Joseph LoDuca – “Ash vs The Evil Dead”

Album Reviews | By on Jan 25th, 2016

Ash Vs Evil The Dead

Record Label: Varese Sarabande
Genre: Film Score
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Ash Vs Evil Dead is the follow up to the cult classic Evil Dead series including my favorite, Army of Darkness. I watched the series from the beginning and it was a lot of fun. Gory as hell, funny and at times a little scary. It’s a delight to watch Bruce Campbell play Ash again after all these years. I’m looking forward to seeing what else they have in store for us for season 2 of the series. If you haven’t seen it yet and you’re a fan of The Evil Dead, it’s on Starz which you can stream anytime on their app or website. The basic premise of the first season is Ash accidently summons all the demons from the Book of the Dead, and has to stop them along with his co-worker friends Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo).

Long-time collaborator of Bruce Campbell, Joseph LoDuca, composed the score to Ash vs The Evil Dead. He’s done all the Evil Dead series, along with Hercules, Xena, and my favorite of his, the French film Brotherhood of the Wolf. He’s the go to guy when it comes to horror scores it seems. The score to Ash vs Evil Dead is just that, lots of spooky tracks and things that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. When watching the show, I really didn’t notice the score all that much. I think the score added to the series but not sure it’s very listenable by itself. There’s some solid tracks on on here like “Linda – Where It Began,” “Deer Amanda – Shut Up Linda” and “Ash’s Theme.”

Some of the tracks are guitar-based, surf rock stuff which is okay, but not really my type of score. I tend to like the classical type of scores. Other times the tracks have loud horns, screeching strings, ya know…the type of motif and sounds you’d hear in horror scores. There’s definitely a wide range of styles in this score. I just don’t know how much I’m going to listen to it. It’s no Army of Darkness score.

Bottom Line: Not really memorable but fits in the realms of the show.
Notable Tracks: Linda where It Began, Deer Amanda – Shut Up Linda, Evil Catches Up, Ash’s Theme
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