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"Underworld: Music From the Motion Picture" (Lakeshore; 2003)

Reviewed by Snidermann

This soundtrack to the motion picture "Underworld" is a strange collection of off-the-wall tunes that are fortunately head and shoulders above the actual movie. 

Someone with a very strange, sick and twisted mind brought this eclectic group of talent together and there hasn't been a soundtrack this strange since David Lynch's 1998 "Lost Highway."

Don't get me wrong: There are some songs here that I didn't like at all and others I just didn't get but, somehow, they all seem to fit in with the overall atmosphere and added to the overall appeal of this record. This is strange, dark and perverse stuff and, candidly, the movie that was playing in my head while I listened to this CD was much better than the one that played in theaters.

"Underworld," the soundtrack, is a totally awesome aural journey.

Tracklisting follows:
1. Awakening - The Damning Well featuring Wes Borland, Richard Patrick, Josh Freese, and Danny Lohner.  
2. REV 22:20 - Puscifer featuring Maynard James Keenan, Danny Lohner  
3. Throwing Punches - Page Hamilton  
4. Rocket Collecting - Milla  
5. Now I Know - Renholder  
6. Bring Me The Disco King (Loner Mix) - David Bowie featuring Maynard James Keenan & John Frusciante 
7. Optimissed - Skinny Puppy 
8. Down In the Lab - Renholder 
9. Judith (Renholder Mix) - A Perfect Circle 
10. Suicide Note - Johnette Napolitano 
11. Baby's First Coffin - Dillinger Escape Plan 
12. Hover (Quiet Mix) - Trust Company 
13. Falling Through The Sky - Renholder 
14. Weak and Powerless (Tilling My Grave Mix) - A Perfect Circle 
15. Worms of the Earth - Finch 
16. From A Shell - Lisa Germano 
17. Death Dealer's Descent - Renholder 
18. On The Lash - The Icarus Line 
19. All Of This Past - Sarah Bettens 


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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