Friday, May 28, 2010

Music Review: Iron Man 2

By Xavatos

Now that everybody (almost everybody, I hope) has watched Iron Man 2, do you remember the opening sequence? Iron Man flying, making his way to the Stark Expo, and there were dancers dancing to an awesome electric guitar riff? That was AC/DC’s “Shoot to Thrill”. That was fantastic, wasn’t it?

I remember feeling very awed by the choice of music, and how well the song blended in with the movie.

This is what happens, when John Favreau puts AC/DC –the legendary rock and roll, metal band – with Iron Man 2, the anticipated sequel, together.

AC/DC has been around for almost four decades, although some of the younger generation have not heard of them, they are one of the greatest rock and roll, heavy metal bands around. They are hitting their sixties soon, and they are still rocking hard.

This is the official Iron Man 2 soundtrack, which has AC/DC’s best singles and a couple of tracks from their studio album. “Shoot to Thrill” and “Highway to Hell” was featured in the movie; the former was one in the opening sequence as mentioned earlier and the latter was the ending, as Tony Stark cruises down the road. “Iron Machine” is also featured in this soundtrack, which ironically is the metal, unpainted version of Iron Man prototype; the War Machine (piloted by Tony Stark’s friend-cum-sidekick, Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes). Ivan Vanko (he was the whip-parrot loving villain) seems to get his own theme song, in the track “Evil Walks”, which sounds like a villain scheming and planning.

While the score has been yet to b release, it is said to be done by John Debney, and is assisted by Tom Morello (yes, THE guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, and also, an ex- Audioslave member!). Something to look forward to, yes?

I personally like “Shoot to Thrill”, “Guns for Hire”, “Highway to Hell,” and “War Machine”. It all starts with strong guitar riffs, empowered with drums and strong vocals. It doesn’t get repetitive, but addictive.

Here are the track listings, compiled for your convenience:

Track Number

Track Title

Length

1.

Shoot to Thrill

5:17

2.

Rock 'N' Roll Damnation

3:37

3.

Guns for Hire

3:26

4.

Cold Hearted Man

3:34

5.

Back in Black

4:14

6.

Thunderstruck

4:53

7.

If You Want Blood (You've Got It)

4:37

8.

Evil Walks

4:23

9.

T.N.T.

3:34

10.

Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be

4:15

11.

Have a Drink on Me

3:57

12.

The Razor's Edge

4:23

13.

Let There Be Rock

6:07

14.

War Machine

3:10

15.

Highway to Hell

3:28

P/S: The author is an AC/DC fan. If you want to try to listen to AC/DC, get their greatest hits album, which is something they do not have. Try this soundtrack instead, which definitely works as well.

2 comments:

Jeffrey Soon Jan Fei said...

So who's the author of this post eh?? calla, is that you? I saw this album long ago but didn't think about listening to it. Will tried to download it later on! thanks for recommending.

Miss Calla said...

Hahaa I just saw this comment, didn't realize anyone commented. I didn't write this Jeff, Xavatos did. :)

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