℗ 2019 Blackened Recordings Inc. and San Francisco Symphony
S&M2 (Live) Tracklist:
99% of music is stuck in its genre, Metallica has once again risen above and created a theatrical performance that could sync with any dramatic film and be a better underscore than the original.
S&M2 is so sonically amazing!! Haters going to hate. Never mind them. This version of “All Within My Hands” is worth it alone. Well done boyz and keep it up!! It’s 100x better than S&M 1 and that was great. But the sound is so much better and the orchestra is not fighting with the band this time around. Both are easily heard and that’s why I love hearing some of the same songs from the first one in this one cause they’re better.
The music and mood of the music being played by the orchestra never matched the mood and music Metallica was playing. It seemed as though the Orchestra and Metallica had split a venue in half and decided to play at the same time. This left us with a Metallica concert where we can hear the orchestra playing their venue in the background. If you are looking for actual metal incorporated with orchestra music I implore you to check out Blind Guardian (although not Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra because that it just orchestra music with Blind Guardian’s vocalist singing) because they actually know what they’re doing. The song I would recommend most would be Sacred Worlds off of their At the Edge of Time album.
I saw the full concert on Blu-ray in DTS 5.1 HD audio and it seriously blew me away. I thought Metallica sounded amazing on this set and I would highly recommend getting the audio and the concert film.
Wonderful. Don’t listen to the bad reviews. This show was truly something special for fans (James going a cappella!? What?!). Of course they had to do some repeats, it was a live show! I was there and I will never forget the energy.
I’m not as cynical as some of these other people but I do feel like this could have been much better. For one they could have played songs they didn’t play the first time around and the first 4 songs on “disc 2” were unnecessary additions and ruin the flow of the album. This is good but it could have been so much better.
Cliff would be rolling in his grave if he saw what these chumps have done to Metallica. Didn’t think they could even more lame but aren’t they just full of surprises. Pathetic and terrible. F-
Any reason to listen to Metallica is a good reason! I love them, and I’m such a huge fan, I’ve seen them live many times, always put on an incredible show. They’re my favorite band. Haters are always gonna be haters. But this album is awesome. If I had one gripe it’s that I wish they would’ve done more songs instead of repeating those from SM1. Creeping Death is my favorite, and as the previous poster said, Welcome Home Sanitarium (that would’ve been incredible with a full orchestra. Metallica doesn’t just make music, they make masterpieces, and still are making masterpieces.I love Death Magnetic and Hardwired. Their music has always stirred something in me, and this is no exception.
I can understand why people think this is a cash grab but for all of the content you get I think it’s worth it, the symphony adds an awesome new layer to classic ‘tallica songs and makes songs like “One” that much better and theatrical. Highly recommend, got chills during anesthesia too
To be part of this man NO WORDS !! Best concert ever attended what a way to celebrate the 20th of the first S&M at the new home of Warriors Chase Center best Metal band and best Symphony together what a brutal experience for the rest of my life listening right now horns up y’all
Ahy do bands continue to rehash their already legendary music into orchestral horse excrement?? The music wasn’t done for orchestral arrangements, so the music sounds forced. Maybe it’s for self validation? In any event, it’s garbage