If it's at all possible, the soundtrack to HEAVY METAL 2000 is even louder and nastier than its two-decade-old precedant, so much so that it will leave your ears ringing and melt your speakers. This certainly doesn't disappoint, and anyone who adores loud, loud, LOUD music to thrash your hair around to and make the neighbors move will be in heaven (or hell, whichever term they personally prefer to use). Your parents are guaranteed to hate this collection with a screaming passion, and it will also upset your pets. Now with all that aside, there *is* a problem here: the first album was smart enough to balance out the loud numbers with soft touches, such as Donald Fagan's lovely contribution. Without this ingredient, the album has no balance and slows down only in its final track. As a result the songs can sound monotonous, especially on the first listening, and give the impression that they are a lot less original individually than they really are. Having said that, you'll also be relieved to hear that there's no DEVO on this one (I always hated them)! My other gripe has to do with the fact that both movies' original scores have yet to see the light of CD day, and that's a shame because they are both spectacular. As for the one HEAVY METAL 2000 album currently available, it is very much worth having and a highly enjoyable collection---but I warn you. Take this one in small doses. Very small. Otherwise, unless you're at a party where the mood needs to be set on fast forward, it will sound like sheer white noise.