Remember that scene in 300 where that guy is giving that other guy lip, and that guy's all like "No sir!" and he kicks him into that big pit? And then the music's all like "DUHN DUHN DUHN, DUHN DAAH?" What about that scene in the latest episode of Californication where that girl is giving David Duchnovny lip, and Duchovny's all like "No sir!" and he kicks her into that big pit? And then the music's all like "DUHN DUHN DUHN, DUHN DAAH?"

We'll be experiencing similar situations in a video game context soon, as Tyler Bates, the composer for both of those projects (as well as Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead and The Day The Earth Stood Still), will be providing musical accompanyment for Army of Two: The 40th Day. Check out the above video to get a sampling of his mood-altering rock, which carries a surprising amount of intensity, even when divorced from acts of brutal pit-kicking.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.