Spanish composer Roque Banos dazzles with a crisp modern orchestral score that bows reverently toward such genre classics as Jerry Goldsmith's The Omen Suite, Anton Webern and Krzysztof Penderecki's creepy string movements from The Exorcist and Joseph LoDuca's beautifully understated atmospherics for Sam Raimi's original creation that launched the grisly Kandarian franchise and revolutionized the contemporary horror film with its startling velocity.
Banos studied music at the Upper Music Conservatory of Murcia and Madrid's Real Conservatorio Superior before graduating from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, but with Evil Dead he steps beyond the jazz influences evidenced in his previous scores. Here the maestro eloquently assumes the role of firestarter, conducting like a pyromaniac invoking the destructive majesty of flame - both demonic and cleansing - with smoldering strings and brass building toward total aural incineration. A thoroughly cinematic experience suffused with sweeping overtures and jarring choral crescendos, Banos has created a dark and vital epic for the ages. This gorgeous collection carves through the glut of overblown soundtrack reissues of late like a trusty chainsaw.
Deluxe double-LP housed in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves featuring movie photos. U.S. versions pressed on transparent red & transparent green wax (randomly packed). Over 70 minutes of music!