie moving forward, what are the chances Henry will be the composer since he worked with Jordan Roberts in skull island?Hey don't worry, there will be a bootleg release with 4 hours of score... in 10 years ! lolMovie credits:<br><br>Original score by Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe<br><br>Music Supervisor: Allison Wood<br>Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky<br>Music Production Coordinator: Queenie Li<br>Score Produced by Lorne Balfe<br>Additional Music by Boris Salchow, Peter Adams, Max Aruj & Steffen Thum<br>Electric Cello: Peter Gregson<br>Electric Violin: Eos Counsell<br>Guitar: Michael Bitton<br>Technical Music Assistants: Michael Bitton, Alfie Godfry & Mike Ladouceur<br>Technical Score Engineer: Chuck Choi<br>Digital Instrument Design: Mark Wherry<br>Digital Instrument Preparation: Taurees Habib & Raul Vega<br>Studio Manager for Remote Control Productions: Shalini Singh<br>Assistant to Hans Zimmer: Cynthia ParkI'm a "CD only" guy. Digital has no attracting power to me, neither has vinyl. I know that music is what matters, still, for  a complete enjoyment I need my CD.I much prefer the cd ... although I also use the digital
Very excited about this one. Although for me personally I think every score should just get a complete release every time especially with digital music being where it is. CDs and vinyls are amazing, but personally I'd go for all digital and get a complete release every time. Anyone agree or disagree thoughts?If the score is as good as "Themyscira" then it will be my favorite HZ score in over a decade.Come back To GENEVA, we will  be waiting For you like 2 years ago..WHAT a beautiful concert.Please come back...Disney I believe was only offloading three or four of their upcoming releases, only to Disney+ if I’m not mistaken. They are still keeping certain films slated for theatrical only as of now, but more than likely they might end up doing the same to keep up with Warner Bros. <br><br>I wonder if this might push other studios into selling to streaming, much like how MGM was trying to sell NTTD.At least, isn't Disney :p
The lineup includes Tom and Jerry, Dune, Godzilla Vs. Kong, Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad, In The Heights, Mortal Kombat, and more.So every WB theatrical film slated for 2021 will be going to HBO Max simultaneously with theatrical.<br><br>Wow.....If the score is as good as the "Themyscira" track, I would be sooo happy.Talking recent, not old releases (the original release of Tenet dosen't have a CD release)Tenet and Interstellar expanded both got physical releases, didn’t they?
The most recent scores by Watertower, dosen't have a physical release, like The Witches or Scoob!<br><br>Most probably is going to be a digital only release.WaterTower music will most definitely release a physical disc. willing to bet there will be a deluxe version as well, a la MoS BvS and Aquaman. could be wrong though. the only reason it says this is a digital download is because that’s the single Themyscira.CD or download only?I would love it if it is really 5 minutes per track. I love tracks that are at least 4 minutes long. <br><br>But more likely, the last main action tracks would crack 10 mins long.85 minutes for normal album is more than enough for me. I'm not really into long tracks or super-extended suites. If it puts on album it's great, but not necessary for me. And I don't mention dluxe or expanded albums by the way, that's another cases.

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Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)Christian VorlanderStephen PeroneBob Badami
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional ArrangementsMusic Supervisor
Mad Max - Fury Road
Label: WaterTower Music
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  1. Survive (1:40)
    Tom Holkenborg
  2. Escape (3:28)
    Tom Holkenborg
  3. Immortan's Citadel (8:58)
    Tom Holkenborg
  4. Blood Bag (3:39)
    Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorländer
  5. Buzzards Arrive (1:26)
    Tom Holkenborg
  6. Spikey Cars (4:08)
    Tom Holkenborg
  7. Storm Is Coming (6:16)
    Tom Holkenborg
  8. We Are Not Things (1:42)
    Tom Holkenborg
  9. Water (6:25)
    Tom Holkenborg
  10. The Rig (6:31)
    Tom Holkenborg
  11. Into The Canyon (2:49)
    Tom Holkenborg
  12. Brothers In Arms (5:52)
    Tom Holkenborg
  13. The Chase (3:16)
    Tom Holkenborg
  14. Moving On (1:56)
    Tom Holkenborg (Eleni Karaindrou)
  15. The Bog (12:32)
    Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorländer
  16. Redemption (1:45)
    Tom Holkenborg
  17. Many Mothers (8:58)
    Tom Holkenborg (Eleni Karaindrou)
  18. The Return To Nowhere (5:17)
    Tom Holkenborg
  19. Claw Trucks (5:43)
    Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorländer
  20. Immortan (11:10)
    Tom Holkenborg
  21. Chapter Doof (6:49)
    Tom Holkenborg
  22. Walhalla Awaits (2:40)
    Tom Holkenborg
  23. My Name Is Max (2:23)
    Tom Holkenborg
  24. Let Them Up (2:36)
    Tom Holkenborg
  25. Mary Jo Bassa (2:26)
    Tom Holkenborg
  26. Coda (4:43)
    Tom Holkenborg
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ThePhantasm reply Replies: 9 || 2020-06-11 00:33:54
Sooooo junkie just got offically announced as the composer for Godzilla vs Kong... Now i like tom but i find myself less excited for the movie and very angry. What Bear did for KOTM was absolutely incredible, the Japanese choir/chants as Godzilla appeared on screen, taiko drums. It was just so well done and orchestrated i doubt toms work will be as good i really wanted to see him create a new theme for Kong. what do you guys think? Am i wrong to feel like that, you guys think he'll be better??

Hybrid Soldier2020-06-11 00:47:13
Will they do a GOOD film this time ?

mpolonest123 2020-06-11 01:58:02
Lol get McCreary back to write for Godzilla and have Holkenborg do the Kong theme!

Seriously though, I am a little disappointed that Bear isn’t returning. His score for KOTM is easily the best of 2019. Then again, being a fan of Holkenborg’s, I am pretty excited to see what he brings to this. Especially if he pays tribute to the classic Steiner score (he mentions being a fan on Studio Time) and the Ifukube Godzilla Music.

Mephariel2020-06-11 02:06:53
Bear McCreary's score was awesome. Best of the year for me. I am disappointed he isn't returning but not surprising. Holkenberg at least has really come into his own as a composer. I am still looking forward to what he has to offer.

Anonymous2020-06-11 03:11:42
I’m excited for it!!!!!!

mills2020-06-11 03:50:51
Imagine if it's Bear McCreary and Henry Jackman scoring this lol

MrZimmerFan2020-06-11 11:21:49
It's really official?

Because aside FMR, neither Tom or others sid something.

mpolonest123 2020-06-13 14:57:25
Godzilla v. Kong moved to May 2021

Randy Watson2020-06-15 16:49:37
@MrZimmerFan, I think Holkenborg mentioned he was scoring this one some time ago. Not sure where though. And FMR has rarely been wrong on their composer announcement.

MrZimmerFan2020-06-20 09:58:29
@Randy: I read the Linkedlin of Antonio Di Iorio, and worked in the movie between January and April.

Also, Tom make it official in his Twitter.

Scorefan reply Replies: 7 || 2018-11-18 03:09:27
Tom is gonna score Mortal Engines
What kind of sound do you expect?

Sideshow Bob2018-11-18 05:23:48
a more orchestral fury road

Agent2018-11-18 15:15:45
For a Peter Jackson production I was expecting Howard Shore.

Thomas Branson2018-11-18 16:06:14
I think that Howard´s style of music doesn´t really fit to the post apocalyptic genre

Mike2018-11-18 18:54:19
Eh, Shore is a smart composer. He could make it work. I guess whether that's what studios think audiences want is another question entirely...

Sideshow Bob2018-11-18 21:34:16
emoji movie. live action Pokémon movie. 5 transformers movies. Let’s be honest studios have no clue what people want

Edmund Meinerts2018-11-20 15:29:05
Given how much money those 5 Transformers movies have brought in, maybe they do have a clue

HunterTech2018-11-20 20:34:32
Not to mention people are actually excited for the Pokémon movie, and as hated as it is, Emoji Movie apparently did okay at the box office.

So I suppose what we should say is that we probably should be concerned about our current generation of movie goers. :P

George reply Replies: 0 || 2018-11-19 15:06:13
Wasn’t sure where to post this but anyone looking for a classic RCP style score check out Robin Hood by Joseph Trapanese - I know he’s not an RCP guy but this sounds very much like 2,000s Zimmer and co.

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Anon reply Replies: 2 || 2018-03-18 20:26:14
Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4

meta2018-03-18 23:39:33
I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!

Mike (OTM)2018-03-19 03:37:10
Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!

...... reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-11 02:44:04
Have any ASCAP cue sheets popped up for this? Or any JXL scores for that matter? I'm interested in which cues weren't released

......2017-10-11 02:44:33
Same with Run All Night/Point Break

Edmund Meinerts2017-10-11 11:48:03
I find it hard to believe that anything from Run All Night or Mad Max wasn't released with the two-hour albums they got.

Rigby2017-10-11 17:00:51
There were a few unreleased from Mad Max if I remember correctly. Only one from Run All Night that was pretty decent.

James reply Replies: 0 || 2017-08-09 05:08:36
I watched the movie today (yes, a crime) and I'm speechless. My eyes are blurred, my ears are buzzing, my legs are shaking, my stomach is upset ... I'm tense. I do not remember ever seeing a movie as harmful to the senses as this (in a good way).

Maybe when those "symptoms" pass I change my mind, but for now, that's it.


And XL, well...
nailed it!

The conductor of the choir of death ... lol

matthew reply Replies: 3 || 2015-05-25 18:58:40
Its always a surprise to see the fact that people / fans / critics / moviegoers / haters actually do not really (REALLY) listen to music. its either somewhat similar or its not and that is the end. the person behind the Hybrid Soldier name said not so long ago that there is zero Hans in this score, nothing...
well, its an interesting thing to say because the score that was released in europe and the version of the movie was maybe a special studio cut but I'm convinced that I heard many-many times the almost ancient Zimmer choir motif...
Hans started to use this signature motif somewhere around crimson tide and since then, everybody in remote control history, I mean everybody used it. also Hans is still today obsessed about it and nobody talks about this. its almost like the famous "danger motif" from Horner. but, yes its true that Hans is in re-invent mode every time, so sometimes its a female choir or sometimes male but fuck, dont bullshit around after 20 years of music.
other then that, yes its Junkie alone but in the end its not only his craft, he borrowed / used directly from HZ in this too.

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-25 19:03:42
Don't mistake sound samples and music style.

Jergens2015-05-25 19:14:44
Well of course he must have - Junkie is a protege of Hans Zimmer....Like all the other composers - Badelt, Jablosnky, Powell, etc. - When they first started their scores sounded similar to Hans' music in terms of orchestration and motifs used...

not to denigrade the man's work, but this doesn't surprise me and I'm fine with that...Junkie will develop his own sound eventually and explore new techniques, just as I'm sure Zimmer tutored him to do....Jesus I remember when both Powell and Jablonsky's scores sounded practicaly the same to Junkie's...And this was a decade ago.

bm18932016-09-26 20:18:11
Bit late to the party but IMO you're absolutely right. If you listen to these pieces back to back with the Crimson Tide score, which is phenomenal, you'll notice how present Zimmer's influence is.

Anonymous reply Replies: 5 || 2016-03-30 22:11:38
I want the film mix of the final chase (Chapter Doof) so bad!! It's freaking awesome. Sadly the extended version cue in the standard edition still missing my favorite piece. :(

marc2016-04-02 16:25:00
The final chase sequence contains (Claw Trucks, Immortan & Chapter Doof), however they missing few parts as the doof warrior (that flame-throwing base guitar) last performance is totally different than the OST one.

Just wait for the isolated score. :D

Anonymous2016-04-02 18:20:53
There's not going to be an isolated score

doof2016-04-02 18:41:53
The isolated score should be part of the Black-And-White version new DVD release, right?

Anonymous2016-04-03 00:03:19
This was never confirmed by WB. George Miller said he'd like to release it, and all of a sudden people are expecting B&W with an isolated score. Sigh...

Gotham_Rogue2016-07-08 16:51:48
For those of you that were interested, WB confirmed a DVD release including the black and white edition of the film, so an isolated score might be a possibility.

D A R T H reply Replies: 1 || 2016-03-25 09:40:56



Immortan's Citadel

Blood Bag

Buzzards Arrive

Spikey Cars

Storm Is Coming

We Are Not Things


The Rig

Into The Canyon

Brothers In Arms

The Chase

Elegy For Rosa (Karaindrou)

Moving On

The Bog

Dies Irae (Verdi)


Refugee's Theme, Symphonic Variation No. 1 (Karaindrou)

Many Mothers

The Return To Nowhere

Claw Trucks


Chapter Doof

Walhalla Awaits

My Name Is Max

Let Them Up

Mary Jo Bassa


Teardrop (Massive Attack) (source music ?)

Little Secrets(Professor Green, Uncreditred, Japanese Release end song ? )

Anonymous2016-03-26 03:17:18
ok and what is this. nothing special.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 6 || 2015-10-07 23:26:42
Little who did what here...

Edmund Meinerts2015-10-07 23:32:03
Good to know, even if there's not much TO know. ;)

Who's Eleni Karaindrou?

Hybrid Soldier2015-10-07 23:36:19
Some old greek composer apparently... She's credited for 2 source cues in the film... Probably used by Junkie.

Elegy For Rosa
Composed by Eleni Karaindrou

Refugee's Theme Symphonic Variation No. 1
Composed by Eleni Karaindrou

billy2015-10-08 14:47:03
Eleni Karaindrou is one of the best Greek composers!! Glad to see that Junkie used her work!! I had noticed it, but I wasn't sure. Some of her best compositions are "The Wedding Waltz", "Canteen Rock", "The Weaping Meadow" and "Eternity Theme".

Marc2015-10-08 15:40:10
Great! It's always interesting to know the full composing credits!

Evenstar2015-10-08 16:15:05
Many Mothers not 100% by Junkie? Damn, I thought it was an original piece... :(

billy2015-10-08 16:34:25
I think the Many Mother's version released on cd (until 5:16) is original. That's what I understood from the third studio time with Junkie XL tutorial.

Doof reply Replies: 0 || 2015-07-29 14:41:25
Does anybody know which scene in the movie does the last one and half minutes of Chapter Doof track comes in? Right after the drop in the tempo. I am unable to make out.

Jo reply Replies: 3 || 2015-05-20 03:16:06
Brothers in Arms is absolutely incredible!

I don't know how any film score lover can hate that track. Rest of the score maybe but that one track is freaking incredible.

x2015-07-06 08:05:18
ultra frikin epic best OST song ever :´)

Edmund Meinerts2015-07-06 14:47:43
I must have gone to the YouTube comments section by mistake.

Mike2015-07-06 16:01:51
I agree, typically JunkieXL's music doesn't do much for me, but I can't help enjoying "Brothers in Arms."

Credits Track reply Replies: 2 || 2015-06-20 07:03:05
Anyone know if the music from the end credits has been released?

NotSoAnonymous2015-06-21 17:59:30
Also curious about this!

Anonymous2015-06-21 19:13:40
No they haven't

RealFfingMusic reply Replies: 5 || 2015-05-27 08:41:56
One thing I don't understand, what's the deal with Tom v Junkie? What is the purpose of the two names? Which one does he go by? Which one will he use in the future?

And why, here, has he used both?

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-27 09:02:24
His artist name was Junkie long before film scoring.

Funny thing is when he scored Dutch films he went with his real name Tom (though he's named Antonius Bernardus Johannes Holkenborg lol... remember the Antonius remix in Sherlock 2 ? ;)).

In Hollywood he went with Junkie (not on TDKR though), but he seems to go back toward Holkenborg recently. Now seems to be the transitional phase with the 2 names. I guess in the future he'll be Tom Holkenborg only... :) In the end, I don't matter as long as I know who we're talking about !! :)

Speaking of him and Mad Max, just check his recently posted videos, it's great insight ! 87OMsHrv_tR&index=4

Edmund Meinerts2015-05-27 20:23:15
My name is Antonius Bernardus Johannes Holkenborg. Father of a murdered child, husband of a murdered wife and blah blah blah you know the rest. ;)

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-27 20:23:57
Poor Dutch people... :P

RealFfingMusic2015-05-30 19:21:18
That didn't seem at all logical to me. Both Hybrid's account for JXL's name-dilemma, as well as Edmund's Fake-Junkie bio.

Zimson2015-06-20 21:16:12
Lol, Edmund. Why do I see that post only now. :D
I just came here to say that this turns out to be Junkie's first GREAT score imo. I already liked Divergent but Mad Max just tops it all.
I only managed to see the movie this week since I didn't have the time recently, but man, it was a blast, and "Brothers in Arms" was perfectly integrated into the bike chase scene, perhaps made it the best scene in the entire movie.

YOman reply Replies: 1 || 2015-05-27 15:54:28
Hybrid, check "Black Mass" trailer - "Music by: Tom Holkenborg" without JXL.

YOman2015-05-27 15:56:23
Ooops new topic instead "reply" previous thread

Megalith reply Replies: 1 || 2015-05-26 01:00:29
I'm convinced that Hans actually did Brothers in Arms. Must have stumbled in drunk one night.

Scorefan2015-05-26 23:34:07
It was Tom not Hans. Hybrid said it before.

META reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-25 19:17:30
FYI the music that plays when Furiosa is stabbed during the final chase is in the piece "Immortan", about in the middle.

The piece starts off with the scene after the first chase when they lose the pregnant bride...Then it kicks into Furiosa's stab scene, then some other actiom music I dont remember.

But in case you were looking for that bit to put right before Chapter Doof drops the bass, that's the track....

Adrian reply Replies: 5 || 2015-05-19 08:00:18
I think the score of BvS:DoJ is in good hands :)

...2015-05-19 15:49:32
Lol this reminds me of how the media often forgets that Hans is also scoring it! They go like "Junkie XL who's also scoring BvS" and sometimes they add zimmer's name as nr 2 lol.

MacArthur 2015-05-24 05:33:14
I was gonna say the original Composer announced was Hans. does anybody ever pay attention to that

...2015-05-24 19:23:45

MacArthur2015-05-25 17:07:57
I was Basically reiterating what you were saying.

...2015-05-25 17:25:40
Now I saw what you meant! Indeed. Since when is Junkie THE film composer and Zimmer the co composer...

Guitwo reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-24 17:49:53
fits the movie perfectly well. incredibly powerful... the only problem to this soundtrack and you could say that both the movie and the soundtrack have the same flaws no real story (action-like road movie), furiosa and max are the same character, they almost have the same background story. no real need of a theme. They are interesting cues but nothing that truly deserves a melody.
the pursuit cue and the epic cue when furiosa and max are working as one-two punch. But that's pretty much about it.
as a whole, there are many ressemblance between this soundtrack and what zimmer has done since the joker theme. the ostinato motif, the big drum/percs ensemble, the sound design, the heavy guitars/electric strings, the bane theme as well.
it fits the movie very well. it's a good score. i enjoyed the movie even more. it was breath-taking. it's a great flick from Miller. I stayed out of any trailers for a year so it was really fascinating and surprising. The movie cost 150m$ and you can really say "here they really spend that money". Doing almost all the stunts for real at our epoch is challenging. hats off for miller. No cgi heavy movie. I expect a lot more from the second movie story-wise tho.

Evenstar reply Replies: 1 || 2015-05-19 19:26:38
Best work by Junkie XL to date.

YOman2015-05-19 19:35:23
Saturday Teenage Kick still better.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-19 08:12:54
Immortan's Citadel, Storm Is Coming, The Rig, Brothers In Arms, The Bog, Chapter Doof and Walhalla Awaits are perfect.
This score has a lot of energy, is strong and Im very happy with the length. It's crazy!

Scorefan reply Replies: 2 || 2015-05-18 22:54:12
EPIC Movie, EPIC Score. Like Hybrid said, 2.5 years working on this, that's the reason of the influence in man of Steel and 300 rise of an empire. Great great score.

Edmund Meinerts2015-05-18 23:11:47
Huh. Here I was thinking working on something for 2.5 years would make it more original!

Scorefan2015-05-19 00:40:12
For me it's original from Tom. And remember, that's the musical visión from George Miller too.

Toyota Hybrid reply Replies: 2 || 2015-05-16 18:35:47
Tonight I'll watch Mad Max... lol

Ds2015-05-16 23:59:01

Johnson2015-05-17 14:29:15
Not sure which it is, but the scene where One of the women die during the final chase - the music is not on the OST...Unless I'm mistaken and its under the Immortan track. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

End credits piece is also not on the OST...

... reply Replies: 7 || 2015-05-14 10:14:35
I am sure the director asked for this, but I feel very empty after have my heard 2 hours and 6 minutes of mad max fury road. Tom has some talent and it can be spotted at times like in brothers in arms, but for the most part of this score, he kills melody and just has sound design. Sure we're in 2015 and he's in the spotlight but why does he kill melody? Melody is such an important part of music. In my opinion, Tom did make a 45 min long score and then for the rest he worked on sound effects that made their way to the album which is sadly so much longer than the average Zimmer score (not talking about MOS and INterstellar). I have no problem with this sound because I don't have to listen to it and it probably works in the movie. What worries me is that Tom is going to score batman. I really hope he reinvents himself for that task because if batman is just sound effects that's kind of depressing after Hans effort on the Nolan trilogy!

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-14 11:23:51
Yeah for sure Run All Night doesn't have a proper theme... lol

...2015-05-14 11:26:20
I can't say anything about run all night as I haven't heard it. I'm not saying he can't compose a theme. I just said that this score did not. The theme that plays in my name is max isn't by holkenborg. The more traditional cues, the divergent cue and the brothers cue are the best.

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-14 11:30:54
And don't you think George Miller wanted this ?

Tom spent like 2.5 year on it, they had plenty of time to discuss it...

...2015-05-14 11:58:11
Yes as I stated above, the director of course wanted this. I still think it's a bit bland.

If you compare this to say divergent (Junkies best score imo) do you like it a lot?

Par2015-05-14 17:19:37
A bit off topic, but thought I'd share some info from the players PoV. I know some musicans who have played film music and apparently the experience isn't very nice anymore. This is evacuee they Record in sections so you don't get the full picture. Apparently very frustrating. I can't speak for the brass as I only know about strings and viola.

Hybrid, do you know if pitch was recorded in this way?

Lambegue2015-05-15 01:52:26
Saw the film today, and it's exceptionnal, I absolutely loved it. Quick, brutal and very inventive in it's action scenes and graphical ideas, and managing to create interesting characters in the middle of so many action scenes, with most of the time not a lot of dialogues...
About Junkie's score, I won't spoil anything but it has quite an amusing justification in the movie...I still don't like it a lot as a standalone experience, but understand better the reason for it.

...2015-05-15 12:06:57
The movie was AWESOME!!!

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-15 10:21:26
(I'm sorry for the long testament, bare with me and I hope some understand) I'll be honest in my own opinion, I've heard Tom scoring from being a co-written work with Hans, to doing Paranoia and time went by and we got this. Now, from what you can hear, Tom mostly uses synth sounds while also using actual collection of instruments from an orchestra. I did like Paranoia for it to be one of his first features, but from that to Divergent, later 300, then Run all night and now this, it is a change. Of course he has some similarities on his various film scores but like any composer, it happens. He may be struggling getting the right idea of music for every piece he writes and composes and that is a tough job (after all, this particular score took him 2 years to complete), for which I believe that having Hans helping him out from time to time is a good thing... After all, there is a reason Hans believes in him and gave him the opportunity of this kind of career, which goes back to my point, Tom as an ex DJ is used to synth musical sounds and he feels comfortable on that kind of area. That being said, Divergent seemed fun, 300 like a loud but action felt kind of a score. Run all night is a surprise cause every musical beat I get to like is all over the place, but then in the film the music works well without a single issue. Now, going back to Mad Max (which had a similarity to Run all night being all over the place) this is a real surprise, because analyzing it as the music that it is, around half of the full material or a bit more is actual score material, the rest is pure sounds and ambiance which if you realize, you can find that in many of the bonus tracks (even though it is also spread around the normal tracks as well), my expectation for this was over the top, and after Hybrid released the track "brothers in arms" I was over the top for it, especially when the note in the minute 3:00 hits and becomes emotional but also heroic, which if you see the film you will understand (apart from the track title already speaking for itself). There are good sentimental moments of music like "redemption" or "moving on" just like "many mothers" which is exceptional in its beauty, but then again, as an individual piece of analysis, I find that the track Hybrid released was actually the best, and that most of the score was spread around ambiance and sounds which I did not favor at all. I do recommend for you all to see the film, it is brilliant and I was on the edge of my seat most of the time, and yes, most of it was due to the spectacle and visuals just as the choreography, but its the music that works BRILLIANTLY wrapping it all as a masterpiece. It is until you see the film that you get to understand the score as a whole and see it in a different perspective. I am not sure and probably going out on a limb here but I felt like all that was released was actually in the movie, like the full score was there, but since everything went so fast I may be wrong. Also, if some find the guitar parts cool but also all spread out instead of all fixed together (I felt that too) do go and see the film and you will understand why, the reason is both cool and funny (but if you have seen some TV Spots you may have guessed what I am talking about). If someone can get a track list of the order of songs in the film I would appreciate it since it all ran to fast for me to picture every single one (even though I got atleast a bit more than half of them on my head in order if I am sure). All that being said, Tom has talent, he should try and work more out of his comfort zone with synths but after all, even if we buy the music, the score itself is meant for the movie, and yes it works perfectly in every way, so there is no reason to be worried about that. I believe that all in all and having watched the movie, I truly believe that this is his best work in the visual matter, now as an individual piece of music, I won't debate that since that really is a matter of taste and thorough analysis.

Sinak reply Replies: 2 || 2015-05-14 13:50:19
I'll be honest, like for me it's almost only noise, random sounds, I do not understand admiration for this job ... I'm afraid of superman in edition of this "composer"

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-14 16:20:44
Who already co-wrote Man Of Steel... lol

Sinak2015-05-15 08:21:53
Yes it's true, but he made it with Zimmer, and we don't know what he put inside of some tracks from him self. I heard (mr. Tom XL) his own soundtracks like: 300 and Run all night - and they have this same problem, are boring, noisy, without soul. Of course it is only my opinion. But truly what are you think about Mad Max? Of course we can find some interesting moments but...only small parts of the score.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 3 || 2015-05-13 00:07:56

This actually might be the most intense score I've ever heard. But what's really mind blowing here isn't the action music, but THAT string writing!

"Many Mothers" may in fact be the most beautiful cue I've heard so far this year.

Meta2015-05-13 05:46:08
Is there some kind of honor system at play with Remote Control? What I mean is, do underling/fresh composers have a quota they have to meet before they can upgrade to use the good shit? I say this because this score takes me back to Hans Zimmer's Peacemaker scoring days....It's like Zimmmer threw Tom his old stuff and says "When you reach a million dollar blockbuster status, THEN will I graduate you to my new toys. Until then, work with this."

Damn this score is harsh....

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-13 08:26:44
There's zero sound of HZ in this score. Zero, nada, nothing. It's all Junkie's craft, his samples, his instruments. And don't fool yourself because you heard them in Man Of Steel... lol

And Hans didn't have any say whatsoever with Mad Max... He was curious like everybody else what Tom would come up with.

mpolonest1232015-05-13 17:02:05
It seems likes Tom's synth writing has its roots based in the 80's. Especially his action material. It works though, especially with something like Divergent.

Samuel reply Replies: 12 || 2015-05-12 05:01:01
I don't know if it is only me or what but I've sensed that since junkie xl is not known by many or he is just that many believe that his soundtracks are messy is the reason why this soundtrack isn't getting either the attention or buzz that it should be getting.

Anonymous2015-05-12 05:14:48
Incorrect and incorrect....

Samuel2015-05-12 05:39:55
Trust me, I am nuts about hearing it, I want it so much, but it gets a different interest than a Hans soundtrack.. Probably its only me haha

Samuel2015-05-12 05:41:48
To me, tom holkenborg is an amazing apprentice of Hans and deserves so much credit. I've liked all of his soundtracks and that means a lot

Edmund Meinerts2015-05-12 09:23:31
Isn't getting attention or buzz? Are you not reading all the "I want it so much omg please let it leak now" comments here? Meanwhile, Lorne Balfe's very enjoyable score for Home comes and goes with barely anyone batting a lash...Harry Gregson-Williams puts out a documentary score and it gets like two comments. No buzz my foot!

Warwick2015-05-12 15:25:51
People only buzz at scores these days when it has loaaaaaaaaaadz of percussion, synth and sound design.

Actual orchestra and melodies is soooooo 2005.

Sarcasm aside, I agree with you totally

0-cool2015-05-12 19:28:56
No. The only scores that get buzz are the ones for big, hyped movies. It only depends on the movies, nothing else

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-12 19:38:03
I completely agree... :)

...2015-05-12 19:43:35
It also has a little bit to do with the composer;) If there's a new Hans score people are understandably extra hyped, no matter the size of the movie!

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-12 19:45:03
Did you see any hype for Casi Divas or The Burning Plain ? Do you think there'll be any for Freeheld ?

Lambegue2015-05-12 20:10:41
There isn't even that much for "Woman in Gold", or "Le petit Prince"... But most of the time, I have the feeling that Zimmer himself is very discreet about this works. Hybrid, correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't Hans Zimmer talk more about them, in order to make those scores more popular ?

As far as "Mad Max Fury Road" is the first listening, I'm very far from impressed, I'll give it some more chances but I suppose that Holkenborg's style is just not for me...

Hybrid Soldier2015-05-12 20:12:24
I've been fighting with Hans for that for years, but he won't change him... lol

...2015-05-12 21:50:07
You're probably right. I'm however very hyped for Woman in Gold and Freeheld, just as I was about Mr. Morgan's last love (which sadly didn't get a release).

I really like Hans' smaller scores!

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-12 18:31:58
You can definitely hear some Joker influences in a couple of tracks. Especially "the bog"

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