VikingGuitar - Within (The Thing)

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The theme music to "The Thing" is some of the most ominous synth music to ever grace the screen. It is so blatantly John Carpenter that it came as a big surprise to me when I found out that Carpenter *didn't* write it. He was too busy with the rest of the movie production, so he hired Ennio Morricone (who did "The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly") to do the soundtrack. Morricone tried to emulate Carpenter's style, and did a damn good job.

The song itself captures the isolation of the movie, and that constant heartbeat reminds you of the invasive life inside. I tried to replicate that for my version, but add some of my trademark metal style.

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from Danse Macabre, released October 16, 2012
Erik Peabody - All instrumentation and production

Original music by Ennio Morricone




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