Garage Inc

by Metallica

(1998) Elektra

Personnel James Hetfield- Guitar Kirk Hammett-guitar Lars Ulrich-drums, Jason Newsted-bass
Description Metal Gods still on a roll, even with cover songs.
Posted By Frederick Burton (5465)
Directory Recordings: Metal
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Overall Rating: 4.2 (of 5)
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On 8/24/2000, Inactive Member posted:
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This record restores credibility and heaviness to Metallica. After the slight lightening on the black album, and then the Load/Reload stretch, this album is a major breath of fresh (gnarly) air. It is full on grinding, distorted, thrashing, old time metal. But the musicians are such pros that it comes off tight. Like how The Offspring are so good at what they do now, that their tight knit songs bring punk to a new level of class. My favorite thing about this record is that it is just so pure. There is no weird crap, it's just straightforward balls-out rock. Like AC/DC. It's Electric, Mercyful Fate, The More I See, and Loverman are sweet. Free Speech For The Dumb and Die, Die My Darling are grinding mosh tunes pulled off great. Sabra Cadabra is an awesome Sabbath tune. Astronomy is raw and powerful. My second favorite, Whiskey In The Jar, is a rockin' tune with cool lyrics that will have you screaming along every time you hear it on the radio, with kind of a pirate ship vibe to it. The high point for me is Turn The Page. A great song to listen to when you're on a bus or driving a truck through the cold lonely night, tired yet alert, just pressing on. Disc 2 is worse than disc one. All songs on this album are covers. Buy it now, it's hardcore.
On 5/15/2000, Scott C. Leatham (4546) posted:
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I just want to start by saying that everyone does covers. These four boys just took it one step further by publishing them. They do such a good job. These are songs that they truly love to play. This showes in the care they take in recording these songs. I didn't think that anyone could ever redo Siegers Turn The Page and have it sound decent, much less awsome. Look at the peaple they got to join in on Tuesdays Gone. You can tell that they put there hearts into this great album. And just for you younger metallica fans out there, Inc. isn't the first Garage Days album they have produced. There are four earlier albums, all of wich are just as good as this one. But this is just the oppinion of one die hard Metallica fan. METAL WILL NEVER DIE!!!!!!! Scootter
On 3/6/2000, Steven P'Pool (231) posted:
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For a Metallica fan it is a joy and a pleasure to James and the boys paying tribute to the people that inspired them.
On 12/30/1999, Jimmy Crossen (1015) posted:
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I may seem a little mean with my choice... but it's my opion... and I think this album was "weak" for Metallica. Dont get me wrong I am a huge 'tallica fan... But Garage Inc didn't really get me hyped up like any other cd of 'tallica's
On 11/29/1999, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
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This is a great album for any metal head to own. Metallica definetly does metal right, and the twist they put on these old songs really works. Im sure that millions of kids now think that songs like "Am I Evil" or "Breadfan" were metallica originals. Either way, this album rocks. The first CD (new recordings)is ok, a little softer than most of their other stuff. The second CD is a musical masterpeice. An untouched compilation of all their old favorites as they were in 1984 when garage days was released. 140 minutes of metal bliss if you ask me, but then again I AM A METALLICA FAN.
On 11/24/1999, Frederick Burton (5465) posted:
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I should start off my review of this recording by saying this upfront. I'M NOT A METALLICA FAN!! I feel much better now. But to contradict myself, it seems that I own every recording they put out. From "Kill em All" to "Re-Load" to this recording. But truthfully, I'm not a fan. I'M NOT BEING FECICIOUS!!!!!!! Metallica has this aura about them. Is there anything that stands out about this group? Not really. Are they virtuosos? No. They are good at what they do. They are tight. They are original. They are, in essence, the sum of four equal sides, if I'm able to recall my geometry days. I find myself jamming at this present time to "Leper Messiah". I dig this song as well as everything else they do. A bit disappointed with "Reload" but nonetheless this is a great recording of cover tunes. King Diamond of Mercyful Fate should thank Metallica for increasing their record sales by 10 for those great renditions of their tunes. Must get and bang your head. Really, I'm not a fan!