M.O.D.

Loved by Thousands, Hated by Millions

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Loved by Thousands, Hated by Millions might have represented the M.O.D. self-concept at the time of this 1995 compilation, but the description probably isn't exactly accurate. Most within the metal community had simply forgotten about this band (or more importantly, the superior project, S.O.D., that the group was born out of). In any event, after five Megaforce efforts stuffed with Billy Milano's failed attempt at humor and myopic, nationalist, and even jingoistic rants disguised as jokes, it was time for a best-of collection despite the absence of any hits. Anthems like "Spandex Enormity" and "Clubbin' Seals" probably had them rolling in the New York-area mosh pits, as live support must have been the leading criteria for inclusion in this 29-song opus. There are a couple of nice moments on Loved by Thousands, Hated by Millions -- especially from those culled from M.O.D.'s debut. But this record can be no stronger than the band's catalog, which barely qualifies as secondary within the punk metal pantheon.

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