Some Kind Of Monster review by Metallica

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  • Released: Jul 13, 2004
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 6.7 (22 votes)
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster
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Sound — 10
This is the 4th and final single from the contreversial "St. Anger". It also has live performances of "The Four Horsemen", "Damage Inc", "Leaper Messiah", "Motorbreath", "Ride the Lightning" and "Hit the Lights". The song itself is the higlight of "St. Anger", with curching riffs and awesome drumming. The live shows are what you would expect from the thrash giants: Intense and exciting with even better singing and riffing than the already astounding record equivelents. Kirk Hammet proves himself worthy as a rhythm player matching everythin James Hetfeild could do in every song. Rob Trujillo is proving himself to be a worthy Metallica bass player, easily eclipsing Jason Newstead and almost matching Cliff Burton. Lars uses less drums than he does to record songs but he still proves he is the best drummer in the world with more pounding beats by the little goblin type person from Denmark. James Hetfeild is still the mighty performer he was "back in the day". His stage presence is still above any front man ever as is his interaction with the crowd.

Lyrics — 10
"Some Kind Of Monster" is a song about the problems Metallica had during the making on "St. Anger" in which the band were on the brink of splitting up over and thats probably why they named the film after this song. James Hetfiled is singing better than ever (bar "Master Of Puppets") on this song. The Best of the live lyrics come from the two "Master of Puppets" songs, Damage Inc and Leper Messiah, proving that the greatest album ever is still a massive marker on any show they play.

Overall Impression — 10
Overall it is the best Metallica single ever because it has the best mix of old (Four Horsemen, Hit The Lights etc) and new (Some Kind Of Monster). This has riffage befitting of gods like Hetfeild and Hammet and drumming that only Lars Ulrich is capable of. The live tracks are exciting, fast and furious and energy sucking, just as any Metallica live set is. Damage Inc and Ride The Lightning are the best live of the live bunch, the editted version of Some Kind Of Monster is really not neccesary and no way near as good as the full song.

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    ledzppln1969
    "Lars uses less drums than he does to record songs but he still proves he is the best drummer in the world".....umm, what? i love metallica, but lars is NOT the greatest drummer in the world. neil peart, and the drummers from shadows fall, trivium, cildren of bodom, nightwish, cradle of filth, nile, and pretty much any band is better than lars. still, metallica kicks ass \m/
    SGofawesome
    aerodynamic lov wrote: Metallifan1626 wrote: But then again...Kirk hammet is the BEST guitar player ever,James best rythem guitarist,and BEST EVER NO ONE CAN BEAT...RIP Cliff burton...but Trujillo will have to do... If You Think Kirk Hammett Is The Best Guitar Player In The World Then You Must Be Retarded .....Also James Might Be A Great Rhythm Player But He Isn't The Best. Trujillo Is also A Great Bass Player And You Would Know That If You Listened To Music
    Kirk is not the best lead, no where close, but James is 2nd, behind Dave Mustaine. If anyone has listened to some interviews, it's Dave 1st, James 2nd, and Malcolm Young from AC/DC third.
    guitarfreak222
    aerodynamic lov wrote: Metallifan1626 wrote: But then again...Kirk hammet is the BEST guitar player ever,James best rythem guitarist,and BEST EVER NO ONE CAN BEAT...RIP Cliff burton...but Trujillo will have to do... If You Think Kirk Hammett Is The Best Guitar Player In The World Then You Must Be Retarded .....Also James Might Be A Great Rhythm Player But He Isn't The Best. Trujillo Is also A Great Bass Player And You Would Know That If You Listened To Music
    Why the hell do you make each word have capitals? its wierd..
    aerodynamic lov
    Metallifan1626 wrote: But then again...Kirk hammet is the BEST guitar player ever,James best rythem guitarist,and BEST EVER NO ONE CAN BEAT...RIP Cliff burton...but Trujillo will have to do...
    If You Think Kirk Hammett Is The Best Guitar Player In The World Then You Must Be Retarded .....Also James Might Be A Great Rhythm Player But He Isn't The Best. Trujillo Is also A Great Bass Player And You Would Know That If You Listened To Music
    tucker69²
    Metallicafan777 wrote: Megadeth spawned from Metallica, they wouldn't even exist if Metallica didn't. Trashing Metallica by comparing them to Megadeth is like saying humans are ten times better than god.
    agreed.
    pantallica95
    i like the cut down edited version of some kind of monster that they used in the video.
    thenextkirk92
    megadeth is no way near better than metallica. they released a greatest hits album for god sake. talk about no creativity
    Killingyouguy
    Actually, their producer bob rock plays bass on St. Anger. Trujillo came in later, but he is pretty damn good.
    Nightstrider
    My friend has this CD, and it is pure comedic gold. You really notice how bad Hetfield's vocals are, and did anyone notice how during Ride the Lightning he says "... I forgot the f**king words!" Classic.
    Metallicafan777
    Oh, and if you hate Metallica, STAY THE F--- AWAY FROM PLACES WHERE METALLICA FANS ARE GOING TO GO.
    Metallicafan777
    Megadeth spawned from Metallica, they wouldn't even exist if Metallica didn't. Trashing Metallica by comparing them to Megadeth is like saying humans are ten times better than god.
    ChattyPunisher
    baah megadeth sucks compaired to metallica i meen common guys even if st anger was pretty bad you atleast should respect them for putting out music for the last 20 years:O and im sure they'll redeem themselves
    80smetalpro0987
    i h8 metallica so much the only good abulms good by them is ride the lighting and kill em all megadeth is 10 times better!!!!!
    Metallifan1626
    But then again...Kirk hammet is the BEST guitar player ever,James best rythem guitarist,and BEST EVER NO ONE CAN BEAT...RIP Cliff burton...but Trujillo will have to do...
    Metallifan1626
    hmm lars the best drummer? i think not i mean he is pretty fast but mostly on the double bass...my opinion is that Travis Smith from Trivium is the best drummer...and for old schoolers...neil pert.
    PyroJesus
    Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge metallica fan, but after being raised on Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets, Some Kind of Monster sounded AWFUL. The guitar playing sounded almost effortless and the singing was devoid of all emotion. Sorry, but that's my opinion =S
    mullenmetal
    totally the dudes been in the biggest rock band for over 20 years i think hes gonna be a good drummer anyway i agree some kind of monster is a good song