Title - 'Red Dawn' - OST (Sony Masterworks)
Artist - Ramin Djawadi
Ramin Djawadi is a German-born composer of orchestral music for film and television. Indeed, Djawadi is best known for his Grammy®-nominated, guitar-driven score for the blockbuster hit movie, 'Iron Man' and also composed the music for 'Clash of the Titans' and 'Blade: Trinity.'
He is also known for his TV work including his Emmy®-nominated scores for Prison Break and FlashForward as well as the hit TV series Game of Thrones and Person of Interest.
But here on the new soundtrack to 'Red Dawn' he brings a military presence to his stunning work. The first cut is 'Red Dawn,' a builder of a track, it sets up what's to come perfectly. That's followed by impassioned 'Wolverines,' 'Invasion,' 'Execution' and both the powerful 'I'm Gonna Fight' and the stoic 'We Need Better Weapons.' The quiet 'What Do You Miss' is backed by the loud 'Victory' and then we're back to somber for 'Brothers.'
'Counter Insurgency' is a vibrant piece and is backed by another quick fire tack in the form of 'A Terrible Haircut.' 'Even A Small Flea Can Drive A Big Dog Crazy,' and then the quietly-paced 'Erica' is next and they are followed by 'Surveying The Damage' and 'Preparing The Cabin.'
With most all of the tracks at around 2 minutes each, this isn't along soundtrack, but it's definitely one that if you shut your eyes you instantly get transported back to the moments in the film you recall (based on you having seen the film, of course!)
The uber-backboned 'Follow The Wires' is then followed by 'Daryl's Sacrifice,' a slow, quiet, somber work, before 'A Marine And His Rifle.' A track at-first slow, and yet ultimately stirring, it fast gathers pace, before bleeding into (** movie spoiler! **) 'Jed's Death' and then, of course, 'Finale.'