I had already heard the majority of the tracks before this cd came out so I borrowed the cd off a friend before purchasing it and am I glad I did! Firstly, this is a 'Heavy-Metal' compilation. Therefore, why does Metallica fail to appear on the track list? Metallica made metal what it is today, and songs such as Run DMC/Aerosmith just shouldn't be placed beside Deep Purple or Black Sabbath even if it is a good tune.
Nickelback is not, I repeat, NOT heavy-metal and somehow seems to find its way onto every single comp out there. Yes we've all heard 'How You Remind Me'; yes, we all thought it was good at the time but can we move on now please? If the producers of this cd intended to stretch the limits 'Heavy-Metal' then they could have added some Guns 'n' Roses or a touch of Led Zeppelin to soften the crude edges of the genre.
Having said that, I am still enjoyed listening to newer artists, especially Yngwie Malmsteen. Malmsteen has recently appeared alongside the likes of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in the international G3 concerts. If you are thinking about entering the world of heavy metal, your money would be much better placed somewhere else, ie Metallica, Guns N Roses, or some classic Queen or Black Sabbath albums.
However, if this compilation was ever to appear in the sales at about half the price it would be well worth it since there are some still amaxing tracks on the album.