MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2 continues the cross-promotion between MTV's resurrected loud rock show and the labels bringing the heaviest heat in the early aughts. The two-disc set 20 tracks per is competitively priced the way a label compilation should be. But what's really great about Vol. 2 is how badass heavy it really is. While disc one is still more commercially oriented, no one is going to call Korn's "Right Now" or Lamb of God's "Laid to Rest" worthless and weak. There is a conscious effort on the part of Avenged Sevenfold "Unholy Confessions", Killswitch Engage "Rose of Sharyn", and Atreyu "Right Side of the Bed" to meld traditional metal pacing and raucous growling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2 continues the cross-promotion between MTV's resurrected loud rock show and the labels bringing the heaviest heat in the early aughts. The two-disc set 20 tracks per is competitively priced the way a label compilation should be. But what's really great about Vol. 2 is how badass heavy it really is. While disc one is still more commercially oriented, no one is going to call Korn's "Right Now" or Lamb of God's "Laid to Rest" worthless and weak. There is a conscious effort on the part of Avenged Sevenfold "Unholy Confessions", Killswitch Engage "Rose of Sharyn", and Atreyu "Right Side of the Bed" to meld traditional metal pacing and raucous growling to choruses that incorporate elements of hardcore, emo, and grunge. But unlike the first entry in this series, Vol. 2 doesn't include any of what's essentially become hard rock Cold, for example, is absent this time around. In this way, the set acknowledges heavy music's self-directed reclamation from maligning wide-screen elements. Other highlights of disc one include Superjoint Ritual, In Flames' "The Quiet Place" and a previously unreleased live version of Probot's "My Tortured Soul." The collection's second disc raises the real fury, led forth by Unearth "The Great Dividers" and the totally awesome death/Euro metal hybridizing of God Forbid's "Antihero." Speaking of tradition, get a load of Canada's 3 Inches of Blood. If this comp had come out in 1984, "Deadly Sinners" might be mistaken for the B-side to Iron Maiden's "2 Minutes to Midnight." "Enemies of metal", defending heavy music's purity. "Your death is our reward!" Children of Bodom's "Needled 24/7" is just incredible, a galloping flurry of keyboards and guitars; Norway's Satyricon offers one of their more, well, accessible death's head numbers in "Fuel for Hatred"; and Black Dahlia Murder's "Contagion" makes it clear why the band publishes under the ASCAP copyright "Crushing Skulls Music." Disc two of Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2 is more or less insane throughout, but some other strong entries come from Dimmu Borgir, Blood Has Been Shed, and Trivium. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861825621
  • Catalog Number: 618256
  • Sales rank: 114,223

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Duality - Slipknot (4:14)
  2. 2 Right Now - Korn (3:12)
  3. 3 Rose of Sharyn (3:37)
  4. 4 Kick the Chair (3:57)
  5. 5 Right Side of the Bed (3:42)
  6. 6 Step Up - Drowning Pool (3:18)
  7. 7 Weak and Powerless - A Perfect Circle (3:14)
  8. 8 What Drives the Weak (4:44)
  9. 9 Imperium (6:42)
  10. 10 Waiting for the Turning Point (1:27)
  11. 11 Into the Darkness (3:44)
  12. 12 Your Sweet Six Six Six (3:58)
  13. 13 Unholy Confessions (4:44)
  14. 14 Laid to Rest (3:48)
  15. 15 Prophecy (3:09)
  16. 16 House of Doom (3:43)
  17. 17 Breathing New Life (3:50)
  18. 18 The Quiet Place (3:24)
  19. 19 Archetype (4:36)
  20. 20 My Tortured Soul (4:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Medusa and Hemlock (4:46)
  2. 2 The Great Dividers - Unearth (4:03)
  3. 3 Antihero (3:57)
  4. 4 We Bury Our Dead at Dawn (3:06)
  5. 5 Needled 24/7 (4:07)
  6. 6 Love Lost in a Hale of Gunfire (3:46)
  7. 7 Like Light to the Flies (5:38)
  8. 8 Fuel for Hatred (3:53)
  9. 9 Rain to the Sound of Panic (3:56)
  10. 10 Deadly Sinners - 3 Inches of Blood (4:30)
  11. 11 Contagion (3:23)
  12. 12 I Been Gone a Long Time (3:04)
  13. 13 She Speaks to Me (2:34)
  14. 14 Waiting for the Heavens (3:42)
  15. 15 Scars of the Crucifix (3:08)
  16. 16 The Deepest Gray (3:09)
  17. 17 Venus Complex (5:03)
  18. 18 Panasonic Youth (2:28)
  19. 19 American Hollow - Martyr AD (3:36)
  20. 20 Progenies of the Great Apocalypse - Dimmu Borgir (5:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Greg Anderson Rhythm Guitar
Dave Grohl Drums
Scott "Wino" Weinrich Guitar
Eric Wagner Vocals
Nick Raskulinecz Bass
Technical Credits
Deicide Composer
Fear Factory Producer
Byron Davis Composer
Slipknot Composer
Jeff Balding Producer
Burton C. Bell Composer
Steve Carter Producer
Monte Conner Executive Producer
Jonathan Davis Producer
Steve Evetts Producer
Frank Filipetti Producer
Dave Fortman Producer
John Fryer Producer
GGGarth Producer
Dave Grohl Composer
Raymond Herrera Composer
Maynard James Keenan Composer
Neil Kernon Producer
Dave McClain Composer
Dave Mustaine Composer, Producer
Vinnie Paul Composer, Producer
Eric Rachel Producer
Rick Rubin Producer
Steve Thompson Producer
Zakk Wylde Composer, Producer
Korn Composer, Producer
Eric Wagner Composer
Ulrich Wild Producer
Max Cavalera Composer, Producer
Cradle of Filth Composer, Producer
Dimmu Borgir Composer, Producer
Glen Benton Composer
Sterling Winfield Producer
Fredrik Nordström Producer
Daniel Bergstrand Producer
Anders Fridén Composer
Alexi Laiho Composer
Christian Olde Wolbers Composer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Producer
Shadows Fall Composer
Himsa Composer
Mudrock Producer
Blood Has Been Shed Producer
Anssi Kippo Producer
Robert Flynn Composer, Producer
Morgan Lander Composer
Billy Howerdel Composer, Producer
Killswitch Engage Composer
Johnny K Producer
Eighteen Visions Composer
Twelve Tribes Composer, Producer
Lamb of God Composer
Rob Caggiano Producer
Adam Dutkiewicz Producer
Patrick Lachman Composer, Producer
Kevin Mangini Executive Producer
Ville Valo Composer
Ben Weinman Composer
God Forbid Composer
Avenged Sevenfold Composer
Zeuss Producer
Every Time I Die Composer
Dimebag Darrell Composer, Producer
Superjoint Ritual Producer
Mike Hasty Producer
All That Remains Composer
Bleeding Through Composer
Greg Puciato Composer
Fred Archambault Producer
The Black Dahlia Murder Composer, Producer
The Agony Scene Composer
Corey Unger Composer
Dani Filth Composer
Satyr Wongraven Composer
Trivium Composer, Producer
Jimmy Bower Composer
Dallas Coyle Composer, Producer
Doc Coyle Composer, Producer
Matt Heafy Composer
Philip Labonte Composer
Travis Miguel Composer
Alex Varkatzas Composer
Brandon Saller Composer
Joel Johns Producer
Justin Prager Executive Producer
Ian Whalen Producer
Dan Jacobs Composer
Trevor Phipps Composer
Keith Buckley Composer
Bob Froese Composer
Satyr Producer
Howard Jones Composer
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