The Last Days Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Last Days by Fernando Velazquez.
The Last Days is a Spanish post-apocalyptic thriller and as usual, nature is not the enemy, man is. The score by Fernando Velazquez is a very dark affair as it should be. The world is not an easy place to live in and specially not after an apocalyptic event. Most of the score reflects a deeply dark mood and is also quite testing to listen to most of the time. The opening cue ‘Julia’ is a hopeful cue unlike most of the score, but it ends sadly too quick. It sounds like it would have been a fantastic theme.
There are a few cues that stand out. ‘Even The Rain’ is a slightly optimistic theme with a very nice melody attached to it. There’s hope, even in a dark world. ‘The Hunt’ is really good because it’s really scary. It’s dark and booming, and you can hear sounds like whispers in the dark. This is really terrifying stuff and I love it! It all ends in a terrific action sequence. The last cue is beautiful. ‘Tomorrow-Morrow’ is a gorgeous ending theme with opening choir and beautiful serene strings with a hopeful and sad feeling to it at the same time.
The Last Days could have been better if it developed some of the themes and cues, but it’s too dark and sometimes it stays there, but not giving the music time to grow. Still, a decent score with a fantastic ending.
15. Even The Rain
18. The Hunt
GEEK SCORE: 73.3