One of Ben’s posts on Story Multiverse inspired me to write this post. Fight scenes are the hardest scenes for me to write, mostly because I’m not that great with choreography and I don’t know all that much about weapons or martial arts or brute strength or whatever else is usually involved in fictional fights. But sometimes a good set of songs can get me pumped… and these are some of those songs.
Combichrist – “Get Your Body Beat” (Industrial mixed with techno. The beat alone drives this song.)
Linkin Park – “Papercut” (Actually, any Linkin Park song would make a good fight scene song.)
Sick Puppies – “You’re Going Down” (Found out about this one while watching the Tekken movie, which was horrible, but at least that particular song in the beginning inspired me.)
Rammstein – “Engel” (Anything by Rammstein sounds brutal and therefore appropriate for a fight.)
Eisbrecher – “Eisbrecher” (The lyrics are in German, but the translation talks about a new world order in which the earth is made of ice.)
Maroon 5 – “Harder to Breathe” (Maybe not so much a physical fight scene, but perhaps good for an argument between two lovers.)
Trapt – “Headstrong” (A classic.)
Korn – “Dead Bodies Everywhere” (Good for a war scene. In my head, it’s always made me think of World War II.)
Drowning Pool – “Bodies” (Any song with the lyrics “let the bodies hit the floor” would be good for a battle scene.)
Soil – “Halo” (Might be good for an internal conflict, since the song seems to be about someone wanting to destroy the good within himself.)
Spineshank – “Consumed” (What I would consider a “righteous anger” song.)
Of course, there are many, many more — feel free to suggest your favorites.