That title for this review is a joke, by the way. Sort of.
What I mean by that, and what threw me when I first heard the CD, is that the Tenacious D movie is presented somewhat as a musical, with some dialogue being sung. So when you first hear this CD, "Kickapoo" in particular, if you haven't seen the movie already you'll think the D has smoked too much weed!
So, by all means, see the movie first, then pick up the CD. Otherwise you won't enjoy it at all. Some people I know were expecting The Pick Of Destiny soundtrack album to be another funny collection of songs with skits mixed in. It's not a sequel to the first album at all, this is a soundtrack and has to be listened to as such.
Most songs here are winners: Great musically and funny lyrically. "Baby" is a waste of time, as is "The Government Totally Sucks". However there are some songs on here that blow away new releases by most metal bands!
"Kickapoo" -- featuring guests Meatloaf and Ronnie James Dio -- is outstanding. You'll be singing along within minutes, but please, not in front of mom!
"Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)-- a personal fave. In a way it's even better without the visuals from the movie. Probably one of the best tunes here. You'll be wanting to storm the gates too.
"Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)" -- simply outstanding musically. You will have every lyric memorized too. Dave Grohl shreds on vocals in a voice I've never heard him use before. Best tune on the album.
"The Metal" -- an extra from the end credits, this is simply hilarious.
But seriously, almost all of the other songs are great too. Tenacious D write great songs, believe it or not!
Four stars. Totally listenable.