Using the rap-meets-alternative Judgment Night
soundtrack as a blueprint, the soundtrack to the dark, violent comic book fantasy Spawn boasts collaborations between rockers and electronica artists. Conceptually, the album is intriguing, although most electronica artists flourish when they work without the structural restraints that tie down most rockers, and many of the rockers on Spawn: The Album
are heavy rockers, which means they tend to overwhelm the subtleties of the electronica artists. The Prodigy
and Rage Against the Machine
's Tom Morello
make for the best teaming, and Henry Rollins
are intriguing as well.