EA Sports Releases Soundtrack for NHL ’10
So I’m going to be honest. I’m a big nerd. I love video games and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
My most recent addictions are the new UFC game and Left 4 Dead, but I’m not going to lie…All of these are merely a stopgap for the one important game coming out September 15 — NHL ’10. Like all puckhead gamers, I’ll be setting aside a good portion of my time to sitting down and wasting my life away in front of my TV and, like all puckhead gamers, I’m absolutely rabid for any small snippet of information regarding the game.
In addition to being a huge video game nerd, I’m also a huge music nerd. I’ve been playing some sort of instrument since I was about 6 years old and I grab at any music I can get my hands on whenever I can.
Why am I telling you this? To explain the excitement that this announcement from EA holds for me.
Businesswire has released the soundtracks to EA’s 2010 line up of sports games, and here are EA’s picks for NHL ’10:
The complete in-game soundtrack for NHL 10:
ARTIST SONG Alexisonfire Young Cardinals Cancer Bats Deathsmarch CKY Hellions On Parade Disco Ensemble Golden Years Drangonforce Heroes Of Our Time Eagles Of Death Metal Anything ‘Cept The Truth Earl Greyhound Oye Vaya Green Day Know Your Enemy Megadeth Peace Sells Metalkpretty Wake Up! Wake Up! Ministry & Co-Conspirators Keys To The City (Chicago Blackhawks Theme Song) MxPx Kids In America Nickelback Burn It To The Ground Papa Roach Into The Light Priestess Raccoon Eyes Rancid The Bravest Kids Scorpions Rock You Like A Hurricane Thousand Foot Krutch Fire It Up
My initial response to this is that it is a fairly broad span of punk, indie and alt-rock bands. You’ve got your platinum-selling artists (Megadeth, Nickelback, Greenday) and your relative unknowns (Cancer Bats, Disco Ensamble, Metalkpretty). The recent years of NHL games have resonated with me musically, because they are typically the type of music that I listen to the most, which is why I get so excited about seeing their line ups.
I am a bit disappointed that there are a few more well known bands on this edition, as editions past tended to lean a little more towards more unknown bands, but bands like CKY, Alexisonfire and Thousand Foot Krutch leave me very hopeful for the latest iteration of NHL’s soundtrack.
But I’m interested in seeing what my good and faithful reader(s) have to say about this. What are your thoughts? And, heck, while we’re at it, let’s throw together a little mixtape action here. I’m going to post my 18-song soundtrack for NHL ’10, personalized to me. Let’s hear yours!