S&M [DVD] review by Metallica

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  • Released: Jun 1, 2002
  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9 (132 votes)
Metallica: S&M [DVD]

Sound — 10
The sound on this DVD/CD is incredible. The orchestra really give it an extra boost and it makes the songs so much stronger and they almost seem perfect. Like the 'tallica guys said in the extra documentary the orchestra's background tunes are beautiful even without the guitars, drums etc.

Content — 10
The content on this album is very well suited for the orchestra, you can understand that songs like "So What" and "Am I Evil" couldn't be played because I'm sure the orchestra wouldn't approve.

Disc one:
01. The Ecstasy Of Gold - orchestra
02. The Call Of Ktulu
03. Master Of Puppets
04. Of Wolf And Man
05. The Thing That Should Not Be
06. Fuel
07. The Memory Remains
08. No Leaf Clover
09. Hero Of The Day
10. Devil's Dance
11. Bleeding Me

Disc two:
01. Nothing Else Matters
02. Until It Sleeps
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Human
05. Wherever I May Roam
06. Outlaw Torn
07. Sad But True
08. One
09. Enter Sandman
10. Battery

The content is totally great, it even features two new songs (No Leaf Clover and Human) and a 41 minute S&M documentary on how it all was done and you kind of get to know the meastro, it also has interviews with band members and you can choose camera angles on some songs to ckeck out what each of the guys are doin'.

Production Quality — 10
The production quality is pretty ace, the lighting effects are great, there's a little intro type thing to "One" which is nice. Like I said the lighting is pretty cool, the back ground screen shows neat patterns and swollen pictures of the guys in action.

Overall Impression — 10
Many bands have worked with orchestra's all over the world, but in any of them there wasn't as much inspiration, power and melodic songs. Its a very mellow and easy going DVD, hardly any swearing, no nudity or anything of that nature. Watching Kirk's face after a guy does a stage dive during "Outlaw Torn" is pretty funny. This is a truly great DVD and any 'tallica fan should own it. Some of the perfomances in this are much better than studio versions. If I lost my copy I would definatly get another copy.

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