Now, I'm not a Foo Fighters fan, but I've always respected Mr. Grohl for his genuine approach to music. His contributions to other bands such as Killing Joke and QOTSA always seem to have a positive impact, while keeping the music grounded. I bought this album out of that respect, and it has paid off. I now know WHY Grohl's music is as grounded as it is--the guy's a tried and true metalhead. When I saw the bands/members listed on the CD I almost choked on my tongue, having not seen or heard from these musicians in almost 17 years (I mean Cronos/Venom????). I thought, "now this is cool." Simply put, this album is a solid, non-poseur, well constructed effort. It's unpredictable but still honours a tried and true formula that made for great music when all other music SUCKED (yes, boys and girls, there WAS good music coming out of the 80's). Kudos to Grohl, and putting his money where his mouth is, and thanks for letting me revisit a sound that current bands rarely acheive nowadays. Recommended.