Fantastic orchestration and the John Powell's percussion in 'Hero' and 'Let The Tournament Begin' are magnificently impressive.
While Zimmer and Powell combine to conceive the best possible score for a Chinese tradition musical extravaganza from track to track and excellently maintaining the martial arts tempo throughout, what impresses most is that their the range and variety of work are amazing.
Drums pown it up in my opinion, they are the best insturment out there. Drums are way better than other instrumental grandeur, especially that of oboe and alto flutes, because wind section solos are way to common.
The best percussion I ever heard. Oh yeah! Highly recommended.