The score is huge, bold, brash, and endlessly entertaining, but what’s especially impressive is how sophisticated it sounds.. several cues stand out for the unexpected beauty, delicacy, or instrumental inventiveness. – Jonathan Broxton, Movie Music UK
The good folks over at Movie Music UK have released their seventh installment of their picks for best scores released in Europe, and Serj Tankian’s score to Furious (now playing in select theaters across Europe) is among the eight on the shortlist. If you’re following Serj Tannin’s career outside of System of a Down, then this album is a must-hear. The score allowed him to allowed him to “do ethnic folk instrumentation, huge bombastic orchestra and percussion, and fucking heavy metal guitars and some drums.,” (Loudwire) See the full list at Movie Music UK.
Check out this week’s new releases, featuring the highly-anticipated The Rise of The Synths (The Companion Album), available now on vinyl, cassette and digital formats including bonus tracks! Also out now is new Serj Tankian score, Furious: The Legend of Kolovrat, plus two new pre-orders: The Ballad of Lefty Brown (score by H. Scott Salinas) and Star Trek: Discovery (score by Jeff Russo). See below to access download and streaming links to your new favorite soundtracks and more.
A dynamic blend of metal, folk and neoclassical styles, Tankian’s Furious—The Legend of Kolovrat score is a direct product of the System of a Down singer’s dual passions for history and action movies. – Revolver Magazine
Debuting today at Revolver is “Kolovrat Theme” by Serj Tankian (System of a Down) — listen here. The track is off Furious (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), out Friday, December 8 on Lakeshore Records. Fans who have been following Serj’s work in the film music world will be delighted to hear this epic cue to the action-fantasy film based on the 13th-century story of Evpaty Kolovrat, a Russian knight who defended his country from thousands of Mongol warriors.
It’s a forceful piece and you can just envision the battle ensuing. – Chad Childers, Loudwire
Listen to “Ambush” by Grammy®-winning and multi-platinum recording artist and composer Serj Tankian, from the forthcoming Furious (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) exclusively at Loudwire! Also learn more about his work on Furious, his recent release Intent To Destroy, and when he caught the scoring bug. The Furious soundtrack is out Friday, December 8 on Lakeshore Records! See track list below.
Says Tankian: “I’m a huge fan of historical action films, so I welcomed the opportunity to create my first epic score for “Furious.” We used a full orchestra with epic percussion, a huge choir, ethnic instruments and a wall of electric guitars. It’s truly a kick-ass score.”