Metallica are the exception. Their last tour was a metaphor for rock bloatedness that featured a collapsing light rig, flaming propmen on zip wires and a fake EMS brigade.
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It shouldn't come as a surprise that these covers recall the blooze 'n' boogie heavy rock of the Loads, but what is a surprise is that Metallica seems to have found their footing in this style through other people's songs. Sure, it may not be nearly as raw as early Metallica , but it is a better listen than either of the Load records. And if raw is what you want, the equally diverse disc two provides all the thrills you could hope for.
It's a fun tune, and the production is easily the best on the second disc. Even though it's from mid-career Metallica, this is one of the first modern Hetfield vocals. Keep it simple stupid. One of the very first Metallica covers, "Killing Time" is somewhat unremarkable except for James' quirky drill sergeant vocals odd counterpoint to "Disposable Heroes" and the quick pace. Really little to say here. Now we have the Motorheadache set. These stick right to the book, and it's fun to hear Metallica just fucking around in the studio.
Watch for some massive miscues and flubs, and some really cheap production, but who cares? Just fun fun fun, and some of the 'Heads best tunes as well. Refreshing to hear a Motorhead set without "Ace of Spades". And that pretty much covers it. One of my very favouritest albums, and one that refuses to get tired for me. Stand-Outs: "Am I Evil? To listen to Metallica before they sold out is a true experience, you received music that had meaning, purpose, and life really. The band has long been a gateway into the world of metal and for this reason I purchased this album, purchased it with expectations of them covering songs with quality work.
Metallica alas did not meet these expectations. A 2-disc set of Covers Garage Inc. Sadly this venture into new territory, or should I say attempt to honour the bands which influenced them was a horrid miscalculation.
The mere thought of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Metallica functioning on the same wavelength sickens me. The first CD offers semi-quality music with adequate vocals and instrumental work, though Lars Ulrich sounds incredibly lazy on certain songs. Over all this CD was a let down, rather unimaginative and no Metallica added to the works whatsoever.
The second CD offered a new level of craptacular work from this once decent band. This is an all in all terrible effort by Metallica to leech more money than ever out of listeners out there. A suggestion to prospective buyers, download this album first and listen to what you were about to waste your money on… if you still wanna buy it, go ahead. But I warned you. This album really isn't all that bad! Yes I know I am a metal head and saying new Metallica is good is blasphemy! But fuck that, okay I will admit they have lost there thrashy edge, but it is still good for being hard rock!
Let me start with the first disk! Yes I realize that these songs have been recorded in the "new" age Metallica but there really not that bad. These are the bands that influenced Metallica greatly. Even Turn the Page is done good, not great, but not butchered. The Mercyful Fate melody is the best melody ever, taking all the great Mercyful Fate songs and cramming them into one. Kirk even manages to throw in some well copied solo's of MF.
And the BOC cover! How can this album not be great, the riffs of these original songs are done heavier for a more modern age of listeners. The last couple of tracks were taken from the original Garage Days The second disk is even better.
Most, if not all of this is the old recording. Fuck yeah, Motorhead, Misfits, Diamond Head, come on this is what motivated these guys to come up with some of the greatest albums of all time ie.
Kill 'Em All, Master of Puppets, etc. Once again, the riffs are nicely taken from the originals and played either at the same level or pumbed up with killer thrash speed!
Tired of Metallica's new age and want them to go back to their roots? This disk is there roots! This album is very important to any Metallica fan. Not only are these covers great, but they are nicelt performed, with little difficulties and crappyness.
Over all blend is great, vocals good, guitars good, can't go wrong. And this my fellow metal heads is what got Metallica going! Their influencers! That is why cover albums kick ass, because they open you up to a whole bunch of other kick ass bands!
There are some worthwhile selections on this 2CD compilation, but the signal-to-noise ratio is quite low, as most of the first album, and even a bit of the second, is utter crap. The first disc is all new stuff recorded in and around , so one can only imagine the quality of the selections. Some of the songs begin questionable, and some end up butchered by James "Waylon Jennings Fan" Hetfield and friends. There are two Discharge covers, and a Mercyful Fate Medley Metallica have always been big on medleys, especially live - apparently, they don't remember how to play a whole song!
Those are the highlights, the rest is pretty much commercial crap "Whiskey in the Jar", "Turn the Page", and then "Tuesday's Gone", which is complete shit even by Lynyrd Skynyrd standards Oh that's right, Kirk can't play the part of one guitarist, never mind four. The second disc is what makes this almost worthwhile, though it is probably far more rewarding to either hunt down the originals, or to really sock it to this band and get the songs on mp3!
Disc Two is more a b-side collection than anything else, and thus omits anything that never made it as a Japanese bonus track, EP song, or album - therefore it is woefully incomplete. Dirty Money was played live once in , and no recording of it is known to exist, but that should not stop the band themselves from having and releasing a copy. Overall, it's not bad, but it is definitely not as fan-oriented as they could claim.Complete album!:) 1. "Free Speech for the Dumb" 2. "It's Electric" 3. "Sabbra Cadabra" 4. "Turn the Page" 5. "Die, Die My Darling" 6. "Loverman" 7. "Mercyfu.