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ECW: Extreme Music

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Consisting of previously released metal songs, covers of metal classics, and originals by in-house musician Harry Slash, ECW Extreme Music is an interesting mix that stands above other wrestling music collections released by bigger organizations. Kilgore contributes a solid version of Pantera's classic "Walk" while Grinspoon puts in a good rendition of Prong's biggest hit, "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck." Bruce Dickinson's soaring rendition of the Scorpions' "The Zoo" is a great, heavy anthem that lives up to his best material in Iron Maiden. And Motörhead's "Enter Sandman" is the best song on the album, and it is both heavier and meaner than the original. Harry Slash's two originals are also highlights, "This Is Extreme" is a good, solid theme song while "Huka Blues" is a heavy, crawling beast that features gloomy saxophones and heavy guitars. The album as a whole is not great, but it's also surprisingly good for what it is. Metal and wrestling fans will both probably enjoy this collection, others may not be too interested.

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