International Title
Music By: Norihito Sumitomo
Record Label: Victor
Running Time: 33:22 Discs: 1
Release: August 2000 CD Number: VICL-60599
Anthony Romero
This is the second soundtrack I have heard from Norihito Sumitomo, the first being Universal's release of Seoul, and the man has certainly leapt onto my radar of composers to watch out for. Simply put, his score for Whiteout is amazing from start to finish. The first track, "Pledge of Allegiance", is an excellent and soothing composition, as the track puts the violinists in the orchestra to good use. Displaying his range, Sumitomo also constructs some great action pieces for this release, particularly the two exotic tracks: "The Tunnel - No Way Out" and "The Tunnel - Find a Way". "Maze" is another enjoyable track off this CD, which starts out remarkably similar to the Severnaya levels in Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64 before the composition gets a little more complex. The last track on the disc, the movie's title theme, I had mixed feelings about at first. It felt a little repetitious at times, and at almost ten minutes it is a long track, but I slowly warmed up to it, especially the faster paced moments near the end.

Overall, I would highly recommend the music found on this disc, as Sumitomo did an outstanding job with this soundtrack. The only real complaint to be had, and the reason why it didn't achieve a higher score, was that at 33 minutes it's just way too short and it's a shame more music wasn't included.
Rating: Star Rating
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Camouflage
  3. The Tunnel - No Way Out
  4. Maze
  5. Reminiscence
  6. The Tunnel - Find a Way
  7. On the Move
  8. Pursuit
  9. Young Pine
  10. Theme of "WHITEOUT"