I had this topic idea in my mind for a long while.
For me, there are certain songs I keep hearing in my head, playing certain dinosaurs or pulling off certain plays with them. Or just fit them in general.
Firstly, I’d like to go through all mines (please don’t post until I have finished all 144!), then I’d like you to contribute in this, as well. Do you like them, do you have a different one in mind? Let me know, after the complete list!
So, without further ado, let’s start!
Allosaurus - Thousand Foot Krutch: War of Change
The idea behind this one was to find a song that both captures the speed and stength of an Allosaurus. Plus, there are some lines that really fit the bill, like: “Wait, it’s just about to break!”. He is talking about your shields, tanks
Ankylosaurus - Skillet: Saviors of the World
The only thing I can say about this, I wanted an inspiritonal, last-stand feeling song, but unlike the following Anky Gen 2, I wanted this one to feel like a winable fight’s song. Ankylosaurus, to me, when I used it, was always this “last stand bastion” tank, with the immerse bulk, armor and shields. A Savior of the World, if you wish.
Ankylosaurus Gen 2 - Breaking Benjamin: Blow me Away
Ah, yes, the Masrani-generation Ankylosaurus. This one was a fighter. The song perfectly captures the hopeless fight it had with Indominus. But even then, it took the last stand and went down in honor. A true champion.
Baryonyx - TobyMac: Ignition
The whole “come test the water” bit really makes me think of this dinosaur. Cause you know, it’s a fisher. And the whole explosion nature and the word “ignition” really reminds me of the Fallen Kingdom Lava Chamber scene. And the short form “Bary” rhymes with “Toby”.
Brachiosaurus - The Pretty Reckless: House on a Hill
I tried to find a song that really captures the melodic calling sound of the Jurassic-franchise Brachiosaurus. And in my opinion, Taylor Momsen fits the bill perfecty. So is this this ballad-like song of her band. It also has that heartbreaking tone that fits the bill with that particular scene in Fallen Kingdom (starts quietly sobbing)
Blue - Skillet: Hero
This one, while I think is pretty straight-forward, is in particular, inspired by the scene Blue saves Rexy / Roberta, who then get the second-chance, to obliterate Indominus… And obliterate she did.
Charlie - Halestorm: Don’t know how to stop
I don’t have a particular explanation for this one, other than, for me, Charlie is such a tomboy name. And tomboys are cute, so is Charlie… And I really like Lzzy’s voice, so I can’t help, but associate the two for some reason.
Delta - Metallica: Seek ‘n’ Destroy
Ah, the Beta (if we don’t count Owen) of the raptor pack, the most vicious and borderline evil raptor. It only gives justice to give such a malicious animal a viciously good thrash-metal. Almost as thrashy as she thrashed around Hoskins
Echo - Disturbed: Immortalized
Not really much to say here. This particular song was inspired by the stand-off and following fight between I-Rex and Delta + Echo. I also wanted to give Echo a bit of an aggressive and cocky song, since, after Delta, she was the most vicious of the raptor back, to the point she challenged Blue in their youth and engaged in combat that resulted in the permanent scar across her face.
Indominus Rex - Disturbed: Hell
I wanted to a song that captures the creepy, unsettling, yet powerful but also damaged nature of I-Rex. She looked like a monster, so they treated her like a monster… So she became a monster.
Plus, I can’t help myself, but sing everytime my Cloak-Rampage is about to hit “Burning now, I bring you HEEEEEELLLL!!!”
Indoraptor - Drowning Pool: Let the Bodies Hit the Floor
Our beloved psycho-hybrid, rocking it with all his murderous might! Go Indo!
Also, it really feels like that, when you dodge everything. Let the bodies hit the floooooor!!!
Carnotaurus - Pillar: Frontline
In the game, in real-life and in Fallen Kingdom, Carnotaurus, to me, says “bruiser”. This song emphasizes that. And for me, it gives the hilarious image of Carno saying “Everybody with your fists raised high”. Cause you know, he can’t.
Dimorphodon - Within Temptation: A Demon’s Fate
Dimorphodon, to me, always looked like a Bat out of Hell. So it would only give him justice to associate this song with him. And so did I.
Pachycephalosaurus - Trapt: Headstrong
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. Pachycephalosaurus is a thick-headed, headstrong little menace of a herbivore. And ever since Dracorex was suggested
Parasaurolophus: Timmy Trumpet ft. Savage: Freaks
Cause, you know… They say Parasurolophus had a trumpeting sound. That’s all.
Pteranodon - Cryoshell: Gravity Hurts
Not really much to say. Just listen and enjoy the ride… Or shall I say, flight?
I also chose this particular piece, because I wanted to share my love for Cryoshell. They are a pretty small band, but so underrated if you ask me. They started out with writing songs for Bionicle and Hero Factory promotion material, but luckily, they are still around.
Spinosaurus - Simple Plan: Me Against the World
Ever since the discovery of the new Spinosaurus skeleton, I am starting to like the dinosaur again for being so different than anything else, as far as theropods go. So a rebel song is more than fitting since Spinosaurus is nowadays one of the main flagships (haha, it has a sail and aquatic, get it?) in the war of trying to make people realise, dinosaurs are not just “cool dragons”, but actual animals. And they can be weird. And well, the whole “Me agains the world” just mocks Spino awesomebros, cause they just have to pit Spinosaurus against literally every carnivore (which is ridiculous, because Spino would be stomped into the ground by any true apex predator theropod as well as the likes of Sarcosuchus).
Stegosaurus - Starset: Last to Fall
I don’t really have a reason for this one, either. I guess, since Stegosaurus is a tank, it falls down hardly. And it was one of the last Jurassic dinosaurs, before the Cretaceous began.
Triceratops: Rihanna - Shut up and Drive
Well, there wasn’t much to work with, from what we saw in the first Jurassic Park. But ever since they have been added to Gas Station’s as a spawn, this is what I catch myself humming… And guess it’s also a female song for a female dinosaur? I dunno… It just fits the bill for me.
Triceratops Gen 2 - Seether: Out of my Way
Masrani Global’s Triceratops. Well, the only reasoning I can give, Triceratops is a literal, moving tank, with giant spears attached to the front. You really don’t want to stand in one’s way.
Tyrannosaurus Rex (Rexy / Roberta) - Disturbed: Indestructible
Oh, good old Rexy, Queen of Nublar. The undefeated. The indestructible. This song is just tailor-made to her.
T-Rex Gen 2 (Buck?) - Disturbed: Tyrant
Not much to say, just that: All hail the Tyrant Lizard King! Plus, it kinda fits the story of The Lost World’s Buck, so that’s always a bonus.
Velociraptor - Within Temptation: Iron
I wanted a song that is both fast and captures the mischievous nature of the Raptors. You might be able to tame them, but they are, and always will be, predators, that thrive in the thrill of the hunt.
Stygimoloch - Daugthry: Crashed
Get it? Cause Stygimoloch crashes into things while charging? Heh? HEH? Okay, I know where the door is…
Sinoceratops - Nickelback: Coin for the Ferryman
No particular reason. Just the vibes I get from playing this dinosaurs, or just looking at the fight of this and Carnotaurus in Fallen Kingdon.
Dilophosaurus - Disturbed: Venom