|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|
2.5 / 5 Stars
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.
If any information appears to be missing from this page, contact us and let us know!