Thrash Hits

October 19th, 2014

Sunday Slaylist: Judgment Night

Judgment Night Slaylist Thrash Hits

As it’s nearly Hallowe’en, we were going to rant about the soundtrack for Spawn: The Movie for this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist. It’s a rubbish movie adaptation of a painfully 90s-naff comic. It’s about Satan and is stuffed to the tits with bad horror imagery. And it’s got a soundtrack of collaborations featuring artists from across the spectrum of heavy metal and artists you’d never expect them to get together with. It’s infinitely more interesting and entertaining than the movie it accompanies.

And it’s not on Spotify. So we’re going to talk about another movie soundtrack where rock artists collaborated with other musicians to create…interesting results. We’re going to look at the music of Judgment Night instead.

Judgement Night is not a particularly good film. It features Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jnr and Stephen Dorff running away from gang of criminals led by Denis Leary after accidentally stumbling on to them murdering a guy. Zzzz. The soundtrack to the movie is far more interesting.

Rather than just get a bunch of pre-existing songs and pump it out for a little bit of extra profit, the producers instead orchestrated a series of collaborations between a series of grunge and alt-rock bands with a spread of hip-hop acts. So what, right? Well, this was put together back in 1993, pre-dating the nu-metal explosion of bad rap-metal, making it a curious outlier to what is to some people one of the most maligned music genres of the last 20 years.

REMEMBER – if you subscribe to our Weekly Slaylist in Spotify you’ll automatically get the new Slaylist every time we update it. You don’t have to do anything and BOSH new Slaylists for you. We’ve also got every single past Slaylist safely archived, if one of our previous ones really tickled your fancy – check them all out here.

Spotify is available to most of Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and a load of other countries for free – though obviously you’re better off shelling out £10 a month for Spotify’s Premium package, as then you can listen to our Slaylists without having them interrupted by adverts. For our readers in countries not currently serviced by Spotify…go and buy a copy of the soundtrack to Spawn: The Movie and imagine what a Sunday Slaylist based on that would’ve been like. Just imagine!