21 June 2021
Album: DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL (double LP)
What: The soundtrack (yes) for the same titled, 2020–2021 comic book storyline published by DC Comics, consisting of an eponymous central miniseries by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. The seven-issue miniseries was released from June 16, 2020 to Jan 5, 2021. The crossover was received with acclaim, with critics praising the unique plot, the art, the action, and the ending.
Artists: Mastodon, Chelsea Wolfe, HEALTH, Tyler Bates, Maria Brink, Grey Daze, Rise Against, Manchester Orchestra, Denzel Curry, Carach Angren, Starcrawler, GUNSHIP, Greg Puciato, Gil Sharone, Show Me The Body, IDLES, Soccer Mommy.
KERRANG! says: Superhero films often have a significant relationship to music. Think
of the use of Black Sabbath and AC/DC tunes in the Iron Man movies, or Peter Quill’s mixtape in Guardians Of The Galaxy. What’s more unusual is for an actual comic book
to have its own soundtrack, but that’s what GOTG composer Tyler Bates has produced here for Dark Nights: Death Metal, the latest of the continuity-altering mega-events that DC seems to publish every other year… Even if you couldn’t give a monkey’s about superheroes, there’s plenty to get excited about… Death Metal is a worthy addition to
the canon of rock-orientated soundtracks like The Crow and Judgment Night. Kapow!”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Definitely the very first soundtrack I ever heard that was made for
a comic series. Great idea to give the reader something to listen to while reading/looking. On second thought, listening to metal music while you’re trying to focus on a comic isn’t
as easy as it sounds like. Right?
Bring on the noise…
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