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Masters of Horror

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Showtime cable-TV network's 2005-2006 series Masters of Horror presents 13 "mini-movies" directed by some of the major names in horror films. Starting with Don Coscarelli's Incident on and off a Mountain, premiering October 28, 2005, those names include Stuart Gordon known for Re-Animator, Tobe Hooper The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Joe Dante The Howling, John Landis An American Werewolf in London, and John Carpenter Halloween. Not surprisingly, heavy metal music has come to be associated with horror, and the two-disc soundtrack album of the series, containing 30 tracks by 30 artists, is really a various-artists sampler of contemporary metal. The most recognizable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Showtime cable-TV network's 2005-2006 series Masters of Horror presents 13 "mini-movies" directed by some of the major names in horror films. Starting with Don Coscarelli's Incident on and off a Mountain, premiering October 28, 2005, those names include Stuart Gordon known for Re-Animator, Tobe Hooper The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Joe Dante The Howling, John Landis An American Werewolf in London, and John Carpenter Halloween. Not surprisingly, heavy metal music has come to be associated with horror, and the two-disc soundtrack album of the series, containing 30 tracks by 30 artists, is really a various-artists sampler of contemporary metal. The most recognizable names are Mudvayne, whose "Small Silhouette" like all the other tracks, newly recorded for this project or previously unreleased in the U.S. leads things off, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead, joined by Serj Tankian of System of a Down, who begins the second disc with "We Are One." Most of the selections are standard-issue metal, with galloping rhythm sections and distorted, heavily chorded electric guitar riffs, topped off by the howling, enraged baritone of a lead vocalist intoning nearly unintelligible though no doubt antagonistic lyrics. But mixed in with them are some more straightforward energetic rock songs, such as Andrew W.K.'s "You Will Remember Tonight" and Armor for Sleep's "Very Invisible." In fact, there are even a few acoustic ballads tossed in, such as Matchbox Romance's "In Transit For You" and Gratitude's "If Ever." Most of these performers, it is true, are trying to outdo Metallica, but there are also several who would be content to be the next Green Day or blink-182. Of these, Alkaline Trio, with "We Can Never Break Up," may be the best. How all this relates to the horror series remains to be seen one assumes the tracks turn up in the usual mixture of source spots, like car radios, and accompanying the closing credits. But the album as a whole provides a good sense of what's up and coming in hard rock and heavy metal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2006
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 828767813622
  • Catalog Number: 614338

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Small Silhouette - Mudvayne (3:02)
  2. 2 Shaunluu @@Norma Jean (3:43)
  3. 3 Enjoy the Silence - It Dies Today (4:00)
  4. 4 Lazarus (In the Wilderness) - Funeral for a Friend (2:47)
  5. 5 You Will Remember Tonight - Andrew W.K. (3:24)
  6. 6 Very Invisible - Armor for Sleep (4:22)
  7. 7 What's Up Now - Scary Kids Scaring Kids (4:23)
  8. 8 This Is My Own - Shadows Fall (4:46)
  9. 9 Nervous Breakdown - The Bled (2:07)
  10. 10 End of the Road - Murder by Death (4:00)
  11. 11 Division Street - Thursday (4:34)
  12. 12 Overload - Bloodsimple (3:23)
  13. 13 Megalodon - Mastodon (4:38)
  14. 14 Bottled Up - Death by Stereo (3:07)
  15. 15 At Least You Bought Her Flowers - Fall River (4:51)
  16. 16 [Untitled Track]
Disc 2
  1. 1 We Are One - Serj Tankian (4:01)
  2. 2 Obstructed - Rise Against (2:02)
  3. 3 Bats!!! - The Bronx (2:24)
  4. 4 Betwixt Her Gateway Sticks - From Autumn to Ashes (3:10)
  5. 5 Keith the Music - Every Time I Die (3:14)
  6. 6 In Transit (For You) - Matchbook Romance (5:20)
  7. 7 Hindsight - Bedlight for Blue Eyes (4:03)
  8. 8 We Can Never Break Up - Alkaline Trio (3:08)
  9. 9 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold (6:04)
  10. 10 Discover Me Like Emptiness - In Flames (4:11)
  11. 11 The Thin Red Line - A Change of Pace (2:51)
  12. 12 Victoria Iceberg - Bear vs. Shark (3:56)
  13. 13 If Ever - Gratitude (3:52)
  14. 14 237 - Fear Before the March of Flames (3:16)
  15. 15 Constrast of Light and Dark - Yesterdays Rising (6:04)
  16. 16 [Untitled Track]
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Buckethead Composer
Martin Gore Composer
Tim Payne Composer
Jonah Matranga Composer
Anders Fridén Composer
Björn Gelotte Composer
Serj Tankian Composer
Derek Grant Composer
Matt Skiba Composer
Paul Romanko Composer
Brian Fair Composer
Daniel Andriano Composer
Rise Against Composer
Steve Pedulla Composer
Tom Keeley Composer
Geoff Rickly Composer
Avenged Sevenfold Composer
From Autumn to Ashes Composer
Every Time I Die Composer
Mastodon Composer
Joby J. Ford Composer
Jonathan Donais Composer
Matt Caughthran Composer
Jorma Vik Composer
Matchbook Romance Composer
Armor for Sleep Composer
Bear vs. Shark Composer
Sarah Balliet Composer
Daniel Palmer Composer
Dan Monti Composer
Ben Jorgensen Composer
Kris Roberts Composer
Darran Smith Composer
Ryan Richards Composer
Yesterdays Rising Composer
Scary Kids Scaring Kids Composer
Bloodsimple Composer
Bedlight for Blue Eyes Composer
Fall River Composer
Francis Mark Composer
Adam Turla Composer
Torry Jasper Composer
Sons Of Nero Art Direction
Matthew Davies Composer
David Marion Composer
Adam Fisher Composer
Brandon Proff Composer
Gareth Davies Composer
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