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"Freddy Vs. Jason: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Roadrunner Records; 2003)

Reviewed by Alicia Downs

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Soundtracks these days continue to get better. Heavier artists are finding their niche on soundtracks for films, both blockbuster and lackluster. And even if "Freddy vs. Jason" wasn't one of the summer's biggest thrills, its soundtrack is. Take a look at the artists contained herein, ranging from the lighter rock of Seether all the way to Lamb of God. In terms of heavy versatility, the soundtrack has it all. 

While no track stands out as a runaway hit, the diverse compilation of heavy metal freshman (and some veterans) makes it worth the price of spin, if not the movie's price of admission.

Some of the songs are better suited as their original "B-Side" intention, such as Powerman 5000's "Bombshell" and Stone Sour's "Inside the Cynic." But the tempting inclusion of acts like Lamb of God and Type O Negative makes up for the spurts of what seems like nothing more than "left over" studio material.

Soundtracks are meant to show versatility but most of the time there are only few tracks or artists entertaining. With the "Freddy vs. Jason Soundtrack" the thorough list of heavy hitters assures that heavy music aficionados will find the bulk of the tracks appealing.

Track list:
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
Chimaira: Army of Me
From Autumn to Ashes: The After Dinner Payback
Sevendust: Leech
Powerman 5000: Bombshell
Muderdolls: Welcome to the Strange
Seether: Out of My Way
Stone Sour: Inside the Cynic
Devildriver: Swinging the Dead
Sepultura w/ Mike Patton: The Waste
The Blank Theory: Middle of Nowhere
Nothingface: Ether
In Flames: Trigger
Lamb of God: 11th Hour
Type O Negative: (We Were) Electrocute


Rating Guide:

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) A classic. This record will kick your ass.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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