Blade (Original Motion Picture Score) by Mark Isham
Being British director Stephen Norrington's first American film, Blade was also a first of sorts for composer Mark Isham, whose career was highlighted at the time by scenic dramas and classy urban jazz rather than trashy horror flicks. For Blade, Isham would drop all of the sensibilities that had defined his work, for the film would replace Isham's usual delicacies (heard with great popularity in the likes of Fly Away Home and A River Runs Through It) with the imagery of considerable property damage and nasty deaths.
Although many people may classify it as a standard horror/action film only, Blade is also owes much to the vampire subgenre, opening realms in which Isham could explore the romantic, though deeply troubled minds of the title character and his opponents. Isham's choice for the identity of the score, however, would be one of total atmosphere and minimal extroversion or description.
|Side A||1.Intruder||2.Daywalker*||3.Somebody’s Gonna Take You Out||4.Top Of The Food Chain||
|1.Temple Of Light||2.The Bleeding Stone||3.The Blood God|