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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | The Scorpion King Soundtrack

Godsmack and and others gnash and crash through this Mummy movie soundtrack.

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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):

 


In keeping with its star, this soundtrack to the latest Mummy sequel is dominated by one kind of music: Rock — the pummelling grind of contemporary nü-metal to be exact.

This 16-song album was assembled by Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna, which oughta tell you where it’s coming from. Like most movies aimed at teenage boys, Scorpion King collects a bunch of new or recent cuts from the alterna-metal A-list, including P.O.D., Drowning Pool, System Of A Down, Sevendust, Hoobastank, Nickelback and (naturally) Godsmack. The truth is, though, despite all the gnashing and crashing, it’s a pretty bland and one-dimensional affair — the usual bunch of B-grade bombast and filler with no tracks that stand out from the pack. Maybe if they had included an old Scopions track …