By far one of the most anticipated soundtracks of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises OST seals Christopher Nolan’s trilogy with an intensely epic sound that won’t be forgotten. Composer Hans Zimmer cleverly blends the familiar with the new, all while creating unique sounds for both Bane and Selina Kyle. The soundtrack, just like the last two, tells its own story; Zimmer doesn’t rely on recycled tracks to carry the score, instead he infuses each song with his own touch of magic.
The score begins with “A Storm is Coming”, as the familiar sound of “Verspertilo” of the Batman Begins OST chimes in a slightly different count. Clocking in at just 37 seconds, it’s just enough, barely teasing us for what’s to come. Zimmer then moves us into “On Thin Ice”. It’s one of the few tracks without the percussion section, and stands out for that very reason. This is the first time we hear Batman’s theme, it’s faint, but definitely there. Perhaps signaling towards a Gotham in search of their hero. The song bleeds into “Gotham’s Reckoning”…. (Click link above to read more)