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5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than Gladiator, 3 Mar. 2005
This soundtrack is one of Zimmer's best works to date and spectacular with its use of ochestral rythms and native instruments. In true Zimmer style there are several catchy motifs used throughout, in contrast to other composers such as John Williams who would have perhaps had fewer 'tunes' and instead worked on creating atmosphere with more abstract sounds. However Zimmer creates both catchy motifs and atmosphere perfectly and steers away from the more pacey and 'synthesiser-orientated' scores done in the past, and instead delivers dramatic and emotional music which complements the movie perfectly and provides a very relaxing listen.
I prefer this score to Gladiator as it has more depth and texture to it, much better use of the orchestra and much less synthesised rythm littered throughout, unlike Gladiator and King Arthur where the consistent use of synthesisers in providing beats sound annoying and too artificial. With the exception of the 'Red Warrior' there is no use of vocals in this score, which it make stand out from Gladiator and allow you to appreciate the music even more.
Highly recommended soundtrack.