Alone in the Dark Soundtrack published through Steam and GOG

Britt on 2024-03-21
A creation of French developer Infogrames, the Alone in the Dark series launched in 1992, catalyzing the rise of the survival horror genre with a half dozen further installments. The soundtrack album is published through Steam and GOG.

Swedish studio Pieces Interactive and publisher THQ Nordic will launch the contemporary reimagining of the first game's setting on Wednesday. Rich with horrific imagery, the Alone in the Dark reboot seeks to recapture its roots through over-the-shoulder combat and classic puzzle-solving.

An entirely original story, the reboot harkens back to characters and locations previously encountered in the original trilogy of games. With the ability to play as either mainstays Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood, the game seeks to recapture the spirit of what made the preceding installments so memorable.

Music for the game is by Árni Bergur Zoëga, joined by Jason Köhnen of doom metal band Celestial Season. In the debut trailer, the score swings from an unsettling vocal performance of "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals to big band New Orleans jazz, melding local styles associated with the American South of the 1920s with Lovecraftian overtones hinted at in the preview.

Horror writer Mikael Hedberg of Amnesia: The Dark Descent described the genre of the dark ambient soundscape to NME as "doom jazz." Alone in the Dark is currently available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, along with Windows through Steam and GOG.

From the product page:
Dive into the chilling atmosphere of "Alone in the Dark" with the exclusive Soundtrack Pack, featuring compositions by the renowned Árni Bergur Zoëga. This special collection, enhanced by Doom Jazz pioneer Jason Kohnen, includes 35 immersive tracks that create a haunting soundscape unique to the game's universe.

Perfect for fans of atmospheric horror and music aficionados alike, each track delves deep into the abyss, promising an auditory experience that resonates beyond the game. Experience the depth of "Alone in the Dark" through its music, where each note crafts the backdrop of a world teeming with dark dreams and eerie silences.
GOG - Alone in the Dark Soundtrack

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