Soundtrack Review: The Dark Side Of Light

Soundtrack Review: The Dark Side Of Light

The Dark Side Of Light Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Dark Side Of Light by Gus Reyes.

At a glance:

19 tracks
66 minutes of score
Geek Score: 85.2
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 35.83
Album Excellence: 54%
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Spanish thriller El Lado Oscuro De La Luz form last year is getting a score release by Mexian composer Gus Reyes. This movie has a strong character in religion and Reyes has composed a more classic type of thriller score. Lots of piano and string, while I feel that the religious part is being represented by choir. The brooding score doesn’t fall in the trap of being closed up like a lot of thriller scores tend to do. Instead, I feel that this score breathes, comes alive by these beautiful ostinatos and powerful string sections. The choir really adds something great to the mix.

The Dark Side Of Light is a very enjoyable thriller score, more exciting than most. I think it’s the fact that it has some enjoyable themes and great vocals to enhance the mood. I would have liked more standout cues, but as far as thriller scores go, this is as impressive as they come. The final track ‘The Dark Side Of Light Suite’ is simply phenomenal. Almost 12 minutes of greatness right there.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. The Dark Side Of Light
5. The Mirror That Looks Like Me
6. She And I
7. He Was My Son…
10. Thus Began My Madness
14. Death And Redemption
17. The Dark Side Requiem
18. Didn’t You See God?
20. The Dark Side Of Light Suite

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Soundtrack Review: The Dark Side Of Light, 9.4 out of 10 based on 5 ratings

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