Review Summary: It's what you'd expect from The Unnamed Feeling EP, only with a song worse than the Unnamed Feeling. Not to mention that they threw on a shorter version of it.
After bringing St. Anger to the table, which I like to describe as the patron saint of disappointing and repetitive music, questions about Metallica arose. Primarily, what is to become of them with their new abysmal sound whirling around? Another one is what is the point of this…”album”? I could hardly consider it an EP. This could possibly be a stop block. Either that or a tribute to the documentary Some Kind of Monster. The closest song that could be considered new is the edited version of Some Kind of Monster. The edit is better because the snare sounds the way it should be and it’s only 4 minutes long.
The first song however, is the actual Some Kind of Monster (ugh). It’s one of the most repetitive songs off St. Anger, so don’t even bother playing this song unless you’re one of the very few that liked St. Anger. When you hear the bridge, the song does change a tiny bit, but only for the worse. When you hear “Ominous, I’m in us”, don’t laugh. I’ll give you a cookie if you don’t.
And now, onto the live set. I don’t see what this has to do with St. Anger or Some Kind of Monster, though. These live songs were also on The Unnamed Feeling, which brings me back questioning the purpose of this album. Now, I don’t know how, and I’m not just talking about James’ voice, but even though this is old Metallica (yay!), it just doesn’t feel the same. The first song on the live set is a classic from Kill ‘em All, which is The Four Horsemen. Call me crazy, but this version is somewhat just as good as the original version, because it doesn’t have those two pointless minutes right before the end.
Apparently, Metallica can’t keep the flame hot, because the third song, Damage inc., is one of the more appalling songs off of this CD. It starts off promising, but then I hear James singing and then the song became ultra repetitive after that.
The best performance of the concert was Ride the Lightning. If you ask me, Ride the Lightning is Metallica’s best album. This song proves that Metallica has been around for a long while because James sings
...I forgot the fucking words...
Either that or the binge drinking is finally catching up.
And now, on to the concert closer which is another miraculous song from Kill ‘em All, Hit the Lights. Instead of that screaming he did on the original studio recording, he held long notes instead. Unlike Damage inc., this song sounds different halfway through but it still matches the song. This song features a great guitar solo by Hammet like always.
The actual last song is that better version of Some Kind of Monster that I talked about earlier. Even though this version is better, having even one version of Some Kind of Monster is bad enough.
Final Score: 3/5