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Kerrang do something right

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14.08.2001

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Lots of good tracks here

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A few I didn't like

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If you like me have been listening to the radio for about 6 months, (or took my advice on watching MTV2) you’ll find that it is playing more and more of Nu Metal bands. This includes Papa Roach, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit, who have all had repeated chart success in recent time, showing several pop fans just what they are missing. Picking up on this trend, one of the UK’s biggest rock channels/magazines, Kerrang, has released this 39 track CD compilation featuring most of the main names in the business, along with a few rising stars.

I’m not going to going into every track, but it’s easy to see from the list below that Disc 1 is far better than Disc 2, even though it has some great songs. This is due to the fact that the artists on Disc 1 are the ones you’re more likely to have heard of. A couple of the main nu-metal bands (Korn and Slipknot) are missing, but I’m glad to say my musical taste passes these bands, Slipknot are just, well, complete arse to be honest, and Korn I never liked anyway. It’s good to see some older bands in there as well, that might just appeal to the older generation. What I also like is the fact that it’s not all just one style, there are many in there, including Indie.

It looks like Kerrang might just have done something right here, yes there will be tracks you won’t like, but there is with every album these days. These tracks have been selected because they really are the best featured on Kerrang, not that there ever was much on it anyway, but you get the jist. It might cost more than a normal double CD, but the quality of it is worth it on it’s own. I also might not like all the tracks on it, but at least they’re not pop. Go and buy it now, or at least download it. You’re likely to enjoy it.

Here’s the track list by the way:

Disc 1

01 Limp Bizkit: My Generation
02: Puddle Of Mudd: Control
03: Deftones: Back To School (Mini Maggit)
04: Wheatus: Teenage Dirtbag
05: Feeder: Buck Rogers
06: Filter: Hey Man, Nice Shot.
07: Bloodhound Gang: The Ballad of Chasey Lain
08: Ash: Burn, Baby, Burn
09: My Vitriol: Always Your Way
10: Raging Speedhorn: The Gush
11: The Step Kings: Inbalance
12: Vacant Stare: Come’ Face Up
13: Kittie: Charlotte
14: Vast: Free
15: (hep) Planet Earth: Killin’ Time
16: Guano Apes: Dodel Up
17: Cold: Just Got Wicked
18: Downer: Last Time
19: Spineshank: Synthetic
20: Machine Head: From This Day

Disc 2

01: Linkin Park: One Step Closer
02: Incubus: Pardon Me
03: Marilyn Manson: The Beautiful People
04: Kid Rock: Bawitdaba
05: Fear Factory: Linchpin
06: Amen: Coma America
07: White Zombie: Supercharger Heaven
08: Monster Magnet: Heads Explode
09: Papa Roach: Last Resort
10: Queens of The Stone Age: The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
11: Pitchshifter: Microwaved
12: Taproot: Again and Again
13: Glassjaw: Ry Ry’s Song
14: Soulfly: Back To The Primative
15: Godsmack: Awake
16: One Minute Silence: Fish Out Of Water
17: Mudvayne: Dig
18: Orgy: Blue Monday
19: Sepultura: Sepulnation


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Sheringham_19 16.08.2001 23:04

Ha adm you wrote marilyn manson in your review ha ha ha good op though. Andy :)

BJEEE 14.08.2001 20:55

Worth getting just for the Incubus song I reckon!!

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