I have like Brian Tyler sense the Expendables and have found him to be a bright young composer who we can expect great things from in the future. His work on multiple action pieces has been exciting and fun even if he kind of bangs us in the head with the theme over and over again, not a bad thing necessarily.
After Kenneth Branagh's and Marvel's separation it would be unlikely that Patrick Doyle would continue also but in Brian Tyler we have found a replacement. While Doyle's score had a more universal theme that had a noble quality, Tyler opted for a bolder theme. With thrilling French Horns and Trumpets and a heavy, god-like percussion section we have end up with a score that compliments large action with an even larger hero. Tyler also punches home a darker sound through out the movie that is culminated in Uprising, Convergence, and the Beginning go the End. Major action pieces that artfully describe the movie very well. But perhaps it is not the new bold theme or great action pieces but one single track that catapults this album and Tyler into greatness, Into Eternity. This one piece has everything a music lover wants in a pieces concerning the death of a mother. Tyler uses the strings to build and release tension like a flowing river of emotions and uses a female vocalist to give us a haunting feeling of death and add gong and symbol swells you have one truly moving piece that just enhances Frigga's funeral. The album ends with Legacy which throws us into the end credits and reprises the new Thor theme in a more moving quality as before turning into bold actions of a god. Brian Tyler has done a marvelous job of weaving using the strengths of instruments to create a god like score for the god of thunder.
P.S. Aslo an added bonus the album includes the wonderful Marvel Studios fanfare.
- Original Release Date: October 28, 2013
- Release Date: November 5, 2013
- Label: Hollywood Records
- Copyright: ℗ 2013 Marvel Music, Inc. © 2013 MARVEL
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- Total Length: 1:17:11
- ASIN: B00G3Q5VT0
- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
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