Sound — 9
This re-recording of the great Metallica album Master Of Puppets, is almost too good to be a free cover-album. Almost all the song are covered perfect! It's recorded and released, along with issue 1102 of the Kerrang! magazine. Awesome.
Lyrics — 9
Lyrics are the same. The difference is the vocals (of course), and they are pretty good. Except for the Mendeed-cover of The thing that should not be. It sucks!
Overall Impression — 10
Overall it is a very good cover-album compared to it being for free. 01. Battery - Machine Head does this song perfect, sounds very much like the original. Great guitar-work, nice vocals. You can't find any other cover of this song, this great! Exelent. 02. Master Of Puppets - awesome cover, Trivium is a great band and they are only about 20 years old all of them. And that they can play this legendary song that good, respect. 03. The Thing That Should Not Be - this is IMO the poorest song on this album. Mendeed front-figure does the vocals like shit! It is false singing! They have added an extra solo, which is okay, but it doesn't fit in. 04. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - this song is covered good by Bullet For My Valentine. Slower than the original. The vocals could have been better, but otherwise good.. Great instruments. 05. Disposable Heroes - this song is played very good by Chimaira. Sounds almost as the original. The only difference (and minus) is the screaming, which Mark Hunter does all the way through the song. Great solo, Rob Arnold rules! As a whole it is a very nice cover! 06. Leper Messiah - nice job done by Fightstar. Sounds much as the original, and the vocals are quite nice! Great solo. 07. Orion - I have never really heard anything from Mastodon, but now I think I'll go borrow some CD's! Well I haven't heard vocals from Mastodon since Orion is an instrumental track, but the instruments is just incredible! Very very nice work! Plus it's done in its full length! 28:58. That's awesome done! 08. Damage Inc. - good cover by Funeral For A Friend. Great work by the guitarists! Despite the, more or less, failed cover of The thing that should not be, which Mendeed f--ks completely up, this album is totally one to own! Great work from (almost) all the artists!