Blade Trinity

Blade Trinity

     
 

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Like the franchise's previous installments, Blade Trinity taps hip-hop and aggressive, guitar-infused electronica to soundtrack its nightmare world of blood, creatures, martial arts, and ordinance. But where Blade II aligned MCs with DJs collaboratively, Trinity puts half its running time in the more than capable hands of See more details below

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Like the franchise's previous installments, Blade Trinity taps hip-hop and aggressive, guitar-infused electronica to soundtrack its nightmare world of blood, creatures, martial arts, and ordinance. But where Blade II aligned MCs with DJs collaboratively, Trinity puts half its running time in the more than capable hands of Wu-Tang mastermind RZA, and fills out the remainder with a couple of highlights and the usual bangers from big beat survivors (the Crystal Method, Overseer). RZA himself takes the lead on opener "Fatal." It's a suitably brooding, lurching track, with raw, Blade-themed raps ("Unleash the beast within/I walk around with the strength of a hundred men") and a striking sample from the Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs" that's unfortunately submerged under waves of surging strings. RZA produced, mixed, and co-wrote "I Gotta Get Paid" (featuring Lil' Flip, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon), "When the Guns Come Out" (WC, E-40, and Northstar's Christ Bearer), and "Thirsty"; the latter, a brittle neo-soul ballad featuring the vocals of newcomer Black Keith, is made more bittersweet by a great verse from Ol' Dirty Bastard, who passed away the week Trinity was released. The remainder of the soundtrack is dominated by hard-hitting amalgams of swooping electronic beats, chopped-up electric guitars, and bellowing vocalists. While the Crystal Method's "Weapons of Mad Distortion" or "Hard Wax" from forgotten One Little Indian act Manchild are probably adequate music cues for florescent-light-shattering, slow-motion firefights, they leave less of an impression next to Trinity's impressive first half, not to mention the two tracks included from the film's original score, which not coincidentally was co-helmed by RZA.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
Label:
Watertower Music
UPC:
0794043903724
catalogNumber:
39037

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suga Bang Bang   Vocals
Reverend William Burk   Vocals
P Dot   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lou Reed   Composer
Keith Robinson   Composer
William Calhoun   Composer
George Drakoulias   Executive Producer
RZA   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Danny Saber   Producer,Remixing
Ken Jordan   Composer
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements   String Arrangements
Dennis Coles   Composer
Robert Diggs   Composer
Scott Kirkland   Composer
Marlon Williams   Composer
Wesley Snipes   Executive Producer
Earl Stevens   Composer
Andre Johnson   Composer
Paul Durham   Composer
Bob Bowen   Music Executive
Mitch Rotter   Soundtrack Executive Producer
D. Roberts   Composer
Matt Tennessen   Composer
Kyono   Composer
Ramin Djawadi   Composer,Producer
Nolan Treolo   Composer
Scott Sherpe   Composer
Sam Vinz   Composer
Matthew Zeek Harris   Art Direction
Crash Berlin   Remixing
Daniel Merlot   Remixing
Andy Ellis   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Corey Wood   Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner   Mastering

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