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Apr 072012

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.

Mar 312012

Before Mortal Kombat had its first movie, the success of the original fighting game led to Mortal Kombat the Album. This techno album includes the Mortal Kombat theme performed by The Immortals. The album also has a song about each individual characters, all performed by The Immortals as well.

If you’re expecting musical scores from the video game itself, forget it. All of these tracks are different and have never been featured in either of the Mortal Kombat movies, except the theme of course.

Some of the songs are about the character’s fighting skill, like Johnny Cage (Prepare Yourself), Kano (Use Your Might), and Sonya (Go Go Go).

The rest of the characters have songs that are more focused on their backgrounds. They include, Sub-Zero (Chinese Ninja Warrior), Liu Kang (Born in China), Scorpion (Lost Soul Bent on Revenge), Rayden (Eternal Life), and Goro (The Outworld Prince). These songs are all upbeat, but some are catchier than others.

Sorry, but Shang Tsung doesn’t have a song on this album. Instead, the last track is a remix of the Mortal Kombat theme. It’s not nearly as good as the original. Then again, can you imagine if Shang Tsung did have a song? What would it be?

This is definitely a creative album, but it’s only the first of several in the Mortal Kombat franchise. I’ll be talking about other albums on my blog later on.