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A Fantastic Soundtrack !
on 7 April 2006
This is a fantastic compilation of the original score; the film itself is great, the soundtrack is even better !
When I watched the film I couldn't help being taken in by the accompanying music and it didn't take long to also recognise the composing influence of Hans Zimmer. I thought his OST for the film 'Gladiator' was excellent, this is perhaps superior.
The quality of the emotion and power in the music can be appreciated from the tracks 'Myotis', 'Barbastella' and 'Nycteris'; but the track 'Molossus' is the pinnacle of the collection and is quite simply mind-blowing (it is used in the first Batmobile chase scene and is very much background music so is easily missed !).
The brass and percussion sections contribute greatly to make some truly exhilarating pieces. I also think some of the instrumental tones generated are unique; the contribution of the electric cello being the best example.