- Audio CD (21 April 2003)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Orb
- ASIN: B00008ZHSN
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,583 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Fear Factory - Cloning Technology (replica)|
|2. Cubanate - Body Burn (extended d-code mix)|
|3. Spineshank - Synthetic|
|4. Reloaded - Seizure of Power|
|5. The Prodigy - Voodoo People (original mix)|
|6. Charlatans - 9 Acre Dust (chemical brothers mix)|
|7. Feeder - Come Back Around|
|8. Inme - Crushed Like Fruit|
|9. Society 1 - Nothing|
|10. Skunk Anansie - I Can Dream|
See all 13 tracks on this disc
|1. Garbage - I Think Iím Crystalized (Extended Edit)|
|2. Stone Sour - Rules Of Evidence|
|3. Ill Nino - What Comes Around (Day Of The Dead Mix)|
|4. Juno Reactor - Hotaka|
|5. Virus Ii - Integrate|
|6. Front Line Assembly - Life = Leben (Kalte Farben Remix)|
|7. Pig - Prayer, Praise And Profit|
|8. Velvet Acid Christ - Decypher|
|9. Foetus - Quick Fix (Charlie Clouser Remix)|
|10. Die Krupps - Metalmorphosis (Shifting Mutation Mix)|
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Featuring the angst driven theatre rock of Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids with The Untraceables remix of Strange Same Dogma, the programming and tape loops of Garbage with their previously unavailable on album Crystal Method mix of I Think Im Crystalised, the Slipknot influenced and Roadrunner Records priority act of 2003, Stone Sour, with their previously unavailable on album track Rules Of Evidence as well as Metal Punk pioneers Prodigy with their original mix of Voodoo People and the leading German Industrial act Front Line Assembly with their rare Kalte Farben remix of Life = Leben.
The Rock Matrix delivers over 2 hours of high octane music which will reawaken your senses.
As the inlay says, the music on the cd's are inspired by The Matrix series, rather than feature on the films. Think of it if you will of being a soundtrack to the films that YOU would compile and you might get the picture. For some reason, ALL the tracks featured seem to fit the movies, even more so than the official soundtracks themselves.
You've got rock from Ill Nino and Stone Sour; remixes of tracks by Fear Factory, Prodigy and The Charlatans and some great industrial/ebm from Pig, Cubanate, Front Line Assembly and Juno Reactor. Even the Marilyn Manson track is good if a little repetitive (and I hate M. Manson).
So, despite being a cash-in I can't say anything bad about this cd. It's probably THE best unofficial soundtrack to any movie ever.
It seems obvious that Orb Records have decided to cash in on the big matrix reloaded franchise explosion thats happening, but saying that, its not a bad thing.
The colllection of tracks that have been added to this album do reflect heavy on the original soundtracks for the movies.
It has your usual mix of rock mixed with techno with such artists such as skunk anansie, garbagem prodigy and many more. There are your artists that have been added which no one has ever heard of such as pig prayer and connected, but artists such as these bring the album to light and give it a heavy freshining feel to it.
Overall this albums sets out exactlty what it intended to do. Theres definently a variety of tracks that will suit every matrix fan, you cant help feel sometimes that some of these tracks would have been better in place in the matrix movies that some of the original tracks.
With the amount of tracks on this album, you cant afford not to buy it.