The Devil's Business Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD
A first for Death Waltz as this will be the labels first foray into new contemporary film music. The Devil’s Business was released to theaters and DVD in 2012 with a USA release happening late 2013, The film is a gritty low budget satanic gangster film that shares its DNA with Ben Wheatly’s “Kill List”. The score by Justin Greaves the main protagonist of Crippled Black Phoenix is a beautiful eerie listen, minimal yet epic and soaked in a smoky atmosphere that fits perfectly alongside the other releases in the Death Waltz Cannon. Nevertheless there is memorable and evocative music here: the epic theme combines the rousing spirit of Morricone’s Westerns with a doom-laden percussion that anticipates Weil’s fanatical Puritans. The supernatural element finds an unsettling accompaniment in the cue written for the resurrection of Mircalla. Director John Hough was at his most inventive in the scenes featuring an incriminating mirror, and Robinson’s score underlines their impact with see-sawing violins.
Robinson’s juxtaposition of genres may seem unorthodox, but the strident and melodic result helped define Twins of Evil as the early 1970s’ quintessential Hammer horror.