I mean, this movie is clearly going all the goddamn way in every other way. Why not throw in some prog-rock while it’s at it?
Blue Öyster Cult gave us perhaps the best, and weirdest, rock tribute to Godzilla 42 years ago with, well, ‘Godzilla’ — a guitar-wailing love letter to the king of all Kaiju’s destructive power. But now it’s been given a thumping update, as part of Bear McCreary’s King of the Monsters soundtrack.
It has Taiko drums! Chants! And, wait, what, Serj Tankian from System of a Down on vocals!? Hear the full thing below:
It doesn’t really have the same sort of laid-back feel of the original, thanks to all the added percussive effects. It’s big, loud and stompy, kind of like the titular Big G himself. But as odd as it is it’s still kind of amazing to hear it all come together — a delightful mashup of the epic and the absurd. Sore, sore, sore, sore, Godzilla!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters thumps into cinemas on May 30.