Soundtrack Review: Spartacus: Vengeance (2012)

Spartacus Vengeance by Joseph LoDuca (Forever Loved) (2012)

Spartacus: Vengeance soundtrack review: This is a review of the television score Spartacus: Vengeance by Joseph LoDuca.

“If you liked the two other Spartacus scores, then you’ll like this, with the added bonus of more great cues than previously.”

Spartacus: Vengeance is the second season to the critically acclaimed show Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It pretty much continues where Spartacus: Blood and Sand left off, but without the main star Andy Whitfield who unfortunately lost the battle against cancer. Still a terrific show in my view and I hope it continues for a long time. The composer is still Joseph LoDuca.

Track List

1. Retreat 100
2. Is Capua Burning? 100
3. Steel Nerve 100
4. Syrian Lesson 80
5. Lifting Curse 100
6. Healing Wounds 100
7. Forever Loved 100
8. By Your Side 80
9. Overjoyed 80
10. Aurelia Dies 80
11. Hymn to Venus 40
12. Ashur’s Gift 60
13. Finding Naevia 80
14. Mine Fight 100
15. He Comes 60
16. Nothing Is Forgiven 60
17. Night Forest Battle 80
18. Ashur’s Last Stand 80
19. As Promised 80
20. Slaves No More 60
21. Fight Party 80
22. Mad Lucretia 60
23. Broken Waters 60
24. Mercato Displays 80
25. Crixus in the Mix 80
26. The Greatest Cause of All 80
27. Found Their End 80
28. Experienced Hands 60
29. Purchasing Silence 40
30. He Has Fallen 60
31. What Dawn Brings 60

Joseph LoDuca is the one constant between the three Spartacus shows and that bodes well for consistency. This is CD1 in a double release by Varese Sarabande where CD2 has the score to the spin-off Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Spartacus: Blood and Sand has some great music and some not so great music and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena improved on that. What pleases me is that LoDuca has managed to create an even more exciting score in Spartacus: Vengeance.

The opening 10 cues are great with lots of exciting action and my favorite feature, the use of choir. It is all how I want it to be in fact, but for a 31 track score, it can’t all be good, can it? Well possibly it could, but in the case of so many other scores, it doesn’t quite work all the way through. Still, the many great cues that are here far outweighs the lesser material.

Conclusion

If you liked the two other Spartacus scores, then you’ll like this, with the added bonus of more great cues than previously. Joseph LoDuca brings the epic to the small screen and he does so in the form of Spartacus. Nothing more to say except to congratulate LoDuca for another well made score.

GEEK SCORE:  76.1

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Soundtrack Review: Spartacus: Vengeance (2012), 9.2 out of 10 based on 6 ratings
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