In Review: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Soundtrack

I particularly enjoyed his use of percussion, choral voices, and minor keys throughout to convey the off-kilter epic nature of this alternate universe.

Although I’ve watched other DC animated films scored by Frederik Wiedmann, his soundtrack to Justice League: Gods and Monsters is the first one I’ve listened to separately from the film. He found an interesting middle ground between ambient soundscapes and art rock that I haven’t encountered since Christopher Franke’s music for Babylon 5. I particularly enjoyed his use of percussion, choral voices, and minor keys throughout to convey the off-kilter epic nature of this alternate universe.

I have one issue, though. With the exception of tracks like “In Another Life” and “Superman’s Legacy,” the individual pieces could’ve been interchangeably written for any of the three main characters. I hesitate to call it an outright flaw, because Wiedmann could’ve been highlighting the universality of their pain, loss, and alienation. If that’s the case, he succeeded.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS Original Soundtrack will be available on CD (limited edition 1000 units) from www.lalalandrecords.com on August 11,

8.7
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Soundtrack
  • Percussion, choral voices, minor keys
  • Not enough differentiation of character motifs.
  • Music
    8.5
  • Cover Art
    9.0
  • Inlay Booklet
    8.5

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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