For any ECW fan this is a MUST HAVE. For non fans but metal fans this is a should have. The covers of the themes are often better than the originals. Such as the cover of Prong’s “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” or the cover of Pantera’s “Walk”. The one thing it was missing is the cover of “War Machine” by Kiss, the Taz theme.
Japanese only SHM pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies’ research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players. Universal. 2009.Called ”the Black Album” by many (due to its monochrome cover), Metallica marks the group’s entrance into the mainstream, with shorter songs, simpler song structures, and slower tempos overall. That said, this is an excellent album, featuring some of the best songwriting Metallica has ever done. ”Enter Sandman,” ”Wherever I May Roam,” and ”God That Failed,” despite being slower and more groove-oriented than the band’s earlier work, feature the same heavy riffs and heavier rhythms that have always been a feature of Metallica’s music. The band goes introspective with ”Unforgiven,” and proves that they can write a ballad with ”Nothing Else Matters,” which succeeds better than one might expect. Overall, this is a high-energy album despite its laid-back approach, and is in many ways superior to the previous . . . And Justice for All, which was weakened by overly complicated song structures and mediocre production. – Genevieve Williams
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THIS ALBUM OF ECW THEME SONGS, WHICH ARE MOSTLY A BUNCH OF COVERS OF OLD HEAVY METAL CLASSICS, IS PRETTY EXCITING TO LISTEN TO. THE BEST TRACK ON HERE IS BRUCE DICKINSON’S ”THE ZOO”. MOTORHEAD’S RENDITION OF ”ENTER SANDMAN” IS VERY GOOD. THIS CD REALLY REMINDS ME OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF WRESTLING [BACK WHEN THERE WAS MORE THAN JUST THE WWE TO LOOK AT] THAT I’LL POSSIBLY NEVER SEE AGAIN. GET THIS CD NOW.
This is the best CD for wrestling entrances, hey, it’s ECW, NOTHING COMES CLOSE! It’s perfect, I would recommend it to anyone. Although, if you’re looking for The Sandman’s ORIGINAL music, ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica, it is NOT on the CD, a version by Motorhead is on it, and isn’t even close to the original by Metallica, but that is GREAT. Taz, Sabu’s and RVD’s themes also on it..
The ECW Extreme Music Vol. 1 CD is a great CD for any fans of music, metal in particular. A great job by the bands who did covers (Motorhead, Anthrax, Tres Diablos, Kilgore, etc.) The Harry Slash and Slashtones originals were EXCELLENT. You must understand that in order to use the original songs would’ve cost A LOT of money and to have the original artists re-cut the songs would’ve been impossible. Great work ECW! Vol. 2 should be out this coming spring or summer. A great CD from the best promotion in the world.
If you’re an ECW fan, you shouldn’t need much convincing to buy this album. I noticed that none of the reviewers went through song-by-song and gave you the ECW credentials for each, so I’ll go ahead and do that here.This is Extreme! – First original ECW theme, used on ECW TV until 1999.El Phantasmo – Lance Storm’s theme song from the Impact Players era.Walk – Rob Van Dam’s theme song from the Mr. Monday Night/Whole F’n Show era.Trust (Instrumental) – ECW promo theme song, used during countless ads for upcoming tour dates.The Zoo – Used by Bam Bam Bigelow as his first theme song, and the theme song for Mike Awesome during the first few months of his reign as champion.Enter Sandman (Motorhead) – Sandman never used this song as his arena entrance theme, but it’s the version that’s dubbed over for his entrances on the ECW DVDs by Pioneer.Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck – Theme song used by Justin Credible for most of his ECW tenure.Phantom Lord (Anthrax) – No real ECW ties that I know of.Heard it on the X – Also no real ECW ties that I know of.Kick Out the Jams – Again, no real ECW ties that I know of.Big Balls (Muscadine) – Probably the weakest track on the album, and never used by Balls Mahoney in ECW. Balls used a cover of this tune, but the instrumetal was done by Boner, and he sang it himself.Huka Blues – Phenomenal Sabu theme song, used from 1998 to the time he left the promotion in 2000.Again, I’m rating the CD as an ECW fan, and I’ll happily give it four stars. I’d give it five if not for the songs that ECW never used. In any event, happy shopping!