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Classic from the days of the metal-techno sountrack era
on 5 August 2008
As I recall, this was probably the first CD I ever bought, if it wasn't Thriller by Michael Jackson or some Spice Girls single. At that age £17 was a whopping great price for a CD, but some 13 years on I think I've gotten my money's worth, many times over.
The selection of tracks here is a perfect amalgamation of metal (Napalm Death, Fear Factory), techno (The Immortals, Traci Lords) and techno-metal (KMFDM, Gravity Kills), with a few snippets of George S. Clinton's excellent score thrown in for good measure. A couple of the tracks are exclusive to this album as well, which before the days of downloading made it an essential purchase for fans of Type O Negative, for the way-superior mix of "Blood And Fire" which would eventually be released on Life Is Killing Me. The Orbital track is like a wave of sonic cleansation, whilst the G//Z/R-Fear Factory combo provides plenty of relentless heaviness and a double dose of Burton C. Bell. The Utah Saints take on the Immortals' Mortal Kombat theme is arguably now the better known version, but its great to have both on one disc. Other cuts from less well known bands such as Bile, Mutha's Day Out and Psykosonic round out the album, with not a duffer in sight.
The tracklisting keeps things interesting with a good balance of heavy and calm, and a great closer in "Demon Warriors" from the also-awesome movie's final battle. Clinton's work on this film is superb and the score album is available separately, and also comes highly recommended.