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Some Kind of Monster

MetallicaAudio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (July 13, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B0002DB58G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,355 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Some Kind Of Monster
2. The Four Horsemen (live)
3. Damage, Inc. (live)
4. Leper Messiah (live)
5. Motorbreath (live)
6. Ride The Lightning (live)
7. Hit The Lights (live)
8. Some Kind Of Monster (edit)

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2004 EP, the title track was taken from the heavy metal veteran's 2003 album 'St. Anger'.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice EP July 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
First off let me say that 'Some Kind of Monster' was one of my favorite songs off the controversial 'St. Anger' album, and this here is the cd-single/EP of that track...the live tracks here document the band's early days, and are performed flawlessly with the band sound as energetic and vital as ever...but i have to say the real surprise and standout for me on this album, was the edit and remix of the title track: THIS is the way 'St. Anger' should have sounded! the song is punchier and just sounds a 1000 times better than the original version despite being cut down to about 4:15, buy this for that gem alone!...also, the added t-shirt is a nice addition, albeit a very wrinkled one when you first buy it lol...well this is a solid EP, with some great live tracks and a killer remix of 'Some Kind of Monster', let's hope they remix the rest of 'St. Anger' like this
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Over It, Already They Are not Puppets September 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I don't care what you people say, Metallica still kicks-a$$. Next time you morons feel like ragging on James and company remember that bands have to evolve or they tend to disappear. Can you honestly name very many bands from the 80's metal scene that are still around today? NO bands that broke up and reunited DO NOT count.

Metallica would love to make albums that sound just like Kill 'Em All but if they did (as much as you complain about wanting that sound) everyone would start whining "That sounds like stuff they did in the 80's, can't they get with the times?" I've noticed that you morons can't be pleased. you just like to complain about anything METALLICA. Also I would like to know if some of the reviewers have even seen Metallica live? Because I have seen them twice recently and they played King Nothing off Load and Fuel off Reload. Not to mention Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, and Sad But True. As a matter of fact I don't know of any concert since the black album was released that they have not played Enter Sandman. And this album and T-shirt were great, a good price too. I can't wait for the movie. You people don't want to listen to a great band your just want a group of puppets that will only play what you want them to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars old school rox July 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a cool EP to get if you dig collecting live Metallica tracks. Will Culp's review for this was pretty awful... hey will, how could you say damage inc and ride the lightning are some of metallica's weakest songs in the 80s? Are you one of those trendy metallica fans who only know Fade to BLack and Master of Puppets? Your musical tastes obviously lacks.

The edit of Some Kind of Monster sounds better than original but nothing great. Its kind of a shame Metallica spent more time making a movie that'll probably tarnish their perception of most fans who viewed them as those guys in the 80s who were willing to take anybody down. They could've spent way more time recording St Anger than crying to some psychologist aobut their problems.

Either way, old tracks are great and don't listen to Will Culp's sub par review.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Some Kind of Rip-off March 16, 2005
By W. Tang
Format:Audio CD
All I can say is that I was very disappointed. It's not because of the number of songs or the song selection, but the fact that the aggression that James used to growl these songs is gone. He now wants to be a singer. There's no singing "Damage, Inc." or "Ride the Lightning". These songs have lost all of it's original feel of anger and aggression. And James forgets some of the lyrics to "Ride the Lightning" to boot! Lars' drums sound weak. They sound like a set of K-Mart children's drums. I realize they aren't young anymore but I think they would at least try to maintain some of the "fire" the got them going in the first place. If you really want a copy of this, I would suggest buying it used. Otherwise, don't waste your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A modest monster February 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Metallica's latest album, Some Kind of Monster, will probably leave most fans with mixed impressions. It's fast tempo and mixed lyrics will have you either liking it, or hating it after listening to it for a while. This monster though can get very scary.

Some Kind of Monster features six live songs preformed in Paris, the song "Some Kind of Monster" from their previous album St. Anger, and an edited version of it. The main catch to this album is, it contains some of Metallica's most unprepared songs, as well as some of their better tracks. "Some Kind of Monster" has some of the most distinct lyrics in the album, but is shadowed by it's repetitive and drawn out structure. Hetfield's voice goes well with the guitar, but at some points he sounds almost wounded, and is overtaken by the instrumentals. This song did not need to be this long, getting to the end of it is like trying to climb a mountain, there's nothing but jagged rocks on the way. The only other songs that I can fairly give some serious negative criticism to are "Damage Inc." and "Motordeath". The lyrics to the first in no way fit the hasty and rushed impression the song delivers. The only good part to this song is it's guitar riff, which is something that most Metallica songs include, so it's nothing special. With "Motordeath" it was hard to tell why they called it this, because for most of the song it's hard to tell what he is even saying. The generic drum beat and repeated riffs are just thrown together in another extremely fast song. Good thing, because it's so fast that it's over before you have a chance to get sick of it.

The main complaint among many fans is that the entire album features weak drumming, and uncalculated lyrics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cd
we loved it . it was bought as a christmas gift and the person that got it loved it thanks
Published 3 months ago by Sheila Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars metal
well metallica rules a lot of the environment and cannot be duplicated even though some try these guys are just bangers and love what they do and make amazing music
Published 6 months ago by spudas
4.0 out of 5 stars Not That Big of A Monster
It's good for what it is, live stuff is great, my only complaint it, the continuity of it. Apparently it was taken shows in France, the song order could have been just that, in... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cecil A. Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album to torture the yuppie next door
I bought this to use as a weapon in a battle with a neighbor that poisoned my cat. now just when he turns the lights off to goto sleep I turn this on.
Published 17 months ago by G. Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Kind Of Monster
The ones who like st. anger will enjoy this ep. The live tracks are cool 6 songs from 3 shows in one day in paris !
Title track of the remix is pretty sweet too.
Published 23 months ago by Chad Frey
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a chance, it rocks
If you have not heard this CD, give it a try. I think it's creative and fresh, a lot of good songs. Why would you want a carbon copy of their previous music?
Published on November 6, 2011 by Glendale
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality EP
This EP features the full length album version of Some Kind Of Monster, including 6 live tracks recorded on June 11, 2003, in Paris, France. Read more
Published on June 7, 2011 by Fernando
3.0 out of 5 stars Deserves to be a double cd
Here's the complete songlist from the movie credits, with the exception of the st. anger stuff, I would've liked a more complete soundtrack, this full priced ep with the chinese t... Read more
Published on August 20, 2006 by Sean in Catskills
1.0 out of 5 stars How did this happen?
How could Metallica take great songs like "Damage Inc." and "Ride the Lightning", from the early days, and massacre them like this? Read more
Published on December 31, 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars Metallica Live
Ok, this is pretty cool exept that this is way too short. Yes it is a soundboard recording, but you can go to [...] to download any of the Metallica shows posted for free. Read more
Published on December 10, 2005 by Equa_olien
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