Along Came a Spider has all the elements Alice is known for but it never quite manages to break out of safe territory. It's heavier than I'd expected but still melodic enough that Alice can have fun with the chorus'. Repeated listens reveal just how well-constructed the songs are within the narrative, which tells the story of The Spider, a serial killer who removes limbs from his victims and wraps the bodies in silk. There was a short promotional movie made for the release, you can find it after this text. The production is very murky, perhaps reflective of the topic, but more openness and freedom might have made better listening.