This soundtrack/inspired-by project for horror flick "Alone in the Dark" gives buyers their money's worth, bundling 36 songs in the double-CD.

This soundtrack/inspired-by project for horror flick "Alone in the Dark" gives buyers their money's worth, bundling 36 songs in the double-CD. Despite the set's title, none of its material was specifically written for the movie, having been culled from various bands' albums. "Alone" is not the most cohesive music collection, but its variety has merits. Those who want an introduction to death metal (along with its brutal and melodic subgenres), modern grindcore and black metal could start here. Established acts like Death Angel ("The Devil Incarnate"), Suffocation ("Souls to Deny"), Exodus ("Blacklist") and Agnostic Front ("Peace") are among the contributors. Rising bands that have been generating ink dominate the first disc, such as Dimmu Borgir ("Vredesbyrd"), Shadows Fall ("What Drives the Weak"), Nightwish ("I Wish I Had an Angel") and Dillinger Escape Plan ("Panasonic Youth"). The set is dedicated to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, further proof of how wide the late guitarist's influence and friendships spread.—CLT

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