MTV: The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2

MTV: The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2

     
 

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It's hard to tell exactly what the title of MTV: The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2 is referring to. Even though teen-oriented dance-pop and R&B dominated both MTV and the charts during the late '90s, guitar-based rock never really went away; the title doesn't even apply if you take "rock" to mean aggressive, heavy rock, since alternative metal remained prettySee more details below

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It's hard to tell exactly what the title of MTV: The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2 is referring to. Even though teen-oriented dance-pop and R&B dominated both MTV and the charts during the late '90s, guitar-based rock never really went away; the title doesn't even apply if you take "rock" to mean aggressive, heavy rock, since alternative metal remained pretty steadily popular over the course of the '90s. To put it another way, about the only place rock disappeared from was MTV's own minuscule play list (aside from a few Total Request Live mainstays). Nevertheless, the channel mounted a late-night, metal-oriented video showcase called Return of the Rock, and began releasing companion compilations on the Roadrunner label. Like its predecessor, 2000's Vol. 2 demonstrates the way metal refreshed itself and regained its popularity by borrowing from other aggressive styles in the post-alternative age: grunge, rap, industrial, hardcore punk, whatever it could. Yet for all that eclecticism, there's a strange uniformity to some (though not all) of the music on Return of the Rock, Vol. 2. Maybe it's the relentless (and thus predictable) intensity; maybe it's the frequent emphasis on production and sheer sonic force over riffs or melodies; maybe it's just that record companies have already pushed the new metal into formulaic boundaries. (Which means it will be interesting to see whether alternative metal suffers the same sort of backlash that killed hair metal did at the end of the '80s.) Whatever the case, this set is for the already converted. They'll likely find it a strong sampler, though, since it features popular songs and unreleased tracks by some of the biggest names in alternative metal -- Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Spineshank, Marilyn Manson, Orgy, Soulfly, Godsmack, the Deftones, and more -- plus some up-and-comers. As such, it's a necessary purchase for anyone who enjoyed the first volume.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861850944
catalogNumber:
8509

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fuel   Track Performer
(hed) p.e.   Track Performer
Soulfly   Track Performer
P.O.D.   Track Performer
Godsmack   Track Performer
Spineshank   Track Performer
Nickelback   Track Performer
Papa Roach   Track Performer
Linkin Park   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Marilyn Manson   Composer,Producer
Jay Baumgardner   Producer
Howard Benson   Producer
Monte Conner   Executive Producer
Terry Date   Producer
Sully Erna   Producer
GGGarth   Producer
Don Gilmore   Producer
Ben Grosse   Producer
Adam Kasper   Producer
Rick Parashar   Producer
Toby Wright   Producer
Twiggy Ramirez   Composer
Deftones   Producer
Dale Penner   Producer
Max Cavalera   Producer
Limp Bizkit   Producer
Chris Vrenna   Producer
Frank Gryner   Producer
Cold   Producer
Sully   Composer
Josh Abraham   Producer
Godsmack   Composer
Carl Bell   Producer
Zim Zum   Composer
Ed Paparo   Executive Producer
Nickelback   Composer
Chad Kroeger   Composer
Disturbed   Producer
U.P.O.   Producer
Johnny K   Producer
Linkin Park   Composer
Mike Sarkisyan   Producer
Kevin Hershey   Producer
Tom Decker   Producer
J. Shaine   Composer
C. Benekos   Composer
W. Geer   Composer

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