Konami Enlists Korn for Silent Hill Theme Song

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AMERICANS RUIN EVERYTHING

Not really... but as a big fan of Silent Hill I can tell you that it was far better in the hands of Japanese people that understood how actual horror works and not some stupid white dudes who whack off to Hostel for the gore porn. Korn really? I mean I don't mind the band but one of the best things about the original Silent Hill series is the music... and this is a total DICK IN THE FACE to that. They won't do it justice. They are only announcing this so more people will buy the game. Games are no longer worth my time when it's only about the money and not about the game.

I will not be paying money to these... people.

Anticipating warning / probation / or similar for sharing my opinion in 3... 2... 1...

Saltyk:

Shio:

Saltyk:
Korn? That seems... odd. Don't get me wrong, I love Korn's old music, but the newer stuff has been pretty hit and miss (largely miss). They're claiming that they are trying to recapture that old feeling with their current album -that may or may not be out yet; I don't know- but I'm withholding judgment on that.

Wait, why is everyone saying that it should have been Trent Reznor? Where's the love for Rob Zombie? Doesn't a horror game kind of scream out for the Zombie? Forever Zombie, baby!

Rob (and White) are way, way too chauvinistic and melodramatic for Silent Hill. For some mindless slasher flick or game like Resident Evil sure. Not for something that relies on subtle, paranoid induced claustrophobia and panic, though.

Well, I was only half serious, to be honest. It's very rare that I would like a band to make a song for a game. I think we'd be better off letting composers make original music for games. That way there's no real conflicting style and the music can more properly fit the game and story. Let bands make their music and let game composers make theirs.

It's kinda sad that you're comparing Resident Evil to a mindless slasher flick, but that probably speaks more about what Capcom has done with the franchise that anything else. And to be fair, you statements about Rob (White) Zombie can be aplied to Korn, too. At least, in my opinion.

I'm with you on that one; let professional composers create the music. It's pretty well impossible for a band (whose prime motive is entertainment) to create sound subtle enough to remain in the background consciousnesses and effective enough to create an atmosphere. I'm very into my music and love me some post-metal, so I'm not saying bands can't create atmosphere, mind.

Well, I was more speaking to the films which I found to be super shallow and derivative of Western style horror. The early video games had something closer to the horror I enjoy, but even those had plenty of over the top monsters and relied almost entirely on jump scares. Resident Evil 4 was the only game in the franchise to actually scare me (as opposed to startle).

The horror, the horror

Rationalization:
Amazed at the people in this thread. Jonathan Davis made the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, also helping with the score. Whether you liked the movie or not it had one of the best soundtracks/scores of any movie.

To say they CAN'T make an appropriate song, is absurd. However asking will they, may be more appropriate. Also, "Jonathan Davis is currently working on a script with writer/director Clive Barker entitled Oblivion. Davis describes it as a "dark opera about the end of the world" and that it differs greatly from Korn's style of music"

All of this is said in the article. But oh no, it's korn. Must be nu-metal no matter what.

Okay, first of all: Queen of the Damned had a forgettable soundtrack. It was overall pretty forgettable unless you liked that kind of shlock. It doesn't make me feel much of anything.

Even if it isn't nu-metal, Korn has shown an utter lack of "pants-wetting scary atmosphere" type music. And this is ignoring the legendary thickness of Konami post Silent Hill 2, which has been a steady decline in Silent Hill quality until it fell into outrageous awfulness.

So no, no I don't see why I should be happy that Korn is doing this. Konami will probably have them play Nu-Metal in an attempt to appeal to a wider crowd, and even if they don't, Korn can't capture the atmosphere needed. Unless they throw aside everything they've done before and whip out something truly new, in which case why the fuck did Konami pick Korn in the first place.

Saltyk:

Shio:

Saltyk:
Korn? That seems... odd. Don't get me wrong, I love Korn's old music, but the newer stuff has been pretty hit and miss (largely miss). They're claiming that they are trying to recapture that old feeling with their current album -that may or may not be out yet; I don't know- but I'm withholding judgment on that.

Wait, why is everyone saying that it should have been Trent Reznor? Where's the love for Rob Zombie? Doesn't a horror game kind of scream out for the Zombie? Forever Zombie, baby!

Rob (and White) are way, way too chauvinistic and melodramatic for Silent Hill. For some mindless slasher flick or game like Resident Evil sure. Not for something that relies on subtle, paranoid induced claustrophobia and panic, though.

Well, I was only half serious, to be honest. It's very rare that I would like a band to make a song for a game. I think we'd be better off letting composers make original music for games. That way there's no real conflicting style and the music can more properly fit the game and story. Let bands make their music and let game composers make theirs.

It's kinda sad that you're comparing Resident Evil to a mindless slasher flick, but that probably speaks more about what Capcom has done with the franchise that anything else. And to be fair, you statements about Rob (White) Zombie can be aplied to Korn, too. At least, in my opinion.

Agree with the 1st paragraph for sure. Original music, or at least pick unknown/low profile artists.

NO! The music is what I loved most about Silent Hill. The music is what kept me coming back and now instead of hearing the eerie briliance of Akira Yamaoka I'll have to suffer through what will most likely be a less than stellar story AND Korn?!

Korn will do fine.
They did make a few freaky songs before ;)

Should've been Opeth.

Opeth would've done such an epicly perfect job.

Shio:

Latinidiot:
That's.....strange.

If they wanted horror, why didnt they hire Opeth, or Unexpect? they're far more qualified than frikking Korn.

Opeth? I can't see them doing anything creepy.

Yeah, Opeth are melancholy most of the time, not particularly creepy. If the soundtrack says, "Oh no! Some mopey flesh-sack monsters are going to come and sit around on my couch and watch reruns of CSI!" I'm not going to be scared.

Shio:

Saltyk:

Shio:

Rob (and White) are way, way too chauvinistic and melodramatic for Silent Hill. For some mindless slasher flick or game like Resident Evil sure. Not for something that relies on subtle, paranoid induced claustrophobia and panic, though.

Well, I was only half serious, to be honest. It's very rare that I would like a band to make a song for a game. I think we'd be better off letting composers make original music for games. That way there's no real conflicting style and the music can more properly fit the game and story. Let bands make their music and let game composers make theirs.

It's kinda sad that you're comparing Resident Evil to a mindless slasher flick, but that probably speaks more about what Capcom has done with the franchise that anything else. And to be fair, you statements about Rob (White) Zombie can be aplied to Korn, too. At least, in my opinion.

I'm with you on that one; let professional composers create the music. It's pretty well impossible for a band (whose prime motive is entertainment) to create sound subtle enough to remain in the background consciousnesses and effective enough to create an atmosphere. I'm very into my music and love me some post-metal, so I'm not saying bands can't create atmosphere, mind.

Well, I was more speaking to the films which I found to be super shallow and derivative of Western style horror. The early video games had something closer to the horror I enjoy, but even those had plenty of over the top monsters and relied almost entirely on jump scares. Resident Evil 4 was the only game in the franchise to actually scare me (as opposed to startle).

To be fair, I didn't take from this article that Korn was making ALL of the music, but just the theme song. So, they'll be making the song that we see in the trailers, ending credits and probably the opening as well. So I'm thinking like Simple and Clean from Kingdom Hearts. (And I'd be lying if I said I didn't like that song, despite my preferences in music) I just don't think every game needs a platinum selling band/artist to make their theme song. That's why game studios have music departments and composers. I don't think Silent Hill needs a catchy theme song, nor do I think Korn should be the ones making it.

Wait, the Resident Evil movies were supposed to be Horror films? Someone screwed that one up, badly. I always thought of them as action movies. Pretty much just went to see some decent action and drool over Milla Jovovich.

Sorry, I misunderstood. I assumed you were referring to the games. Considering the topic, it was an easy mistake. Then again, the recent games seem far more action oriented, too. Especially Resident Evil 5. You seem to go through more ammo in a single level of RE5 than the entirety of the first 3 games.

I don't completely disagree with this decision (partially due to my love for Korn many years ago). Johnathan Davis is a very brooding and emotional (for lack of a better word) man and I think that his touch might not be so detrimental to games soundtrack.

Korn? I like Korn but if you want music to creep people out, you need to go Trent Reznor. No one is better at discordant noise than he is. He crafts songs that weird you the fuck out and are quite beautiful at the same time.

Haha, fantastic! Move over Akira Yamaoka's haunting elegies of composing brilliance, Nu Metal is the sound of silent hill. I can't wait for great lyrics about how he feels like a freak and nobody understands him.

Hiring one of the worst bands in history to do your theme song? This one thing, right here, has made me not buy this game.

Break out your kilt, Pyramid Head because the Silent Hill has been -puts on glasses- Coming Undone.

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

So much that it makes me feel like a freak on leash.

Enough references after Room of Angels (dunno if that's in the right order) adding some metal to the creepiness will be...interesting.

I really like Korn but I will wait and see if this game is any good.

Sinclose:
...What? :/

Well nothing to do but wait and see how this turns out, I suppose... although it is a pretty weird decision, especially for a Silent Hill game...

Yeah. It might turn out to be a great choice, but you don't really think of Korn when you think "great Silent Hill theme".

I like Korn (A lot actually), but this is a horrible decision.

With videogames, music is not supposed to be the focal point. Music is suppose to be atmospheric and supportive to your visual focal points. Korn's experience with writing music has always come from Korn being the center of attention.

Korn is only writing the opening theme, so I don't know how much I should rage yet.

Either way, it feels mismatched and gimmicky.

Hell they might as well have gone with MegaDeath or Dethklok (on second thought... I'd love to see a Silent Hill based song from the latter...).

It shows a major disconnect I think from Konami and Silent Hills "vibe" so to speak. EVEN Homecoming at least had a somewhat fitting theme to it... god they might as well of left it in Double Helix's hands...
What Konami is doing now is whoring out the Silent Hill brand to whatever 2-bit developer who wants it, for as cheap as possible. Not saying that is necessarily true of all of them, but it would of been easier to have just left it with the original developers, but not cheaper.

As for band/music that would of fit better?

Yeah yeah, I heard it first on Brutal Legend, hence its the only song I know of the band so far, but its a haunting tune that would fit a hell of a lot better than anything Korn has ever made.

HankMan:
The horror, the horror

Let me help people visualize that for ya.

Yeah...., look, as much as I love Korn and all, I just don't think they are the right choice for a Silent Hill game.

Maybe Trent Reznor if you wanted to go with a band or whatever, but Korn? I don't know, if this going to be anything like what they did for Haze, then I will be very sad and annoyed.

noooooo! the only thing that still remained for the time silent hill was good!!!

and KORN? WTF? this is almost as retarded as picking godsmack for prince of persia....oh wait that really did happen.

why konami, why!!!!

I look forward to hearing what Korn does for the theme song. I think that they're a good choice personally.

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