THE MATRIX SOUNDTRACK [FIRST, SECOND & THIRD]2000 - 2003 | VBRkbps | 44,1 KHz | 3CDs | Pop
THE MATRIX - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE is a compilation soundtrack released by Maverick Records which features most of main source cues from the film. Unfortunately the soundtrack is launched by one of the more unlistenable tracks, "Rock is Dead" by Marylin Manson. Joining this track in the not-so-hot-list would be "Bad Blood" (3) by Ministry, "Look to Your Orb for the Warning" by Monster Magnet, "My Own Personal Summer (Shove It)" by the Deftones and "Du Hast" (12) by Rammstein which tend towards the rock-roots as Manson…albeit Rammestein's track is infused with a techno-dance rhythm. While helping to keep the sound of The Matrix edgy, these tracks are rugged, but not so "cool." Oddly enough none of these songs are used in any significant scenes of the film, if at all. Following the Rage Against the Machine's unmistakable sound in "Wake Up" (13), "Rock is Dead" does manage to make its way to play over the end credits.