The Punisher is finally out on Netflix and, as expected, it features Jon Bernthal killing tons of bad guys as New York City’s most dangerous vigilante. Television is primarily a visual medium, but sound is just as important – arguably even more so. Tyler Bates’ score has already garnered acclaim for its rusty metal vibes and western-tinged guitar work, but the show also makes substantial use of licensed music during important moments in the story.

The lyrics and mood of just the right song can transform a scene from a typical plot beat into a stand-alone work of art. The first epic trailer for the series made excellent use of “One” ...

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The Punisher Soundtrack Guide