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Jason vs. Freddy Soundtrack – The Darker Side of Numetal
Genre: Heavier Numetal
For Fans Of: The bands listed
Best Track: In Flames - Trigger

Reviewed By: Hobo
Ill Nino – How Can I Live 
Killswitch Engage – When Darkness Falls 
Spineshank – Beginning of The End 
Mushroomhead – Sun Doesn’t Rise 
Hatebreed – Condemned Until Rebirth 
Slipknot – Snap (97 Demo) 
Chimaira – Army of Me 
From Autumn to Ashes – The After Dinner Payback 
Sevendust – Leech 
Powerman 5000 – Bombshell 
Murderdolls – Welcome to the Strange 
Seether – Out of My Way 
Stone Sour – Inside the Cynic 
Devildriver – Swinging the Dead 
.Sepultura (feat. Mike Patton) – The Waste 
The Blank Theory – Middle of Nothing 
Nothingface – Ether 
In Flames – Trigger 
Lamb of God – 11th Hour 
Type O Negative – (we were) Electrocute

As I ventured through the antiFILES looking for some kind of new or neglected release to entertain me for an hour or two, the Jason Vs. Freddy soundtrack managed to catch my eye. As one could judge from the track listening, the album offers a nice little collection of heavier numetal tracks, which diverts off at times into some reeeeel shiat like Lamb of God or In Flames.

What ever your experience with procedure in reviewing soundtracks – place it out of your mind, as I take you through track by track in this release (much akin to a Numetal for Dummies guide). I would however like to state that I know absolutely nothing about this upcoming movie, bar a rather helpful statement from Keavin (“We know the movie is gonna blow but it definitely has a killer sound track”).

We kick off this shindig with a track from Ill Nino named "How Can I Live". For those of you accustomed to the somewhat jagged and rusty style of Ill Nino from Revolution Revolution, fear not. This track manages to flow rather nicely as the boys become more comfortable with their smooth (yet heavy) style. Hopefully this is indicative of their upcoming release (a killer album is there for the taking boys).

Next we dive straight into a Killswitch Engage entitled "When Darkness Falls". Nothing particularly different here, just straight up violent Killswitch with a bit of a funky chorus. Spineshank are up next with a track of their new album entitled "Beginning Of The End". Not one of the heaviest tracks off their upcoming release, but still an apt representation of their style – smooth and fast.

"Sun Doesn’t Rise" is actually the first track I’ve heard from Mushroomhead. A rather hip-hip come Slipknot mix, not a bad use of the two vocalists - but towards the end the song seems rather drawn out. "Condemned Until Rebirth" by Hatebreed falls in next. Typical Hatebreed – that crazy vocalist and the extremely violent guitar-drum combination. I get somewhat distracted on this track because I’m DAMN SURE that little intro riff is exactly the same as the theme from "Red Dwarf!"

Next up is an old demo (1997) from our old friends Slipknot named "Snap". Now, I’ve always been a fan of older Slipknot and I think this song just highlights the attractive concepts they bring; the music is fast, violent and heavy… Chimaira comes next with the track "Army of Me". Now I don’t know much about this band in particular, but I do know that this is a damn cool song, and I’m going to be on the lookout for some of their other stuff. One of the heavier tracks on the compilation.

The From Autumn to Ashes song just pisses me off; it starts out with some badass double bass and a heavy riff but just flows into a hella annoying punk track. "Leech" by Sevendust sounds like an outtake from the Home period. Powerman 5000’s "Bombshell" sounds a hell of a lot heavier than any of their tracks off their latest release. Definitely a better sound for the band. 

Other musical gems appear in Stone Sour’s "Inside The Cynic" – a somewhat abstract numetal song, Sepultura’s "The Waste" (with Mike Patton!), a classic In Flames track entitled "Trigger" (one of the best tracks on the CD) and finally Lamb of God’s "11th Hour".
The CD has its heavier sections as well as a few down periods; but all in all it’s a hell of an effort and a quick summary of the newer heavy/numetal scene. Hopefully the tracks from In Flames, Chimaira and Lamb of God can convert a few solely numetal listeners over to the darker side of music. A damn solid effort for a movie which promises to be absolute s***house.

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