Friday, April 18, 2003

Daredevil (The Album)
I bought the wrong CD

Daredevil: The Album (Original Soundtrack)
Genre: Rock / Rap-Rock / Alternative
CREDITS: 2003 Wind-Up Entertainment, Inc., 2002 Twentieth Century Film Corporation, 2002 Marvel Characters, Inc.
Track Listing:

  1. Won’t Back Down (Fuel)
  2. For You (The Calling)
  3. Bleed For Me (Saliva)
  4. Hang On (Seether)
  5. Learn The Hard Way (Nickelback)
  6. The Man Without Fear (Drowning Pool feat. Rob Zombie)
  7. Right Now (Nappy Roots feat. Marcos Curiel of P.O.D.)
  8. Evening Rain (Moby)
  9. Bring Me To Life (Evanescence)
  10. Until YOu’re Reformed (Chevelle)
  11. Right Before Your Eyes (Hoobastank)
  12. Fade Out/In (Palo Alto)
  13. Caught In The Rain (Revis)
  14. High Wire Escape Artist (BOYSETSFIRE)
  15. Raise Your Rifles (Autopilot Off)
  16. Daredevil Theme Blind Justice Remix (Graeme Revell and
    Mike Einziger)
  17. My Immortal (Evanescence)
  18. Sad Exchange (Finger Eleven)
  19. Simple Lies (Endo)
  20. Let Go (12 Stones)


Yes, we all know, the movie had mixed reviews. We read negative remarks from mostly non-Daredevil fans that happened to be movie buffs and positive comments from those who had followed this Marvel superhero since their childhood days. But if there’s one thing for certain, many of us had noticed the hauntingly beautiful background music that Daredevil’s creators have woven well into the motion picture. I mean, who could miss those heartbreaking melodies that were playing when Elektra lost her dad; when she was making love to our hero; and when she was practicing her killer combos?

All the sounds in this movie are well suited to the scenarios, especially in the areas where the actions take place. They happen to enhance the experience. As a soundtrack, this CD is quite effective.

Without the movie, however, I find myself listening repeatedly to only two tracks: Bring Me To Life and My Immortal. Both tracks are performed by Evanescence, whose lead vocalist, Amy Lee, exudes the same aura as Tori Amos. I find this quite refreshing because Evanescence is a new rap-rock/goth-rock band and they’re using the kind of voice that used to be heard only in New Age music.

This is not to say that the other 18 tracks are bad. No, they aren’t. It’s just that my ears zero in on exotic combinations, which now leads me to think that I should’ve bought Evanescence: Fallen instead of this one. Well, of course, these two Evanescence tracks have been rearranged to fit Daredevil’s theme, but that’s beside the point.

In fairness, I think The Calling did pretty well with For You. The lyrics really reflect Daredevil’s double personalities, and the song itself is catchy. Another notable is Nickelback’s Learn The Hard Way and the Nappy Roots and Marcos Curiel (of P.O.D. fame) collaboration, Right Now. Sadly, I can’t name too many of them. The other items just come as a hazy blur and I doubt I’d remember them as soon as the next CD drops into my lap. Like I said, they’re not too bad. They even sound good—lyrics, tempo and style fit pretty well with what the movie wants to portray. They’re just…well…things you’ve already heard before.

Rating: 7/10



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