Posted by Bram Teitelman on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:22 am
Did you ever listen to deftones frontman Chino Moreno’s hypnotic voice and think to yourself “wow, that sounds great, if only there were robots fucking in the background.” Thankfully, Bassnectar have come to the rescue. “Hexes,” a song taken from the forthcoming Resident Evil:
You Keep Going, We’ll Keep Making Them Retribution 3D soundtrack features Moreno on vocals.
“I was thrilled to be a part of scoring this,” Bassnectar told Revolver, “and wanted to make a beat that dropped like a wall of bricks to knock people back in their seats at the movie’s sudden and dramatic end. Chino put together the lyrics in a poem that felt like a slow motion dream, and somehow the two sensations works in tandem: falling backwards in a dream while getting blown back by a wobbling wall of sound.”
The song, which plays over the end credits to the fifth film in the series, isn’t bad, in that Moreno’s vocals are up front, and the beat is pretty straightforward. But it definitely sounds very much of the moment. It’s not that far removed from something that would have popped up on a Mortal Kombat soundtrack 15 years ago. That being said, when was the last time anyone dusted off their Mortal Kombat: More Kombat soundtrack to listen to Cubanate? Yeah, didn’t think so.