This dark orchestral piece evokes rising tension and impending menace with heavy percussion, horns, strings and guitar featuring prominently. Starting with one low ominous string note which is soon taken up by a horn, the piece builds up layer upon layer of menacing, frantic and discordant staccato strings as the tension and nail biting fear escalates. The epic crescendo to a cliffhanger finale is full of rising chromatic harmonies, underpinned by frenetic motifs from the rest of the orchestra.
If you’re hoping to create an action film or trailer on an epic scale and need some powerful music to heighten the suspense, this music would make a good accompaniment. Historical documentaries that need a bit of additional pace injected and video games in the critical moment of a boss battle or chase scene will also benefit from this cinematic, epic soundtrack.