Heart of Metal, Vol. 2

Heart of Metal, Vol. 2

     
 

Like its predecessor, Heart of Metal, Vol. 2 styles itself as a compilation of heavy metal love songs, though in practice it's got much more album-oriented rock and arena rock than true pop-metal balladry. Regardless of whether the bands fit headbanger criteria, though, they rock hard enough to make most of the material fit together quite well. There are aSee more details below

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Like its predecessor, Heart of Metal, Vol. 2 styles itself as a compilation of heavy metal love songs, though in practice it's got much more album-oriented rock and arena rock than true pop-metal balladry. Regardless of whether the bands fit headbanger criteria, though, they rock hard enough to make most of the material fit together quite well. There are a couple of flaws, however. With a love-song theme, you'd expect Heart of Metal 2 to be all power ballads, but it isn't -- there are a few mid-tempo rockers here as well, which kind of breaks the mood (and Extreme's "Rest in Peace," while it is an overlooked gem, isn't even a love song). More importantly, though, the compilation is weighted down with entries from too many second- and third-tier acts. There are some immediately recognizable hits -- Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again," Nelson's "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection," Tesla's "Love Song," Sheriff's "When I'm With You" -- but some of the other tracks are lesser-known items by prominent artists, and some just never managed to distinguish themselves all that much. So, in the end, Heart of Metal, Vol. 2 is a decent collection, but not much more.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0731452018120
catalogNumber:
520181

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nelson   Track Performer
Extreme   Track Performer
Night Ranger   Track Performer
Rainbow   Track Performer
Scorpions   Track Performer
Tesla   Track Performer
Whitesnake   Track Performer
Angel   Track Performer
Giuffria   Track Performer
Sheriff   Track Performer
Stone Fury   Track Performer
Cinderella   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Russ Ballard   Composer
Roger Glover   Producer
Bernie Marsden   Composer
Marc Tanner   Composer,Producer
Michael Barbiero   Producer
Nuno Bettencourt   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Gary Cherone   Composer,Producer,Engineer
David Coverdale   Composer
Dieter Dierks   Producer
David Glen Eisley   Composer
Elliott Federman   Mastering
Gregg Giuffria   Composer,Producer
Frank Hannon   Composer
John Jansen   Producer
Andy Johns   Producer
Tom Keifer   Composer,Producer
Jeff Keith   Composer
Arnold Lanni   Composer
Edward Leonetti   Producer
Klaus Meine   Composer
Gunnar Nelson   Composer
Matthew Nelson   Composer
Keith Olsen   Producer
Mike "Clay" Stone   Producer
Steve Thompson   Producer
Helen Victor   Producer
Pat Glasser   Producer
Mike Ragogna   Producer
Robert Sanders   Art Direction
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Bill DeYoung   Liner Notes
Rudolf Schenker   Composer

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