When you get a collection of predominantly Roadrunner related bands, you’re guaranteed to get top notch quality metal in all of its genre variants.
And when it’s 3 dozen songs on two discs, you’re unlikely to be disappointed, whether you like it melodic, old-school, brutal or in the hardcore extreme.
The well known heavy weight stalwarts come in the shape of Slipknot and its affiliated Stone Sour, Machine Head (in semi-Tool-mode), Soulfly, In Flames, and Opeth.
Black Metal extractions include Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir and Cradle Of Filth (with a cover of ‘80s pop group Heaven 17’s Temptation!).
In the new breed, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Chimaira, Killswitch Engage, Devildriver, and The Huanted has many fans while those who prefer the ladies on the mic will be happy to hear (the more brutal) Arch Enemy, (classically slanted) Nightwish, and (more commercial hard rock of) Lacuna Coil.
Other hard and heavy diversions come from Mastodon, Underoath and Dark Tranquility.
One Man Army And The Undead Quartet offer what seems like an impacting instrumental (which will make a great live intro song for them), but launches into a full-on piece with mean gravel vocals.
Roadrunner United comes from the All Star Sessions project for the label’s 25th anniversary which threw the cream of extreme bands (past and present) into a metal melting pot to forge some unprecedented collaborations.
And if that’s not enough, you also get Bury Your Dead, Daath, The Autumn Offerings, Dead To Fall, The End, Still Remains and more.
Yes my friends, metal will annihilate ‘till after kingdom comes and goes.

6 / A
- PB

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A - B - C

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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