My new favorite composer

#1 Edited by natetodamax (19136 posts) -

The music in Modern Warfare 2 is amazing. Today I played the mission where you must regain control of 'Whiskey Hotel', and the music when you are in front of it with bullets raining down on you is phenomenal. It's such a haunting and spectacular theme that gives you the feeling that the world is ending. I will totally replay that mission just to hear it. Oh, and the Spetsnaz theme is intense and awesome too.
 
Anyone else love this guy's work?
 
Here's a link to the song I'm talking about (not embedding to avoid spoilers)
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtAUp_imq58&feature=player_embedded#

#2 Edited by AjayRaz (12389 posts) -

  yup. god that was such a great scene, and the music really made it. 
#3 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -

He's no Howard Shore.

#4 Posted by Scheds (456 posts) -

 

  
Best thing he's ever done! Seriously though, MW2's score was awesome, and I really enjoyed it.
#5 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

He's been doing movies for quite some time, if I'm not mistaken.  I always enjoy his work.

#6 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AjayRaz: That's a great one too
#7 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

You only like him now? I'm sure his MW score was great, but he's been doing fantastic music for a long, long time now. 

#8 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" You only like him now? I'm sure his MW score was great, but he's been doing fantastic music for a long, long time now.  "
I don't watch many movies, so I probably haven't heard much of his work before.
#9 Posted by MysteriousBob (6273 posts) -

  @natetodamax said:

" @AgentJ said:
" You only like him now? I'm sure his MW score was great, but he's been doing fantastic music for a long, long time now.  "
I don't watch many movies, so I probably haven't heard much of his work before. "

    
#10 Posted by Gamer_152 (13970 posts) -

Hans Zimmer did the music for Modern Warfare 2? Wow, I had no idea. But yes, Zimmer is an amazing composer and he's done music for so many famous movies, including Pearl Harbour, Black Hawk Down and the last 2 Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

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#11 Posted by Creamypies (4012 posts) -

The music he did for MW2 is pretty awesome, but this is still his finest hour. The whole soundtrack for this film was epic from start to finish.
 

#12 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@natetodamax said:

" @AgentJ said:

" You only like him now? I'm sure his MW score was great, but he's been doing fantastic music for a long, long time now.  "
I don't watch many movies, so I probably haven't heard much of his work before. "
wikipedia: 
Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German composer and producer, best known for his film scores. He has composed music for over 100 films, including Hollywood blockbusters such as the Pirates of the Caribbean series, GladiatorThe Lion KingThe Da Vinci Code and The Dark Knight.  
 
Plus Last Samurai 
#13 Posted by mikeeegeee (1534 posts) -

Like all of you, I love the work of Hans Zimmer. @creamypies: I agree that his work in Gladiator was spectacular.
 
My favorite thing he's done is a xylophone song. It was one of the first things I taught myself to play on xylophone/marimba.
 
 

#14 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -
@natetodamax: 
 
I recommend you see The Rock if you haven't already. His music in that movie is incredible. What's crazy is that some of the scenes in Modern Warfare 2 are almost ripped out of The Rock and modified ever so slightly.
#15 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @natetodamax said:

" @AgentJ said:

" You only like him now? I'm sure his MW score was great, but he's been doing fantastic music for a long, long time now.  "
I don't watch many movies, so I probably haven't heard much of his work before. "
wikipedia: 
Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German composer and producer, best known for his film scores. He has composed music for over 100 films, including Hollywood blockbusters such as the Pirates of the Caribbean series, GladiatorThe Lion KingThe Da Vinci Code and The Dark Knight.   Plus Last Samurai  "
I always thought Pirates had a great soundtrack.
#16 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

Does anyone know if the Modern Warfare 2 soundtrack is going to be released/released on CD? 

#17 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -

I'm really happy to see so many fans of Hans Zimmer, not just because of his recent work with Modern Warfare. 
 
It should be noted that in regards to The Dark Knight, he shared composing roles with James Newton Howard who's presence you can most certainly hear. It truly is a phenomenal soundtrack. His reinterpretation of the themes made by Klaus Badelt for the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels were equally impressive. Of course there is also Gladiator, and even The Da Vinci code (Goofy movie, AMAZING soundtrack.)
 
Harry Gregson Williams (Metal Gear Solid series/The Rock/Kingdom of Heaven/Shrek) did the soundtrack for the first Modern Warfare (He did a PHENOMENAL JOB). When I heard he was not returning, I felt a bit uneasy. The announcement of Zimmer alleviated my fears quite a bit, although I thought it was kinda a given seeing how seems to be everywhere these days. 

#18 Posted by Jimbo_N (1197 posts) -
@vidiot said:
"Harry Gregson Williams (Metal Gear Solid series/The Rock/Kingdom of Heaven/Shrek) did the soundtrack for the first Modern Warfare" 
Im pretty sure that Hans Zimmer did the soundtrack to The Rock and I´ve always considered that one the best. The first thing I thought when hearing the music in MW2 was "wow, this sounds like The Rock". 
On a sidenote his official Discography also says so (thank god I havent been living under false assumptions since 1996). Maybe they were 2 composers and Hans did the majority of the themes? 
In any case The Marines theme from the Rock is by far his greatest track to date.
#19 Posted by Spacetrucking (940 posts) -
@Jimbo_N said:
" @vidiot said:
"Harry Gregson Williams (Metal Gear Solid series/The Rock/Kingdom of Heaven/Shrek) did the soundtrack for the first Modern Warfare" 
Im pretty sure that Hans Zimmer did the soundtrack to The Rock and I´ve always considered that one the best. The first thing I thought when hearing the music in MW2 was "wow, this sounds like The Rock". On a sidenote his official Discography also says so (thank god I havent been living under false assumptions since 1996). Maybe they were 2 composers and Hans did the majority of the themes? In any case The Marines theme from the Rock is by far his greatest track to date. "
You're both right. The Rock's soundtrack was composed by Hans Zimmer with Harry Gregson Williams and Nick Glennie Smith. Its hard to differentiate between Zimmer and Gregson-Williams because they've worked together for so many years and collaborated on so many projects. Zimmer tends to do more movies while Gregson-Williams discography has more games in it.
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