Music By: Various Artists
Distributed by: MovieScore Media
Reviewed by Melissa Minners
In the action film Puncture Wounds, Cung Le is John Nguyen, a war veteran recently returned from Iraq suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. John is simply trying to get his life together when he comes upon a young call girl (Brianna Evigan) surrounded by thugs. Saving her, John finds himself on the wrong side of the Aryan Nation and their local leader, crime boss Hollis (Dolph Lundgren). But when the group targets John Le's family, things get personal.
The Puncture Wounds Soundtrack features songs and score by a number of artists, including Brian Jackson Harris, Justin Raines, Michael Wickstrom (Raines and Wickstrom also produce the album), Shay Mehrdad, Jeffrey Hayat, Steel Vengeance, Jay Woodcock, Darius Lux, Julian Angel, Electroillusion, Stephan Lindsjo and Benoit Martin. The resulting soundtrack is a rocking tour de force and just what one would expect for an action film.
I loved the Native American and Chinese accents in the soundtrack, specifically the war drums and the woodwinds that added an exotic flavor to the score. Though mainly heavy metal, there are some tamer moments in the score and much thought was put behind the sounds represented here. One can hear the distortion in Tortured Dreams, representing that strange, distorted effect we often experience while dreaming. Pendulum has that ticking timer sound...back...forth...either representing the struggle between the two main characters as odds favor the one or the other or perhaps the ticking of time.
Whatever your musical tastes, if you are an action film fan, you are going to love the Puncture Wounds Soundtrack. Just don't listen to it while you are driving. It's bound to inspire that need for speed.