Film & Soundtrack: Danger / Tension / Threatening / Action pending underscoresGenre

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Our selection of royalty-free cinematic music with an emphasis on tension, danger, nerve, and a sense of unease. Sometimes more subtle and sneaky music, other times more overt threatening music and soundtracks for critical situations, this music is made for action thrillers, police operations, stakeouts, spy / undercover agents, dangerous missions, hurricane-chasing and more.

Dark and industrial, orchestral rock and hip hop, reminiscent of Dj Shadow or Moby. Soft organs chords lay the motif before bass guitars and rock drums cut through and combine to create highly dramatic feeling, an epic odyssey. Twisted, glitched metal guitars follow before breaking down into an epic string section to conclude the journey. Ideal for use in high-end advertising and promotional pieces - Also included is an "Orchestral" version - an ambient mix ideally suited for scoring in the modern Fantasy / Supernatural genres. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 BPM]

This track starts with a nervously pulsating rhythm and sorrowful, wailing ethnic strings, before it erupts into a majestic, powerful and dramatic, slow march with full orchestra and choir. Pompous, menacing, awe inspiring. A quiet epilogue follows with ethnic / mysterious strings. Slightly middle eastern feel. World mystery / ethnic drama etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 120 BPM]

An evolving and building, suspenseful music track, combining hybrid & pulsating synths and symphonic orchestra. Ending as a loud trailer piece, with added organ sound. Awe / Majestic / Incredible Music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 120 BPM]

A suspenseful and ominous music with elements of mystery, conspiracy, intrigue with intensity throughout. Guitar and electronic elements. Good music for trailers, too. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

A passionate and epic music, featuring airy orchestral sound blended with pulsating deep synth. Grand / Soaring / Inspirational music track. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 100 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
  • $16.95
All versions
  • $56.95

Sneaky, suspicious underscore track for film, tv, media. Spy / Secret Agent / Crime. Sneaking, hiding, stalking, searching. Perhaps investigating or finding clues, or possible track and follow mission. Dark and mysterious. [Tempo: Slow / 92 BPM]

This orchestral cinematic soundtrack has a sense of greatness and grandeur, but without going all out. Poignant and graceful, the track has a darkness, but is also filled with awe, amazement and wonderment. The track builds up to a climax around the 01:20 mark. Emotional, soaring, and with dignity and a timeless cinema sound. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 135 BPM]

A tension and suspense music bringing the rising power of orchestra, large brass ensemble and explosive and powerful percussion ensemble. Amazement / Uprising / Glory / Grandeur. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 85 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
  • $19.95
All versions
  • $51.95

A suspenseful and stirring chamber music track starting with piano, and evolving into very cinematic, trailer track without percussion and brasses, making it slightly softer and cleaner trailer type of music. A sense of movement, activity, something building up, nearing, increasing. [The 'Radio Edit' version has been edited to reduce the 'intensity' of the most dramatic/climax part of the track. This could make it less suitable for drama, advertising etc. where you need a build-up to a climax, but more even-going, more suitable for just listening.] [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 190 BPM]

15 minutes continuous, uninterrupted background music track for video productions and other media. Mystical, eerie, cold and pulsating soundtrack for Scifi or Mystery. Brooding music, pensive and awe inducing. Creates a feeling of unknown tension, and a vast space. [Tempo: Slow / 120 BPM]

Deep bass lines and synths build a dark and intense atmosphere with a sense of suspense and drama. Good track for underscore dramatic situations. An amazing fusion of distorted guotar lines, percussion and strings. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

A slow, restrained and understated, hip-hop style beat provide the basis for this somewhat dark track somewhere between electronica, hip-hop and cinematic soundtrack. This track will go well with a dark corporation or with forensics / investigation / crime solving etc. Has a slightly ominous or malevolent feel, combined with the methodical and calculated. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 75 BPM]

An "oriental'ed" dubstep track. Aggressive and melodic, its oriental touch is given trough a catchy usage of a Duduk and Yall Tambour and its trashy side trough a rough beat and greasy bass synth. A dynamic and surprising progression that would match any sport or urban related footage. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

Horror movie inspired industrial metal powered by electronic beats. Heavy distorted guitar tones meet filthy electronica in horror filled basement. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 140 BPM]

Battle drums. Pounding percussion. A combination of orchestral percussion and ethnic / tribal drums. Suitable for battle, fight, chase, brawls and action scenes. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium / 77 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
  • $19.95
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  • $43.95

Battle drums. Pounding percussion. A combination of orchestral percussion and ethnic / tribal drums. Suitable for battle, fight, chase, brawls and action scenes. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 68 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
  • $19.95
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  • $42.95

Battle drums. Pounding percussion. A combination of orchestral percussion and ethnic / tribal drums. Suitable for battle, fight, chase, brawls and action scenes. [Tempo: Medium / 108 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
  • $19.95
All versions
  • $43.95

Battle drums. Pounding percussion. A combination of orchestral percussion and ethnic / tribal drums. Suitable for battle, fight, chase, brawls and action scenes. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 66 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
  • $19.95
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  • $43.95

Percussion only track / Battle drums. Tracks with Drums only are useful for action sequences, fight scenes, war and battles, macho sports and exertion, powerful imagery, dramatic trailers and more. Also available as seamlessly looping Drum loops / Percussion loops. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 53 BPM]

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  • $36.35

A dark and edgy track with deep ambiance and big percussion. The track opens with a very ambient and wide open sound, distant effects and chimes add to the mood of the track. Deep bass and powerful drum hits add a great bit of power to the track. Acid synthline is full of energy and edgy drums combine into a great mix of electronic and cinematic sound. A versatile track that can be used anywhere from videogame to dark horror film, sci-fi, crime, etc. [Tempo: Medium / 125 BPM]

A tense and gritty electronic / industrial music track with a sense of danger and urgency. A dire situation, code red, time running out, impending chaos. Deliberately dirty, uneasy, stressed music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 75 BPM]

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  • $41.95

Dark, eerie, ominous, brooding, evil, atmospheric, determined, moody, haunting electro-cinematic rock track with a great sense of suspense, drama & foreboding. mix of synths, drum loops & guitar samples. Would suit action / filmic / halloween / horror / thriller type projects. [Tempo: Medium / 110 BPM]

An open, transparent underscore music with a somewhat mysterious, pensive tone. Echoey guitars over a slightly dark drone. Thoughtful and reflective, perhaps regret or waiting for something. The end part takes on a more assertive, gloomy, doom laden feel. Also available as an Underscore version, and as a version without the drums. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 90 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
  • $19.95
All versions
  • $53.95

An epic hybrid trailer track with larger than life hits. Huge bass stabs that are heavily distorted yet have warm analog quality. The track is reminiscent of Tron soundtrack with melodic synthesizer elements and huge orchestra accompaniment. This track is a must have for any epic movie or video game trailer. Dark and edgy.

[Tempo: Slow, Medium / 65 BPM]

A very nasty industrial-electronic track with vicious, pounding percussion and a violent, edgy and gritty sound. Violence / Horror / Sci-fi / Destruction / Alarm / Madness. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 88 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
  • $16.95
All versions
  • $54.00

Sparse, dark and ominous ambient track. Good for film noir, dark thriller, horror, sci-fi or spy mystery. Pensive strings, deep bass, reverberant congas. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
  • $19.95
All versions
  • $43.95

Dark, omninous, menacing orchestral soundtrack. Deep, pounding percussion, blaring horns and a war mongering, chanting choir of deep voices, primal, perhaps beasts or orcs. Impending war, battle, conflict. Great fantasy material, highly suitable for film, games or trailers. This track is recorded with a live philharmonic orchestra and choir. [Tempo: Medium / 98 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
  • $32.95
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  • $61.95

Nervous action / thriller underscore. Stakeout, movement, urgency, ticking bomb. This track has a strong and tense nerve, as if everthing is going to blow at any second. Good tension, helped by severely distorted synths and guitars mixed in with the semi-orchestral textures. [Tempo: Medium / 130 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
  • $16.95
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  • $45.35

A weird and different piece. Very eerie, spooky, strange and hard to classify. Led by a single soprano voice, the track soon rises up to a monolithic, scary, larger-than-life mystery. Magic, witchcraft, halloween, fantasy, evil lair, strange lands, mystical places... [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 55 BPM]

Dark and ominous percussion, anxious, ritualistic, tribal, fear, malevolence. For more in this style, please see the genre Ambient: Dark/Sinister [Tempo: Slow / 104 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
  • $16.95
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  • $42.80

Slow chords, ominous and serious, full orchestra. Good as underscore for drama, scifi, fantasy and adventure. Also for crime, spy conspiracy and personal turmoil, conflict. [Tempo: Slow / 61 BPM]

One music loop
  • $12.95
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  • $27.95

A series of 26 individual music tracks. Semi-orchestral, semi-electronic soundtrack work inspired by "Babylon 5", etc. Brooding, pompous, epic, military style. Some of these are grouped together -- i.e. "epic 1 calm", "epic 1 suspense" and "epic 1 battle" use the same instrumentation and underlying tempo, making them work well together. Of course, they work well individually too. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 42 BPM]

A strange and unsettling semi-orchestral film underscore. Nervous and uncertain, swirling and clangy. Suitable for a very tense and pensive moment in a dark drama, horror, crime thriller or documentary. Carries a sense of hidden evil or a disturbing truth. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 120 BPM]

Monolithic / Uprising / Doomsday / Awe / Amazement. Grand orchestral soundtrack depicting the rise of an awesome power. Judgment day. The hour of truth. Very ominous, malevolent, powerful. Dark, but triumphant, conquering. Good for fantasy, action, sci-fi, horror and adventure. (A note about the version described as 'Stage Mix': This version is recorded with the reverb/ambiance of a concert hall, making it sound somewhat more 'distant' from the listener and, some would say, more 'live') [Tempo: Slow / 60 BPM]

A powerful and grand / regal orchestral / symphonic soundtrack piece, driven forward by Taiko like percussion. Pounding drums combine with dramatic string sections to create a sense of imminent battle, dangerous situation. Perhaps a sea rescue, a dangerous missing on enemy territory, or the rise of an awesome fighting force. Military / Fantasy / Action / Conflict / Fight. (A note about the version described as 'Stage Mix': This version is recorded with the reverb/ambiance of a concert hall, making it sound somewhat more 'distant' from the listener and, some would say, more 'live') [Tempo: Medium / 75 BPM]

A grand, epic track that is not very aggressive or dark, but rather more illuminating, sacred, expectant. Rousing and regal, with a victorious / triumphant 'resolve' at the end. Good for fantasy, sci-fi, historical/cultural, grand entry, rising force, etc. Amazement / Heroism / Illumination / Uprising. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 150 BPM]

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  • $42.35

A bleak and mournful track used in a documentary about the Hungerford Massacre. A crying female vocal works alongside a desolate piano, acoustic guitars, and drums to a very powerful and emotional climax. The variations offer gentler alternatives to the man track. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 64 BPM]

A weird and quirky track with ambient and tribal/ethnic influences. Slight jungle / tribe feel, mixed with cutting-edge, minimalistic urban and mechanical, even futuristic styles. A slapped bass groove, various textural and experimental sounds and swirley pads. [Tempo: Medium / 97 BPM]

A dark, doom laden, aggressive and gritty, semi-electronic / semi-orchestral music track. The first and last thirds are relentless and violent with an industrial, edgy, futuristic sound. The middle third has a more ethnic / world feel. Future / Action / Dystopian Music. [Tempo: Fast / 120 BPM]

A dramatic, epic, dark and atmospheric music track for Hollywood blockbusters, very dramatic scenes and cinematic trailers. Made with epic orchestra, sound design, epic drums and vocal. The dramatic female vocal gives the track an exotic, Eastern feel - but the track is also available without the vocal, and the no-vocals version is more location neutral and can be the score for any international conspiracy thriller or other high drama production. Trailer / Hollywood / Epic Music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 120 BPM]

A fast, chase-like sequence driven by African percussion. Exciting and dynamic in character. World / Tribal / Ethnic Music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 0 BPM]

A mystical tension, suspense / action track with orchestral and hybrid elements. Simmering tension, with a dark atmospheres. Ominous, foreboding. [Tempo: Slow / 75 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
  • $19.95
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  • $60.45

A Percussion Only track, with big pounding drums in various more and less intense patterns. Useful as music for sound design, film scoring, games and more. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 140 BPM]

Inspired by 1980's sci-fi and horror films, revived today by TV series about things that are strange. An ominous blend of synthesizers and orchestral tones, with a repetitive, tense motif. Tension / Suspense / Dark Music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 84 BPM]

Electronica infused orchestral music. Synth low pulse drives the music with anticipation, joined by low drones and epic percussion. Good music for war preparation, rendezvous scenes, crime investigation, video games and more. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

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  • $35.95

Inspired by 1980's sci-fi and horror films, and revived today by TV serious about things that are strange. An ominous blend of synthesizers and orchestral tones, with a repetitive, tense motif. Mystery / Retro / Dark Music. [Tempo: Medium / 90 BPM]

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  • $41.95

Inspired by 1980's sci-fi and horror films revived today by things that are strange. An ominous blend of synthesizers and orchestral tones, with a repetitive tense motif. Cinematic / Thriller / Retro Music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 86 BPM]

An eerie or slightly dark suspenseful track made with chamber orchestra. Simple structure, evolving. Suspense / Cinematic / Classical. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

A fast, dramatic and powerful blockbuster music track featuring an aggressive string section, large brass ensemble and loud, epic mixed choir. Very epic and awe inspiring music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 80 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
  • $19.95
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  • $51.95

A Percussion Only track, with marching snares, military march. Occasional big drum strikes. Useful as music for scenes of war, war preparation, battle preparations, etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 137 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
  • $19.95
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  • $37.95
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