Featuring a collaboration between Texas post-rock band Explosions in the Sky and film composer Steve Jablonsky, who scored the Transformers movies and director Peter Berg's last film, Battleship, the original score for Lone Survivor splits the difference between the plaintive and the pounding. Based on the book of the same name, the score sets the mood for a film about a Navy SEAL mission that goes bad for a team working behind enemy lines, beautifully evoking the anxiety and intensity of the onscreen action. As a band whose sound feels cinematic all on its own, Explosions in the Sky continue to impress with their work on the big screen, and the soundtrack for Lone Survivor proves to be yet another impressive notch in their belt.
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney