I had a quick squizz through CD #1 of this triple CD set (for the price of single CD - it is a sampler I guess). I was concerned it might be cheesy. The tools/engineering is somewhat cheesy (graphics icons, sounds) but the content and architecture is not. Peter (Peril) reckons it is *too* dark. It is very dark. Yes, *mainly* guitar but Sobriquet, Black Lung, Crimson Boy are all synth. ie 15% of the tracks have no guitar. I'd personally like to hear some without guitar *or* synth. Anyone who used to be into goth but thinks they've outgrown it I recommend this CD which shows the genre itself has grown too. ______________________________________________ Courtesy of the Undesirable Propagation Unit.