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This CD package includes a special live DVD. The performance, filmed and recorded - as Metallica likes to say - in 'shitty 5.1 sound, balls out - features the band playing all tracks in sequence from St. Anger. The idea to create such a unique offer wa
Never underestimate the regenerative powers of Metallica. Following the stripped-down Load and Re-Load, they've returned to the raw, vitriolic savagery of their earlier canon, using 1984's Ride the Lightning as a template for St. Anger. The title track provides the psychic lynchpin of the album by combining the bombast and defiance of the band's earliest high-water marks with more deliberate lyrics and emotional nakedness. Equally cathartic is "Some Kind of Monster," a lumbering beast of a song that declares, "This is the voice of silence no more." Despite that claim, there's an economy to these lyrics; James Hetfield's raw-toothed growl only occasionally punctuates the menacing soundscapes. In fact, "Dirty Windows," the standout track here, is a shimmering five-minute instrumental that's free of the baroque trappings that sometimes clutter the Metallica landscape. --Jaan Uhelszki
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It's not speed metal:
Die-hard Metal-heads, it's not speed-metal, but those elements are in parts of the songs. They're not ashamed of speed-metal riffs anymore. Lars kicks out some impressive double-bass flurries akin to Dyer's Eve, or Whiplash.
It's not shred metal:
There's not a single guitar solo on this record, but Kirk's riffs plaster throughout the songs so you don't miss them.
It's not new metal:
They've melded old Metallica with new metal influence, I.E. the new bass player that specializes in ultra-low frequencies. I hate new metal, but there's enough of vintage Metallica to create an interesting hybrid.
It's not quite progressive metal:
The songs are all long & progressive with many changes. Progressive hard rock fans will dig it.
It's not commercial metal:
James vocals are crisp & melodic as always, floating over very anti-melodic music. These songs are NOT pretty!! YEAH!! There are no standard chord progressions on this record. It comes from the depths of hell!!
It's not a typical drummer metal record:
Lars turned the snare strainer off of his snare drum, and it sounds like a timbale. He did this because they recorded this as a live band, and with the low bass guitar tones, it would've been rattling the snare so much, it'd sound like a killer bee storm in there. This makes for something different, clear, but brutal.
It's a mutant!:
The only thing that [is bad] about Metallica coming out with a rad album is, the tour. They're touring with all of the crappy new metal bands. I would love to see Metallica on this tour, but not with all of the Korn clones.
So if you are an adventurous Metal listener, that likes old Metallica, but won't cry if it's not exactly like old Metallica, then buy it. ...
While it does kinda suck about that,i cant believe all these illiterates have dragged the average rating down to a 3 star. #2 overall on amazon.com at this writing and a 3 star?
THIS ALBUM EFFIN ROCKS!! the low ratings are from (1) the posers - and i ask them 'do metalheads go around rating britney spears albums?' no, because we would BECOME SICK and (2)the 'old metallica was great but new metallica sucks' crowd - god what a tired rap that is.
FACE IT : bands change their sound as they get older, live with it. dont compare old to new. look at zeppelin, ozzy, motley crue, c.o.c., or any other band. While it's hard to argue with the fact that their best work was before BOB ROCK introduced his formulaic influence...why cry over spilt milk...great songs are still to be found!
Hoping for a few good ones i was BLOWN AWAY to discover that there are no less then FIVE awesome songs on this album. 2,3,5,9,and 11 F-IN ROCK. 'all within my hands' is awesome. 'unnamed feeling' is a nod to black sabbath all the way. Yes the style has changed, hopefully not because Mr. Rock wanted a 'new metal' sound - but there are no ballads on this one baby - if you hated 'nothing else matters' you will love this album it JAMS FROM BEGINNING TO END.
Anyone complaining about robert trujillo, the new bassist, is nuts - this guy has impeccable credentials and an intensity that is SCARY. for the uninformed ever heard of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES or DOWN to name just 2?
Which brings me to the free DVD that is included - anybody trying to say that metallica sold out (dont all bands sooner or later?) and are only in it for the money cannot argue with the fact that they could have made a sh**load of money selling the DVD separate but have included it free - along with free access to a website to download live mp3s. Napster freaks, get over it, they took a stand for their industry against piracy and although i did it too, i respect them for that. And now we can have our precious mp3s legally.
Overall : it does suck that kirk doesnt seem to get much work on this album (why? are bob and lars being d**ks? is kirk ok?) but it doesnt take away from the fact that this albums JAMS - James is at top form (to say - a guitar god of metal of all time) and i like it better than the BLACK ALBUM, LOAD, or RELOAD - PERIOD.