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Be a devil and buy this soundtrack - if you dare!
on 5 May 2003
One of THE moments in the "Daredevil" movie is definitely the scene where Evanescence's "My Immortal" kicks in (yup, included on the soundtrack). Now, all the points go to them for the amazing single "Bring Me To Life" of course, but "My Immortal" is quite different: piano-accompanied beauty instead of nu-metal riffing, ever with with the haunting vocals of Amy Lee. Go see the movie (IF it's still showing in a cinema near you - or else wait for the DVD). Still, both tracks are the best you'll find here.
The tracks by Fuel, Saliva, Nickelback, Drowning Pool feat. Rob Zombie (now, THAT's a cartoon character), Boysetsfire and Endo are also worth hearing. The track by The Calling was pretty obvious: big-styled ballad. I've never liked this band, so I'm kind of biased on their inclusion here; if you liked, say, Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" from the "Armageddon" soundtrack, you'll like this. Although I expected some quality from Moby, he disappoints: it's a pretty boring track. And I think he knows. It sounds a bit like he said to the producer at the end of recording it: "Will this do?"
And honestly: when I heard Chevelle's "Until You're Reformed" I thought Lou Barlow gave up Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion to sing in an emo-core band, but I was wrong!
In all, all of the tracks are worth a spin and I do not regret buying the soundtrack album. People who buy this to expect a very pop-oriented soundtrack will most likely be disappointed by the inclusion of a lot of not-so-commercial/catchy sounding songs, and will end up feeling bored in the process of listening to this album. Hard rock fans could be put off by the "Daredevil theme" and the tracks from Moby, The Calling et al.
But persevere and you'll end up finding some gems on this.