Heart of Metal is a highly listenable collection of hard rock and heavy metal, much of it from the '80s, with nearly every artist here represented by one of their biggest hits. Power ballads tended to have greater success on the charts than uptempo rockers, so that means the selection here is strongly skewed in that direction. It isn't an exhaustive collection like, say, Monster Ballads, but it is an enjoyable listen for fans of this era in hard rock, and there is an occasional rocker to pick things up a bit.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey