If you like any of the samples from this album (or the individual artists’ other work), I whole-heartedly recommend you buy this album. The songs are very representative of the individual bands of all the different artists that appear on this album. (With the exception of Voivod, whose track on the Probot album sounds like their later work, though still enjoyable.)
This is the best Various Artists album I’ve ever heard. I have albums from every artist on this record. And, I think this muthah’ rocks it up something fierce…
If you like old-school power, speed, doom, and punk metal, then don’t listen to a single word against this rocking epic album.
There is great continuity on this album, its a bitchin peice of work, not a “collection”, at all.
THIS IS NO ‘METAL-GIMMICK’ THIS IS THE REAL-DEAL-HOLYFIELD. LISTEN TO CRONOS’ TRACK. HOW CAN YOU ARGUE WITH CRONOS AND TOM WARRIOR AND WINO???? I HOPE THERE ARE SEQUELS. I HOPE THEY GO ON TOUR, SOMEHOW.
One caveat, most of the instruments on the album are played by Dave Grohl’s personal team. They are very good, and carry the spirit of the bands that they are trying to emulate.