Sound — 10
Metallica, once upon a time the masters of metal, who would have thought that songs like Master Of Puppets, For Whom The Bell Tolls, One, Battery and you know what I mean, can be played with an orchestra. When I saw the DVD I was amazed. First of all, the live performance seemed too perfect, I mean everything was right. The vocals weren't too ambitious, the drums were fast, and so was the guitar. It sounded perfect, looked awesome and showed how far Metallica have actually come. From being those young rockers who thrashed it out to release Kill 'Em All to what they were in the S&M show.
Content — 10
All the classics, One, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Master Of Puppets, Battery, Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, Memory Remains, Fuel, The Thing That Should Not Be, The Call Of The Ktullu among others and two new tracks, No Leaf Clover, and Human. I loved each and every performance. I loved the way they did One, and I only wish they would have played Fade To Black also. But on the whole a great list of songs. The way Nothing Else Matters was played was fabulous. Firstly, Hetfield was sitting in the middle of a hundred people with his acoustic in hand and playing like as if it was just another day playing with an orchestra of about 100 members. And then came his awesome voice. And nothing else matters.
Production Quality — 9
Great sound, honestly it was awesome. Though I'd rather have a Live Shit Binge And Purge sound, this was different. I have to appreciate the fact that, the were playing symphony there with Metallica, talk about best of both worlds. Anyway the production was spot on, yet nothing to marvel about.
Overall Impression — 10
Great, absolutely fantastic. The songs played are great, the performances are all awesome. I loved each and every bit of the performance. A great experiment, good idea, Metallica rules! Or rather "ruled." Compare this to the DVD in St. Anger. It is not the classic metal concert, like Live Shit Binge And Purge, but is just another dimension of Metallica.