Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bonus Song: Forsaken



There are a lot of vampire songs out there. For Vampire Week, we're going to look at quite a few of them. First up, "Forsaken" from the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack.

The clip above is from the film. Jonathan Davis of Korn wrote the original songs for Lestat and his band. He provided the singing voice in place of actor Stewart Townsend. Unfortunately (or not, depending on your opinion), a record label contract prevented Davis from recording the soundtrack that would be released to the public. In his place were a handful of the best voices in metal(ish) music from the late 1990s and early 2000s. Dave Draiman of Disturbed took the vocals for the soundtrack version of "Forsaken."



Draiman'c voice is deeper than Davis' and he makes the heavier because of it. When Davis is singing, the songs feels more playful and in the context of the film, that's what works.

The five tracks Davis wrote for the movie are great on their own but are also a part of the Lestat character. It's a little too easy to dismiss them as nu-metal junk, but give them a listen again. You might not be blown away, but you will be entertained.

While you are spinning the disc, don't skip "Before I'm Dead." by the KidneyThieves.

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