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5.0 classic
Badlands Badlands
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Duran Duran Greatest
Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom
Faith No More Angel Dust
Jason Becker Perpetual Burn
KISS Dynasty
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Level 42 Level Best
Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Master of Puppets
Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World
Ozzy Osbourne No Rest for the Wicked
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Ratt Ratt & Roll 81-91
Ratt Out of the Cellar
Revocation Existence Is Futile
Catchy from the beginning because of the memorable riffs, tolerable vocals, and highly technical musicianship. Many other bands in this genre try to impress with skills (and drag on for too long) rather than with songwriting. The songs on this album are short and sweet.
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama
Steve Vai Passion and Warfare
Stuart Hamm Kings of Sleep
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
Testament Practice What You Preach

4.5 superb
Bruce Dickinson The Best of Bruce Dickinson
Canvas Solaris Cortical Tectonics
Cinderella Long Cold Winter
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Wither
Dream Theater Live at Budokan
Dream Theater Score
Duran Duran Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Duran Duran Rio
Faith No More The Real Thing
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
Joe Satriani Flying In A Blue Dream
KISS Unmasked
Korn Korn
Lamb of God Killadelphia
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Marty Friedman Scenes
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin
Pantera Cowboys From Hell
Ratt Invasion of Your Privacy
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Steve Vai Live at the Astoria London(DVD)
Stryper To Hell With the Devil
Stuart Hamm Radio Free Albemuth
Symphony X Paradise Lost
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Testament First Strike Still Deadly
Testament Live at the Fillmore
Testament The Formation of Damnation
The Agony Scene The Agony Scene
The Agony Scene The Darkest Red
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Faceless Akeldama

4.0 excellent
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
I was very pleased to hear they sounded like where they left off. I think if they tried to modernize it would've been a disaster.
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold Diamonds in the Rough
Badlands Voodoo Highway
Cinderella Night Songs
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Dream Theater Chaos in Motion
Dream Theater Awake Demos
Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity Demos
Duran Duran Duran Duran
Eric Johnson Tones
Faith No More This Is It: The Best of Faith No More
Faith No More The Very Best
Gorod Neurotripsicks
Jason Becker Perspective
Joe Satriani The Extremist
Joe Satriani Dreaming #11
KISS Love Gun
Korn Life Is Peachy
Lamb of God Walk with Me in Hell
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Metallica The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited
Michael Angelo Batio No Boundaries
I love these songs, but always hated the drum machine. Fortunately he re-recorded these on 2X Again with real drums so that one gets a 5.0.
Nevermore The Politics of Ecstasy
Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black
Orianthi Violet Journey
Overkill Horrorscope
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera
Pantera Official Live: 101 Proof
Paul Gilbert Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar
Paul Gilbert Get Out of My Yard
Ratt Dancing Undercover
Revocation Empire of the Obscene
Slayer South of Heaven
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Soilwork A Predator's Portrait
Steve Vai Sex & Religion
Stuart Hamm Outbound
Symphony X Live on the Edge of Forever
Testament Souls of Black
W.A.S.P. Inside the Electric Circus

3.5 great
Alice in Chains Facelift
Badlands Dusk
Canvas Solaris Penumbra Diffuse
Communic Waves Of Visual Decay
Coroner Mental Vortex
Decapitated The First Damned
Decapitated The Negation
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Greatest Hit
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Duran Duran Arena
Faith No More Live at the Brixton Academy
Gene Simmons Gene Simmons
Joe Satriani Not of This Earth
KISS Rock and Roll Over
KISS Alive!
KISS Destroyer
KISS Greatest KISS
KISS The Very Best of Kiss
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Untouchables
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Lamb of God Sacrament
Marty Friedman Introduction
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Metallica Metallica
Michael Angelo Batio Hands Without Shadows
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Nevermore Enemies Of Reality
Ozzy Osbourne Tribute
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears
Paul Gilbert Burning Organ
Paul Stanley Paul Stanley
Quo Vadis Defiant Imagination
Quo Vadis Day Into Night
Racer X Technical Difficulties
Ratt Reach for the Sky
Slayer God Hates Us All
Slayer Reign in Blood
Soilwork The Chainheart Machine
Soilwork Steelbath Suicide
Soundgarden Superunknown
Stryper In God We Trust
Stuart Hamm The Urge
Suffocation Blood Oath
Symphony X Twilight in Olympus
Testament The Gathering
Tony Macalpine Edge of Insanity
Vinnie Moore Mind's Eye

3.0 good
Ace Frehley Ace Frehley
Alice in Chains Live
Balance of Power Perfect Balance
Blood Tsunami Grand Feast For Vultures
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Bruce Dickinson Tattooed Millionaire
Bruce Dickinson Balls to Picasso
Coroner Punishment for Decadence
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Dark Side of the Moon
Duran Duran Astronaut
Eric Johnson Venus Isle
Eric Johnson Bloom
Eric Johnson Live and Beyond (Alien Love Child)
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Faith No More Album of the Year
Joe Satriani Time Machine
Joe Satriani Engines of Creation
Joe Satriani Super Colossal
John Petrucci Suspended Animation
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
KISS Crazy Nights
KISS Sonic Boom
Korn Issues
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Lamb of God Wrath
Lamb of God Terror and Hubris
Marty Friedman Loudspeaker
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Mutiny Within Mutiny Within
Mystic Prophecy Fireangel
Nevermore Nevermore
Nevermore In Memory
Overkill Ironbound
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Pantera Reinventing The Steel
Paul Gilbert Alligator Farm
Quo Vadis Forever...
Racer X Second Heat
Racer X Street Lethal
Ratt Ratt (EP)
Slayer Christ Illusion
Slayer Decade of Aggression
Soilwork Figure Number Five
Soilwork Sworn to a Great Divide
Stryper Murder By Pride
I gave this a 2.5 except Peace of Mind is so good that I bumped it up a bit. That's the only track worth getting. Well, "Murder By Pride" isn't bad also.
Stryper 7 Weeks: Live in America 2003
Suffocation The Close of a Chapter
Symphony X The Damnation Game
Testament The Legacy
Testament The New Order
Testament Return to the Apocalyptic City
The Agony Scene Get Damned
Vinnie Moore Meltdown
W.A.S.P. The Last Command

2.5 average
Adagio Archangels in Black
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Balance of Power Heathen Machine
Billy Sheehan Compression
Billy Sheehan Cosmic Troubadour
Cinderella Heartbreak Station
Cinderella Live At The Key Club
Death Angel Act III
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Master of Puppets
Dream Theater The Number Of The Beast
Duran Duran Big Thing
Duran Duran Notorious
Eric Johnson Seven Worlds
Faith No More Introduce Yourself
Jake E. Lee A Fine Pink Mist
Joe Satriani Crystal Planet
John Petrucci An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
KISS Revenge
KISS Creatures of the Night
Marty Friedman True Obsessions
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth Endgame
Metallica S&M
Metallica Garage Inc.
Overkill I Hear Black
Peter Criss Peter Criss
Ratt Ratt
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slayer Show No Mercy
Slayer Haunting the Chapel
Slayer Live Undead
Slayer Hell Awaits
Slayer Divine Intervention
Steve Vai Flex-Able
Steve Vai Fire Garden
Steve Vai The Ultra Zone
Steve Vai Real Illusions: Reflections
Testament The Ritual
Testament Low
Toxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death...
W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol

2.0 poor
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Cinderella Still Climbing
Faith No More We Care a Lot
Impellitteri Pedal to Metal
Is it a tribute album or just completely unoriginal? It seems that almost every song is a copy of another band's. Some examples: Destruction sounds like Yngwie's "I'll See The Light Tonight", Stay Tonight is Impellitteri's version of Bon Jovi's "It's My Life", The Fall of Titus is identical to In Flames' "Pinball Map", Punk is like Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park (but this one is clearly intentional), Hurricane cops Layne Staley's vocals (and contains the cheesiest lightning sound effects), and Crushing Daze uses Phil Anselmo's vocal grunts, Black Label Society's guitar squeals and Disturb's riffing - sheesh!

Altogether this is a confused album trying to make it by utilizing all kinds of influences. For younger listeners though this album will come off as catchy, it should - it draws from other successful acts. I'm sure this "plagiarism issue" has been brought up elsewhere, but I checked and didn't find anything but positive reviews.
Joe Satriani Joe Satriani
KISS Music from "The Elder"
KISS Asylum
Korn See You on the Other Side
Marty Friedman Music for Speeding
Marty Friedman Tokyo Jukebox
Megadeth Risk
Michael Angelo Batio Planet Gemini
Michael Angelo Batio Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity Part 2
Pantera Metal Magic
Pantera Projects in the Jungle
Pantera I Am the Night
Pantera Power Metal
Slayer Undisputed Attitude
Steve Vai Flex-Able Leftovers
Steve Vai Alive In An Ultra World
Steve Vai The Elusive Light and Sound Volume 1
Symphony X Symphony X
Testament Demonic

1.5 very poor
Merciless Death Realm of Terror
Metallica St. Anger
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration

1.0 awful
Marty Friedman Future Addict
I've been a fan of Marty's since Cacophony days. I tried to give this a chance, but it was too terrible to get through it. I will never revisit this one.
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load

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