The Raid: Redemption (Original Motion Picture Score & Soundtrack)
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This album is Mastered for iTunes. Upon learning that they would score the soundtrack to a film from the good folks who brought us Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kung Fu Hustle, Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese must have known they had their work cut out for them. The music they’ve created for The Raid: Redemption fits the story as snugly as body armor, contrasting watercolored serenity with a hyper-tense cold sweat. The opening “Prayers” sets the tone with light piano notes played over an ascending ambient pulse, before the anxiety-building “Gear Up” perfectly punctuates the protagonist’s preparation for battle. The brooding drones and industrial beats give “The Arrival” a dark beauty, akin to Vangelis’ bar-raising score for 1982’s Blade Runner. The tension comes to an apex with “We Have Company,” nearly five minutes of hard-pulsing dubstep replete with a low-wobbling bass that booms like shifting tectonic plates. The soundtrack bookends with Chino Moreno’s mechanized ballad “Razors.Out” bleeding into Get Busy Committee’s hip-hop dirge “Suicide Music.”
The Future of Linkin Park(?)
Seriously, there doesn't seem to be anything that Mike Shinoda can't do! I have a feeling this soundtrack might be a preview of things to come in the new Linkin Park album due out this year.
Please tell me this is the direction the New LP Album is going in. Please bring back my hardcore LP. So pumped for this movie, can't wait. Awesome job bro, can't wait for the new LP.
Mike Shinoda rises again!
Looking forward to the movie when its released, but atleast I have some awesome music to listen to on the long drive to Pennsylvania thursday! Keep up the great work, and interested in what other compilations you have going on soon!