Hollywood Records has released the complete soundtrack for the recently released video game Marvel’s Avengers, with music composed by Bobby Tahouri. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Bobby Tahouri comes from a musical family, and began playing piano at the age of seven. He studied piano and composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also at the California Institute of the Arts, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Music Composition.
Marvel’s Avengers allows you to take control of earth’s mightiest heroes in an all new original playable story. Crafting original music for these iconic characters is no easy task, but Bobby Tahouri (Rise Of The Tomb Raider) has composed an epic, sweeping score deserving of the massive playable roster of Marvel heroes.
Epic and sweeping are certainly two good words to describe Bobby Tahouri’s score for Marvel’s Avengers. It also, to my ears, sounded strikingly familiar. Starting with the first track, “Every Hero Has to Start Somewhere”, it occurred to me that what I was hearing sounded quite similar to the Avengers main theme as composed by Alan Silvestri in The Avengers (2012). Well, maybe that’s not quite the right way to put it. Tahouri’s music isn’t identical to Silvestri’s theme, but they do sound to me like they could easily belong in the same musical family, there is definitely a thematic relationship present. Given that the game centers on the Avengers, this is appropriate.
Another detail I like about this soundtrack is how dynamic it is. As you might expect with a soundtrack for an action-adventure game, most of the music is loud, bombastic, and clearly following video game-style fighting. However, Tahouri does take the time to slow down in a few places (parts of “New Normal” and “No More Heroes” are prime examples). These tracks are refreshing to hear because they give your ears a brief rest from the frenetic pace that makes up most of the soundtrack.
As video game soundtracks go, Marvel’s Avengers sounds pretty good. I like that it sounds similar in certain respects to the 2012 film (and the Avengers films in general). I haven’t gotten to see the game in action, but this feels like the kind of music you’d want to have in an action game like this.
Let me know what you think about the music for Marvel’s Avengers in the comments below and have a great day!
1. “Every Hero Has to Start Somewhere” (8:45)
2. “The Light That Failed” (2:48)
3. “God of Thunder” (3:13)
4. “They Played Us” (1:22)
5. “New Normal” (2:27)
6. “I Am Iron Man” (3:00)
7. “Am I Alone?” (2:13)
8. “No More Heroes” (2:14)
9. “To Stand Alone” (2:06)
10. “Some Things Haven’t Changed” (2:10)
11. “We Are Dangerous” (1:38)
12. “Hulk Smash” (1:41)
13. “Perfect Landing” (2:01)
14. “Old Friend” (1:33)
15. “By Force of Mind” (3:08)
16. “It’s a Thing Your Do” (3:18)
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This is a great review. It sounds like a job well done by the composer too.
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