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Metallica: S&M (2000)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | TV Special January 2000
A live Metallica concert backed by a 80 piece symphony orchestra, conducted by Michael Kamen. Two songs are debuted, "- Human" and "No Leaf Clover". A documentary is included. It also was released on audio CD.

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A live Metallica concert backed by a 80 piece symphony orchestra, conducted by Michael Kamen. Two songs are debuted, "- Human" and "No Leaf Clover". A documentary is included. It also was released on audio CD.

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During the concert, while "Nothing Else Matters" was being played, 'Kirk Hammett's ear monitor malfunctioned. He tried to tell a technician this by saying "There's nothing in my ear!" The technician responded "We're playing 'Nothing'!" thinking that Hammett meant that "Nothing Else Matters" was in his ear. See more »

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James: That feels good, don't know 'bout you man.
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Sheer brilliance
15 October 2004 | by (Bedford, England) – See all my reviews

The S&M DVD is possibly the best live work Metallica have done. Through sheer quantity Binge & Purge may be more highly regarded, but quality-wise I think S&M is better. Every track (barring Outlaw Torn) is just amazing, all benefiting from the extra dimensions a symphony gives - and the expert vision of Michael Kamen.

We start off with The Ecstacy Of Gold, performed beautifully by the San Francisco Orchestra.

The Call Of Ktulu, a much overlooked classic is the first Metallica song played and it sets the mood splendidly, it has power but also grace, 9/10.

Master Of Puppets is next up, which as always, is amazing, 10/10 on this one.

Of Wolf And Man is the first of many tracks on this DVD that are much improved with the aid of a symphony. I'm not a massive fan of the album version but I love the S&M version, 10/10.

The Thing That Should Not Be is well done but i'm not the biggest fan of the song, 8/10.

Fuel, always a crowd favourite, again benefits from the orchestra and earns it's 10/10.

The Memory Remains is also well performed with good crowd interactions, 9/10.

No Leaf Clover, a new song, is quite good, not heavy but likable all the same, 8/10.

Hero Of The Day is next and possibly my favourite performance on this DVD. Not their best song but is the most improved with the symphony 10/10.

Devil's Dance again, as above, not a great song but they manage to pull it off well, 8/10.

Bleeding Me tends to close the first DVD as Ktulu opened it, an epic song well done, 8/10.

The 2nd DVD starts off with Nothing Else Matters, a classic and was originally done with an orchestra, so is more than adaptable, 10/10 for sure on this one.

Until It Sleeps is a good post-black album song and holds it's own here, not the best performance of the day but still good, 7.5/10.

For Whom The Bell Tolls... Well, what can I say? They made a near perfect song another step closer to that title, 10/10.

-Human is the 2nd new song. Heavier and the symphony help out this song, 8/10.

Wherever I may Roam was next up and is my favourite track off the Black album, it's well done but not the outstanding performance on this DVD, 8/10.

Outlaw Torn was next up and I just can't bring myself to like it. A fan of the song might think differently but I can't give this more than a 6/10.

Sad But True is another great song which is performed well but i'm not overly convinced the symphony add too much to it, still a great performance though, 9/10.

One - Possibly the best Metallica song ever and is expertly performed by both Metallica and the symphony, can't fault it: 10/10.

Enter Sandman, a favourite of most was, like Wherever I May Roam, not an outstanding performance, in my opinion the symphony drowned out Kirk and James, and for a song like Enter Sandman that is not a good thing, 8.5/10.

Battery closes this DVD and has a brilliant intro by the symphony, 9.5/10.

Overall this is a brilliant performance to own, but musically and visually stunning. Any fan of Metallica would love this possibly even a few fans of classical music. A very solid 9/10 overall, with special mention to Hero Of The Day, Of Wolf And Man, Master Of Puppets and Nothing Else Matters.


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