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Universal Soldier: The Return

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All-Reviews.com Music Review: Universal Soldier: The Return

Artist: Various
Genre: Soundtrack, Heavy Metal
Release Date: September 1999


Review by Ken
3½ stars out of 4

Extreme metal is really on the rise these days. Whereas in the past, most of the bands on this album would never even have the hope of receiving radio airplay, today many of them have major label deals and platinum-selling albums. Maybe it's a sign of the times- as the world we live in becomes more chaotic and insane, it seems more and more people are craving for aggression and violence in their music to help them deal with all the madness. And with the music being as good as it is on this soundtrack, people are definitely getting the best help possible. Both old-school metal acts (Megadeth, Anthrax, Ministry, GWAR) and newly developing stars (Static-X, Fear Factory, Skold, Cop Shoot Cop) are present with some of their best tunes ever. I was actually surprised at the high quality of the material here, what with almost every track capable of hammering your ears to mush with savage force and intensity. Standouts include the new Megadeth track "Crush 'Em", Cop Shoot Cop's raging "Please Remain Calm", Anthrax's bouncy remix of "Fueled" and Fear Factory's sinister "Securiton". Ah hell, there's just so much cool stuff here, go pick your own favorites. Sure, the movie turned out to be another flop for fading action star Jean Claude Van Damme; but don't let that discourage you from picking up one of the best all-metal soundtracks of this entire decade.

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