Various Artists

World's Greatest Metal Tribute To Led Zeppelin

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Is this ever cool. This set bills itself as the World's Greatest Metal Tribute to Led Zeppelin. Can you think of another one? It might be the only metal tribute record to Led Zeppelin given its stature. What it contains are all the Zep classics done by singers -- and others -- from '80s and '90s metal groups: Kevin Martin from Candlebox; Paul Di'Anno of Iron Maiden; Joe Leste from Bang Tango; Jizzy Pearl from Ratt; Kevin DuBrow from Quiet Riot; a pair from Kix; Marq Torien from Bulletboys; and others, including Mark Slaughter from Slaughter (of course) and Fred Coury from Cinderella, together doing a ripping read of "Rock and Roll." Musically, it's a gas. These folks are serious and even those who don't succeed entirely -- and who shall remain nameless because of their valiant efforts -- give listeners something to hear. This Zep tribute is the catalyst that brings the great '80s and '90s metallers to the fore once again and makes listeners miss those bands more than ever. Even with its flaws, this is lots of fun.

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