Recording information: Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA.
Editors: Jacqueline Tager; Kenneth Karman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Bob Edwards; Tom Null; Skywalker Symphony Orchestra.
Befitting a sequel as rote and predictable as Predator 2, Alan Silvestri's score does little more than rehash his music for the original film. The central melodies and motifs established by Silvestri for the first Predator film remain ubiquitous here as well, as do the composer's sonic calling cards. Eruptions of horns, shrieking string arrangements, and swelling timpani combine for a sensory assault that's positively overwhelming. Music this frenetic and cacophonous no doubt demands deep listening. ~ Jason Ankeny