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Audio DVD, Original recording remastered, May 1, 2001
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The songs were not like their usual thrash-style, nor was the sound, or the lyrics, or the song structure, or the production. Does that make this a bad album full of bad songs? No. Does the album lack musicality? No. Does it lack the attitude that metal projects constantly? No.
People forget that this album houses one of THE most heavy songs ever written - Sad But True. Some hardcore losers might come out and say, "What about Morbid Angel's 'Nothing is Not?' Or Six Feet Under's 'Blood of the Insane?' or Samael's 'Shining Kingdom?' Huh? Huh? Huh?" And then call Metallica p@$$y sellouts. I don't think so. Yes bands like Slayer, Samael, Impaled Nazarene, Deicide (Children of the Underworld), Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel (James Murphy-era) might write songs that are far and away heavier than a lot of Metallica's songs, but you can't deny that "Sad But True" is a benchmark of metal heaviness and raises some serious hairs on the back of your brain. Keep in mind the other thing about Metallica that this album demonstrates, no matter how crappy the music gets, no one can match their power.
Then there are those that howl about "Nothing Else Matters." Once again, we hear moaning about how it was popular, teenie girls liked it, it's not heavy, it's not metal, it's not real, it's a sellout song, it's stupid, it's not Slayer, blah blah blah. Does this mean it's a bad song? No.Read more ›
For anyone wondering about the presentation here, the 4 LP vinyl collection, 8 sides worth of Metallica goodness (or badness if you hate what they became with this album)is presented in as pristine and accurate aural presentation available. Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, known to be notoriously picky about the material they will master, using their 1/2 speed mastering process using virgin 180 Gram Vinyl, allows for deeper grooves and manages to capture subtle nuances in the recorded performance not found in other formats (CD being one). Vinyl, being an analog format isn't hindered by a sample rate.
For many, the CD will sound good enough. They did a great job with the CD. For those that want to hear everything that can be possibly replicated at home will want to pick up the vinyl remasters. On middle range setups this still sounds amazing; on a high end system it can only be astounding.
This album may not be the Metallica you love; if this is the case, don't buy it. If you hate it on CD you will still hate the tracks on vinyl, so rebuying would be pointless.
In the end, I'm glad I bought the vinyl remasters.
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GREAT album, but don't buy on vinyl. There was a manufacturing error when the vinyl was pressed causing the song "Enter Sandman" to skip. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This album rocks on vinyl. Great way to introduce my children to music I grew up with.Published 3 days ago by Josh Doyle
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The album sounds awesome in 5.1, if you have the correct 5.1 set up and a good subwoofer, this album kicks, wait untill you hear Enter Sandman through 5 speakers, when it kicks in or Of Wolf and Man, the guitars sound alot heavier then the cd. An added bonus is a clip form the Classic Albums dvd... Read More
Nov 9, 2006 by B. Janes | See all 9 posts
I think that if they see CD's as a threat to your or their faith, then that faith can't be very strong, can it? I think that spirituality shouldn't be focused on such petty things as what music people listen to, but rather spiritual merit; what actions people take and do for one another. I know... Read More
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|Songs done better when "covered"||
I heard it through the grapevine: CCR originally (right?), BEST done by Marvin Gaye.
god, this is HARD! let me keep thinking about this.
Dec 21, 2007 by Jonathan D. Williams | See all 8 posts
|Five Desert Island albums||
HI well I would have my ipod but anyways I have a lot of abulms that I love but i guess i could name five that I would like to have on a dessert island . . . . Here goes
These are in no spacific order.
1.Metallica- Master of Puppets, this is an awesome abulm that truley i cannot find a flaw.... Read More
Mar 12, 2008 by Matthew Burke | See all 11 posts
|What do you think the best song from each metallica cd is the best||
Kill 'em All - "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth"
Ride The Lightning - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Master of Puppets - "Disposable Heroes"
Garage Days - "Crash Course in Brain Surgery"
And Justice For All(*Eye of the Beholder single B-Side) - "Breadfan"... Read More
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