Soundtrack
Duke Nukem: Music to Score By


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by Hunter Ramirez USER (39 Reviews)
July 2nd, 2010 | 14 replies | 7,538 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum....and I'm all out of gum"

1 of 2 thought this review was well written

Ah yes, Duke Nukem that one bad guy from the Saturday morning cartoon Captain Planet....I'm just pulling your leg, we all know it's about that big manly BALLSy guy who can rip alien monsters heads off and defecate down their breathing holes. Also known for his video games series that reign supreme throughout the 90's that combined bad-ass quotes, reckless violence, blood and gore, and of course the babes. With all of this he actually gathered enough fame to make a soundtrack, with pleasurable results.

The album is split in 2 personalities, the heavy metal/nu-metal side and the hip-hop side. Both of course work well in the game as anything that sounds remotely good can sound cool when blowing up an alien monster to Duke's voice growling “COME GET SOME!”. On their own though, the producers for the most part managed to pick pretty sweet songs from the up and coming artists of 1999. The thrash giants Slayer and MegaDeth both contribute their piece, as well as hip-hop legends Wu-Tang-Clan. However with all of this fast, aggressive, forms of both metal and hip-hop with Duke Nukems “makin bacon!” policies you would think this would be the absolute perfect soundtrack. There are some bumps in “Scoring Paradise”.

First up is the well known instrumental theme of the big guy himself Duke Nukem, performed by MegaDeth. The song sounds about as it should, the instrumental of Duke Nukem thrown in the Dave Mustaine blender. Also featured by MegaDeth is their well-known “New World Order” which is a nice piece of thrash to compliment the breakneck style in the game. Also in this is Slayer and their song “Screaming from the Sky”, however this was from their controversial album Diabolus in Musica (which many claimed was their “nu-metal” album) so it features a different style then we're used to hearing. Of course there's also the techno-tinged “Cinnamon Girl” remix originally done by Type O Negative which actually sounds “sexy” and fits the title. And then there are the two exclusive tracks “Blisters” by Coal Chamber, and “The Thing I Hate” by Stabbing Westward both fail in my opinion as they manage to sound like filler tracks on their both of their debut albums respectively. The hip-hop side is also alive and present however Xzibit's “What U See is What U Get” is a song I always find myself skipping or wishing soon to end. Wu-Tang-Clan's contribute “It's Yourz” is sweet, catchy, and possibly my favorite track.

Everything said and done the age of Duke is long gone, but we are left with his memorable quotes, his “kick ass and kick more ass” policies that have inspired millions, and this soundtrack. This being the weakest still manages to pump out a few solid tracks. So remember kids until next time, kick some ass and chew your bubblegum.



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ThePalestMexican
July 2nd 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Feel free to criticize

FadeToBlack
July 2nd 2010



10914 Comments


music to score by

i lol'd

vanderb0b
July 2nd 2010



3473 Comments


Megadeth, Wu-Tang, and Slayer? Damn, this sounds cool. Good review.

hipnotoad
July 2nd 2010



207 Comments


WTB Duke Nukem Forever

KILL
July 2nd 2010



71454 Comments


hell yes nice review

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Raz0rGrind23
July 2nd 2010



423 Comments


Haha, love it.

Maniac!
July 2nd 2010



26250 Comments


nice review, bud. Take a pos.

BigHans
July 2nd 2010



26455 Comments


Never played the game but looks like it would have been up my alley. Nice review.

pizzamachine
July 2nd 2010



12571 Comments


Duke brings the pain. I was actually going to review this haha.

Parallels
July 2nd 2010



6641 Comments


hahaha this is great

Gaythiest
July 2nd 2010



141 Comments


i think they're just waiting to release the new Duke Nukem to piss everyone off

ThePalestMexican
July 2nd 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't even announce it
Just ship it off to stores to mess with everyone who sees it

KevinKC
April 2nd 2012



184 Comments


I suppose that you all know that the quote "It's time to kick ass and chew bubblgums and I'm all out of gums" does not come from duke nukem.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 2nd 2012



18306 Comments


yes but he still used it

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