With a cover adorned by a trio of bicuspids and molars, roots attached and hastily transformed into necklaces, it becomes awfully apparent what awaits the listener within the jigsaw-shaped disc called Saw 3. Composer Charles Clouser has returned, providing the film with a whole lot of tripped-out, electronic and orchestral tension and the soundtrack with one measly passage called the "Sh*! hole Theme," but its' alternative/industrial/death metal that provides the third installment of the popular horror series with the kick in the gut it needs. As usual, the songs are of the "inspired by" type, meaning that most of them have little or nothing to do with the film itself, but the incorporation of hard-hitting classic acts like Slayer ("Eyes of the Insane"), Helmet ("Monochrome"), and Ministry ("Fear Is a Big Business"), as well standout contemporary acts like Mastodon and Meshuggah into the mix helps keep some of the lesser locker room meat (think Drowning Pool and Disturbed) from stinking up the whole house.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger