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Metallica – Live Shit: Binge & Purge Reviews

Live Shit: Binge & Purge

This enormous live box set is a necessity for the hardcore Metallifan, though casual fans (if Metallica has any casual fans) might be scared off. It contains material up to and including the self-titled “black” album, including concert favorites “Creeping Death” and “Seek & Destroy,” as well as classics like “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” and “Fade to Black.” There are also a couple of ripping-fast solos from Jason Newsted and Kirk Hammett, and covers of “L (more…)

13 responses to “Metallica – Live Shit: Binge & Purge Reviews”

  1. Lajos says:

    This review is from: Live Shit: Binge & Purge (CD & DVD) (Audio CD) Simply put, this is the best box set I have ever heard. Admittedly, I am a huge fan of Metallica and I'm inclined to fall in love with it probably a little release. But Metallica rips it live, and this box set presents more than eight hours. On the CDs and DVDs (a Mexico City show on the CDs, and full Seattle and San Diego shows on DVD), you will hear a totally different side of the band. While their studio recordings are tight and emotionally, their live set gives a feeling that Metallica have fun when they play live. There is a certain tendency to improvise, listening to an explosion of this title. The sound quality is not as good as S & M, probably because these shows were in the early nineties, and the high-budget production of the time that falls short of what you can expect the live recordings from recent years. But it's still great, a different interpretation of their songs. If they live, their tunes sound different than their studio counterparts, but this is actually a good thing, there are moments when certain things are, and then Pummel the tension when they feel like, in which a kind of jammy rates feel. Hetfield's comments to the quantity in the left, that was the only thing dissapointing about S &M; it's great to hear James interacting with the audience. As it pumps, you feel to be activated. The Show from the Black Album tour is impressive, but the direction is somewhat choppy. The … and justice for all the show is brilliant, and the series comes in a very epic and powerful. As I said, the best box set I have ever heard. And it is loads cheaper than the VHS version, I would recommend this to any hardcore Metallica fan, or someone who likes to listen to live albums.

  2. Hummer says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Online purchase I have ever made
    This DVD set is hands down the best item I have ever purchased on amazon. I was going back and forth on whether I should buy this DVD/CD set for about a month and I finally…

  3. Keyah says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    better than i expected
    not bad the music cds are good for live stuff. my version has the vhs tapes for video i couldnt find the dvd version cheap enough for my tastes. but the videos are pretty good too.

  4. Sholto says:

    Okay, time for a real review. First, of course, I did it more stars if possible.So Let's get into it physically. The box is the size of a DVD Special Edition type. All CD's and DVD's are packed in one case with a simple tracklist book, Snakepit pass, and a mini-”Scary Guy” stencil in comparison to the older of the old box set. My only complaint is how small the book is in the 2nd DVD. Unreadable for the majority of screens, if not all. You have to put it in a computer DVD-ROM drive and zoom in. Next, both DVD's are beautifully filmed. It has a kind of cinematic quality. The sound is great, but do not expect that it sounds like an album of course, these were shows.The Arena Live CD's …. the best live CD's I have ever heard. Period. Put a pair of headphones, close your eyes, and it is 1992. This is worth every penny. I'm just gonna say that everyone who likes metal, or I would even say, “Hard Rock” on every level, should own this. It does not matter what you are about Metallica today, or if you never liked when they … it is possible. They will be again, if you have never seen, or if you have not seen it in years as I do. I watched the Seattle video first, and suddenly I was 13 again. I did not believe that, as in years. My hands were shaking and my stomach hurt from adrenaline. I can not lie. Metallica changed my life at the age of 9, I'm now 21 and my life feels different again, now that I waited, and finally have this collection in my possession on DVD. It is the gut. Amazing. What an experience, just from a few DVD's. Get this. This is METALLICA.

  5. Yalitza says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    There is a reason it is still high priced–IT IS WORTH IT!
    This set is the Best Metallica concert set I have ever purchased. When it originally was released it was only available in VHS format with a choice of C.D.

  6. Joyce says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pudo ser mejor
    Si pudo ser mejor pero desafortunadamente no incluyen el video del concierto en México que fue tal vez el mejor concierto que ha dado Metallica en Latinoamérica, se hubiera…

  7. Vaman says:

    This review is from: Live Shit: Binge & Purge (CD & DVD) (Audio CD) I would have missed the chance to see Metallica live during this tour in support of the eponymous band ” Black Album, “says Live Sh * t: Binge & Purge is probably the closest I come. The former Box is now available in two formats – a double CD case and a DVD-style longbox. What can I say, from their descriptions, the contents are the same, and typical of Metallica, they give you lots of material for a good price – three live CDs and two concert DVDs for only slightly more than the price of two DVD films. The good points: – The three live CDs on a wide range of songs from the band's history, but as compulsively on the Black Album. – The sound quality of CDs is very good. – The benefits, especially James Hetfield's vocals and rhythm guitar, are searing. – The DVD concerts are very good, if a little rough on the editing. I always had reservations about this record because I was worried the concert footage would wear thin very quickly, but the band fiery performances, the inventive staging (such as Lars Ulrich runs across the stage in the middle of “The Four Horsemen” , and jumps to another kit on the other side) and several cameras helped that the image quality. The bad points: – No brochure. I think they had the package a little bigger, a little box and the brochure. – The sound on the DVD is terrible. I've never heard a professional music-DVD release with so many volume fluctuations and bad sound cuts. It's like you have a live CD with the whipped cream engineer the faders up and down without reason. The vocals are muddy, the lead guitar mixed too far back, and all the tracks on the disc sound like they are foaming at the speaker. – The format I'd bought the double-CD case, is simply not enough for five discs. They should create a special digipak, or used three double-CD Jewel Cases. – The Live CD contains much, much too much quantity of noise, banter and moments of waiting for the music. In a concert setting, this could be okay, but as a listening experience, it is dismal, for a solid minute and half of the sound effects before the war, “One” can begin. They had more careful editing. – No bonus material. The video from the Black Album, and especially the legendary music video for “One”, would have been very tempting bonus material for this set. Despite its shortcomings, this was the last major official release of Metallica before they bitterly contested 'Load / Reload “phase, so that a document of the band's history, this set is invaluable.

  8. Yousef says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Rip roaring live offering
    Not much of a live album fan myself. But sometimes the versions on live albums can sound more full blooded than some creaky studio take from circa 1976.

  9. Ketaki says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    the best of MetallicA
    this was the one thing that got me into MetallicA in 2003 (well…lets just make it clear that i was born in the 90s) and it is absolutely one of the best things the band has…

  10. Tabor says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The next to the last great effort from Metallica
    If you have never seen this concert set before, you are in for a surprise.
    The ….And Justice For All live DVD is enough to make this set worth every penny spent…

  11. Oran says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Those were the days…
    The real real deal in this package is the Seatle gig.Though shorn of the fancy settings of the San Diego gig,this is one of the most explosive gigs I have seen on DVD.

  12. Bindi says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hmmm
    I rarely listen to Metallica, but I do like everything they did up until the Black Album. I know call me a hyprocrite right now and throw the review out the window.

  13. Cailyn says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of my favorites!!
    I live with regrets now after hearing this music. I was never a really big fan of theirs and owned none of their music. I am, however, a big ‘live’ music fan of all types.

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