Too brutal for thrash, too lyrically comprehensible for death metal, too purist to resort to screamo or rapcore choruses, Virginia's Lamb of God are just commercial enough to have scored three consecutive Top 10 albums. On Resolution, the fivesome lurch into cruel claustrophobia again and again as Randy Blythe hectors angrily at enemies lying, dying or both: "The walking dead! Living a lie!" he rails in the mosh-pit tantrum "Cheated."
Max Richter's emotive and minimal score to Damon Lindelof's TV series about a post-apocalyptic global event where 2% of the world's population disappears without explanation.
Richter's approach explores the feelings of the protagonist's family, the Garveys, through intimate, small scale music.
He tackles this psychological landscape by bringing a ritual quality to the score, while themes of departure and loss are represented by a sense of sonic decay, relying on the instrumentation of a few sustained tones on pianos, harps and celesta.
Max Richter is a classically trained composer that defies boundaries. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music and finishing his studies under the tutelage of avant-garde composer Luciano Berio in Florence, Richter's career has followed many paths.
His musical output ranges from ballets (Wayne MacGregor's Infra), reinventions of classical works (Vivaldi's Four Seasons), collaborations with The Future Sound Of London, Roni Size and Vashti Bunyan to writing scores for film and TV (Waltz With Bashir, Lost and Found, Last Days on Mars) and solo work (Memoryhouse, The Blue Notebooks, 24 Postcards In Full Colour).
"This might just be the most beautiful sounding score of 2014." Soundtrack Geek "For every moment of sheer beauty, there's another of desolation and these contrast so well, the extremes of each simply exaggerating the effect of the other.
I can't remember the last time I heard music this good." Movie-Wave 5* "Listen to this score, because you will not forget it." Soundtrack Dreams
Staccato riffing, high-speed drumming with lots of double-bass, a vocalist located somewhere between hate, wrath and anger. And, not to forget, an audible bass guitar giving the whole affair a solid basement. The influence of early works of band like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION or DARK ANGEL is most obvious.