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Audio CD, February 13, 2001
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listen  1. BatteryDave Lombardo, Eric A.K., Mike Clark, Robert Trujillo 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Sad But TrueBruce Kulick, Eric Singer, Joey Belladonna, Marco Mendoza 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. SanitariumJohn Marshall, Mickey Dee, Scott Ian, Tony Levin, Whitfield Crane 6:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The UnforgivenDoug Pinnick, Frankie Banali, Tony Franklin, Vernon Reid 6:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Thing That Should Not BeJason Bonham, Jeff Pilson, John Garcia, Kudt Vanderhoof 6:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Enter SandmanBurton C. Bell, John Christ, Robert Trujillo, Tommy Aldridge 5:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. WhiplashBilly Milano, Phil Soussan, Scott Ian, Vinny Appice 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Nothing Else MattersBob Balch, Gregg Bissonette, John Oliva, Lemmy Kilmister 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Seek & DestroyAinsley Dunbar, Chuck Billy, Jake E. Lee, Jimmy Bain 6:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. For Whom the Bell TollsAl Pitrelli, Aynsley Dunbar, Eric Bloom, Tony Franklin 5:17$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 13, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Big Eye Music
  • ASIN: B0000589AZ
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,829 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

Eric A.K., Mike Clark, Robert Trujillo, Dave Lombardo
Joey Belladonna, Bruce Kulick, Marco Mendoza, Eric Singer
Whitfield Crane, John Marshall, Scott Ian, Tony Levin, Mickey Dee
Doug Pinnick, Vernon Reid, Tony Franklin, Frankie Banali
John Garcia, Kurdt Vanderhoof, Jeff Pilson, Jason Bonham
Burton C. Bell, John Christ, Robert Trujillo, Tommy Aldridge
Billy Milano, Scott Ian, Phil Soussan, Vinny Appice
John Oliva, Bob Balch, Lemmy Kilmister, Gregg Bissonette
Chuck Billy, Jake E. Lee, Jimmy Bain, Aynsley Dunbar
Eric Bloom, Al Pitrelli, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar


Features present and past members of SLAYER, FEAR FACTORY, ANTHRAX, S.O.D., TESTAMENT, MOTORHEAD, OZZY, SABBATH and many more!

METALLICA tributes are guarunteed sellers...this disc stands far above the pack!

Includes brutal new versions of old school favorites like Battery and Seek & Destroy, as well as mega-platinum hits like Nothing Else Matters and Sad But True!

Every true fan of metal will absolutely need this amazing disc. Without it, they must turn in their studded metal head badges immediately!

Realizing that the market for tribute records, and more specifically Metallica tributes, has been saturated the natural tendency would be to stop producing them, right? Wrong! The appetite that metal hungry fans have for these releases is truly a phenomena. If anything, the anti has been raised to create better work. Enter, METALLIC ASSAULT. This unique disc offers 10 of the bay area bad asses'best fan faves, brutally recreated by some of the biggest names in metal, past & present! Featuring special once in a lifetime collaborations between the heavyweights responsible for Fear Factory, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, Ozzy, Sabbath and more, this disc belongs in the collection of every head who ever raised the devils horns! --Cleopatra Records

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By pablo enrique commoncelli on December 10, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I saw the line up on this and just about shat myself, I mean seriously, Chuck Billy jamming on Seek and Destroy with Jake E Lee, this has to be good.

Or so one would think.

This album takes top musicians and great songs and makes them sound average. It is impressive in its ability to do so. One reason is the anemic production. Instead of drum kit destruction courtesy of Lombardo we get a kit that sounds like an average death metal band given too much money to spend on misguided studio production. Clear, but clicky and lacking any punch whatsoever. All style of the original drummers is drowned by the flattening production.

And so it is with the guitars as well. A collection of guitarists ranging from solid to solid gold (John Christ's shredding is baddass) they all have the same overly produced, undeniably cheap sounding tone. Riffs that should swagger, crush, inspire bedroom moshing and so forth are reduced to technical exercises.

Finally, there really is a feeling that none of these dudes were in the room at the same time - the lack of vibe and cohesion and passion on these songs is incredible.

Save your money. Listen to the originals and imagine how good this record COULD have been...
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ian Scottish on March 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have no idea how this album is recieving any hate, but I am going to give my opinion regardless. This is the only tribute album that has this many well-known artists from some of the best hard rock and heavy metal bands covering Metallica songs. So many of these artists stand out like Dave Lombardo of Slayer doing the drums on "Battery"...he gives the song a totally new sound and I really think he outshines what Lars did on the original. Some other artists that I felt stood out were Whitfield Crane from Ugly Kid Joe doing vocals on "Sanitarium", Anthrax/S.O.D. guitarest Scott Ian gives his own flavor of rhythem on "Sanitarium" and on "Whiplash" while his bandmate Billy Milano from S.O.D. does the vocals; and former Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna is another worthy mention on "Sad But True". Another thing about the album which people may find very cool is that Rob Trujillo (THE NEW METALLICA BASSIST) does bass duties on the tracks "Battery" and "Enter Sandman" giving us Metallica fans an idea of what the future has to hold for this newly added Metallica bassist. The only drawbacks of this CD were that there could have been a few more tracks, and I also was pretty dissapointed being a Fear Factory fan of how Burton Bell did the vocals on "Enter Sandman", he sounded fine but it just really didn't fit the music. Over all though I'd say this album is with out a doubt worth any real Metallica fan's money. Not only do you get the artists I mentioned doing these classic tracks but some other standout artists are Eric Singer (one time drummer of Kiss), John Christ (of Danzig, who I must say plays an incredible guitar solo on "Enter Sandman"), Vernon Reid (from Living Colour) and Lemmy (bassist of Motorhead) amongst many others. I'd say almost every artist on this album makes their part very original and each song has a much different spin on what Metallica originally made.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 8, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Tribute albums are always hit and miss, especially those that feature a collection of members from various bands instead of actual bands. Most are duds (see: just about any Deadline/Cleopatra tribute album), but occasionally you find one that works really well (see: Working Man and Dragon Attack: A Tribute to Queen). Metallic Assault, unfortunately, is a tribute album that just doesn't work on any level.

On paper, this should be an absolute winner. Doug Pinnick and Vernon Reid, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jeff Pilson, Jon Oliva and Lemmy for crying out loud! These are all interesting and potentially incredible combinations and every single one fails miserably. I don't know if it's the production or what, but something just seems to suck the life out of every song on this album. I didn't even think it was possible to hear a flat, dull Doug Pinnick performance, but it sounds like he sang "The Unforgiven" in his sleep. Only the Bell/Christ/Trujillo/Aldridge version of "Enter Sandman" and the Oliva/Balch/Kilmister/Bissonette version of "Nothing Else Matters" merit a (legal) download.

I love the source material, and am a fan of nearly every musician who contributed, but I'm afraid Metallic Assault goes back to the used CD store clearance bin from whence it came.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jigokusabre on February 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the first, and really the only Tribute to Metallica done not only by established musical powerhouses, but that is in the same Genre as the band being given tribute (as opposed to the Death Metal Overload, the Techo "Blackest" Albums, and the Um, Punk um, Punk Tribute. Metallic Assault is a great album that any Metallica fan should at least give a listen to.
This may not be Kirk, James, Jason and Lars, but some of Metallica's best music has now has equally great performances by those who have toured with and grown to admire Metallica. Seek and Destroy and Battery are clearly equivilent or superior on MA than they were in their original rendition.
My only complaints are the choice for vocalists on For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the Thing That Should not Be; and the use of Lemmy Kilmister on Nothing Else Matters (couldn't they have adapted Disposable Heroes or Eye of the Beholder for to Lemmy's bass, like Metallica did to Motorhead's Overkill?)
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