With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound, he pulls the spitting high-tension wires down.
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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.

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It’s got 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!

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King of the Monsters thumps into theaters on May 31.


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