Originally Posted by Silvermoth
Oh did he do the first Hellboy score? I love that one! I can still hum it! Very underrated. Way better than Elfman's which was a bit too generic superhero.
I love both scores but if anything Beltrami's is the typical SH score. Elfman's is a really old fashioned and romantic score, more in the vein of Sleepy Hollow or Nightbreed than Spider-Man or Batman. Hellboy's theme isn't really prominant compared to the Golden Army/Nuada themes.
Conversely Beltrami did the typical hero/love interest/villain theme SH gig that incidentally was more than a little inspired by Elfman, as requested (demanded?) by Del Toro. I'm not knocking it, I love the score to death, but it's really tradtional as far as SH scores go.
If only Elfman's score for HBII was generic superhero music, film music would be a LOT more interesting.
Anyway I love Beltrami and can't wait to hear what he comes up with for this.