“Elektra: The Album” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Elektra” – The Album
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Alternative
Rating: 7/10

Continuing the trend they kicked off with their Daredevil soundtrack Wind-Up Records has given us the music from the movie “Elektra”. The best part about these compilations is that they often give the listener a good sampling of the labels Artist Roster. Many will remember that the soundtrack for “Daredevil” was one of the things that made Evanescence a household name a few short years ago with “Bring Me To Life”.

This piece in particular is very focused on the Wind-Up Artist Roster. The listener can truly get a clear idea of what to expect from a large number of their individual releases. Present are tracks from their most prominent acts like Alter Bridge, Evanescence and 12 Stones with the Amy Lee piece being the best. This track “Breathe No More” is at present only on this CD. They also include tracks from groups who could stand to benefit a little from being on such a compilation. Such bands include Submersed, Strata and new comer Megan McCauley. I was very impressed with Megan’s track “Wonder” and feel she is headed for big things.

Fans of soundtracks as well as those who enjoy compilations should give this a glance. There are also a few great movie photos inside and given the songs are relatively strong this is worth looking into.

Track Listing:
1. Strata – “Never There”
2. Jet – “Hey Kids”
3. The Donnas – “Everyone Is Wrong”
4. Switchfoot – “Sooner Or Later”
5. Finger Eleven – “Thousand Mile Wish”
6. Megan McCauley – “Wonder”
7. Taking Back Sunday – Your Own Disaster”
8. Evanescence – “Breathe No More”
9. 12 Stones – “Photograph”
10. Alter Bridge – “Save Me”
11. The Dreaming – “Beautiful”
12. Submersed – “Hollow”
13. Hawthorne Heights – “Angels With Even Filthier Souls”
14. The Twenty Twos – “5 Years”
15. Full Blown Rose – “In The Light”

Official Website: http://www.winduprecords.com

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