This week’s Movie Tunes is the soundtrack to the second in the Resident Evil movie series, Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Last week we took a listen to the Resident Evil soundtrack, which was pretty awesome. This week’s soundtrack is even better, with a record 6 tracks you can’t miss.
The disc kicks off with Slipknot’s “Vermillion,” a great starting track. It’s the kind of hard rock you’d expect from a zombie movie – screaming vocals, heavy guitars, and pounding drums. This track flows into “Just A Little” from The Used. I haven’t listened to The Used since college, so this track reminds me of my spiky, jet-black hair days. It’s a good track if you like “screamo” music, as they’ve been called (or crap, as my college roommate used to call it). It’s a typical track from The Used, so if you like their music, you’ll love this track.
Tracks 3 & 4 aren’t my favorites. I’m not a fan of either The Cure or Lacuna Coil, so their tracks (“Us or Them” and “Swamped” respectively) don’t really interest me. The Cure track isn’t bad; I’m just not a fan. I really like the music on the Lacuna Coil track, but I’m not a fan of the vocals. At times they sound almost like an SNL skit of what rock music sounds like.
On the other hand, I’m a big, big fan of A Perfect Circle. I also happen to be a fan of Renholder’s (aka Danny Lohner) remix work, so the “Resident Renholder Mix” of “The Outsider” is my favorite track on the disc. (I also like the Renholder mix of the APC track “Judith” on the Underworld soundtrack.)
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