Not only is this one of the best tribute albums Cleopatra Records
has released so far, it might also be the best tribute album I have
heard yet. First of all, dont let the title an industrial tribute
deceive you. This collection is so much more than just industrial.
The album starts off strong with Physical Attraction doing
a great heavy industrial version of Creeping Death. Apoptygma
Berzerk come in next with their excellent EBM club hit take
on Fade To Black. Terror Test blast onto
the scene with their dark heavy rock cover of The Memory Remains.
Keeping with a similar dark heavy rock feel, Grope
unleash their rendition of
And Justice For All. The
Sandowski Files present what is easily one of the best songs
here with their catchy electro-pop version of The Unforgiven (Sinner
Mix). The Element comes in next with their smooth
and soothing electro-gothic take on The Unforgiven (Saver Mix).
Tennis offer a female fronted alt-rock rendition of
Low Mans Lyric. Naked Lunch bring the heaviness
back to the album with their superb angry and aggressive coldwave take
on Shortest Straw. Dreadline create an astonishing
synth-pop version of Until It Sleeps. Innocent Blood
offer a funky jazz take on Enter Sandman. While I respect
their creativity, this version of the song just does not fit on this
album. 2K deliver an enchanting darkwave version of
Mama Said complete with beautiful female singing. Stigma
deliver an excellent dark techno instrumental version of Orion.
And finally 5 Blind Monks end the album with their
dark ambient outro entitled Acid Devil.
Of the many tribute albums out there, this one definitely stands out
as having some of the most variety and quality songs. If you have any
interest in hearing classic Metallica songs redone
in various different ways, this album is for you.