Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: music by Paul Haslinger (CD review)

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I’m at a slight disadvantage here, having only seen the first five ‘Resident Evil’ films, so treating ‘The Final Chapter’ purely as a piece of music. Mind you, considering the film isn’t being released until the 3rd of February, I’m probably ahead of everyone here by a couple months listening to the music. I should point out that Milan Music has released CDs of the soundtracks for the other ‘Resident Evil’ films and its worth checking out their website to see what other goodies they have there as it automatically translates into English. All their CDs are in English.

To describe the music as a beat-grinder is no exaggeration. The sixth track, ‘Entering Racoon City’, will chew in your guts before soothing down in ‘Tunnel Vision’ and ‘I Promised You An Answer’. The longest track, the twelfth, ‘Laser Corridors Revisited’ has a Vangelis feel about it.

Considering the violent nature of these films, composer Paul Haslinger swings from heavy to lighter tracks throughout the CD. Obviously, this is to covey different emotional states that will make more sense when watching the film but there is no discontinuity between the switches making for an interesting blend.

GF Willmetts

December 2016

(pub: Milan Music. 1 CD 19 tracks 44 minutes. Price: £16.66 (UK). ASIN: B01N98094W)

check out website: www.milanmusic.fr

Category: Films, Music/Audio

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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