Friday, July 03, 2009

897. Metallica - S&M (1999)

Track Listing

CD 1:

1. The Ecstasy Of Gold
2. The Call Of The Ktulu
3. Master Of Puppets
4. Of Wolf And Man
5. The Thing That Should Not Be
6. Fuel
7. The Memory Remains
8. No Leaf Clover
9. Hero Of The Day
10. Devil's Dance
11. Bleeding Me

CD 2:

1. Nothing Else Matters
2. Until It Sleeps
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. Human
5. Wherever I May Roam
6. Outlaw Torn
7. Sad But True
8. One
9. Enter Sandman
10. Battery


How bad is this album? Let me count the ways. Firstly the addition of an orchestra brings nothing new to the songs, to the point where you often forget it is even playing. It is quite noticeable the first couple of tracks and then it's pretty much gone.

Secondly it is a crap recording, the band sounds like they are at the bottom of a well and the orchestra like it is buried under said well. Then they ruin The Ecstasy of Gold, a Ennio Morriconne track from one of my favourite films...

Fuck this album.

Track Highlights

1. Ecstasy of Gold

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The name of the album is a play on sadism and masochism (also represented by S&M).

No Shit!

Enter Sandman:

1 comment:

Dave Mustaine said...

This is one of the records that I don't understand why it's in this book. I can understand how Britney Spears was important and, hell, giving the Bee Gees another chance is a good idea but this album has little going for it.