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S & M



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1 stars Probably one of the worst ideas ever.

Why the holy squirrel did Metallica do this horrible collaboration with Michael Kamen and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra ? Was it their desire for respectability and acknowledge as musicians ? In that case; they missed the boat. Both Master Of Puppets and Justice For All is better pieces of music than the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra has ever done in their lives. Metallica has nothing whatsoever to be ashamed of.......with the exception of this turkey.

The music on this turkey/album/torture instrument is a mix of fire & water. Between the orchestra and Metallica. It does not work at all. The mix of fire & water = fog. Very thick fog, in fact. Two and one quarter full of cringeworthy listening. Nothing here has any musical value. It is just cringeworthy and nausea like. The orchestra is supposed to fill in where the guitars and bass leaves spaces. Instead; they just occupies the spaces which makes Metallica at their best so great: The understatements and open spaces in their music.

The result is thick fog which does not make any sense whatsoever. It is snobbery without any substanse. It is a waste of everyone's time. It is a clash between two cultures who are perfectly fine without having to have illicit fornication with each other. It is one of the worst ever ideas the music scene has spawned during the last one hundred years. It is a turkey without the feathers. It deserve to be put out of it's misery. Hence my generous use of stars.

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toroddfuglesteg | 1/5 |


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