Metallica: Some Kind of Monster : Movie Review


Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) - Movie PosterMetallica’s St. Anger the legendary metal band’s first album of new material since the touchy-feely twin horrors Load (1996) and Re-Load (1997) is a dense, sonically messy one-note return to their speed metal roots. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s documentary about the trials and tribulations surrounding the making of that comeback album, however, is a full-blown opera of metallic drama, passion, and misery. Filled with the torment and rage that fuels the band’s finest work, it’s a piercing vision of an iconic band teetering on the brink of collapse, and a fascinating portrait of the creative process as explosive, potentially destructive, and, ultimately, cathartic.

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Author : Nicholas Schager