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Queen of the Damned, the movie starring Aaliyah features a soundtrack including Marilyn Manson, Papa Roach, Orgy, Static X. The soundtrack also includes a first time solo offering from Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Warner Bros. Records. 2002.Befitting the film’s hip goth vibe, its accompanying soundtrack is suitably dark and sexy, with a strong mix of new songs and nĂ¼-metal hits. In an interesting move, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis collaborated with composer (and former Oingo Boingo keyboardist) Richard Gibbs on 5 of the CD’s 14 tracks, though Davis doesn’t sing his songs. Instead, taking those duties are Static-X’s Wayne Static on ”Not Meant for Me,” Disturbed’s David Draiman on ”Forsaken,” Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on ”System,” Marilyn Manson on ”Redeemer,” and Orgy’s Jay Gordon on ”Slept So Long.” Most of the Davis-Gibbs collaborations are akin to more atmospheric, dramatic Korn tunes, lent a distinctive personality by each singer, with Manson’s being the creepiest-coolest and most aggressive entry. While these adroit alliances make the soundtrack a must-have for each of the band’s fans (not to mention the Korn faithful), the previously released cuts are also winners. Deftones’ creepy ”Change,” Papa Roach’s angry ”Dead Cell,” and Disturbed’s memorable rage ”Down with the Sickness”–in addition to lesser-known, but sinister and titillating offerings from Godhead, Kidney Thieves, Earshot, Tricky, and others–are all worth the price of admission to this ”damned” stellar soundtrack. –Katherine Turman

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  • This album is totally impressive. I love the film and the music in it absolutely captivated me, so I got it.

    1. ‘Not Meant For Me’ – this is one of the songs that Lestat performs at his concert, the second one. It is really powerful and the vocals are impressive. 4/5
    2. ‘Forsaken’ – this is really really good. I love the music in it, and the lyrics are very well written. 5/5
    3. ‘System’ – it’s nice to hear Chester Bennington away from Linkin Park and the rapping. He carries this off really well and is played during the club scene where Akasha attacks. 5/5
    4. ‘Change (in the house of flies)’ – one of the best songs on the album. It gives me goosebumps, and the vocalist has a beautiful sound. Interesting lyrics though.. 5/5
    5. ‘Redeemer’ – Manson is the man! He brings a so-so song to life with brilliant vocals and a modern sound. 4/5
    6. ‘Dead Cell’ – this is during the scene where Jesse is trying to get a chance to see Lestat. It’s pretty good for Papa Roach, but not the best song on the soundtrack. 4/5
    7. ‘Penetrate’ – I don’t really like the verses of this song, but the chorus is really catchy. 3/5
    8. ‘Slept So Long’ – this is the first song that Lestat sings in the concert scene. It’s definitely the better of the two. 5/5
    9. ‘Down With The Sickness’ – Disturbed at their finest, this song is a masterpiece, and when it plays at my favourite club The Cathouse, everyone goes mental. 5/5
    10. ‘Cold’ – I’d never heard Static-X before, but this song is one of my favourites. 5/5
    11. ‘Body Crumbles’ – this song is really cool. 5/5
    12. ‘Excess’ – most people don’t like this, but I think it’s really good, with an interesting sound. Is Alanis Morrisette doing backing vocals, or am I just hearing things? 5/5
    13. ‘Before I’m Dead’ – this song introduced me to a brilliant band. This is an AMAZING song, one of the main reasons I got the album in the first place! It sends shivers down my spine it’s so good. 5/5


    Posted on December 13, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This soundtrack is an excellent compilation of blood-pumping music. The tracks written by Johnathan Davis and Richard Gibbs are excellently composed and fit the character of Lestat from Queen of the Damned most nicely. The layout is very nicely done with little sneak peeks at photos from the movie. I love all the songs written especially for the movie: “Not Meant for Me”, “Forsaken”, “System”, “Redeemer”, and “Slept so Long” as well as the mysterious song “Excess” by Tricky and the painfully true song “Before I’m Dead” by KidneyThieves. The song “Cold”, used in the trailer, portrays the feelings of the vampires and it will be the first single off the CD, “Forsaken” being the second single.Overall this CD is worth the money and for me, a ‘maniacal’ Anne Rice fan, so much more.And hey, while you’re at it why not see the movie…

    Posted on December 13, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • despite never seeing the movie(yet), i heard that its soundtrack was really good. so i decided to check it out on amazon[.com] and download a couple of songs. after listening to them, i decided to go buy the soundtrack. it is awesome! all the songs are so excellent. unlike a lot of movie soundtracks, which jump from rock songs to pop songs to jazz songs, it sticks with one general type of music-hard rock. anyway, i will give you a quick rating of each song-1. not meant for me-5/52. forsaken-5/53. system-5/5 FAV SONG! chester’s voice is awesome!4. change(in the house of flies)-kinda creepy vocals, but cool-4.5/55. redeemer-never been a big manson fan,but i like this song weird beginning-4.5/56. dead cell-not quite fitting for the soundtrack, but i like this song-4.5/57. penetrate-3.5/58. slept so long-5/59. down with the sickness-im not a big disturbed fan, either, but this song is pretty cool-4/510. cold-4.5/511. headstrong-4/512. body crumbles-i originally downloaded a diff. version of this song. i love it, either way-5/513. excess-3.5/5 this one is growing on me..14. before i’m dead- 3.5/5 this one is growing on me, too..overall, i kickass soundtrack! there is no bad song on this soundtrack..the songs that i gave 3.5s to might even be able to be 4s.i just havent listened to them enough yet. this cd has a dark vibe to it, obviously. i love it! i can listen to the whole thing without having to skip a song. definetly worth the money!

    Posted on December 13, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Very few soundtracks anymore actually match and capture the content and the atmosphere of the movie it was made for, but the Queen of the Damned soundtrack stays true to the movie. As we all know, Jonathan Davis (Korn) and Richard Gibbs wrote and composed 5 of the songs on here, but due to legal issues with Korn’s label, Epic, Jonathan’s vocals could only appear in the movie, but not on the soundtrack. Five well known vocalists were brought in to sing these songs instead. The songs are: ‘Not Meant For Me’ sung by Wayne from Static-X, ‘Forsaken’ sung by David from Disturbed (My personal favorite song on here), ‘System’ sung by Chester from Linkin Park, ‘Redeemer’ sung by Marilyn Manson himself, and ‘Slept So Long’ sung by Jay from Orgy. A few of the songs feature Head & Munky from Korn on guitars and Sam Rivers from Limp Bizkit on bass, but other than those few songs, Jonathan handles all the bass, guitar and some drum work. These five songs are undeniably the highlight of the album. As I said before, ‘Forsaken’ is my favorite out of the whole CD, and I think many will agree with me that it is the best. ‘Redeemer’ was very cool, and I don’t even like Marilyn Manson. The rest of the songs on here are previously released tracks, but it is good to see them here because they fit the movie so well. Static-X contribute their new single “Cold,” Disturbed have the infamous “Down With The Sickness,” and of course, like so many other soundtracks/compilations out there, Deftones’ “Change (In the House of Flies)” is included. I have lost track of how many copies of that song I have by now. The tracks by Kidneythieves and Tricky are also great. They are very eerie and moody and match the film. Overall, if you buy one soundtrack this year, make it “Queen of the Damned.”(Buyer beware: The tracklisting on the back of the CD and in the booklet is in the incorrect order. The listing on the CD is the only correct one)

    Posted on December 13, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • When I heard that Jonathon Davis was writing 5 songs for the “Queen of the Damned” soundtrack.. Sure, i was excited, but i had no idea that it would turn out this brilliant. The five songs that he wrote have rapidly become 5 of my all time favourites. Everything about them, mood, lyrics.. It all fits a discontent Vampire like Lestat perfectly. In the process of writing these songs, Davis has given Lestat more character and more soul.. Which is a pretty mean feat. Yes, they may sound a bit like Gothic Korn songs.. But i see no problem with that. With lyrics like “I’ve killed a million petty souls, but i couldn’t.. Couldn’t kill you… I’ve slept so long without you”, and “I’m trapped in this world, lonely and fading, heartbroke and waiting, for you to come… We’re, stuck in this world.. That’s not meant for me” and finally “I hear it fading, i can’t speak it, or else you will dig my grave”.. John has made Lestat more of a tortured soul, a little more human, a little more confused, which is something that does happen in the later novels of the Vampire chronicles (eg. “Memnoch the Devil”).Davis does not sing these songs on the soundtrack (the reasons for which have yet to be properly explained, many said he sings in the film but not the soundtrack, others say it’s the exact opposite), i was disappointed when i heard this, but when i saw the lineup of talent that was called in in his place, my disapointment turned to utter anticipation.Wayne Static of Static X hit’s things off with “Not Meant For Me”, an angry song and a perfect start to the soundtrack. David Draiman of Disturbed (arguably the best of the new breed of Nu-Metal) is up next with “Forsaken”, my second favourite. If any song sums up the trials and tribulations of a vampire, it’s this. Linkin Park’s Chester Bannington joins in with “System”. While it’s my least favourite of the five, that isn’t saying much, as i dearly love them all. It, like the other four has great sound, great lyrics, an ominous mood, a nice length (at 5 minutes) and it actually picks up half way through and gets better, which is something of a rarity. The Big man himself.. Marilyn Manson joins the fun with “Redeemer” which will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the first of these songs that i ever heard, and when i heard it, relief washed over me as i knew i was in for something spectacular. I find it the most playful of the bunch, it get the feeling Marilyn is singing it with a sly little grin (don’t ask me where that feeling comes from).Like all good albums, they’ve saved the best for last, my personal (and everyone who i’ve played it for) favourite.. “Slept So Long” by Jay Gordon of Orgy. Anyone who has seen the “Family Values” tour knows that Gordon and Davis go together like peas and carrots, so there was no way this was going to be bad. It’s the longest of the 5 (at 5 minutes and 20 seconds) and it is also the greatest 5 minutes and 20 seconds you’ll ever have, it’s the sort of song that has everyone listening to it grinning in awe. I absolutly love it. No more can be said.. Just buy it and listen.The soundtrack is also filled with other greats, the best of which is Disturbed’s “Down with the Sickness”. If you haven’t heard it, take Korn’s “Daddy” and replace the daddy with a Mother, and you’ve got the picture, it’s classic. While every song is great, my other favourites are “Cold” by Static X, “Excess” by Tricky (which was also in “13 Ghosts”), “Penetrate” by Godhead and “Dead Cell” by Papa Roach. It’s also good to have an awesome horror soundtrack without even One Rob Zombie song.. I never thought i’d see the day.An all round classic soundtrack, that like the Crow movies and “Spawn”, will probably vastly overshadow the film. It is without doubt, the greatest soundtrack i’ve ever heard.

    Posted on December 13, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now