Metallica – S&M Reviews


At a point in their career when most bands would rest their laurels upon a greatest-hits package or live album, Metallica has done both, but with a decidedly loopy twist. They’ve recorded a double-live greatest-hits package with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra “sitting in.” Rock history and cutout bins are littered with previous attempts at a rock-symphonic fusion, from Emerson, Lake & Palmer to Deep Purple to the Moody Blues and the Siegel-Schwall Blues Band. But while previo (more…)

13 responses to “Metallica – S&M Reviews”

  1. Xipil says:

    If you ever considered buying any Metallica album, to be the first. It is essentially a Greatest Hits collection (which they never officially released) with two new songs, Human and No Leaf Clover. This album is simply incredible. The orchestra (conducted by Michael Kamen, who helped design Metallica “Nothing Else Matters”) and the big band sound together, say something less than that would be an injustice. Highlights from the album are “The Call of Ktulu”, an instrumental epic ballad based on an old HP Lovecraft story (check Amazon Book Search IT) which, followed by “Master of Puppets”, another 8 minutes + classic, is probably the best stand-alone single of all time. Another great performance on “The Thing is not too”, another Lovecraft-inspired work that should be listened to in complete darkness. For whatever reason, left Metallica a whole verse to this song that, in view of the excellent texts on this is a disgrace. “Fuel” is probably the best there is and always has been and always will be (and James knows it), the symphony really rocks here. “Hero of the Day”, one of the band's less “slow” songs, also sounds excellent, as the next two ballads, “Devil's Dance” and “Bleeding Me”. Disc 2 also has its share of hits, “Nothing Else Matters” was just begging to symphonized, and “For whom the bell tolls” simply rocks (although I wish they would keep the bell rings at the beginning of the song known). “Wherever I May Roam” sounds brilliant with the symphony, and is probably the best orchestrated piece on the album. “The Outlaw Torn” is a song that improved significantly, from the symphony. “One” is the pseudo-climax of the album, with such emotion that you feel as though you are actually in the concert-a fantastic piece of music, both lyrically and instrumentally. Again, I can not sufficiently pure brilliance of this album. It is a shame that the mainstream fans and critics can not see past Metallica often-notorious reputation and witness the band's true genius. It's a great album, in all aspects. If you like this album so much like me and want more work from Metallica, I suggest the following albums: “Master of Puppets” (often considered the best) to hear the sound of the early band, “Metallica” [ Black Album] (the best) to experience the transition from 80s metal 90s rock and “Load” (probably the most vilified) to the “end product” to Metallica. Only after listening to these three albums you can really decide for themselves whether they are “sold out” or not. “Kill 'em All”, their debut album, sounds and gritty after listening to S &M; you can probably skip “Reload”, since all the good things that is on S &M; “… And Justice For All “is a well-formulated album that is poorly represented S & M and deserves more recognition. There are other albums, of course, but I personally would not buy without sampling the songs first (the quality varies considerably). I hope that Metallica will be another album like this with another set-list. Can you imagine how great “The Unforgiven”, “Orion”, “… and justice for all “, or” Harvester of Sorrow “sound with a symphony? Anyway, that's all. Buy the album – you will not regret it.

  2. Ting says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best album ever in this 4LP version is just awesome… The big cover with a big photos on it… totally recomended…

  3. Ummi says:

    This review is from: S & M-Box (Audio CD) < / a> This Boxset rules! There are no two ways about it! Initially, only the box it comes in is killer. Two, with the S & M-CD installation in the first layer of the box, which is amazing! C, it comes with a deck of playing cards in which each has an ace characterature by a member of the band. Fourth: There is a nice poster, a black T-shirt with “S & M” on the front right Brest and on the back it says “soloist.” It also comes with a desk calandar that all texts about the individual songs on S & M on each side. The box is also available with a white silky cloth that has just completed the mood of the symphony. This set is a must for any true Metallica fans! We only 1,000 made.

  4. Viveka says:

    Quoted in the words of James Hetfield, “Did you hear the one about the rock band that wanted to play in a symphony?” Better yet, all the possible options, you can imagine that the band is Metallica? A year after releasing Garage Inc., the guys from San Francisco are back with their first live album since the Binge & Purge set. S & M – Get your mind out of the gutter – brings us a collection that no one could have expected. How can the voice of singer / Guitar James Hetfield, the amazing solos by guitarist Kirk Hammett, the head-banging of bassist Jason Newsted, and the thumping of drummer Lars Ulrich, together with the strings of Michael Kamen's San Francisco Symphony ? Remember how it was – just prepare to be amazed. The album was released in April, when the two groups met for a performance in Berkeley, CA and includes material from the band's previous albums with Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets, for which the Bell Tolls, and One. The Group complements these classics with two brand new songs, No Leaf Clover and Minus Human, both by big tune from the symphony. The first of the double-CD set has an opening with Ecstasy of Gold and The Call of Ktulu, with a great instrumental performance by the symphony. The boys soon Tallica things with Master of Puppets, Hero of the Day, Fuel, and the memory remains, along with other well-known songs from Load and Re-Load. In the second half of the set, we are like the classics, where I May Roam, Sad, but true, Nothing Else Matters and One. Other works from the self-title album known as the Black, Load, Master of Puppets, and … and justice for all of the completion of the performance. S & M meets both long-time Metallica fans, as well as the newer. It may not have many new songs, but the performance with the symphony seems to be a whole new light on the classics.

  5. Wolfgang says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    S & M Metallica/SanFrancisco Synphony CD
    I bought this CD for my teenage son who is learning to play guitar and piano. He loves it. Great sound combination with the Symphony joining Metallica.

  6. Kesia says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    felt like i was there!!!!!!
    I bought the cd and the movie i love the realistic concert….my god these guys are talented!!!!!!!

  7. Yasma says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    an orchestra …on a metal album ?
    Excuse me , but aren’t these the same cry babies who whined about losing their Grammy to a band that incoperates a flute in their act ?

  8. Deniz says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Metallica S&M
    This is a really great c.d. It is not what you would expect from Metallica. The cd is a live concert with the San Francisco symphony.

  9. Annabelle says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Is this an old LP record or just a Compact Disk?
    Hi dear seller!
    I just want to make sure that is this an old fashion LP record or just a commom CD? I mean the Long Play is a large black disk made by xylonite.

  10. Damia says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Metallica reveals their musical range, Loud and Clear
    As a Rock and Roll fan growing up with the likes of Kiss, Aerosmith, and Van Halen; Metallica was naturally an instant hit with me.

  11. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Smart, new, and amazing
    As a long term fan of Metallica this album was an interesting way to revisit all of the songs that have been screaming out of my stereo over the past 20yrs.

  12. Ulmer says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love it. The orchestra adds a certain epic sound to the already great music of Metallica.

  13. Ione says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So far, the only “greatest hits” CD they’ve released…
    If you’re on the fence about buying your first Metallica album, check out “S&M.” It serves as the closest thing they’ve done to a greatest hits album, and the San Francisco…

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