`The Sweeney' was classic 70's ITV show cop drama involving the `flying squad', incidentally this cockney rhyming slang for Sweeny Todd. `This current incarnation of the Sweeney' finds itself in the 21st century. This is 2012 feature film adaptation. With a new ensemble cast headed up by Ray Winstone as Regan, and Carter played by Ben Drew.
The soundtrack has been composed and produced by people who brought you the OST for `The Dark Knight Rises' and `Inception'.
This OST is largely orchestral, add in the visual set pieces and the music itself is enhanced to new levels. This is an 18 track score, and there real moments where the score out does itself, if we take the track `Trafalgar Square' the music begins in quite a slow and solemn method, as it progresses it begins to escalate to a powerful end, there is use of great string arrangements and incessant drumming that reinforces itself through the piece that keeps the listener focused for whole the six minute length, of the piece.
There is the fantastic use of the synth in the `End Credits of the Sweeney Remix' and it packs a real punch. However, Doctor P's take on the Sweeney Theme feels flat and repetitive. That said I believe this OST does its job well, and respects its heritage add the incorporation of police sirens is icing on the cake!