Spartacus: War of the Damned (Soundtrack) by Joseph Loduca - Review | Tracksounds | Soundtrack |
A Template for WarReview by Richard Buxton Ever since Maximus ravaged an empire in his quest for vengeance in GLADIATOR, the swords-and-sandals genre has become increasingly formulaic from a musical perspective. Ridley Scott’s epic revived the genre and as a result dictated the musical formula for many scores that followed in its wake. SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED, scored by JOSEPH LODUCA, has inherited the scattered genes of GLADIATOR with notable influences from TYLER BATES’ 300 and the many GOD OF WAR games. For much of the score, SPARTACUS leans more towards the latter two, occasionally strikingly so.