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"The Return of the Rock" (Roadrunnner)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

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You know, this isn't a bad CD by any means but I find myself having trouble giving it more than the "So-So" rating of two chainsaws. Why? Because this CD, although it's a nice compilation of bands you know and love and bands you may have never heard of, is seriously lacking in the imagination department. 

Again, that's not to say this is a bad CD, it's just not a particularly exciting CD. If you've heard the bands hereon, you've heard them elsewhere (although there are "unreleased" tracks here by Kid Rock, Korn, Static-X, Boiler Room, Liquid Gang and Dope) but nothing here will surprise you. I don't really see the need for this particular compilation other than the fact it gave MTV an excuse to come up with an admittedly bitchin' cover and to put the word "rock" near their corporate logo, a combination that really hasn't gone together for some time.

Tracks include:
KID ROCK  - Fuck That
SLIPKNOT - Spit It Out
METHODS OF MAYHEM - Crash
KORN - Make Me Bad (Sickness in Salvation Mix)
P.O.D. - Southtown
STAIND - Just Go
MACHINE HEAD - From This Day
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Suite Pee
KITTIE - Brackish
INCUBUS - Pardon Me
COAL CHAMBER - Not Living
FULL DEVIL JACKET - Stain
STATIC-X - S.O.M.
BOILER ROOM - Do It Again
SEVENDUST - Denial
PAPA ROACH - Infest
LIQUID GANG - Blunt Force Trauma
POWERMAN 5000 - When Worlds Collide
DOPE - Everything Sucks (Andy Wallace Remix)


Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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