“The Punisher” soundtrack is almost exactly like the movie. It has a great start, keeps a good pace throughout, and ends with a bang and a hush. “Step Up” starts off this album with all of the explosiveness that Frank Castle personifies in the flick. Songs by established rockers like Puddle of Mudd, Trapt, and Seether set the tone for the rest of the album. If you really like modern hard rock(I see some of the kiddies call it Nu Metal), then this album will suffice. I’m from the old heavy metal/hair band days of Metallica, Motley Crue and Def Leppard, but I really enjoy some of the new stuff these bands like Drowning Pool and Edgewater are putting out.
Of course there is the token song performed by a band and “Amy Lee of Evanescence.” Personally, I feel that she and her band are about to suffer the consequences of major overkill. Also, if you purchased the “Daredevil” soundtrack, you’ll find that many of the same artists appear on it and this album. Anyway, don’t let that deter you from buying this album. To put it in layman’s terms, “It totally rocks, man!”
Also, “In Time” is a sweet treat from Mark Collie. You might remember him from his days as a future breakout artist in country music with songs like “Even The Man In The Moon Is Cryin’.” Unfortunately, he did his own thing, got seriously ill, and Nashville didn’t place much emphasis on him anymore. He’s a great artist that deserves way more than he’s received. Glad to see him on this album, even though the young’uns might not like his style because he doesn’t growl the lyrics.
Get this one, you’ll like it.