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Underworld OST Review, 15 Oct 2003
Most film soundtracks are just essentially glorified compilation albums of music "inspired" by the film, rather than the music of the film (Freddy Vs Jason and Resident Evil I'm looking in your direction) and whilst this isn't necessarily a bad thing, in fact some of the best compilations come of the back of films, it's usually nothing more than a means of further marketing both parties. The Underworld soundtrack however is a different kettle of herring altogether, equal parts rock and classical with some of the films score thrown in for good measure the soundtrack is more the embodiment of the film than a part of its franchise. It also features a bundle of interesting collaborations and remixes. The whole album is produced by Nine Inch Nails' Danny Lohner who is also responsible for many of the remixes and collaborations on many of the tracks and who also made the film score, under the name "Renholder".
First track in, "Awakening" features a collaboration between Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland and Filter Frontman Richard Patrick, among others, under the name of The Damning Well. Unsurprisingly this track sounds like an exact cross of Limp Bizkit and Filter; fortunately the better aspects of each band (no Richard Patrick rapping to be found here). Whilst this track isn't great it does show that there is life after Bizkit for Wes Borland.