2008
Label: Hot Sauce Records - none • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Downtempo, Trip Hop, Techno
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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 Various - Groovetonics Volume 2 companion compilations on the Roadrunner label.

Like its predecessor, 's Vol. Yet for all that eclecticism, there's a strange uniformity to some though not all of the music on Return of the Rock, Vol. 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 Gretna Green - Wouter Hamel - Pompadour 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 BizkitPapa RoachSpineshankMarilyn MansonOrgy, Various - Groovetonics Volume 2 Godsmackthe Deftonesand more -- plus some up-and-comers.

As such, it's a necessary purchase for anyone who enjoyed the first volume. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin Various - Groovetonics Volume 2 Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November 7, Track Listing. Show Me What You Got. Limp Bizkit. Papa Roach. God of the Mind. Just Got Wicked. Change In the House of Flies. Leader of Men. One Step Closer. Linkin Park. Waiting to Die. Mechanical Animals. Marilyn Manson. Back to the Primitive. Max Cavalera. Goin' Down. The Spectrum. Synthetic Spineshank. God of the Mind Disturbed. Change In the House of Flies Deftones.

One Step Closer Linkin Park. Waiting to Die C. Freestyle P. Back to the Primitive Max Cavalera.


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