Last May Marvel’s big movie was The Avengers. This May it’s the first in Marvel’s Phase III series of movies, Iron Man 3. Last May Disney/Hollywood Records released the compilation, Avengers Assemble. That release was filled with a plethora of mainstream rock songs featuring Soundgarden, Buckcherry, Redlight King, Rise Against, Papa Roach and a lot more. Disney/Hollywood Records are taking a different approach to the Iron Man 3 compilation, Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall. Instead of a bunch of mainstream rock tracks, they’ve opted for a bunch of indie-fused alternative music.
Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall features bands that have really made names for themselves recently. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, Walk the Moon, Capital Cities, and Passion Pit headline the soundtrack along with Neon Trees. All of the bands just mentioned have outstanding songs on the release. Walk the Moon, AWOLNATION, and Imagine Dragons have the best, but really it plays like a complete compilation album. In addition to those bands there’s a great song from Redlight King, the only act to carry over from Avengers Assemble. There’s also a great track from Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother.
Disney/Hollywood Records approach to Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall was the appropriate one. They went a different route, but they also got some incredible music from all the bands involved. Pick this one up on Amazon MP3 if you have to buy it, it’s just $5.