After releasing them from their contract, Jive collected the greatest moments of (hed) pe's tenure with the label, from their eponymous 1997 debut through 2003's hard-driving Blackout. And although they will never be mentioned in the same breath as many of their rap-metal contemporaries (Deftones, Korn, System of a Down, etc.), (hed) pe's hard-driving sound most certainly earns them a slice of the rap-metal pie. Thankfully, Jive had the good sense to stack their most well-known songs in the front and offer up fan favorites more prominently during the second half of the disc, including "Feel Good," which features System of a Down singer Serj Tankian and Kittie's Morgan Lander making guest appearances. It may not be a definitive look at the group, but it's a nice overview of the first half of the band's career.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston