- Audio CD
- Publisher: Restless Records
- ASIN: B00004R981
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,517,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Heavy Metal 2000 - Autographed Audio CD
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If yer lookin' fer Heavy Metal music, boy... This isn't it. Neither was the original soundtrack, for that matter. Had it on vinal record. Gatefold album cover was beautiful and ... um, ...useful. Was Journey heavy metal? Stevie Nicks? The magnificant Don Fedler? Sure it had <ehem> Sammy Hager, and the masters of metal: Black * & Blue * *, ...but a heavy metal record, it wasn't. And HEAVY METAL 2000 is no metal album. Heavy as hell throughout (okay, 95%), and touching upon some of the modern inheritors (hell, assassins...) to the metal throne (whatever that is). There are no Metallicas (Napster of Puppets), Limp Bizkits, Prodigys, or any other eMpTyV stars here. Go listen to that crappy Matrix soundtrack for any the Feature of the Labels Flavor-of-the-Month Band. Hrumph. Now, off my soapbox and on with the review...
The opening "un"theme "FAKK 2" is a summation of a way of life. It's not for me here to speak to you of the simply stated repeating line of lyrics. You're either on the bus, or... The first rush of songs begins with something called Monster Magnet and lets up after System Of A Down. This is an onslaught sweeps through the incredible hi-lo-fi riff of "Silver Future"; the latest incarnation of KMFDM with a phenominal telling of their "Missing Time"; Pantara unsheathing their cerebral cellular problems; and then the interred sick marvel of the late Zilch; Insane Clown Posse w/Twiztid (the big surprise for me, i don't care much for their material, but this one! ;=}); and the balls-out adrenialine-rush-smack-in-the-face track called "Storaged". Days Of The New give a (slight) repreive from the meyhem (my least preferred track); before (the unsigned at time of recording) Sinisstar deliver one of the three best tracks on the disc. Queens Of The Stone Age and Machine Head preceeded Full Devil Jacket wrecking ear havoc with "Green Iron Fist". Hate Dept. don't let the pace ease, and Puya pillage us with a track that has been previous described as Pantara jams with Santana; who am i to argue? Apartment 26 and Billy Idol (his first track in almost a decade) have songs that perhaps best reflect the "impression" of the disappointing film -- haunting echoes of future past...?); just before Coal Chamber reveals their "Wishes"; and then we end up with the post-apocalyptic ghosts of the resurrected Bauhaus. Which is where i came in on this threading yarn.
No finer soundtrack have I heard in years. Since `95 when the original _Heavy Metal_ came out on cd, really... No finer collection of "modern" songs have I heard in quite a few "modern" times (_A Matter Of Degrees_, 1991 -- almost a decade ago). Before that would have to be, of course, _Repo Man_, but that's another tale.
*** This album will seep down inside yer audio system and infect yer speakers. It shall breed contagion and insanity to the rest of your music collection. It will turn the basin of your brain into a smoking crater. And when it is over, you'll crawl across the wreckage of your room, to the cd player, reach up, and hit PLAY again. ***
[The Bonus CDROM is rather disappointing. Can't say too much tho', it didn't add anything to the price.]
1. F.A.K.K. U - Ok, sorry, I just don't listen to this. Kinda dumb. 1/5
2. Monster Magnet - Silver Future - Probably my favorite song on this soundtrack. Different from a lot of their newer stuff. Great lyrics and a just overall powerful song. 5/5
3. MDFMK - Missing Time - I liked them better when they were referred to as KMFDM, but this track is surprisingly good and different from most of the stuff on here. 4/5
4. Pantera - Immortally Insane - It's definetly a Pantera song. Fans who like their heaviest stuff will probably love this song. Fits the movie really well. 5/5
5. Zilch - Inside the Pervert Mound - One of the tracks that I just don't like. Doesn't do much for me. 1/5
6. Insane Clown Posse - Dirtball - The WORST group on this CD. 1/5
7. System of a Down - Storaged - Short but sweet. This song was taken from the Sugar EP which is now out of print, so diehard SOAD fans should track this song down. 5/5
8. Days of the New - Rough Day - To be honest, I didn't like their first CD, but the new stuff is pretty good. More than just your typical grunge. 4/5
9. Sinisstar - Psychosexy - One of Fred Durst's new bands. Actually pretty good and different than most bands out there. A very punk-ish track. 4/5
10. Queens of the Stone Age - Infinity - Heavier than most of their stuff. Sounds a lot like the Doors. Fits the movie really well though. 5/5
11. Machine Head - Alcoholocaust - Different than anything on the Burning Red. Kind of a muddy track though, not up to standards. 4/5
12. Full Devil Jacket - Green Iron Fist - One of my favorite new bands. Grunge mixed with heavy metal. Josh screams more on this track than in most of their other songs. 5/5
13. Hate Dept. - Hit Back - I had never heard of these guys until this soundtrack. Not really my type of music. Too much like Marilyn Manson. 1/5
14. Puya - Tirale - Very good use of the bass on this song. Sort of mellow for Puya, but still, a very very great track. 5/5
15. Apartment 26 - Dystopia - Not one of their best songs, but can be cool to listen to if you're in the mood for something different. 3/5
16. Billy Idol - Buried Alive - Typical Billy Idol. Even though he's old, he's still got it. A very moody, creepy track. 4/5
17. Coal Chamber - Wishes - Way better than a lot of their album stuff. Wishes is a B-Side from Chamber Music. Very energetic. 5/5
18. Bauhaus - Dog's a Vapour - I realize a lot of people who bought this soundtrack were fans of this band and wanted something new, but it's definetly not my type of music and it's really boring to me. 1/5
Overall, Heavy Metal 2000 is a really great soundtrack with only about 3 songs to avoid. It's a good mix, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to discover some newer bands.