I am sure there are a lot of current WWE fans here, and I am sure there are past WWE fans here. When you look at wrestling now, there isn't as much to it as there was in the Attitude era, when storylines would cross the line all of the time- You would see old ladies giving birth to hands, people getting lit on fire, trucks smashing anything that would get in the way, sex everywhere, it was always fun to watch.
WWE, during this time was trying everything to out-do their competition which was the "evil" WcW, and now as we see many years later WWE has accomplished their goal.
Back to the cd though, there are many good and bad things about WWF: The Music, Vol 4 surprisingly. All the songs are songs that wrestlers use while making their entrance to the ring. Many might think that is a horrible concept to make an album to, but a lot of these songs have nice hooks and are just fun to listen to.
1. Break The Wall Down (Chris Jericho) - Chris Jericho, for those who don't know who this guy is, he came from WcW to WWE. How this started, was WWE placed a GIANT clock on the "Titan tron" counting down for months, and when it finally got to 000.000.000.000 Jericho made his entrance, which is where the song starts of by the end of the clock sound. The song is catchy, no doubt about it, but it just isn't great to hear outside of WWE programming, it also gets very repetitive with the lyrics as it repeats everything over and over and over again. You can find this wrestler now in a band called FOZZY
2. Big (The Big Show) - The song pretty much describes this character "The Big Show" who is a 7'2 monster, it's a very odd blues type song but fits the character very well. This was released in 1999, and he still uses this song as his theme song. Again though, it's not something to great to listen to outside of WWE programming.
3. No Chance In Hell (The Corporation)- A song that is used by the chairman and his stable back in the day. I love this song, you pretty much hear "No chance in hell, you got, no chance, no chance in hell!" through the entire song, but it works and this is just great to listen to whenever you can, it has a great momentum to the entire song.
4. Sexual Chocolate (Mark Henry) - Ugh, we have reached a low point to the CD, this is one of the worst songs I have heard, again only fit for WWE programming. I use this song as a joke usually because it's supposed to fit a sexual black guy hence the title "Sexual chocolate" funny song about being sexual.
5. This Is A Test (Test) - If you want to hear a song repeat the same thing over and over again, here is your chance "This is a test, test test, this is a test, test test" then choose this amazingly boring song :).
6. Wreck (Mankind) - The songs starts off with a huge car wreck sound at the beginning then goes into a nice little guitar riff and drum beat. It's an instrumental song, but makes you want to clap your hands or something. By the way, if you don't know who Mick Foley is, you should be slapped.
7. Oh Hell Yeah (Stone Cold Steve Austin) - In the prime of the attitude era, this was the guy that started it all. The guy who would drink beer, drive trucks, fall of bridges, play guitar, almost kill the boss you name it, he did it. The song is great, a great guitar rhythm that you won't forget, when I hear glass break, the first thing that comes to mind is this song. Learn this on guitar if you play, it's simple and fun.
8. Danger At The Door (D'Lo Brown) - D'lo brown, there is NOTHING to say about this wrestler at all, he had a partner, he got turned on..WWE career pretty much over. This is a rap style song that I didn't like to much at all. Nothing to compliment
9. Blood Brother (Christian) - Christian, tag team partner with edge, through all the horrible times in ladder matches and everything. Much charisma and everything, and he gets stuck with the ***ty theme music? How un-cool and fair. Another instrumental theme, but boring as hell.
10. AssMan (Mr. Ass) - Best song on the album hands down, just for the lyrical content of how sick this song is. At least to be aired on TV, a guys saying he likes asses, and loves to flood them and many other things. Mr. Ass had a huge career from DX, to BIlly and Chuck the gay duo. Love the song.
11. Ministry (Undertaker) - The Undertaker is my favorite wrestler, the dead/standing/tall/dark/gothic/flying/urn living thing. One moment he is sacrificing people and the next burning them or kidnapping someone. The song is dark to fit his Gothic like character as he was in 1999, now he is just ridiculous. Everything in the song is something that stands out above all the other theme's here. I think I had this song on repeat many times.
12. My Time (Triple H/Chyna) - HHH the fans hate him now, and probably will forever, but this in my opinion is HHH's best them. I cannot stand Motorhead so this one is far superior to the horrible songs he uses now. The guitar riff is pretty heavy in this song, and fits the bad-assness of how HHH used to be. All I can remember from this song are the "it's my time now" lyrics mixed in with the "who's sleeping with who" in means to who's getting to the top of business.
13. On The Edge (Edge) (New Version) - Christians tag team partner, with the actual better theme music than Christians. This is more calm than Christians theme, which leaves a lot of mystery to involved with it because that is how exactly Edge's character act. It has female vocals as she seems to say random things through-out the song "you think you know me, I know you, but you think you know me" or something like that. Edge can now be found banging Lita.
14. Know Your Role (The Rock) (New Version) - "IF YA SMELLLLLLLL, what the rock, is COOKIN" the Rock, everyone knows The Rock, from playing in The Mummy Returns, Doom, and many other pretty big Hollywood hits. This song is a more guitar driven "rock" song. I think there are about 3/4 different versions of his song, and each one are good to hear. The lyrics just consist of "the rock says, the rock says, if ya smell" if I remember right. Still makes a great song.
Anyway, here is my poor excuse for a WWE review. I don't own the CD but all of it's from memory. It's great to have if yo want to remember the themes from the past, better than whatever they have now.