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Title - 'Batman: Arkham City - The Album' (Watertower)
Artist - Various

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, WaterTower Music and DC Entertainment have just announced that 'Batman: Arkham City - The Album' is forthcoming this October. Released in conjunction with the highly anticipated forthcoming videogame of the same name, 'Batman: Arkham City - The Album' is an eclectic mix of dynamic, atmospheric songs for an album that will appeal to fans of both the artists and 'Batman: Arkham City.'

Complete with audio from the video game, Panic! At The Disco's trademark pop bounce brings forth 'Mercenary.' Although this time they sound more like Fall Out Boy than ever before! 'Deranged' from Coheed and Cambria is next, which combined with frontman Claudio Sanchez's distinctive vocals makes this a stand-out track for sure.

The Duke Spirit, an English rock band based in London and fronted by Liela Moss then bring us the great '80s-style song, 'Creature,' before Black Rebel Motorcycle Club showcase the disquiet of 'Shadow On The Run.' After an ethereal start, Blaqk Audio's 'Afterdark' becomes a slowed down version of something Linkin Park might put out, with The Raveonettes' trippy 'Oh, Stranger' another highlight, as expected, of this soundtrack.

Next is a hauntingly beautiful, for such an album as this, track from (Crosses), 'The Years,' which is followed by the frantic 'Trophy Widow' from The Damned Things. Daughtry's 'Drown In You' is pure, typical, by-the-numbers Daughtry, before 'Losing You' from The Boxer Rebellion and Serj Tankian's 'Total Paranoia' wrap the album up.

Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk

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