A live concert interlaced with movie footage that the band had had shot, featuring actors and telling a narrative based around a roadie for said concert, it wasn’t a massive success for the band, but this live album on its own merits is still very good. Because yeah, essentially, movie aspects aside, this is just another live album. Released in 2013, it shows that the band still sound great live, which is a venue in which Metallica has always flourished
Album · 2013 · 16 Songs. Metallica's 2013 IMAX film, however, primarily returns the group to its early thrashing days. The setlist isn’t comprehensive (the band would have to play nearly everything off its first three albums, for starters), but it works as a classic "live" album. Metallica is both tight and elastic enough here to make each performance worth hearing. After the standard introductory music from Ennio Morricone ( The Ecstasy of Gold ), the foursome runs through Creeping Death and For Whom the Bell Tolls with vintage firepower.
Metallica: Through the Never is a soundtrack album for the film of the same name, consisting of live recordings by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on September 24, 2013 via Blackened Recordings and has charted in several countries
Label Blackened Recordings. James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo.
As a film, Through the Never is a summation of everything Metallica represents: the vitriol, the sheer power, the darker side of life. It’s a concert film with a plot, which follows a young roadie who’s sent on a dangerous mission during one of the band’s shows. This quest is interspersed with actual footage taken from concerts Metallica played last August. Metallica is a different beast live, so for anyone unfamiliar with their stage persona, this soundtrack is a treat. James Hetfield’s rapport with the audience is that of a man who’s been doing it for three decades, letting the crowd sing the refrains of Creeping Death, hyping them up during raucous songs ( Fuel, Hit the Lights ), and ignoring them entirely during the lone ballad, Nothing Else Matters - the strongest rendition here. Lars Ulrich bashes his drums to pieces and leaves not a single stray beat or cymbal crash.
As a member of thrash metal's heralded "big four," Metallica helped to bring heavy metal from the underground into the mainstream, becoming one of the most influential and successful metal bands of all time in the process. And while the band's output after the breakout success of the Black Album in 1991 has been less than stellar, one need only take a listen to Through the Never, the live album that accompanies the band's IMAX film of the same name, to remember the driving brilliance the band once delivered.
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