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Blood Of Zeus Review: 9 Ups And 2 Downs

8. Up: The Music

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That this series feels like an epic isn't limited to the story or the visuals. Paul Edward-Francis' music sets the tone for how sweeping and dramatic moments within the show are, as fitting for Hollywood as it is for the small screen. From gorgeous, orchestral crescendos to a generous use of suitably dramatic choir song, the score is sometimes overwhelming in places, but never disappointing.

Some special attention has to be given to the disconcerting and markedly unique theme heralding the arrival of the demonic antagonist Seraphim, who has both a design and a musical through-line that separates him from the rest of the characters.

The battle scenes feel all the more epic with the almost classic score enticing and exciting the viewer, and from the unique title cards to the credits, the music doesn't let up in the way it introduces every new setting and scene with appropriate narrative harmony. Even scenes that could at first be construed as glorious end up being tragic and heartfelt with the power of the show's music behind it.

It's the kind of poetic nuance that'd make Apollo, the god of music himself, proud.

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Writer, artist, animator, video editor. Indie comics creator, looking to bring LGBTQ+ characters and Filipino culture into mainstream Western media. @MotzieD on Twitter. Originally from Quezon City, The Philippines. Currently based in Ontario, Canada. Independent writer/artist with multiple comics, a novel, etc. Works listed over at motziedapul.wixsite.com/work