Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Limp Bizkit, Guns N' Roses, Prodigy|
End of Days
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
Any movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is bound to have a soundtrack designed to match his brawn at every turn. The big hype here is the first Guns N' Roses track since 1993 (if Axl Rose alone can be GNR). While the trac... more »
Any movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is bound to have a soundtrack designed to match his brawn at every turn. The big hype here is the first Guns N' Roses track since 1993 (if Axl Rose alone can be GNR). While the track "Oh My God" alone probably isn't solid enough to distinguish this soundtrack, unreleased cuts from Korn and Limp Bizkit and notable contributions from Sonic Youth, Rob Zombie, Prodigy, and Creed make this an impressive collection of hard rock at the millennium's end. For those interested in subtler moves, Everlast contribute the previously unreleased "So Long," which was allegedly written before the Columbine High School shootings in 1999 and serves as a haunting premonition of the tragedy. Its moody introspection is a suitable counterbalance to the over-the-top rhythms and rage sported throughout. Rapper Eminem is incredibly heated with the aptly named "Bad Influence." --Rob O'Connor
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Mildred D. from CALUMET PARK, IL
Reviewed on 4/29/2013...
Great CD, love it!!!
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Laurie B. from SEASIDE, CA
Reviewed on 7/31/2012...
Great album great bands.
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Drew V. from POWNAL, ME
Reviewed on 7/1/2007...
This is the BMG manufactured release
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Very good, but could have been better
Mona Gutierrez | Mt. Shasta, CA United States | 01/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Korn-Camel Song: This is the second best track on the CD and the entire reason i bought the CD in the first place. One of Korn's best. 5/5.Everlast-So Long: A little too slow for my tastes, but pretty good. 4/5.Professional Murder Music: The best track on here. I've never heard of these guys before, but I absolutely love this song. 5/5.Limp Bizkit-Crushed: What the hell? This is Limp Bizkit? Way too slow. Only Fred and DJ Lethal are here, so why did they say it was by Limp Bizkit? Where's Wes? He's the best part about the band. 3/5.Guns N' Roses-Oh My god: I don't know why everyone was so hyped by this song. It's not great or anything. 4/5.Prodigy-Poison: What the hell? Why do people like this? It's fun to listen to while you're bored, but overall, it's not that good. 2/5.Rob Zombie-Superbeast Remix: Why can't he ever just do a regular song on a soundtrack and not a remix? The remixes suck. On The Matrix he did a remix of Dragula, and here he does the same thing, just with Superbeast. The original song is way better. 3/5.Eminem-Bad Influence: I was surprised by this track. I usually think of Eminem as someone who can't make music, but this song's pretty good. Not enough diversity though, the entire thing sounds like the first minute. 3/5.Powerman 5000-Nobody's Real: Awesome track by an awesome band. I picked up their CD before this soundtrack came out, and I'm curious why they didn't use When World's Collide or Opperate Annihilate. Those songs are way better and both suit the movie more. 4/5.Stoke-I Wish I Had: Wish you had what? Made a good song? So do I. A near 7 minute track of techno beats and a guy singing about how he could get wasted (or something like that). 3/5.Sonic Youth-Sugar Kane: The beginning's pretty cool, and the track itself is really good, with some pretty wigged out guitars later on. 5/5.Creed-Wrong Way: Something about the singer's voice annoys me. It's a good track though. 5/5.Overall good, but they could have taken out the weak tracks (Limp, Prodigy, remix, Eminem, Stroke) and replaced them with something better like more Korn/PMM, Marilyn Manson (he fits the movie well), Incubus, Orgy (i heard they WERE going to be on here), Coal Chamber, Rage, etc. But it's still worth the money just for tracks 1 and 3."
Feeling nostalgic for the late 90s?
Daniel Maltzman | Arlington, MA, USA | 10/25/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
The fall of 1999 saw the release of the film "End of Days" and its accompanying soundtrack.
The late 90s saw the tail end of the post-grunge era and the emergence of Nu-Metal or rap/metal. This soundtrack is a still shot or time capsule of that time. With a few exceptions, the "End of Days" soundtrack is more or less what you would hear if you tuned into a modern rock station in the late 90s. Nu-Metal was dark, masculine, and angry. Post-Grunge was a watered down version of the real thing.
"The Camel Song" by Korn is fairly representative of the whole Nu-Metal movement. It's heavy, has grueling guitars, screaming rap verses and tortured choruses, and not much melody. It sounds, as guitarist Slash once commented, like the "inside of a meat grinder." It is what it is; you'll either love it or hate it.
"So Long" by former House of Pain frontman Everlast, sounds derivative of his late 90s hit "What it's Like." "So Long" is actually just as good, and probably didn't get the attention of "What it's like" because the two sound alike. This dark, brooding song has a good hook and haunting melody.
"Slow" by "Professional Murder Music" is largely forgettable dance/metal filler.
Limp Bizkit's excellent "Crushed" is one of the band's best songs. The band had not yet slipped into mediocrity and self-parody. "Crushed" has a haunting, eerie beat and creepy background vocals.
The album's real selling point and highlight is the Guns N' Roses comeback single "Oh My God." It was the band's first new song in eight years, although it featured only original member W. Axl Rose. Rock fans are largely mixed on this song. People either seem to love it or hate it. Personally, I absolutely love it. It sounds a lot like Marilyn Manson or "The Downward Spiral" era Nine Inch Nails. It's an industrial tinged rocker, but still has the GN'R sound and structure. It has a very infectious, pounding disco beat and full throttle vocal assault. There is some confusion as to who plays on this track. It is: W. Axl Rose (vocals), Tommy Stinson (bass), Josh Freeze (drums), Robin Finck (guitar), Dave Navaro (guest guitar), Paul Huge (guitar), and Dizzy Reed (keyboards).
The inclusion of the Prodigy's "Poison" makes for a little variety and although released several years earlier, doesn't sound too out-of-place.
"Superbeast" by Rob Zombie sounds like every other White Zombie/Rob Zombie song. It's good, but not great.
Eminem's "Bad Influence" is one of the rapper's earliest singles. It has an infectious groove and rap-along verse. This was before Eminem became overexposed. It was a time when he was genuinely interesting.
Poweman 500's catchy "Nobody's Real" was the band's one big hit and enjoyed frequent airplay back in the late 90s. Although Powerman 500 wasn't the most memorable band, this song has stood up well.
Although Stroke (not "The Strokes") never got off the ground, their single "I Wish I Had" is one of the soundtrack's most memorable songs. This spacey mid-tempo number is akin to Pink Floyd.
"Sugar Kane" by Sonic Youth is a great song, but it seems a little out-of-place on a CD dominated by the likes of Creed, Limp Bizkit, and Korn.
Creed's "Long Way" is derivative of "Ten" era Pearl Jam. While this track isn't awful, it's a little dull and a rather anticlimactic way to end the album.
While the "End of Days" soundtrack isn't quite up there with the "Lost Highway," "Natural Born Killers" or "The Crow" soundtracks, it's still a good collection of songs. If you are an Axl Rose/Guns N' Roses fan, it's worth buying for "Oh My God" alone. Or, if you are already feeling nostalgic for the days of when Scott Stapp and Fred Durst dominated the radio, this CD is a good trip down memory lane.