2001 Film Music CD Reviews
Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Ghosts of Mars
VAÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6286
Carpenterís music has followed a consistent trend all through his films.
Itís brash, loud and in many ways quite repetitive. If you are well aware of
that, donít mind, and can imagine what the application of techno and heavy metal
into that mix will result in Ė then this disc will be for you!
Featuring the guitar work of Steve Vai, Buckethead, Elliot Easton and the
players of Anthrax, this is a thrashing metal noise you donít hear much of these
days. While there are lots of interesting effects by mixing in techo drum loops,
thereís certainly nothing youíll walk away humming. With cue names like "Love
Siege", "Slashing Void", "Kick Ass" and "Dismemberment Blues" youíll get the
idea this isnít a score concerned with melody.