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Valentine

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Every teen horror movie needs its heavy metal soundtrack album, and Valentine is no exception. The Warner Sunset/Warner Bros. album, drawn from the Warner Bros. motion picture, is basically a sampler of the label's hard rock roster, featuring tracks by the likes of Disturbed, Static-X, Linkin Park, Deftones, Orgy, Filter, Snake River Conspiracy, and, making their debut, Beautiful Creatures. The ringers are Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, along with Soulfly, whose "Son Song," featuring Sean Lennon, is not actually featured in the film. Fans of the featured artists should note that, while there is nothing previously unreleased here, many tracks are presented in remixes or are otherwise unusual. For example, Disturbed's "God of the Mind" is making its American premiere, having only appeared before as a bonus track on international copies of The Sickness; the version of Filter's "Take a Picture" is the "hybrid mix," which runs eight minutes; and the "Mephisto Odyssey's voodoo mix" of Static-X's "Love Dump" has only turned up before on a 12" single. The overall style is up-tempo, electronica-inflected heavy metal, which, as ever, seems like appropriate music to chop up attractive teenagers to.

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