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The Best Heavy Metal Album in the World...Ever!

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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 Feb 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B0001DD3RS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,628 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Queen - We Will Rock You
2. Van Halen - Ain't Talkin About Love
3. Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
4. Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
6. Deep Purple - Burn
7. Alice Cooper School's Out
8. Mountain - Mississippi Queen
9. Nazareth - Bad Bad Boy
10. Judas Priest - Breaking The Law
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
2. Black Sabbath - War Pigs
3. Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
4. Run-DMC feat. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
5. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
6. Yngwie Malmsteen - Vengeance
7. Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
8. Sammy Hagar - Space Station No. 5
9. The Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
10. Wolfsbane - Steel
See all 16 tracks on this disc

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Your money would be better spent elsewhere... 26 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Handy compilation for the car 4 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
All right - this old dog will admit it. This is a great sampler of (mostly) 1970s rock, ideal for anyone who hasn't already got a compilation with most of these on it, and an education for anyone below the age of 25 who hasn't had access to their dad's LP collection.
As a description of the music Heavy Metal is stretching things a bit, and the inclusion of the Sweet (for the uninitiated they were at the bubblegum end of glam-rock) is surely a joke. There are also some glaring omissions, presumably due to licensing constraints, but there's plenty of the big guns' ammunition, and a couple of less familiar tracks from Sammy Hagar and Michael Schenker.
Since most of this stuff is rarely heard on UK radio these days (unless you've got digital) it's handy to have this around, especially in the car - it saves you the bother and temptation of making your own (illegal) compilation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Metal...Hair Metal more like! 1 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
An excellent album but severely mis-titled. Maiden is classic NWOBHM, and Motorhead cannot be classed as anything but heavy metal, ditto Sabbath. However Whitesnake is nowhere near this category! it's total American 80's Hair Metal. despite the rather too varied mix on this complilation it still makes a superb driving album!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet 26 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
cool album
definately worth it for the asking price!
includes well known hits like "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead, classics from Iron Maiden, and loads more.
not too sure about Nickelback and Queen though...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars hmmmm ? could be better ! 3 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
I just wonder who decides on the artists that make up these "best .....in the world ever" albums, obviously not a true metal or rock fan in my opinion. As one of the earlier reviewers wrote, where's the likes of AC/DC and Metallica, I could put together a far better album myself, though I suppose there's metal I like that most would never have heard of like Saliva and Revis and the album would never sell.
Not a bad collection in itself but these albums are all the same just have a different name, I have the ROCK MONSTERS album and there are many tracks the same, Queen, Nickelback etc....speaking of which this is where these two bands belong, not really metal now are they ?!!!
For mainstream appeal then the album is worth a listen , again as an earlier reviewer wrote, you will most likely have most of these tracks in your collection if youre a rock lover. Cheers.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
What can I say, this album isn't quite the best of heavy metal and hard rock, but its well on it's way. Some greats are here, Queen, Maiden, Megadeath etc. But there are lts of great bands missing. Where are metallica, guns n roses, Ac/DC?
This album is lacking in some places, but it would be great for a general round up of the latest and greatest in Heavy Metal.
This album would be a good starting point if you were just getting into heavy metal, but there are so many metal compilations out there that this one is nothing new. Best of metal - maybe not but it is still worth a listen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best heavy metal album in the world...ever 1 Sep 2012
By Evie
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This is a great album for metal fans or a great starter cd for non-metal fans. There is a great selection of good songs and, of course, the odd clanker. Overall, it will have you singing along and tapping the steering wheel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Non-metal 18 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
I was given this album for christmas a few years back and found it again only a couple of days ago and, upon relistening to the album, I have come to the conclusion that most of the other reviewers here have also come to. This is NOT metal, not for the most part at least. There are some metal tracks such as "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath, "Burn" by Deep Purple and "Number Of The Beast" by Iron Maiden, but other than that I would place most of them in the category of glam rock and as for "How You Remind Me"... well that's a long way from metal to say the least.

That said however I did enjoy this compilation alot and however defficient it is in living up to its title it's still a good album. If you want a kind of rock/metal/glam casual music compilation then this is a very nice rounded album but for those who are looking for a good metal compilation this is probably not for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great!!
I love these cds. I went back in time when I was very young and used to listen to this music. Great buy!
Published 9 months ago by chiara p. hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good sounds.
A good mix, lots of really good sounds, from various artists, well worth buying, I have enjoyed playing this loud!
Published 9 months ago by tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!
I Really enjoyed this compilation. The Van Halen song aint talkin bout love is awesome for Eddie van halens riffs & david lee roths vocals. Read more
Published on 15 Nov 2011 by Andrew Lamont
3.0 out of 5 stars Album does NOT justify its name
Some of the best heavy metal bands - AC/DC, Accept, etc. - are missing in this album. And, on the contrary, lots of songs which cannot be treated as 'heavy metal' are in there... Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2008 by Russman
4.0 out of 5 stars swings between heavy metal and hair metal!
this is not a bad compilation what keeps this afloat from sinking into mediocrity is the tracks from Queen, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Skid Row, Posion, Riot, Quiet Riot Megadeth,... Read more
Published on 30 Dec 2007 by spike
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could have been better
Here is my song-by-song review of 'The best heavy metal album in the world.... ever!'
1. Queen- We will rock you Good, classic song 8/10
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Published on 17 Dec 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the heaviest
This album has a decent collection of songs but to call it heavy metal is perhaps taking them out of context. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2005 by Alphamonkey
2.0 out of 5 stars Well don't expect good things from pop compilation makers.
This gets two stars, one for making an effort to find at least some heavy metal and one for Holy wars....The punishment is due. Read more
Published on 26 July 2004 by C. Emmerson
2.0 out of 5 stars Heavy metal? really?
Yes this album has some great names in it, queen, iron maiden etc. but where are the real heavy metal names? Metallica? Guns n' roses? Slipknot even!! Read more
Published on 17 July 2004 by Beastie
1.0 out of 5 stars Look around... you see any heavy metal here?
Ok... let me see... err it has megadeth, which is a start but... seriously, Queen?!!! What the hell were these people on: "Heavy... hmm that sounds a bit non-mainstream... Read more
Published on 19 April 2004
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