Has there ever been music more suited to a movie? Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's score to 'The Dark Knight,' is as thrilling and heart pounding as the action on screen. The heavy, percussive nature of the music is almost relentless; it is like Thor pounding his hammer! Indeed, there is no better illustration of this emphasis on powerful, driving rhythms than in the brilliant track, 'Like A Dog Chasing Cars;' its heroic main theme emerging through a cacophony of strident strings and pounding percussion to stand triumphant. It is a masterpiece of Wagnerian proportions! However, it is not all sturm und drang, for there are moments of beauty in which the strings are allowed to sweep; most notably in 'Blood On My Hands,' and another favourite of mine, 'Harvey Two-Face.' All in all, the music is monumental, epic, beautiful and grandiose, and as I'm running out of adjectives, I shall now end this review, but not before I make one final observation: 'The Dark Knight' is orchestral music you can actually head bang to, should you feel so inclined.