Title - ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ (OST)
Artist - John Ottman
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is the much anticipated 2016 American superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. It is the ninth installment in the X-Men film series and a sequel to 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg from a story conceived by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, the film stars an ensemble cast, led by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till.
The accompanying 25 track original motion picture soundtrack score is beyond fantastic also! Featuring brand new music from John Ottman, when you spend the time to sit down and listen to the complete score, the music seems to focus a lot of it's attention on two characters specifically: Apocalypse and Magneto. From the very first track, "Apocalypse", boy, does Ottman give us a highly fitting theme for the character. Containing elements, as does the entire soundtrack, of a very ancient time, a mysterious, and religious sound. Ottman - once again- provides an incredible backdrop for his on screen counterparts.
Throughout the entire CD, when the choir mixes with the big instrumentation of the pieces the vast imagery of the characters is brought stunningly to life. Indeed, these themes are returned to often by Ottman, although seemingly never in a repetitive manner. His music definitely creates, embodies both the lead characters, sure, but the overall feel, bounce dare I say of the X-Men universe is never lost either. Far from it.