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"Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions" (Roadrunner; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Fifty-six artists strong, the commemorative recording sessions celebrating Roadrunner Records 25th anniversary proudly showcase the label's groundbreaking metal advances. A virtual all-star assortment of players from bands plucked from the vast Roadrunner catalog adorns "Roadrunner United," an 18-track compilation whose lineup reads as a Who's Who of the metal world. 

Encompassing the heaviest (Deicide) to the most ambient (Junkie XL) to the new school (Trivium) to the classic (King Diamond), if you enjoyed other all star projects like Dave Grohl's Probot or Tony Iommi's first solo offering, you'll have no problem getting into this special session album laden with metallic glory and solidified with one-time collaborations and special guests galore.

For more information, check out www.roadrunnerrecords.com.


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 


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