You shouldn't be misled by this album's title. Slaughter didn't specialize in grisly death metal: they were pop metalists that stressed melody to a fault, as evidenced throughout MASS SLAUGHTER: THE BEST OF. For a fleeting moment in the early '90s (just before grunge), Slaughter were one of the most promising new bands in an up-and-coming melodic rock class which also included Firehouse, Giant, and Steelheart, among others. While best known for the party rock anthem "Up All Night" and the dramatic power ballad "Fly to the Angels," Slaughter had other strong tunes that slipped through the cracks, such as "Days Gone By," "You Are the One," and "Real Love." MASS SLAUGHTER: THE BEST OF contains all the hits you'd expect.