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Below

Below

Varese Sarabande (302 066 416 2)

Release Date: 2002

Format: CD

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1. Main Title 3:20
2. Stations Ready 2:28
3. Searching For Answers 2:50
4. Prepare To Dive! 1:13
5. The Haunted Hull 2:50
6. Sealed Off Compartments 1:02
7. Charred Remains 3:17
8. Strange Forces 0:57
9. Searching For Truth 1:01
10. Odell Solves The Mystery 2:25
11. Going Up! 0:54
12. Facing The Truth 2:12
13. Haunted By Dishonor 3:50
14. Safe Harbor 6:50
  Total Album Time: 35:09

Review

by Dan Goldwasser
on November 12th, 2002
[2.5 / 5]

In David Twohy's follow-up film to his 1999 sleeper hit Pitch Black, he takes us under the ocean, and gives us a World War II haunted submarine thriller in Below.  Graeme Revell's score is heavy on the electronic ambience (and breathing sounds), employing an orchestra where needed.  "Stations Ready" is a tense cue that builds very nicely, and "Strange Forces" has a good integration of synth electronics with a rather tragic sounding orchestra.  When it's not atmospheric or action-oriented, the score tends to be dark and brooding, with almost meandering strings with little form. 

The last 15-minutes of the album, starting with "Odell Solves The Mystery", is a veritable non-stop ride, with plenty of action and suspense.  "Facing the Truth" has a good resolution, while "Haunted By Dishonor" is a surprisingly well done dramatic cue, heavy on the strings.  The last track, "Safe Harbor" is a nice long track that embraces most of the best elements of the film score.  Slow to start, and with a few low-key moments, this score might not seem like much at first, but after a few listens, it grew on me.  You might want to let it grow on you.


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