“Saw III” (Soundtrack) by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Saw III” – soundtrack
Label: Artists Addiction Records
Release Date: 10/24/2006
Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Heavy Metal
Rating: 3/5

Once you have stopped shaking in your boots from the terror-filled gore fest that is the movie “Saw III”; you can put on this CD and find your blood boiling again instead of running cold in your veins. Yes, this soundtrack is just the type of release to help do it and get your energy levels high and excited instead of finding them in fear of the dark and sudden noises from alley. I admit that soundtracks for movies such as this don’t usually impress me but on top of this edition featuring some truly killer bands they do also offer a particular launch point. Does anyone remember the movie Daredevil? Well, that soundtrack helped out a little band called Evanescence, so there is just a chance that some of the newer groups in the eyes of the masses on this release can benefit from it.

Immediate favorites on the release are “This Calling” by All That Remains as they are one of the best new Melodic Metalcore outfits around. There is also new music from both Lamb Of God and Mastodon who prove on their new albums that brutality in Metal does not come at the sacrifice of style and delivery. As you listen to their contributions you can better understand why they are leaders in the Metal world of today. Notables Meshuggah, Slayer and Ministry round out the most classic artists on the album while Bullet For My Valentine, Eighteen Visions and The Smashup show that the future looks to be bright in the Metal world. For a soundtrack this was a pretty good one and makes for a pretty consistent listen. There are enough worthwhile songs on this for it to be worth looking into.

Band Listing:
1. All That Remains
2. Static X
3. Slayer
4. Lamb Of God
5. Helmet
6. Disturbed
7. Blue October
8. Drowning Pool
9. Avenged Sevenfold
10. Eighteen Visions
11. Opiate For The Masses
12. Bullet For My Valentine
13. Ministry
14. Mastodon
15. Hydrovise
16. Hourcast
17. Meshuggah
18. The Smashup
19. Ghost Machine
20. Charlie Clouser

Official Website: www.artistsaddiction.com

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