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