Garage Inc. review by Metallica

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  • Released: Nov 24, 1998
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.8 (103 votes)
Metallica: Garage Inc.
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Sound — 10
It's not like any covers album you have ever heard before. Metallica thought of all the artists that had inspired them in the past (the likes of Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Diamond Head and The Misfits) and put new life, fire and power into thier songs. James Hetfeild and Kirk Hammet have had to put in a very varied perofrmance on this record. From crazy shredding to acoustic picking there is not a note out of place. The bass playing, although simple is very important to each song, there are some cool bass lines but his job is more solid than spectacular. Lars has a nice easy job and is able to play out heavily on the songs to make them truly his own.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are very varied, being from artists ranging from a sick loved up lunatic (Loverman) to an Irish folk classic (Whiskey In The Jar) then a look at the crappyness of the modern world (The More I See) even to the death of a parent (Am I Evil). James Hetfeild sounds different in each song, making each sounding like his own performace. The best sonsg lyrically are Am I Evil, Killing Time and the Mercyful Fate Medley. The medley of Mercyful Fate songs also has an excellent vocal performance, as does Killing Time, Blitzkerg and Sabbra Cadabbra.

Overall Impression — 10
It is definatly the best set of covers that I have ever spent my money on. It shows exactly what made Metallica the unstoppable force of Metal it is today. From fantastic lyrical prowess to amazing technical abillity you can just hear that Metallica really mean this and want to show thgier appreciation to their heros. Killing Time, Astronomy and The More I See are three impressive songs from Budgie, Blue Oyster Cult and Discharge. Metallica's version of each song is actually better than each original. They are fantastic covers that any band would be proud to put out. If it were stolen I would kill the stealer and win it back.

13 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Satchpwnsnoobs
    OK people, the reason this album isn't as good as Master or Justice is because this is a cover album and those are metal masterpieces. This album is more of a goofy project to show their roots. Metallica started as a garage band and this is a demostration of all the artist they admire and get inspiration from.
    krymson
    KingABX345 wrote: though it doesn' rly compete with Master Of Puppets or Kill 'Em All this is still am awsome CD u should definatly get this CD
    no shit, these are covers.
    Shabalaba
    They are covers but as long as they are good covers its k. Besides DeMoNhUnTeRuLeS you posted that last year and they are still going
    mEtAl_hEiGhTs
    Satchpwnsnoobs wrote: OK people, the reason this album isn't as good as Master or Justice is because this is a cover album and those are metal masterpieces. This album is more of a goofy project to show their roots. Metallica started as a garage band and this is a demostration of all the artist they admire and get inspiration from.
    YES! YEES! I agree
    rob_bass_man
    great album but what i don't get, the first 5 songs on disc 2 were recordin before justice when jason came, and the bass is clear on it, but when it came to justice they turn bass down
    heaven,hell?
    you spelled lynyrd skynyrd wrong it is pronounced 'lĕh-'nrd 'skin-'nrd. those dots over the e magicaly changes it to y, or a in this case
    wildchild6660
    "Turn the page" is one of the best covers ever, alongside "Hallowed be thy name" by Cradle of Filth
    TOVI
    i wish lars' kick was more audible..in order to hear the wicked duoble kikks in prince etc.
    Smithsc
    ha! i love how the firs reveiew spelled Lynyrd Skynyrd wrong. great album though, alot of fun to listen to!
    Metallidethium
    \m/ slayer \m/ : of kitten and man should listen to hate crew deathroll by children of bodom if hes never heard that many swear words in a metal song
    thats a good choice but i think the most ive heard is hot dog by limp bizkit although its nu-metal and i consider it rap-rock.
    hawkdude9
    of kitten & man wrote: how much swearing does "so what" have! aside from "y'all want a single" from korn that is the most swearing in a metal song that ive ever heard
    listen to hot dog by limp bizkit for more