Ramin Djawadi – “The Unborn”

Album Reviews | Mar 3rd, 2009

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Record Label: Lakeshore Records
Genre: Film Score
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The Unborn is a freaky suspense/thriller flick that stars Gary Oldman and Odette Yustman. It’s about a dybbuk, a spirit not wanting to leave this world and inhabits a living person. Sounds like a movie I won’t be seeing anytime soon. I remember the commercials for The Unborn and it freaked me out because I’m a wimp when it comes to horror flicks.

Ramin Djawadi composed the score and I’m not really familiar with Djawadi’s work all that much. He composed the music for Iron Man, I know that much. After further reading, apparently he composed the theme song to Prison Break, which I know quite well. Ok, so maybe I do know Djawadi’s work a little. The opening track “The Unborn” is an excellent track. It’s very reminiscent of Prison Break’s theme song. It sounds a little too close to that but whatever; it’s still a good track.

The rest of the score has that horror, ominous suspense sound to it. Many of the tracks seem like they are used for background noise. I’m not a fan of horror & suspense scores because a lot of the time I’ll be listening and it will be all quiet, and then BAM loud music. It’s not a pleasant listening experience when you’re trying to nap and a horror score comes on. “Medicine Cabinet” is a great example of that. If you enjoyed the music in the movie, then give this a listen on CD.

Bottom Line: I liked a few tracks, but overall the score was a perfect thriller score.
Notable Tracks: The Unborn, Casey
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