Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Queen of the Damned (Clean)
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks, Metal
Befitting the film's hip goth vibe, its accompanying soundtrack is suitably dark and sexy, with a strong mix of new songs and nü-metal hits. In an interesting move, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis collaborated with composer (... more »
Befitting the film's hip goth vibe, its accompanying soundtrack is suitably dark and sexy, with a strong mix of new songs and nü-metal hits. In an interesting move, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis collaborated with composer (and former Oingo Boingo keyboardist) Richard Gibbs on 5 of the CD's 14 tracks, though Davis doesn't sing his songs. Instead, taking those duties are Static-X's Wayne Static on "Not Meant for Me," Disturbed's David Draiman on "Forsaken," Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on "System," Marilyn Manson on "Redeemer," and Orgy's Jay Gordon on "Slept So Long." Most of the Davis-Gibbs collaborations are akin to more atmospheric, dramatic Korn tunes, lent a distinctive personality by each singer, with Manson's being the creepiest-coolest and most aggressive entry. While these adroit alliances make the soundtrack a must-have for each of the band's fans (not to mention the Korn faithful), the previously released cuts are also winners. Deftones' creepy "Change," Papa Roach's angry "Dead Cell," and Disturbed's memorable rage "Down with the Sickness"--in addition to lesser-known, but sinister and titillating offerings from Godhead, Kidney Thieves, Earshot, Tricky, and others--are all worth the price of admission to this "damned" stellar soundtrack. --Katherine Turman
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Nikita Complex | New York...for now. | 09/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My loves, this is the best album I own to date. If you love gothic music (not that I would really say this was gothic music) with a hard edge then you will never be sorry that you bought this album. The orginal 'Lestat' songs are on here brimming with emotion on how it feels to be a vampire. The lyrics are simply amazing and the mood....neferious, dark, brooding and seductive to say the least. I had this ablum since the movie came out and I have not grown tired of it yet. I suggest that for added atmosphere you get the score for Queen of the Damned and mix it all together for a lovely array of dark melancholy and blissful damnation.
(PS-I believe I may have accidently brought the 'clean' version...there are two so do be careful when you buy..especially since I did not see any label that differentiated the two but perhaps that it my fault.
PSS-If you enjoy songs about vampires you might enjoy Inkubus Sukkubus' album Vampyre Erotica it is rather good though obviously more gothic and not really that hard. Also, do browse through Music from the Succubus Club-based on Vampire: The Masquade, it is also very good and displays various types of gothic music.Another great dark, brooding vampire song is 'Suspended in Dusk' by Type O Negative...I still get chills listening to that one. However, if you have a sense of humour you might want to look up Adrian Alexis' (?..er, I think that's wrong)parody song 'I want to be a vampire'..it is rather funny.)
ONE OF THE BEST SOUNDTRACKS!
Nikita Complex | 06/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge music fan. And trust me when I tell you this I know when a CD is a GREAT CD. I often dislike movie soundtracks but this soundtrack blew me away. It is one of the best soundtracks that I have ever listened to or bought. If you don't even somewhat like this album your a musically challenged!!"