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The Knotfest Bracket Challenge Returns to determine the greatest movie soundtrack

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in Culture on June 22, 2022

Narrowing down the field to 16 game changing soundtracks like The Crow, Resident Evil, Judgement Night and Queen of the Damned – we ask the fans which album takes the prize for the very best in movie music mastery.

Designed with the fans in mind, the Knotfest Bracket Challenge was a way to prompt important discussion amongst the most passionate of heavy culture fans. Exploring influential contributions, landmark albums, culture-shifting artists and what is considered the best of our space, the bracket challenge is about giving fans the ability to make their opinions count.

The bracket challenge is back and this time, Knotfest is asking the fans to weigh in on an often hotly-contested topic of discussion – which movie soundtrack is tops, especially when it comes to the heavier end of the stylistic spectrum.

Calling our community, the fans voiced a lengthy roster of some of the most beloved films ever, cult classics, and even some films in which the movie soundtrack far exceeded the success of the actual film it accompanied. The final scope of the field of sixteen films spans box office hits, longstanding cult favorites, and even a few wild cards that managed to make an impact on the culture in an undeniable way.

From animated classics like 1981 Heavy Metal and big screen debut of Beavis & Butt-Head Do America, to films that seemed to get better with age like The Crow and Queen of the Damned – the final draw of films is as comprehensive as it is diverse – all of which boast strong soundtracks that featured essential tracks and game changing moments.

For the first round of the latest Knotfest Bracket Challenge, the Limp Bizkit, Metallica-led Mission Impossible II Soundtrack from 2000 goes against the 1981 animated fantasy staple, Heavy Metal. 1998’s Godzilla soundtrack featuring Rage Against the Machine and Puff Daddy with Jimmy Page goes against the Deftones-led Queen Of the Damned soundtrack. The all-time classic The Crow soundtrack squares off against the Kendrick Lamar composed effort in the Black Panther soundtrack. The 2002 edition of Spider-Man which featured music by Corey Taylor, Danny Elfman and Sum 41 with Kerry King of Slayer battles it out against The Scorpion King soundtrack that featured Rob Zombie with Ozzy Osbourne, Coal Chamber, Godsmack and Mushroomhead.

For the second half of the bracket, the Ice Cube classic Friday soundtrack goes against the stacked Scream 3 soundtrack which featured Slipknot, System Of A Down, Sevendust, Staind, Static-X and Coal Chamber just to name a few. The Resident Evil: Apocalypse soundtrack which included A Perfect Circle, Rammstein, Killswitch Engage, Deftones, Cradle of Filth, Slipknot and many more, is pitted against the iconic Beavis & Butt-Head Do America soundtrack which featured AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, White Zombie, Rancid and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The 1993 box office smash Last Action Hero soundtrack with Megadeth, Cypress Hill, Alice In Chains and Anthrax faces off against 2005’s Saw II soundtrack with tracks from Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Queens of the Stone Age, Puscifer and more. Lastly, the original 2002 Resident Evil soundtrack with cuts from Depeche Mode, Rammstein, Mudvayne, Slipknot and Fear Factory draws the genre-obliterating Judgement Night soundtrack – a 1993 compilation that saw artists from different spaces collaborate – like Ice-T with Slayer, House of Pain and Helmet, Faith No More and Boo-Yaa Tribe, Pearl Jam with Cypress Hill and many more.

The first round of voting is currently underway. Fans can vote by clicking the button below.


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