First of all, I'm going to look at Original Soundtracks. This is where MY taste in music comes in to play. Some of you may know already, but for those who don't, I'm a METAL HEAD!
|"Check this riff, it's fucking tasty!"|
"Yes you are fucked! Shit out of luck! Now I'm complete and my cock you will suck! This world will be mine, and you're first in line! You brought me the pick and now you shall both die!"
This seems as good a place to start as any, although not really horror, I'm giving Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown) from Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) a special mention. Why? Because it features the Devil (played by the extremely talented David Grohl) in a "rock-off" against Jack Black for the soul of Kyle Gass. And to put it in plain English, it's awesome!
Here's the video...
This movie soundtrack not only boasts music by Motörhead, but also features work by Goblin, who have been scoring soundtracks for Dario Argento, such as Suspiria (1977) and George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978).
But my pick from the this film is Iron Maiden - Flash of the Blade.
Check it out...
review here). It's probably one of the heaviest soundtracks you'll here and covers metalcore, industrial metal, symphonic black metal/death metal, deathcore, progressive metal and melodic/hardcore.
Affiance, Asking Alexandria, Deception of a Ghost, Anew Revolution, This or the Apocalypse, Most Precious Blood, A Bullet for a Pretty Boy, Dawn of Ashes, Born of Osiris and No Bragging Rights are all featured, but it's First Blood that have 3 tracks on the OST.
So here's one of those tracks...
Over the course of the franchise the more notable artist/bands are:
Slipknot (my favourite band), Marilyn Manson, Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Static-X, The Cyrstal Method, Rammstein, Lacuna Coil, Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, Cradle Of Filth, CKY, Deftones, 36 Crazyfists, Rob Zombie, Chimaira and Shadows Fall. My top 2 picks though are as follows...
Slipknot - My Plague (Resident Evil)...
And Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache (Resident Evil: Apocalypse)...
First up is Evanescence - Made of Stone (Renholdër Remix) from Underworld Awakening...
And Atreyu - Her Portrait In Black from Underworld Evolution...
The music behind the killer doll is brought to you by White Zombie, Coal Chamber, Judas Priest, Type O Negative, Slayer, Bruce Dickinson, Static-X and Motorhead among others.
My top 2 picks are as follows...
Judas Priest - Blood Stained...
And Slayer- Human Disease...
Now for the last one and probably my top choice, taking into consideration that most of the soundtrack was created for the movie by Korn's Jonathan Davis. It is of course Queen of the Damned (2002). Now, I liked the movie, but wasn't blown away by it and I actually think that the soundtrack is better than the film itself!
Here's the full track listing:
1. Not Meant for Me - Wayne Static of Static-X**
2. Forsaken - David Draiman of Disturbed**
3. System - Chester Bennington of Linkin Park**
4. Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones
5. Redeemer - Marilyn Manson**
6. Dead Cell - Papa Roach
7. Penetrate - Godhead
8. Slept So Long - Jay Gordon of Orgy**
9. Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
10.Cold - Static-X
11.Headstrong - Earshot
12.Body Crumbles - Dry Cell
13.Excess - Tricky
14.Before I'm Dead - Kidneythieves
15.Not Meant for Me - Jonathan Davis***
16.Forsaken - Jonathan Davis***
17.System - Jonathan Davis***
18.Redeemer - Jonathan Davis***
(**) Written by Jonathan Davis.
(***) Only featured on reissue.
Here's my top 2 picks.
First up is the video as seen in the film, sung by Jonathan Davis...
And to finish up, is a fan made video of (my second favourite band), Deftones - Change (In the House of Flies)...
Well, I hope you enjoyed the read and tunes! Look out for Part 2 soon...
Sources - Wiki, Amazon, YouTube, allmusic, IMDB. And of course a special thanks to the fans of Maven's Movie Vault of Horror on facebook.