Nineteen years ago, the movie "Heavy Metal" broke new ground in film animation. Its accompanying soundtrack gathered some of the hottest rock acts of the time, although the likes of Devo, Donald Fagen, and Don Felder could hardly be considered either hard rock or metal. Now, HEAVY METAL 2000 has rectified the situation as metal and industrial acts unite on an ear-splitting album.
Maintaining the values of the original film, "F.A.K.K. U" is an extreme aural breach that screams sex, drugs and rock & roll. Monster Magnet's rock radio hit "Silver Future" starts off in a deceptively mellow mood, until it's overtaken by Dave Wyndorf's slashing guitar riffs. Pantera stokes the metal tradition with its pounding, aggressive "Immortally Insane," while Days Of The New inject their acoustic stylings into the proceedings on "Rough Day," and Queens Of The Stone Age proffer a psychedelic "Infinity." Billy Idol, who provides the voice for one of the film's main characters, retains his snarl and attitude on his first track in seven years, the appropriately-titled industrial workout "Buried Alive" with rap-metal represented by an Insane Clown Posse/Twiztid one-two punch on the anti-police "Dirt Ball."
Alternative Press (5/00, p.92) - 3 out of 5 - "...a pummel-fest from start to finish....a ball-breaking release."