16 Songs, 1 Hour 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After 1991's Metallica (a.k.a. The Black Album), the one thrash-metal band that connected with the mainstream began a number of stylistic experiments that were met with as many opinions as there were people. Metallica's 2013 IMAX film, however, primarily returns the group to its early thrashing days. The setlist isn’t comprehensive (the band would have to play nearly everything off its first three albums, for starters), but it works as a classic "live" album. Metallica is both tight and elastic enough here to make each performance worth hearing. After the standard introductory music from Ennio Morricone (“The Ecstasy of Gold”), the foursome runs through “Creeping Death” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” with vintage firepower. Choices such as “Fuel” and “The Memory Remains” (from ReLoad) and “Cyanide” (from Death Magnetic) yield insight into the band’s latter-day preferences, while the streak that starts with “...And Justice for All” and runs through to the instrumental “Orion” is a checklist of classic Metallica tunes.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After 1991's Metallica (a.k.a. The Black Album), the one thrash-metal band that connected with the mainstream began a number of stylistic experiments that were met with as many opinions as there were people. Metallica's 2013 IMAX film, however, primarily returns the group to its early thrashing days. The setlist isn’t comprehensive (the band would have to play nearly everything off its first three albums, for starters), but it works as a classic "live" album. Metallica is both tight and elastic enough here to make each performance worth hearing. After the standard introductory music from Ennio Morricone (“The Ecstasy of Gold”), the foursome runs through “Creeping Death” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” with vintage firepower. Choices such as “Fuel” and “The Memory Remains” (from ReLoad) and “Cyanide” (from Death Magnetic) yield insight into the band’s latter-day preferences, while the streak that starts with “...And Justice for All” and runs through to the instrumental “Orion” is a checklist of classic Metallica tunes.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
771 Ratings

771 Ratings

Malfurian ,

Cash grab!!

I'm joking but for real, how can you not have the song through the never on the soundtrack for the movie through the never?!

Dawgman06 ,

YES!!

Who cares if they are the same songs. Metallica Rips and if you don't like live Metallica then shut up and don't buy it.

It is an ok album ,

Sickened

I'm just sickened by how many people hate metallica, i mean people enjoy 4 or 5 albums when they have like 10 or 11 now so your liking half of metallica, if you don't like st anger, load, or their second best piece of work death magnet you guys should just go listen to one direction or Justin beiber. Ps for metallica fans that still live on check out newsted heavy metal music, no regrets

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