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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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Benjamin Wallfisch
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It - Chapter Two
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 101'12
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  1. 27 Years Later (2:06)
  2. Memory (1:39)
  3. Come Home (2:24)
  4. I Swear, Bill (1:30)
  5. Beverly Escapes (2:20)
  6. Henry Bowers (1:21)
  7. Firefly (3:08)
  8. Losers Reunited (0:52)
  9. Echo (1:44)
  10. Fortune Cookies (2:10)
  11. You Knew (1:49)
  12. The Library (2:07)
  13. Shokopiwah (3:28)
  14. The Barrens (1:21)
  15. The Clubhouse (3:48)
  16. Perfume (2:35)
  17. Mrs. Kersh (1:46)
  18. Miss Me, Richie? (1:23)
  19. Dirty Little Secret (feat. Pennywise) (1:20)
  20. Silver Bullet (1:53)
  21. Why Georgie? (3:45)
  22. Your Hair Is Winter Fire (3:20)
  23. Eddie And The Leper (1:50)
  24. Festival Pursuit (1:06)
  25. Hall Of Mirrors (2:14)
  26. Bar Mitzvah (1:35)
  27. Bowers Attack (1:18)
  28. Back To Neibolt (2:49)
  29. Home At Last (1:28)
  30. It's Stan (2:03)
  31. This Is Where It Happened (2:03)
  32. The Place Of It (1:56)
  33. Artifacts (3:09)
  34. The Ritual Of Chüd (2:04)
  35. Very Scary (1:39)
  36. Scary (1:30)
  37. Not Scary At All (1:25)
  38. You Lied And I Died (2:54)
  39. My Heart Burns There Too (2:29)
  40. Spider Attack (3:28)
  41. You're All Grown Up (5:23)
  42. Neibolt Escape (1:35)
  43. Nothing Lasts Forever (4:17)
  44. Goodbye (0:54)
  45. Stan's Letter (4:17)
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ubagle reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-26 03:58:39
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...

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

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 1 || 2020-01-22 15:31:27
He is scoring to Mortal Kombat reboot movie, I saw that news from film music reporter, but mortal Kombat 1995 score was my favorite score.


ThePhantasm 2020-01-22 19:07:36
I just saw this, EXTREMELY HAPPY!!!! he's so dope and talented apparently he's already done a few tracks cause the actor lewis tan sais he liked what he already heard.

DT-201 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-09-13 17:45:37
Anybody else notice that the track "Spider Attack" actually cuts a fairly noticeable section out at the beginning? When you know who is attacked by the Deadlights, there's those low blasts like the "Deadlights" track from Chapter 1.

It shouldn't be a biggie though: it seems to be an easily-replicatable section.

Y reply Replies: 7 || 2019-08-30 14:14:36
What, no one's commenting on this? It's both great and massively aggravating. There's so many moments of ethereal melodic beauty but they get violated by massively aggressive sound procession. Yes, it is a frigging film score. Anyways, you lot will enjoy the Shore reference in The Ritual of Chud.


mpolonest123 2019-08-30 15:39:18
How you end up enjoying this depends on how you felt about the first It.

On one hand BW really did wonders on the orchestral side of things. He definitely focuses on the fantasy aspect moreso this time around, with portions sounding closer to the magical parts of “Shazam”. The last handful of cues are stunning.

On the other, many of the horror tracks seem to bleed together here. There doesn’t seem to be the same amount of variety as the first score. I also noticed that certain cues pull heavily from the first one, something JNH tends to do in his sequel scores.


MrZimmerFan2019-08-30 18:30:27
I like the first IT, but i am throughfully enjoyed this one a lot more.

Specially the last handful tracks are terrific, overall, a tremendous good score


Meta2019-08-31 15:21:58
As benjamin climbs the charts in popularity in scoring movies, i have to say he's been hit or miss with me.

Blade Runner, It pt 1 and Hellboy (only because it reminds me of Xbox Killer Insinct music) stand out...the rest to me are meh


Knight2019-08-31 21:11:58
I'd recommend his scores for Summer in Feburary, Mully, Gamba, Bitter Harvest and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. All these are leagues better than his current output imo, I'd put Mully and Summer in Feburary as my favourite scores of his.


BC2019-09-01 08:57:52
I'm on my first listen now and I'm pretty disappointed. The emotional/orchestral pieces like "Firefly","Memory" and "Losers Reunited" are really nice and work well, while the actually horror tracks are just a jumble of noise and sound.

I really would have preferred him to break with horror soundtrack tradition and do a fully orchestral score instead of using loud, jarring noises to amplify what I'm assuming are going to be jump scares. The latter is really lazy and it sucks because it's hard to find good horror scores these days.

I've still got a fair portion of the album left, so my opinion might change, but it seems like the whole score is going to be like this.


tilibro2019-09-02 00:48:15
Rule No. 1 of all modern horror movie scores: Always have loud banging percussion when there's a "scary" moment.


BC2019-09-02 01:55:13
@tilibro

Ugh, I know. Carpenter's score for Halloween last year was the first horror score since Evil Dead that I really, really liked.

I wrapped up my listen of this last night and aside from the horror tracks I really, really liked it. But my frustration with the horror tracks is made even worse because the orchestral tracks do an amazing job of conveying that creeping, unsettling feeling. "You Knew" was a great example of a mixture between the horror elements (that guitar riff was a BIG surprise and I wish it had been used more) and the orchestral. And tracks 28-36 were fantastic. THAT was what I was hoping for, those tracks proves that Ben is definitely capable of it.

LS100 Studios reply Replies: 0 || 2019-09-01 23:58:25
Is 27 Years Later the only reprise of that piano theme? Gonna save the score for after watching the film.

Der Profl reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-31 21:02:25
Nothing Lasts Forever is so good. I can't stop listening to this.

Mr.Unbreakable reply Replies: 1 || 2019-08-31 00:03:36
Has Ben really composed all the songs without arrangers?


Knight2019-08-31 08:26:39
I don't see any arrangers credited on imdb so I'm inclined to say yes he did. Remember, he also wrote all of Shazam by himself as well.

DT-2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-29 18:35:43
The tracks "Return To Niebolt" and "Scary" have been posted to WaterTower Music's official YouTube page as a taster.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 5 || 2019-08-29 01:04:29
Very excited for this! I think BW did a great job with the first score, given the constraints horror music usually puts on composers. Hopefully he is able to keep the same balance of orchestral/processed sound design.


MrZimmerFan2019-08-29 15:25:56
1 h and 41 min.


Jean-Luc2019-08-29 18:16:25
WaterTower Music released one song called Back To Neibolt on YouTube, and, I can't wait to hear the rest of 45 tracks till the midnight.


MrZimmerFan2019-08-29 18:24:11
Score comes out tomorrow


MrZimmerFan2019-08-29 18:25:14
1. 27 Years Later
2. Memory
3. Come Home
4. I Swear, Bill
5. Beverly Escapes
6. Henry Bowers
7. Firefly
8. Losers Reunited
9. Echo
10. Fortune Cookies
11. You Knew
12. The Library
13. Shokopiwah
14. The Barrens
15. The Clubhouse
16. Perfume
17. Mrs. Kersh
18. Miss Me, Richie?
19. Dirty Little Secret (Feat. Pennywise)
20. Silver Bullet
21. Why Georgie?
22. Your Hair Is Winter Fire
23. Eddie and the Leper
24. Festival Pursuit
1. Hall of Mirrors
2. Bar Mitzvah
3. Bowers Attack
4. Back to Neibolt
5. Home at Last
6. It's Stan
7. This Is Where It Happened
8. The Place of It
9. Artifacts
10. The Ritual of CHÜD
11. Very Scary
12. Scary
13. Not Scary at All
14. You Lied and I Died
15. My Heart Burns There Too
16. Spider Attack
17. You're All Grown Up
18. Neibolt Escape
19. Nothing Lasts Forever
20. Goodbye
21. Stan's Letter


Jean-Luc2019-08-29 18:27:11
@MrZimmerFan Thank you for the tracklist!

DT-2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-29 18:24:06
I think the tracklist is on Amazon now.

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