Two Steps from Hell

Archangel

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The second public release from Two Steps from Hell (composers Thomas J. Bergersen and Nick Phoenix) offers up another explosive set of soaring mini-epics that you swear you've heard before, but just can't seem to place. The 26-track Archangel, which includes 14 cuts from the promotional album Nero, which was sent out to motion picture advertising clients in October 2011, sounds so familiar because each instrumental cut has either been affixed to a movie trailer or television advertisement, or is in the process of finding a vehicle for launch. Astute listeners will likely recognize pieces like "Dark Harbor" (Game of Thrones), "Titan Dune" (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), "Love & Loss" (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1), and "Nero" (Anna Karenina).