To mark their 25th anniversary, Roadrunner Records selected four "teamcaptains" to assemble musicians and write songs for the compilation.The captains are Slipknotdrummer Joey Jordison, former Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares,Machine Head guitarist Robert Flynn and Trivium vocalist/guitarist MattHeafy.The resulting 18 songs are a collection of some of the best metalmusicians on the planet. Of course not all the songs are gems, but themajority are very good. Here's a sampling of some of the artists thatparticipated on the album: Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Glen Benton(Deicide), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Dani Filth(Cradle Of Filth), Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage), King Diamond,Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw), Acey Slade (Murderdolls), Corey Taylor(Slipknot) and Jeff Waters (Annihilator).
Included in the package is a DVD containing footage from allfour sessions and some other goodies. This has definitely been aworthwhile project for the label and the musicians involved. Instead ofrepackaging old hits, they came up with the unique idea of an album ofall-star collaborations.