on 11 November 2004
The real reason anybody would buy this album is for the live tracks and not the song 'some kind of monster' - but with good reason. I have all Metallica's albums and the liive versions on this EP are quite phenomenal - they are more powerful, heavier, faster, and have longer and more intricate guitar solos than the studio versions. Also, just because its live doesnt mean that it has to sound tinny; the sound quality is really very good and you wouldnt know it was live most of the time. I only wish i had been in Paris to witness this amazing piece of music being performed.
However, you shouldnt buy this EP. 'The Unnamed Feeling' EP has exactly the same live tracks, but features the best song from the album St.Anger instead of Some Kind of Monster and has some cool packaging that you dont get with this cd. Thats the reason i have given it 4stars, to show that the live songs are brilliant but can be found on something even better. So go buy the unnamed feeling; its essential for any metallica fan, or any heavy metal fan for that matter.
o yeah, and being an EP, its cheap!
on 27 September 2011
This EP features the full length album version of Some Kind Of Monster, including 6 live tracks recorded on June 11, 2003, in Paris, France. The biggest highlight for me was the edited version of Some Kind Of Monster. It sounds amazing! I just wish the would have let some of the intro play out, but nonetheless a great EP. Highly recommended.