Randy Edelman outdoes himself with this score to XXX. His characteristic writing style is present in almost every cue with lots of similarities to Hans Zimmer's writing style as in The Rock and possibly Backdraft. This is powerful and driving music with an attitude. For this score, Edelman uses much more percussion than his previous scores, giving the sound a militaristic and edgy feel. "Prague Arrival" features a violin solo that leads to a brass led motif. The theme for XXX is an 8 note horn motif that is similar to what you might hear in a Bond film. The score also contains lots of meaty brass and percussion punches in cues such as "Washington Searches For The Right Man", "In Xander's Zone", and "X Marks the Spot". The majority of the music is powerful action music with lots of mighty brass and powerful snare drums. "Motorcycle Assault" is a knockout action cue that blows you out of your seat, as well as several others. Some romantic music can be found in "Elena" and "A Kiss on the Rooftop" which contain a gentle piano theme. I wish there was more music than the 37 minutes that are on here, but I am still glad that this score got a release. Instead of the score finishing on a grand and booming finale, like you would expect, it instead fades out with the XXX theme played on piano in a quick techno like tempo. This is an action score that every fan of action music should own.