The Mortal Kombat movie had an excellent music score, especially during the fight scenes in the adventurous martial arts tournament. The Mortal Kombat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album provides that awesome music and more.
However, it’s hard to tell which track has which music because almost every track is labeled with song titles and bands I never heard of before. It’s especially tough when songs that were not featured in the movie are mixed in with the others.
Once I hear the track on the album, it becomes easier to decipher, but can still be confusing at times because the music is not entirely accurate to how it was presented in the movie. I never would’ve thought that the tracks weren’t entirely instrumental either.
The success of this soundtrack shortly led to another album called Mortal Kombat: More Kombat. The music is more techno than on the other Mortal Kombat soundtrack album. I admit that some tracks run longer than others, but this album still rocks and captures the imagination.
The last of the Mortal Kombat albums is the soundtrack for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Like the others, it’s labeled with song titles and bands I never heard of before. Once again, that makes it difficult to figure out which music is on which track, but becomes clearer once I hear it. The only exception was the newer Mortal Kombat theme by The Immortals.
The music from the movie was an excellent addition to the smoother fight scenes throughout the film. That’s also what makes this album a good one.
Overall, all three of these albums are classics and I would totally recommend them if you’re into Mortal Kombat memorabilia.