CD Review

WWE CD proves to be addicting


World Wrestling Entertainment's "Theme Addict, The Music, Volume 6"

It is a different world than some may be used to. The world of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) includes men who are professional wrestlers with names such as "The Undertaker" and "Heidenreich" and scantily clad women named Trish and Lita.

The WWE has now put a new album together highlighting the theme songs for some of the organization's premiere wrestlers, entitled "ThemeAddict, The Music, Volume 6."

While the CD, which also comes with a complimentary DVD highlighting the WWE, does miss the count sometimes, there is enough songs on the 16-track outing to make anyone feel like a winner.

The best song on the album, arguably, is Drowning Pool's "Rise Up," which is the theme song to WWE's Smackdown television show on UPN. The song easily sounds like something that could be found on the local rock radio station. Drowning Pool comes across as a tamer version of "Metallica" with that right mix of a guitar background to go along with strong vocals. If you are looking for a song that will get you fired up, then Drowning Pool came up with the one, two, three.

Coming in a close second is a song one might want to use if they were looking to get their point across to someone. Track eight on the CD serves as the theme song for The Undertaker, entitled "The Darkest Side." Jim Johnston crafts a haunting instrumental piece, very effective use of church bells, that will leave any wrestling fan knowing who is walking down the aisle.

Also challenging for championship rights on the CD is the theme song for the WWE's Evolution, which features the popular wrestler Triple H. Johnston once again does well for himself with the song "Line in the Sand." He keeps true to the metal music the WWE tries to promote with a song that you would want to use if you ever started a bar room brawl.

If you are looking for a song to promote your militant side, then the WWE's Theodore Long has a classic, "MacMilitant." The song is a softer rap song that makes reference to Civil Right greats such as Dr. Martin Luther King. The song is catchy, and whether you want to admit it or not, it is something that will go through your head while taking a shower.

A surprising tune on the CD was the theme song for wrestler Billy Kidman, "You Can Run." If you are in a fighting mood this song will motivate you to get up and get in a person's face. This song says the things that we would die to be able to say to someone we don't like.

You know you found the right song when the leading lyrics are, "I ain't the lady to mess with." This isn't the song of an ex-girlfriend, but rather the theme entrance for the WWE's Victoria. Females of all ages should like this song, as it cops a little attitude while not coming across as rude.

One of my final recommendations on the CD is "Untouchables," which is the theme song for wrestler John Cena. The song isn't for anyone who is uptight and not open to new concepts, because the lyrics border on ridiculous. But so is the world of the WWE. Cena's track is all about attitude and how some may view themselves. You have to listen to it to find out what I mean.

The most ridiculous and least enjoyable song on the CD is entitled "Cool." This song serves as the entrance music for the wrestler Carlito Cool. The song makes you want to punch the guy out. The only nice thing about the song is the tropical music playing in the background, other than that this tune can take a long trip from my CD player.

"ThemeAddict" also includes tracks from John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Chavo Guerrero, Gail Kim, Shelton Benjamin, Eugene and a rather entertaining piece for the wrestler Christian.

Not everyone will like "ThemeAddict," but in my book the CD took the fall.



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