Various Metal Dreams: Volume 2

This is an almost unbelievable and totally hilarious collection of ballads, ranging from metal power ballads from bands like Stratovarius and Blind Guardian to goth electro suicide calls to fucking Skid Row and Mr. Big! All this on Nuclear Blast. I can enjoy the occasional ballad on a disc, but 76 minutes of pretty much sub-standard ones is way too much. Let's just say "18 and Life" steals the show here. Look at the track listing, have a laugh and get on with your life. (Nuclear Blast)