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S & M
S & M
Offered by davehopetrading
Price: £9.20

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, dear God, yes!!!, 27 Nov. 2006
This review is from: S & M (Audio CD)
IT'S METALLICA AND AN ORCHESTRA!!! IT'S INSANITY, IT'S MENTAL,IT'S.... actually frightengly good.

This would the "greatest hits" Metallica said they would never do, so they decided to do something a little out there, and, by George, it's good.

"Master of Puppets" sounds better than the original (3 Metallica purists have just bought sniper rifles), "Fuel" sounds HUGE, the lethal bass intro "Devil's Dance" is picked out brilliantly by the orchestra, "Outlaw Torn" actually becomes listenable (6 more Metallica purists have joined the hunt for my head), "Hero of the Day" and "One" are, frankly, sublime.

And for those who love their Metallica raw "Enter Sandman" hasn't been messed around with too much by the orchestra, and "Sad But True" is still as brutally heavy as it was on the Black Album.

This is a must for Metallica fans, the only downside being that occasionally the guitars get a bit lost under the orchestra and the somewhat mundane "-Human".


A-Sides
A-Sides
Price: £14.34

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forget Audioslave... this is rock, 27 Nov. 2006
This review is from: A-Sides (Audio CD)
No offense to audioslave fans out there, but this is an awesome starting point if you're looking to get into Cornell's better work.

Kicking off with the brooding "Nothing To Say" (check out that heavy-as-sin bass line), the first few tracks showcase the 'Garden's earlier efforts, but it's only when you get to the "Badmotorfinger" era and onward that the full force of Soundgarden hits you (I'm going to overlook "Black Hole Sun"), from the brutal "Jesus Christ Pose" and "Outshined" to the (comparatively) light "Day I Tried To Live", Fell On Black Days" and Burden In My Hand".

This is an awesome starting point for getting into Soundgarden and will lure you into buying more of their back catalogue (do it, it's money well spent).


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