Screamworks Records (SWR-12006)
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Conducted by Allan Wilson
Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Formats: CD, Digital
Average Rating: 5 stars (1 user)
|1.||The Spider and the Fly||1:22|
|7.||Emma and Johnny||1:35|
|8.||Finding the Letter||2:42|
|14.||Unearthing the Past||2:57|
|16.||Back to the House||2:15|
|17.||Chaos Before the Storm||2:05|
|18.||The Fifth Nail||1:50|
|19.||The Final Sacrifice||2:22|
|20.||I Am Home: Finale||3:11|
|Total Album Time:||43:35|
Screamworks Records proudly presents one of the most impressive genre scores we've heard recently: the large orchestral score for the original Chiller movie, Dead Souls, an adaptation of the Michael Laimo novel starring Bill Moseley and Jesse James.
Composers Matthew Llewellyn and Jonathan Bartz (both scoring team members on several Brian Tyler scores including The Expendables 2 and Final Destination 5) have created a wonderfully old-school horror score that pays tribute, above all, to Bernard Herrmann but also more modern scoring icons such as Alan Silvestri (the action writing) and John Williams (the romantic material).
Featuring an exquisite performance by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra conducted by film music veteran Allan Wilson, the score is filled with exciting setpieces and a refreshingly straight-forward approach to the on-screen action.
Llewellyn and Bartz never resort to the now so common middle of the road aleatoric techniques in this score; music remains highly interesting and entertaining throughout and sometimes truly complex harmonically ('Unearthing the Past' a highlight in this respect).
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