Godsmack originally penned "I Stand Alone" for the 2002 action-adventure flick The Scorpion King, offering fans of the earlier Mummy movies a clear signal that maybe this nu-metal spinoff would be a bit silly and grunty and eyeliner-slathered and probably worth staying away from. Just how much sand 'n' scowling did you need in one place anyway?
The punchline, of course, is that when Ubisoft was reinventing the swashbuckling Prince of Persia as a grimacing purveyor of angst and dismemberment, "I Stand Alone" once again heralded the critically-derided shift. Used in chase sequences, it wasn't even good advice--though stripped of its grunt-tastic vocals, the track actually fit pretty well. The band's next single, "Straight Out of Line," played over the game's end credits. The diss-track was aimed at fans who resented Godsmack's new direction, and the back then the same sentiment could be directed at Prince of Persia fans.