The past two weeks we have covered the soundtracks for the first two Resident Evil movies. This week’s Movie Tunes covers the soundtrack of the recently released third movie, Resident Evil: Extinction.
The soundtrack for Resident Evil: Extinction isn’t the typical soundtrack as in “music from or inspired by.” It also has clips from the score by Charlie Clouser, which serve as perfect interludes. In fact, the disc starts with the “Main Title” theme from the score, which is sufficiently creepy to kick us off.
Track 2 is “Stupid Crazy” by Shadows Fall. It is possibly my favorite track from any of the three Resident Evil soundtracks (with the possible exception of “The Outsider” by A Perfect Circle, but that’s a band I was previously a fan of). I’ll definitely be checking out some of Shadows Fall’s music thanks to this track, which is heavy on the guitar. It would be perfect for Guitar Hero (I have Guitar Hero on the brain since GH III just came out). If you don’t even listen to any other songs from this CD, at least go buy this track from iTunes.
The “T-Virus Remix” of Flyleaf’s “I’m So Sick” is probably the most lyrically connected track with the line, “I’m so sick, infected with where I live.” I’ll admit that I’m a Flyleaf fan, and that lead singer Lacey’s vocals aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but this track is great. The remix is really well done so that it showcases the original version of the song rather than drowning it in effects. If you like this song, check out Flyleaf’s previous work.
Emigrate’s “My World” sounded like a track that would annoy me, but actually grew on me the more I listened to it. It’s worth a listen.
While seemingly out of place in a zombie movie soundtrack full of industrial rock and hard rock remixes, Bayside’s “Duality” is a catchy track with a nice hook. Clear vocals, which may sound weird but when you listen to the track you’ll understand. The singer’s voice really cuts through. The string remix is really nice. Gives the track a full feel.
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