"Won't Back Down" (2003) The first single from the Daredevil soundtrack betrays "the man without fear" (Ben Affleck) by sticking to safe, generic modern-rock cliches. With swelling vocals, requisite… 2003-02-04 Fuel
Music Review

''Won't Back Down'' (2003)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Feb 04, 2003; Lead Performance: Fuel

The first single from the Daredevil soundtrack betrays ''the man without fear'' (Ben Affleck) by sticking to safe, generic modern-rock cliches. With swelling vocals, requisite macho lyrics, and power chords rendered hollow by a mix emphasizing crunch over craft, it's like Spider-Man's ''Hero'' without the harmony. Or melody.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2003 Published in issue #691 Jan 17, 2003 Order article reprints