"The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Warner Bros.)

Reviewed by Snidermann


Check out the lineup for Maverick Recording Company's soundtrack for the movie "The Matrix": Marilyn Manson, Propellerheads, Ministry, Meat Beat Manifesto, Lunatic Calm, Prodigy, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Hive, Monster Magnet, Rammstein and Rage Against The Machine. It just takes my breath away! This is one of the best hard rock/heavy metal soundtracks to come around in the last decade.

Every song is powerful, heavy, loud and just plain kicks ass. The people who put the talent together for this soundtrack deserve a big music industry award for their work on this CD. I don't usually like soundtracks, but with the musical groups on this recording, I figured what the hell, I'll give it a try. I promised myself I would not review the CD until I saw the movie. Well, I saw the movie and let me tell you it was one of the very best movies I have ever seen and the soundtrack holds its own and contributes to the film as a whole (which is what a good soundtrack should do).

A notable point of the CD is the Hot Rod Herman re-mix of Rob Zombie's "Dragula," which rocks the beginning of the flick nicely. "The Matrix" and its soundtrack are a one-two combination that kick some serious hard rock/heavy metal ass. 

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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