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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | Queen of the Damned Soundtrack

Korn's Jonathan Davis sinks his teeth into the soundtrack for this vampire flick.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Who better to provide the score for Anne Rice’s vampire movie Queen of the Damned than some of undisputed kings of the damned?

First and foremost, there’s the ultra-spooky Jonathan Davis from Korn, who wrote five suitably dark, gothic rockers for this soundtrack. Then you’ve got a whole choir of brooding, creepy vocalists — Static-X’s Wayne Static, Orgy’s Jay Gordon, Disturbed’s Dave Draiman, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Mr. Undead America himself, Marilyn Manson — who rise from their coffins to sing ’em. Sure, most of them stick to the typical whispered-verse, bellowed-chorus approach. Even so, Davis’s tracks beat the hell out of the rest of the disc, which consists of the usual album tracks and unknowns. Next time, how about a whole disc of originals to sink our teeth into?