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 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

This is the only Hans Zimmer score I own. I love Vale of Plenty and Synchrotone. Around the four minute mark, Synchrotone kicks in with a thumping heavy metal bang. I always thought it would make a awesome intro for a fighter, wrestler or any sporting events. Does Hans Zimmer have any other scores comparable like this one? Or anyone else?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

The closest Zimmer score that is TONALLY similar to Black Hawk Down is Tears of the Sun. Jackman's Captain Philips and Jablonsky's Live From Baghdad are a bit similar, but BHD is very unique in the Zimmer pantheon. I'd also recommend Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Stephen Barton) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Zimmer and Balfe). I might be wrong, but swore I heard bits of Syncrotone in Rabin's Bad Boys 2 here and there.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Thanks for the suggestions bondo. I will definitely check those out. The one score that I listened to that kind of comes similar to Black Hawk Down is Thomas Newman's Jarhead. I don't know maybe it is the whole modern military warfare that brings traditional and modern instruments together.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

"This is the only Hans Zimmer score I own. "

Funny...me too!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

BHD definitely deserves a re-visit and expansion. While the OST seems to highlight much of the 'experimental' nature of the score, the score in its' entirety is more thematic. The "Leave No Man Behind" theme gets used several times throughout the film.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

You might dig the percussion in Man of Steel. Try to get the 2-disc version.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Mutant - It's funny you mentioned Man of Steel because I was actually listening to the samples to decide if I want to get this too. I read the reviews and it had a mixed reaction. When I watched the movie I thought it had some good moments in the score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

BHD definitely deserves a re-visit and expansion. While the OST seems to highlight much of the 'experimental' nature of the score, the score in its' entirety is more thematic. The "Leave No Man Behind" theme gets used several times throughout the film.

Second this. BlackHawk Down is one of Zimmer`s best/most creative. It deserves a more robust release.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Double-post...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

Thanks for the suggestions bondo. I will definitely check those out. The one score that I listened to that kind of comes similar to Black Hawk Down is Thomas Newman's Jarhead. I don't know maybe it is the whole modern military warfare that brings traditional and modern instruments together.

Well that's because Zimmer defined the modern warfare genre with Black Hawk Down. It's utterly unique and different from any type of score before it. Jarhead has a little bit of that sound, but Newman still squeezes in his own voice. Danny Elfman's The Kingdom is another one that conforms to Zimmer's stylings.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Good call on The Kingdom! Even though it doesn't sound very Elfman-esque (to my ears, anyway), I absolutely adore the main theme.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I bought Black Hawk Down some months ago. Interesting score, but not something I could play too often.

 
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