Label: Vertigo - 2757094 • Format: CD EP • Country: Australia & New Zealand • Genre: Rock • Style: Thrash
Release Date: Tracklist. Album Rating: 3. Comments and constructive criticism are - as always - much appreciated. LOL, what was that for eh? XD But haha, thanks mate! I tried to go for a more side-story based method this time, and built my review around that as opposed to linking the story to how the album unfoldsand I'd like to know how that turned out here. Good review, pos.
I appreciate it! Memories of the time I drove a horse-drawn carriage with square wheels over a road made of glass that was also covered in screaming cockroaches. Haha lots of people been creeping around me lately. I humbly accept your vote in the next election!
Good review, but I must sleep now. It sounds like you had a blast! It was a really fun show, they're born entertainers. Welcome Home Sanitariumrecorded live on September 15,at the Rod Laver Arena, in Melbourne, Australia yeah well i was here this ep sounds a lot better than the first. Pretty great tracklist, still doubt I'll ever get around to checking this out though. Excellent review, pos'd. The first one was just It's a solid live EP.
Pretty great review, Irving. I always enjoy reading your reviews. I appreciate it. The one that was conceived on your iPhone? I'm getting impatient here! Numero douze. Es-tu Francais Irving ou Francais-Canadien? Are they new to the metal scene? Haha, I have to wait a while before I'm allowed Metallica - Six Feet Down Under Part II post it :P.
Mais maintainent je suis au Canada pour mon baccalaureate et j'ai pris beaucoup de courses de francais. Est-ce que vous-etes francais-canadien? Yeah, you're right - these guys are kinda new to the metal scene.
They're pretty arrogant and high-horsed too - they toned down the bass parts on one of their albums because the bassist was new. After a while the guy left; I hear he's in a new band these days - its name Whatever You Like - T.I.
- Paper Trail with a V. And may end with a D. Review Summary: Go against the grain until the end. Rank: 0 for For one, Metallica simply does not have the song-writing penchant or riff-production capacity to match their counterparts followers of Metallica's progress will recognize that they've averaged only one album every five years for the past decadewhich has caused them to fall behind when it comes to having a dominant presence at record stores.
They've never been the most technically proficient of bands either as anyone who listens to even a handful of metal bands will be able to tell youand rely almost entirely on the aftershocks of their Black Album William Warfield - Ancient Music of the Church/Lowe: Ballads mainstream popularity to retain a semblance of relevance and meaning.
Then there's also Napster - but that really needs no more elaboration. Yet, judging by recent events, Metallica have apparently become privy to this gradual slide of theirs, and are taking the appropriate stopgap measures to put a stopper on the rot. They did two things both of which pertain to the ideas outlined abovethe first of which was to put out a lot of limited edition EPs at an extremely fast rate.
In September Metallica - Six Feet Down Under Part II got the admittedly mediocre Six Feet Down Underafter which the band quickly intimated plans to release yet another similar EP before the year is out - the rather enigmatically titled Live At Grimey's which was apparently recorded back in Then, sandwiched in between the aforementioned pair like a forgotten middle-child, is the subject of this review - a quickfire release which is clearly designed to keep the momentum going until late November at the very least, when the concoctions that took place within Grimey's Record Metallica - Six Feet Down Under Part II are finally revealed.
The rationale behind this is mind-blowingly simple: if anyone knows what the 'Tallica faithful want to hear, it's the 'Tallica faithful. And so, the Oceanians put their heads together and came up with a scorching tracklist that is as simple as it is epic - giving birth There Is No God - Grimetime - Spirit Of Disgust a new EP that is bereft of any post material in the process.
It is thus that we find ourselves with a release that is a surprisingly engaging ride through the back-catalog which is also arguably the best work of this American thrash metal juggernaut. A frequent problem that has plagued Metallica's shows is their occasional inability to bring forth the verve and cohesion of their studio recordings to the live setting.
This problem is particularly pronounced for their longer, faster, and seemingly more complicated works from the s. Yet, Concertino for 12 Instruments - Pierre Boulez - The Complete Erato Recordings Six Feet Down Under Part IIthe band come as close as they probably ever will get to producing the "definitive" live versions of tracks from Take for instance, the EP opener "Blackened": it is the perfect start to affairs, featuring a clean recorded intro that quickly explodes into the song's signature machine-gun riff, which in turn is ably helped along by the roars of approval from within the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
The seamless chemistry forged between the band and their third bassist can also be seen at its zenith in a pair of fist-pump-inducing mid-sections, as Trujillo contributes some Aint No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross - All The Great Hits backing vocals to both "Blackened" and "Ride The Lightning", the latter of which appears here as the EP's second track.
Those two scorching performances alone would make for a particularly memorable compilation, but amazingly, it doesn't stop there. In a linearly increasing fashion, the EP's best moments are saved for last - in the form of a Heartland - Tanita Tikaram / The The - In Concert-481 rare recording of Master of Puppets' closer "Damage, Inc.
Easily one of the band's most under-rated songs, "Damage Inc. The song also contains one of the more lasting soundbites of the album - that of Hetfield spitting the phrase "Damage Incorporated" into the microphone in his signature grunt. This number alone makes the EP more than worth the price of admission. In terms of overall performance, the band sounds as tight a live act as it has ever been. Amongst the four, Hetfield is probably the most subdued: ever since he blew his vocal chords while touring in support of The Black Albumhis singing has been rather suspect, and on this EP he is betrayed at least twice by his weakened larynx, most notably during the bridge for "Master of Puppets", where he falters and pulls away from the mic after trying for too high a note.
Yet, this is a minor grievance at best, and should not take away from what is a truly an excellent compendium of some of the band's best live work to date. In short, the Six Down Under Part II release turns out to be a compelling live release that presents a great thrash metal band that is both at pains to recover some of the old relevance that it once had, yet somehow still worthy of some form of external validation.
Although it is rather telling that the band has to resort to material that is over two decades old to make themselves sound relevant, it is undeniable that we are faced here with an institution Metallica - Six Feet Down Under Part II still knows how to play to its strengths, and willing to stay alive and fight the good fight for as long as is humanly possible. Long may it continue. Tweet Recent reviews by this author. Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3.
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