Title - 'Into The Storm' (Varese Sarabande)
Artist - Brian Tyler
‘Into The storm’ tells the story of when a tornado hits. Directed by Steven Quale (‘FD 5’) in the span of just a few hours the city of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of the most furious twisters they’ve ever seen. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come.
Composer Brian Tyler (‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Fast Five,’ etc.) is the most perfect choice for this soundtrack work as his complete conceptual score captures the manic exploits of both the town, the townsfolk and the twisters perfectly. With a film that is told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, all the music on this incredible soundtrack to the chaos emphasizes the human emotions of both fear and ultimate loneliness.
The 18-tracks link beautifully with each other, and as Tyler himself has said of the opening musical barbs, “The idea was that an approaching storm was represented by the premise of being stalked in the same savanna by a lion or tiger.” And that’s exactly what you feel as tracks like the album opener ‘Into The Storm,’ ‘Fate’ and ‘Titus Verses The Tornado’ immediately bring you deep within the wet madness.
A soundtrack whose track titles give you immediate indications of what to expect - ‘Prelude To Phenomenon,’ ‘The Fire Tornado,’ ‘Last Words,’ ‘Multiple Vortices,’ and both ‘Readying For Incoming Storm’ and ‘The Power of Nature’ - Tyler has put together a powerhaus of an album that will live long within you the moment you hit play.
Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk