Holocaust 2000 / Sesso In Confessionale by Dominic Mann (May 22, 2006)
Grab your robes & holy water, it’s Holocaust 2000 time. First off Beat's cover is one of the worst I've ever seen - ok so it's marginally more appealing than the covers provided by Cam but in truth what isn't. Unsurprisingly, for a movie about the Anti-Christ, Morricone has produced a score not unlike Goldsmith’s The Omen and so you're right to expect the double whammy of orchestra and chorus though it's not on the same richter scale as employed by Goldsmith. If you don’t have this in your collection, you’re not missing out like you would be if you say didn’t have Exorcist 2 The Heretic. But if your bent is strolling through a cemetry or conducting a séance and you’ve tired of The Omen, then this contains the requisite chill factor. Beat Records has also served us up Sesso In Confessionale which was, according to the sleeve notes, a documentary 'about the common problems of sex.' Here’s the truth, I didn’t notice too much difference between either scores. In fact Sesso is far creepier than Holocaust 2000 which makes you wonder how it was used in a documentary about sex. As a twofer it’s a good deal – 35 tracks and 70 plus minutes of play time. Essential Morricone? No.