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"WWF: Forceable Entry" (Smackdown!/Columbia)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

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You know, I've never been a big fan of television wrestling. I understand its popularity, but it just isn't for me. And I hope they keep producing it and keep pumping out CDs like this one.

The beautiful thing about "Forceable Entry" is that it's a pretty cool sampler of plenty of music you've heard before and maybe a track or two you haven't. Even the familiar tracks - Rob Zombie's "Never Gonna Stop," Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People" and Limp Bizkit's "Rollin'" (hey, if they can spell 'biscuit' with a z, then I guess it's okay to spell "forcible" as "forceable") - get remix workovers so they're a little different than you're used to hearing them.

The CD opens with Drowning Pool's "The Game," which doesn't sound exactly like the same song Motorhead recorded earlier, but is awful close. If this is just a cover of the previous tune, it's a damn good one. If it's supposed to be an all-new song, it's still pretty good. This one is Triple H's theme, as was the Motorhead tune.

Kid Rock makes a killer appearance on this CD too with his cover of ZZ Top's classic "Legs." (Appearing here as Stacy Kiebler's theme).

For the most part, the remaining tunes are hard and heavy. And they work as independent themes, too. There's really not difference between the newbies and the veterans - all of the songs are pretty much equal.

There are a few kinda clunkers, however: Our Lady Peace and "Whatever" (Chris Benoit's theme) just sorta lays there. Sevendust's "Break the Walls Down" is okay, but only just. Cypress Hill's "Just Another Victim" just doesn't seem to fit but it's better than one might expect. 

All in all, "Forceable Entry" is a strong CD with enough strong music (71 minutes!) to make it worth picking up, especially if you're curious about some of the bands listed hereon that perhaps you haven't heard yet. 

Track listing:
CREED "Young Grow Old"
DISTURBED "Glass Shatters"
LIMP BIZKIT "Rollin" (Dead Man Mix)
ROB ZOMBIE "Never Gonna Stop" (The Black Cat Crossing Mix)
BREAKING POINT "One of a Kind"
MARILYN MANSON "The Beautiful People" (The WWF Remix)
SEVENDUST "Break the Walls Down"
SALIVA "Turn the Tables"
MONSTER MAGNET "Live For the Moment"
STEREOMUD "End of Everything"
NEUROTICA "Ride of Your Life"
CYPRESS HILL "Just Another Victim"
DOPE "No Chance"
BOY HITS CAR "LoveFuryPassionEnergy"

Rating Guide:

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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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