This is an average, atmospheric, action score, the usual thrills, menaces and suspense.
It is strongly rhythmic and the orchestrations are appropriately exotic. The music supports the story-line quite well.
There are 24 tracks and do not propose to cover them all but three or four do linger in the memory. The rhythms of ‘Search’ grip and ‘Lair of Evil’ is eerily sinister and mysterious; quite flesh-creeping. ‘Saying goodbye’ has some much-needed warmth and romantic yearning and sorrow. ‘Dungeons’ starts dank and dark, one senses evil and danger lurking in the shadows but there is also an element of hope and freedom.
This album will appeal more to enthusiasts of martial arts films but it would be questionable about its appeal to a wider audience.