Last year's "Headbangers Ball" compilation served as a heavy metal primer for those looking to get acquainted with the current crop of metal.

Last year's "Headbangers Ball" compilation served as a heavy metal primer for those looking to get acquainted with the current crop of metal. Roadrunner and MTV2 continue the trend this year. Essentially the second edition of "Now That's What I Call Heavy Music," the two-disc set bridges the gap between popular, mainstream hard rock and more underground bands that hard music fans might have only heard about via word-of-mouth or T-shirts. The first disc features more established bands like Korn, Slipknot and Megadeth, as well as a previously unreleased live performance from Dave Grohl's Probot. Disc two features more subgenres, including death metal (Deicide), black metal (Cradle of Filth, Satyricon) and metal-core (Unearth, Eighteen Visions). While not essential, this second collection is a diverse cross-section of all things heavy.—BT

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