There’s been a major resurgence in the love of horror movie scores over the past few years and I’ve been loving every single second of it! It’s so wonderful to hear a composer’s work remastered and brought up to the best audio quality possible. But we can’t forget that some soundtracks feature more than just the composer’s work. They also featured licensed songs that fit the feel of the film.
The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Rage Against The Machine, Helmet, Rollins Band, Stone Temple Pilots…need I go on? This soundtrack was as dark and violent as the film and created the perfect sonic backdrop for the revenge thriller.
I will never be ashamed of my love for music from the 80’s. There is this sound from that era that is so dreamlike, as though everything was in a higher plane of existence. And considering the nature of this movie, that aesthetic worked perfectly. Plus, who can complain when you have Echo & The Bunnymen, Oingo Boingo, Tears For Fears, INXS, and more?I know I can’t!
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