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This review is from: Crusty Demons (Audio CD)
For fans of Moto-X and motorbike stunt or dirt jumping Crusty Demons will be a household name. The series is THE most well known when it comes to documenting some of the most extreme and talented riders in the business. So now we are presented with the latest soundtrack featuring some amazing tracks and a few often amusing audio introductions from some of the riders themselves.
The predominant genres on this disc are definitely rap/rock and metal with blistering and extremely catchy tracks from the insanely funky 'Ill Figures' and renowned (Hed) Planet Earth - whose contribution isn't the best song they have recorded lately, yet certainly not a disappointment. A standout band, whom contribute two tracks are the now (sadly) defunct; 'Superheist' who mix powerful riffs and memorable rapid fire vocals to create a very progressive sound.
The Butthole Surfers offer up a slice of supercharged, country/blues influenced rock with plenty of distorted riffs and enjoyable lead guitar. This is a band that prefers creating an exciting musical sound to concentrating on the lyrics, which in this case works well. 'Push It' from Static-X is as generic as you would expect from the band. However when it comes to adrenaline fuelled industrial Metal, they are potentially the new Rob Zombie. That said - the man himself contributes the ballsy but slightly trying; 'Demon Speeding'. I bet you are thinking: "What is wrong with these Moto-X-ers? Don't they listen to any punk?" Well while this record is predominantly metal and rock the mighty and offensive skate punks; Guttermouth are in attendance with their sordid and hedonistic; 'Perfect World' with lines such as; 'Strung out hookers everywhere' & 'Nacho cheese and anarchy, boy that sure sounds good to me.' This kind of debauchery is only topped by the female fronted techno rock of; 'Young Boys' from the Lords of Acid.
There are, unfortunately some weaker tracks that keep this soundtrack from the dizzying heights of greatness it may have achieved. 'Get Away' from Earshot is shot in the foot by it's dull verses and the contribution from the Dead Kennedys is showing it's age when surrounded by more well produced songs. That said all in all this is one of the strongest soundtracks I have come across for a while and begs to be played, whilst obnoxiously refusing to be ignored. If you are looking for 100% pure adrenaline music then my friends; look no further.
Standout Tracks: 'Superheist: The Fightback', 'Ill Figures: Digital Soldiers' & 'Guttermouth: Perfect World'.