I, FRANKENSTEIN Soundtrack Review
Other than the dreadfully underwhelming trailer for I, Frankenstein, the only visual companion I had for this soundtrack was my imagination of the short synopsis provided by Wikipedia. The film was penned by the writer of Underworld and takes place in a dystopian time as Adam Frankenstein (the monster) becomes involved in a war between gargoyles and demons in an ancient city. Not much of a stretch from this writer, but interesting enough to let this music wash over me as my imagination fills in all the blanks. I’m admittedly not a fan of the Underworld series, however one advantage their soundtracks have over this one is just a hint of diversity. This soundtrack is almost entirely dominated by a group called Maker, consisting of a former band mate of Filter (a 90’s band with one hit song, most notable for being fronted by the brother of actor Robert Patrick) and another musician from a band called Year Long Disaster that I’ve never heard before.
The first ten of these thirteen tracks all by Maker have titles like Gimme Soul and 1 By 1, just in case you’re confused which lyrics are being repeated over and over until you’re tempted to swallow a palm full of Vicodin and chase it with a bottle of Scotch. The obvious attempt for electronic atmosphere left me in a trance of boredom, until the obnoxious guitar static broke the momentum long enough to become predictably stagnant itself. When it finally got to a different artist on the eleventh track titled Scream Where The Heart Should Be, I was temporarily relieved until I realized the change of pace was in vocal only and I suddenly wanted to scream where the originality should be. After suffering through the abysmal trailer and the ear torturing soundtrack, I feel relief that I wasn’t forced to screen the film (Alex from A Clockwork Orange style). Thankfully this soundtrack was so unmemorable that I won’t be reminded any time soon of how uninspired and cliche it was.
Here is a track listing for the I, Frankenstein Soundtrack:
01. Misgiving – By Maker
02. Trouble – By Maker
03. 1 By 1 – By Maker
04. Perennial Flow – By Maker
05. Gimme Soul – By Maker
06. By Maker – By Maker
07. Way Down – By Maker
08. After All – By Maker
09. Possessions Mine – By Maker
10. Ascension – By Maker
11. Scream Where My Heart Should Be – 8mm
12. Feed Me More – Justin Lassen
13. Frankenstein – Geno Lenardo feat. Prashant Aswani
If you are so inclined, you can buy the soundtrack on Amazon.