Dragonhead - Original Soundtrack
International Title
Music By: Yoshihiro Ike
Record Label: TBS
Running Time: 53:01 Discs: 1
Release: August 2003 CD Number: TBCD-3000
Anthony Romero
Yoshihiro Ike's score for the 2003 disaster film Dragonhead is, unfortunately, a fairly forgettable endeavor from the composer.

To Ike's credit, the opening theme on this release, simply called "Dragon Head", is a brilliant piece of music and a real standout cue for the soundtrack. Sadly, none of the other tracks even come close to matching the initial cue as most of them are very faint and even sometimes boring. There are a couple of jolts to be had in the score of course, like the start of "Shock", but these are few and far between as most of Ike's compositions feel dragged out here.

Overall, I got the CD for the main title which stood out for me from the moment I first watched the film. Hearing the soundtrack totally isolated from the film, however, tends to highlight that the main title was merely a diamond in the rough. To be fair, I wouldn't say the score as a whole was unpleasant just as much as it doesn't work well at all removed from the context of the motion picture.
Rating: Star Rating
  1. Dragon Head
  2. Plague
  3. Shock
  4. Disconnection
  5. Fear
  6. Pull Through
  7. Hope - Despair
  8. Rot
  9. Madness - Sad - Blast
  10. Despair - Hope
  11. Deep Affection
  12. Determination
  13. Grieve
  14. Bravely to the End