Orgullo, Pasion, Y Gloria: Tres Noches En La Ciudad De Mexico [DVD]
Kwyjibo2006, on january 20, 2011 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sound: After a 10 year hiatus, metal giants Metallica returned to Mexico City for a three night stint in front of 155, 000 rabid fans. The result is the live album Orgullo, Pasiуn y Gloria: Tres Noches en la Ciudad de Mйxico, or Pride, Passion and Glory: Three Nights In Mexico City. While originally released exclusively in Latin America, the DVD is now available in North America. The album was released in various formats, including the regular, single disc DVD, as well as the 2-disc special edition featuring an audio version of one of the shows. This review will document the DVDs featured in deluxe package.
The band sound as tight as ever. Frontman James Hetfield's singing is on top form, while his rhythm picking is as good as it's ever been. Kirk Hammett's solos vary from frantic to beautiful, while Rob Trujillo's crushing bass and Lars Ulrich's pounding bass drum complete the rhythm section. The band is almost flawless throughout the album, and while it is obvious that the band's sound and style has changed throughout their lengthy career, it's not hard to see why these four are still the titans of metal 30 years on. // 9
Overall Impression: With Orgullo, Pasiуn y Gloria: Tres Noches en la Ciudad de Mйxico, Metallica have managed to blend the fantastic production quality of "Cunning Stunts" with the ferocity of songs from "Live Sh*t: Binge and Purge". It has plenty of new, and plenty of old to please the fans, without sounding like a tribute band to themselves. "Mexico City" is a definite purchase for any fan of the band is, and, love 'em or hate 'em, yet another example of the monster that is Metallica. // 9