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<br>"Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty."<br><br>Blackwood might want to have a word with you.Too many songs! But at least there is 15 tracks of score.<br><br>BTW, I don't think Djawadi is able just to do themes. His score in GoT Season 7 shows that he is able to do action tracks very well. Also, in GoT Season 6, he shows that he is able to have many themes and develop them in many different ways.Meta your comment is based on smoke...<br><br><br>Do you have any idea of what Hans & Elfman's relation is ? How many scores Danny mixed at Remote Control ? That when Hans was writing Batman Begins, Danny was in the next room and Hans invited him to check what he was doing ? How many people from RCP Elfman recruited to help him ?lol it's too funny the guy even spent the time of typing all this...<br><br>Some people apparently have very boring lives on this planet !These comments by “Balfe” are comical.god knows where such venom comes from . Maybe an ex employee probably.he was correct on one point .He is indeed a trailer composer.He just did the mission impossible trailer!!!
LOL. I guess this "Balfe" guy is one of those trolls from Stop RCP group.Many benevolent saviours explaining the error of our music tastes have surfaced recently, haven't they?Eh, Mr. Ellipsis, I have to take issue with your appeal to popularity. Justin Bieber sells millions of records. That doesn't make his music good. Last year's piece of crap pointless Beauty and the Beast remake made a frankly terrifying amount of money at the box office. Doesn't stop it being a piece of crap.Guys, I know a lot of you probably think I'm an overly critical snob, but next time you do, just remember this guy and realize how much worse I could be. :pBalfe is not a composer, but still he gets to compose dozens of films and shows every single year, wow. He must be doing something good if he is on of the most busiest composers out there, don´t you think? Or you want to tell me that every producer, director or whoever hires him is deaf? Do you know how many films had to be re-scored by Balfe in the past few years? <br><br>
Why you feed the troll?<br><br>Wrong.<br><br>1. Wallfish is a very fine composer, period. Hans is a synth guy.<br><br>2. If Hans wasn't concern about BR he wouldn't do it.<br><br>3. Slavery was abolished 150 years ago. Hans choose to did it and agreed to involve Wallfish.<br><br>4. Maybe true, but it wasn't the thought of Villeneuve.here we go again:<br>Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted (And You Didn’t)<br>https://behindtheaudio.com/2013/07/hans-zimmer/Hey you guys.<br><br>Balfe is a trailer composer not someone who composes real scores. He helps Hans out on his projects and occasionally may have a good idea. He is not an artist, simple as that.<br><br>Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty. The epitome of that is Terminator Genisys that even fans of the franchise found embarassing (and that is for a series based on synth scores). The samples are especially abhorrent<br><br>How he climbed to compose music for real films is a mystery. Go back to one of his earliest scores, the 2009 'score' for Ironclad, to find how utterly disappointing his work has been all the way throughout his career.<br><br>Balfe is a hack. He will never be considered a real composer. The industry knows Hans is pushing him and once that attention goes somewhere else, as it does with Hans frequently, Balfe will be immediately forgotten. Tell me - who actually wants a Lorne Balfe score for their film!!<br><br>You rapid fans supporting his work will be laughed at as being idiotic symbiotic followers. Get a fragging grip.<br><br>Balfe is not a composer. <br><br><br>This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:<br><br>1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.<br>2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds<br>3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.<br>4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.<br><br>How did Hans fail here?<br><br>1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy.<br><br>2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.<br><br>3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works<br><br>4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure.
This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:<br><br>1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.<br>2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds<br>3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.<br>4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.<br><br>How did Hans fail here? <br><br>1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy. <br><br>2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.<br><br>3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works<br><br>4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure. <br><br><br>Dunkirk is a sound experiment and not a score. It is rather sad to see a fine composer like Benjamin Wallfisch deal with this nationalistic nonsense.It would be very interesting to get a better sense of what exactly Zanelli's role in the franchise is. He is a very capable composer but his work on 5 was utter scheisse. But that may just be what the franchise calls for. How does the supposedly precarious Hans put his name on all this shit.I would not be surprised if this was done by Balfe finally trying out his real compositional skills outside of him just acting as Hans' copy assistant. Everything that Balfe has done on his own to date is abysmal (okay The Lego Batman movie had some flair but that was probably done by the next generation of assistants). <br><br>Please go back to Ironclad and listen to Balfe before he was HBalfe, to hear his skills. Not very good, right? The man is an arranger not a composer.<br><br>This score will be utterly crap or it will sound like Tron and Transformers. <br><br>Shame as Del Toro and Steven Knight work with real composers like Max Richter who would have excelled here.Instead of concerning ourselves with Sia, we have to be worried about Djawadi. The man has a knick for a simple tv tune. But anything outside of that sounds like a youtube fanvideo. The incidental score for Game of Thrones, especially the wall scenes, is terrible and amateurish. <br><br>All I can think is that the producers must have been pressed with time and had to go with the casio synth nonsense Djawadi presented them with. It is the worst example of scoring for a major franchise. <br><br>Again, Dwajadi does well with his choral bits but he is not a composer, more a theme tune man. Who Wants to be a Millionare would serve him better than a complex franchise. <br><br>Simultaneously, the Paint it Black material from Westworld is outstanding. But was this done by Djawadi or a much more talented orchestrator - can we look into this as it sounds nothing like his work
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Metal Gear Solid V (VG)
Label: Konami Digital Entertainment
Length: 157'26
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    CD1

  1. The Man Who Sold The World (5:42)
    Midge Ure, David Bowie
  2. V Has Come To (3:08)
    Ludvig Forssell
  3. You Can Call Me Ishmael (2:03)
    Ludvig Forssell
  4. A Burning Escape (9:05)
    Justin Burnett, Ludvig Forssell
  5. Afghanistan's A Big Place (2:16)
    Ludvig Forssell
  6. Unforgiving Sands (2:47)
    Ludvig Forssell
  7. Kept You Waiting Huh? (3:25)
    Ludvig Forssell
  8. Parasites (3:20)
    Ludvig Forssell
  9. Allegiance Defined (2:56)
    Justin Burnett
  10. Exfiltrate The Hotzone (1:30)
    Ludvig Forssell
  11. I Am Skull Face (3:31)
    Ludvig Forssell
  12. Hals's Child Unchained (3:01)
    Justin Burnett
  13. Introduction To Africa (2:30)
    Ludvig Forssell
  14. Encounter On The Plains (1:57)
    Ludvig Forssell
  15. A Factory Of Death (1:57)
    Ludvig Forssell
  16. The Code Talker (4:07)
    Ludvig Forssell
  17. Metallic Archaea (2:08)
    Ludvig Forssell
  18. OKB Zero (2:10)
    Ludvig Forssell
  19. Angering Mantis (7:01)
    Justin Burnett
  20. Sahelanthropus Dominion (6:19)
    Justin Burnett
  21. Return (2:57)
    Ludvig Forssell
  22. Sins Of The Father (4:54)
    Donna Burke, Akihiro Honda, Ludvig Forssell
    CD2

  1. Quiet's Theme (2:53)
    Stefanie Joosten, Akihiro Honda, Ludvig Forssell
  2. Here's To You (3:09)
    Ennio Morricone, Joan Baez
  3. Not Your Kind Of People (4:59)
    Garbage
  4. Nuclear (4:59)
    Mike Oldfield
  5. Ground Zeroes (1:50)
    Ludvig Forssell
  6. Camp Omega (1:28)
    Ludvig Forssell
  7. Withered Peace (2:22)
    Ludvig Forssell
  8. The Girl's Gone (2:44)
    Ludvig Forssell
  9. Bloodstained Anthem (1:23)
    Ludvig Forssell
  10. She's Rigged (3:01)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  11. The Fall Of Mother Base (3:32)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  12. Drop Off (1:19)
    Ludvig Forssell
  13. Beautiful Mirage - An Unexpected Visitor (4:18)
    Ludvig Forssell
  14. On The Trail (2:02)
    Ludvig Forssell
  15. Steel Embers (2:03)
    Daniel James
  16. Infected (4:03)
    Ludvig Forssell
  17. Battling Armor (5:26)
    Justin Burnett
  18. Shining Lights, Even In Death (4:03)
    Ludvig Forssell
  19. Fortress (2:05)
    Ludvig Forssell
  20. Disarmament (1:37)
    Ludvig Forssell
  21. Swift Judgement (1:53)
    Ludvig Forssell
  22. Darkness Roars (3:31)
    Ludvig Forssell
  23. Beautiful Mirage - The Vision Fades (1:52)
    Ludvig Forssell
  24. Objective Complete (1:52)
    Ludvig Forssell
  25. African Battlecry (2:07)
    Ludvig Forssell
  26. Metal Gear Online (3:26)
    Daniel James
  27. A Phantom Pain (3:59)
    Ludvig Forssell
  28. Various Jingles (0:53)
    Ludvig Forssell
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Evan reply Replies: 3 || 2015-10-16 14:46:20
I recently bought this album, and I quite enjoy it.. But there's one big problem I have with it, along with most video game scores, it's the lack of thematic development. The biggest thing that frustrates me is that a composer will write a fantastic theme, only to have it pop up two or three times, or less. A lot of the assassin's creed scores suffer from this (aside from III and Unity). Ludvig composed an amazing main theme for Snake, first heard in "V Has Come To" and I was very excited on the first listen because I had been playing the game religiously in recognized the theme from the gameplay. As expected, the theme only appears a few times after the mentioned track. Its only appearances after track 2 are a brief moment in "You Can Call Me Ishmael", "Return", a very patriotic rendition in. "Shining Lights, Even In Death" and a final statement in the refrain during "Metal Gear Online. " regardless, I'd recommend for fans of Harry Gregson Williams's prior MSG scores. If anyone knows where I can locate some of the missing tracks, please share!


Anon2016-01-22 15:30:00
Even, you might want to check out the expanded soundtrack that was just put out digitally a couple of weeks ago.

I'll admit, I originally struggled a bit with this score, but with the recent release of that album, (which added over five hours of music), I decided to more thoroughly give it a go.

Its sound is fairly different compared to the past Metal Gear games, but after taking a while to adjust, I found it to be pretty brilliant. Thematically, I think it's actually very solid. The theme for Venom Snake is subtlety interwoven throughout most of the score. It just requires a bit of listening in some instances. It's definitely quoted a lot more than the tracks you pointed to.

Beyond the main theme though, there are some secondary themes that that really tighten things together, with the most illuminating being the numerous quotes of the Peacewalker theme from the past games that the first album mostly left out. It adds a ton of continuity that some people may find the first two disc set lacking.

I would definitely recommend though to anyone who might have found this to be a lukewarm listen to combine it with the second release, and take some time to digest the material. There's also supposed to be a third album coming out in March with the last few remaining tracks, so that should hopefully be pretty interesting too.


Edmund Meinerts2016-01-22 17:40:16
By great Annutseba, devourer of stars, ADDED FIVE HOURS OF MUSIC and they still want to put out a third release?

Jesus. Howard Shore would blush!


Anon2016-01-23 08:44:48
I was surprised by the release as well, given the length of the original album already put out, but some of the material on the extended set is absolutely essential if you're at all interested in the music here.

"We are Diamond Dogs"
"Regret and Acceptance"
"Paz is Dead"

Some of these tracks, after listening to them, left me absolutely flabbergasted that the first album didn't include them.

Anonymous reply Replies: 2 || 2015-09-23 06:32:29
The cover dude looks like a cross-over between Ron Perlman and Tom Cruise lol


Felix2015-09-23 15:52:25
haha yes anonymous


Anonymous2015-10-16 15:28:29
Looked at the credits above. They specially thanked "Korean Food" on this one?

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