|3.||Searching For Answers||2:50|
|4.||Prepare To Dive!||1:13|
|5.||The Haunted Hull||2:50|
|6.||Sealed Off Compartments||1:02|
|9.||Searching For Truth||1:01|
|10.||Odell Solves The Mystery||2:25|
|12.||Facing The Truth||2:12|
|13.||Haunted By Dishonor||3:50|
|Total Album Time:||35:09|
|by Dan Goldwasser
November 12, 2002
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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