12 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2017, Metallica founded All Within My Hands, a charity providing support for causes as diverse as wildfire relief, local food banks, and the bolstering of community college technical education programs. Recorded in the band’s home city of San Francisco, the acoustic Helping Hands serves as both a benefit record and a career-spanning retrospective, showcasing some of the band’s best-loved songs in a setting that brings their stadium-sized power into intimate focus. (The covers—by Bob Seger, Nazareth, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple—are inspired, too.) As great as it is to hear ballads like “Nothing Else Matters” and “The Unforgiven” stripped bare, it’s even more of a trip to hear how they transform their thrashier classics (“Disposable Heroes,” “Enter Sandman”), including a take on 1983’s “The Four Horsemen” that turns the original’s blistering gallop into slick roadhouse blues.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2017, Metallica founded All Within My Hands, a charity providing support for causes as diverse as wildfire relief, local food banks, and the bolstering of community college technical education programs. Recorded in the band’s home city of San Francisco, the acoustic Helping Hands serves as both a benefit record and a career-spanning retrospective, showcasing some of the band’s best-loved songs in a setting that brings their stadium-sized power into intimate focus. (The covers—by Bob Seger, Nazareth, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple—are inspired, too.) As great as it is to hear ballads like “Nothing Else Matters” and “The Unforgiven” stripped bare, it’s even more of a trip to hear how they transform their thrashier classics (“Disposable Heroes,” “Enter Sandman”), including a take on 1983’s “The Four Horsemen” that turns the original’s blistering gallop into slick roadhouse blues.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

XanderDark ,

Nice change of pace

Ok, the only reason I rated this album four outta five was because on a acoustic live sets the drums are not turned up volume wise. Yes, Lars like to make sure we all hear him playing drums on the Metallica albums.
Unfortunately, that don’t apply to acoustic sets where the drums are mid range volume wise not so high to drown out the guitars playing along with the vocals.
I’m big Metallica fan and like what they were doing here for a worthy cause in all but in the future like the upcoming S&M 2 live set they might want to pick a happy medium between the guitars and drum music volume.
I honestly know Lars will never let this happen but if he ever does then the next time they produce a acoustic album it will sound awesome hearing the perfect balance between all of them. 🤙

pholly ,

Awesome

How stupid can you be to give an album released to support a charity a one star review for being live? I hate humans.

CuttingthruBS ,

Great album for a good cause

Just saw them and was blown away and the fact that they gave a check to in each city even better. Then this drops, again, proceeds going to charity, very nice, then they do justice to a great BOC classic with Veterans just was icing on cake.

More By Metallica