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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:
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
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