The remake of the 1974 classic horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" hacked up the competition during its debut week at the box office.

The remake of the 1974 classic horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" hacked up the competition during its debut week at the box office. But whether its accompanying soundtrack will repeat the process at retail is questionable. Metal has become the backdrop for cinematic bloodbaths almost by default, so this is a decent showcase for some still-developing acts in that milieu, such as Mushroomhead ("45"), Seether ("Pig") and Nothingface ("Down in Flames"). But Index Case, Core-Tez and Finger Eleven's modern-rock-flavored cuts, although worthy, are out of place. Furthermore, the set lacks cohesiveness, delivering quick jabs of metal instead of an onslaught of sound. While nothing is really wrong with this collection, there is nothing remarkable about it, either.—CLT