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Various: Saw VI: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSaw VI: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2009)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: GlassPipeMurderGlassPipeMurder
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It's not clear how Trustkill was charged with the task of releasing the soundtrack to Saw VI (all the previous soundtracks had been released on Warner Bros.), but it seems plausible that certain steps were taken to ensure that despite the label's general inclination towards hardcore and metalcore, t.


It's not clear how Trustkill was charged with the task of releasing the soundtrack to Saw VI (all the previous soundtracks had been released on Warner Bros.), but it seems plausible that certain steps were taken to ensure that despite the label's general inclination towards hardcore and metalcore, the collection be able to capture the interest of the Saw/Hot Topic community with an inclusive array of dark music.

Whether or not the task of song/artist selection was bestowed upon Trustkill is not known. While there are indications that it may have been so (Memphis May Fire, Outbreak, It Dies Today), there are plenty of artists here who have nothing to do with the type of music Trustkill usually puts out (Kittie, Mushroomhead, Nitzer Ebb). In the end, it doesn't really matter who assembled this hodgepodge collection because it's what we have to work with.

To make one thing clear at the outset, this soundtrack actually does an okay job of balancing the hardcore inclusions one might expect from a Trustkill release with the generic dark hard rock Saw fans enjoy, regardless of how intentional it was. Nevertheless, over 50 percent of the music here "from and inspired by Saw VI" is bad, unlistenable, or would otherwise be classified as garbage to the majority of the independent music community. Mushroomhead's track "Your Soul Is Mine" sounds like Godsmack on an emo binge, while the James Brothers' insipid saunter "More Than a Sin" is a snooze and a half. Nitzer Ebb goes for some sort of sinister industrial style, but ends up just sounding silly, while Kittie's "Cutthrout" isn't quite as convincing as it would have been 10 years ago.

Among the standouts are Outbreak's "The Countdown Begins" off their latest LP, and Converge with the rip-roaring "Dark Horse" from Axe to Fall. Hatebreed has a surprisingly enjoyable contribution of "In Ashes They Shall Reap"--enduring its cringer of an intro--and Type O Negative sounds decent with "Dead Again" despite the cheesy lyrics.

While the Saw VI soundtrack comes up short for fans of hardcore and punk rock, there's more than enough crappy metal and hard rock to satisfy fanatics of the series of gory mainstream thrillers it represents.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
blackblackyellowblack (February 28, 2010)

just to set things straight, some of the the previous saw soundtracks did feature some great music (charlie clouser's score to the first one is great and x-japan's i.v. is a mighty damn fine rock song) among the heaps of filler, just not suited for a punk-rock audience.

this last one, on the other hand, is just plain terrible aside from kittie, converge and type o negative.

GlassPipeMurder (February 28, 2010)

"thereā??s more than enough crappy metal and hard rock to satisfy fanatics of the series of gory mainstream thrillers it represents."

'Wow, that's a rather crass, condescending generalization of horror fans. Even for 'Saw' fans. Despite what you might assume, not every gore flick devotee is a greasy, long-haired, overweight, dimwitted metalhead that still lives in his mom's basement....provided, the majority of them *are*, but not ALL of them.'


the keyword there was 'mainstream.' as in, not a devotee to underground troma films or b-movie slashers, but movies like, well, the Saw series.

Skibz777 (February 28, 2010)

"thereā??s more than enough crappy metal and hard rock to satisfy fanatics of the series of gory mainstream thrillers it represents."

Wow, that's a rather crass, condescending generalization of horror fans. Even for 'Saw' fans. Despite what you might assume, not every gore flick devotee is a greasy, long-haired, overweight, dimwitted metalhead that still lives in his mom's basement....provided, the majority of them *are*, but not ALL of them.

shawnlw (February 26, 2010)

It's actually pretty useful that this sort of compilation can get reviewed on this site. Sometimes, albeit VERY rarely, a soundtrack or comp can end up being a surprisingly useful representation of a scene or genre circa a certain time period. Why not review it? I have plenty of friends who were turned on to new musical ideas by this sort of thing.

inagreendase (February 26, 2010)

@Cos

Just because it was posted, doesn't mean you have to read it. Really. Try it sometime.

Cos (February 26, 2010)

Just because you were sent it, doesn't mean you have to review it. Really. Try it sometime.

istapledmyfoot (February 26, 2010)

the fact that converge is on here actually gives me hope that a handful of kids expecting kitty just might get exposed to something brilliant and start down a better path.

mikexdude (February 26, 2010)

For everyone complaining about the fact this was reviewed: both glasspipe and I get records from Think Fast! in the mail, and since Outbreak is on this and Trustkill distributes TF releases, we were sent this. This soundtrack was sent to me along with the new Outbreak. We do have a job to review things sent to us...

Cos (February 26, 2010)

Why GlassPipe WHY??????????

mattramone (February 26, 2010)

ohhhh this sux

Blackjaw_ (February 26, 2010)

whoo gives a fuck

TahoeJeff (February 26, 2010)

Hahaha...yeah...this DEFINITELY needed to be reviewed!

AnEpicProblem (February 26, 2010)

Anyone remember that Kidz Bop review?

telegraphrocks (February 26, 2010)

HAHA!
Seriously?

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