Metallica - ... And Justice For All (Remastered) - Review (2022)

In diesem Jahr feiert "... And Justice For All" seinen 30. Geburtstag. Nach "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" und "Master Of Puppets" haben sich METALLICA auch ihr viertes Album vorgeknöpft, um es mit massig zusätzlichem Material aus den Bandarchiven erneut zu veröffentlichen. Fast noch interessanter dürfte für viele Fans die Frage sein, ob der "Remastered"-Stempel der Neuauflage bedeutet, dass auch endlich der Bass deutlich hörbar ist.

Kurz, knapp und wenig überraschend: Nein, ist er nicht. Wer die Bassspur von Jason Newsted hören möchte, muss auch weiterhin auf teils richtig gut umgesetzte Remixe von Fans z.B. auf YouTube zurückgreifen. Der Klang ist eben "nur" remastered, nicht remixt. Das ist einerseits schade, weil der kaum wahrnehmbare Bass schon immer ein Kritikpunkt war, zum anderen aber absolut konsequent, weil "... And Justice For All" einen ganz eigenen, unnachahmlichen Sound aufweist, der auch im Jahr 2018 noch Bestand hat.

Sinnvolles Remastering: "... And Justice For All" klingt so fett, wie es eben geht

Das Remastering macht sich dennoch bemerkbar. Der eigentümliche, berühmte "Streichholzschachtel"-Effekt wurde deutlich abgeschwächt. Insbesondere unterm Kopfhörer offenbaren sich nicht nur im direkten Vergleich mit dem 30 Jahre alten Original deutlich mehr Details.

Die Songs klingen fetter, klarer und druckvoller – sofern man bei fast fehlendem Bass überhaupt davon sprechen kann. Insbesondere Bassdrum, Toms und Becken sind kräftiger und besser wahrnehmbar. Auch die Riffs wirken schneidender und klarer. In den Strophen von "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" erkenne ich Feinheiten, die bislang untergegangen sind.

Der Effekt ist je nach Gehör und Anlage unterschiedlich stark wahrnehmbar. Für mich persönlich fühlt sich der remasterte Klang einfach "richtiger" an und ist (endlich) mal ein Beispiel dafür, wie man noch ein bisschen mehr aus einer alten Produktion herauskitzeln kann, ohne den Spirit des Originals zu zerstören. Damit klingt "... And Justice For All" endlich so fett, wie es unter den gegebenen Umständen eben geht.

Bretthart, dunkel, komplex und von musikhistorischem Wert

Abgesehen von seinem charakteristischen Sound ist das vierte METALLICA-Album von extrem großem, musikhistorischem Wert. Der tödlich verunglückte Cliff Burton hat sein kompositorisches Vermächtnis lediglich in einer Textzeile zu "To Live Is To Die" hinterlassen, sein Nachfolger Jason Newsted war nicht am Songwriting beteiligt. Die wehmütige, überirdische Melodie in der Mitte des Instrumentals behauptet sich gegen verschachtelte, brettharte und düstere Nummern, die so heftig und komplex waren, dass die Band die Schnauze voll von langen Songs hatte und auf dem Nachfolger (einem gewissen schwarzen Album) auf kurze, melodische Nummern setzte.

Zwischen all den grandiosen Album-Openern der Bandgeschichte sticht das endzeitliche "Blackened" mit seiner höllischen Intensität ganz besonders heraus, während der fast zehnminütige Titeltrack die Band von ihrer komplexesten Seite zeigt. Auch "Eye Of The Beholder", "The Shortest Straw" und "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" wirken trotz kürzeren Laufzeiten nicht weniger komplex, während "Harvester Of Sorrow" auch heute noch zu den gerne live gespielten Klassikern zählt. Die Antikriegshymne "One" steht auf einer völlig eigenen Ebene, und der rasend schnelle Fan-Favorit "Dyers Eve" beschließt das Album so ungestüm und abgefuckt, wie es beginnt.

Sinnvoll erweitert? "... And Justice For All" als "Expanded Edition"

Neben der einfachen Neuauflage mit einer CD erscheint die remasterte Version als "Expanded Edition" mit hübscher Aufmachung, 28-seitigem Booklet und insgesamt 3 CDs. Die bietet neben dem Album auf zwei weiteren CDs ausgewählte Demos, Rohmixe und einen Schnelldurchgang durch die "Damaged Justice Tour". Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen ist das Material bislang unveröffentlicht und quasi ein "Best Of" des umfangreichen Zusatzmaterials aus dem "Deluxe Box Set".

"Demos & Rough Mixes" bildet die Trackliste des Albums ab, wobei jeder Song entweder als Demo 1987/1988 oder Rohmix enthalten ist. Ich persönlich finde die alternativen Mixe deutlich spannender, aber das ist wohl Geschmackssache. Zwei separate CDs mit den Demos und Rohmixen aller Songs wären allerdings noch geiler gewesen.

"Live From The Damaged Justice Tour" enthält Liveaufnahmen von verschiedenen Gigs 1988 und 1989 und versucht, einen Auszug aus einer typischen Tour-Setlist abzubilden – qualitative und Sound-Unterschiede inbegriffen. Hier hätte man ebenfalls auf einer weiteren CD gerne noch mehr Material bereitstellen oder direkt den Seattle-Gig in voller Länge abbilden dürfen.

Alles in allem bietet die "Expanded Edition" einen guten, wenn auch nicht perfekten Kompromiss für alle, die auch den Rahmen und die Entstehung von "... And Justice For All" in grob für sich entdecken möchten.

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"... And Justice For All" als "Deluxe Box Set"

Das "Deluxe Box Set": Die volle Dröhnung für METALLICA-Fans

Wie bei den vorherigen Re-Releases bietet das "Deluxe Box Set" dann die volle Dröhnung für Hardcore-Fans – dieses Mal mit 6 LPs, 11 CDs und 4 DVDs, dazu ein 120-seitiges Buch, Lyric-Sheets und und und. Neben so ziemlich allen B-Seiten, die auf den Singles zu "... And Justice For All" erschienen sind, warten tonnenweise Riffs, Ideen, Demos, Rohmixe und Radio Edits darauf, von Fans mit sehr viel Zeit entdeckt zu werden, um die Entstehung des Albums in seiner Gänze nachvollziehen zu können. Ganz Hartgesottene führen sich auch die Interviews zu Gemüte, die auf einer separaten CD zur Verfügung stehen.

Unter dem zusammengestellten Live-Material zur "Damaged Justice Tour" befindet sich unter anderem dann auch eine von Greg Fidelman neu gemixte Version des legendären Gigs in Seattle 1989, der als DVD Teil des opulenten und nach wie vor lohnenswerten "Live Shit: Binge & Purge"-Boxsets war – allerdings nur auf LP.

Der Mitschnitt ist und bleibt weltklasse, auch wenn METALLICA (um vor lauter Aufregung das Adrenalin abzubauen, wie Kirk Hammet zu Protokoll gab) die Nummern in einem Affenzahn zocken. So ergibt sich aber auch die wohl schnellste je live gespielte Version von "Whiplash", wobei ich die aus Mexico City (ebenfalls als CDs Teil der "Live Shit"-Box) einen Tick besser, weil noch intensiver finde.

Weitere, großteils unveröffentlichte Mitschnitte, z.B. aus der Long Beach Arena und dem Hammersmith Odeon, komplettieren den Reigen an Livemitschnitten, die klanglich okay sind und vom Soundboard stammen, mit dem professionell aufpolierten Seattle-Gig aber nicht mithalten können.

Die Rohmixe der Songs überraschen dann mit einem ordentlichen Bass-Fundament und zeigen nach all den Jahren, wie "... And Justice For All" mit deutlich wahrnehmbarer Bassspur klingt. Leider fehlen in den frühen Mixen aber einige Details und vor allem Hammets Soli, so dass ein Remix der Rohmixe für die Haupt-Veröffentlichung leider ausschied.

Auf den DVDs befinden sich Interviews, TV-Auftritte, private Footage von Lars' Camcoder, Liveaufnahmen sowohl aus den Bandarchiven wie auch von Fans und offizielles Videomaterial wie das historische VHS-Material "2 Of One". Bei dem in der Trackliste als "Raw Footage" bezeichneten Material sollte man allerdings maximal Bootleg-Qualität erwarten.

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Eine Karte, um sich den ganzen Krempel herunterzuladen (was vor allem bei dem LP-exklusiven Material wie eben dem Seattle-Mitschnitt Sinn macht), komplettiert das opulente Set.

Die Qual der Wahl

Während das knapp 200 € teure Boxset nur etwas für absolute Hardcore-Fans sein dürfte, kann man weder als Neueinsteiger noch als Besitzer des Originals mit der "Expanded Edition" etwas falsch machen, wenn man zumindest ein bisschen in das Drumherum der vierten METALLICA-Platte eintauchen möchte. Selbst die normale Einzel-CD lohnt sich aufgrund des besseren Klangs. Dass man "... And Justice For All" als Meilenstein der METALLICA-Historie in- und auswendig kennen sollte, ist sowieso klar.

Kleiner Tipp: Auf Spotify ist das Audiomaterial des "Deluxe Box Set" ohne Interviews verfügbar. Hier könnt ihr also erst einmal checken, ob euch das Material das Geld wert ist.

Tracklist Expanded Edition

DISC ONE: ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (REMASTERED)

Blackened
...And Justice for All
Eye of the Beholder
One
The Shortest Straw
Harvester of Sorrow
The Frayed Ends of Sanity
To Live Is to Die
Dyers Eve

DISC TWO: DEMOS & ROUGH MIXES
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Blackened (November 1987 Demo)
...And Justice for All (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
Eye of the Beholder (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
One (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
The Shortest Straw (December 1987, Writing in Progress)
Harvester of Sorrow (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
The Frayed Ends of Sanity (November 1987 Demo)
To Live Is to Die (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
Dyers Eve (January 1988 Demo)

DISC THREE: LIVE FROM THE DAMAGED JUSTICE TOUR
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED EXCEPT WHERE NOTED BELOW

Blackened (Live – Seattle ’89)
Previously released on Live Shit: Binge & Purge. Remixed by Greg Fidelman.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA – December 7th, 1988)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988)
Leper Messiah (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA – December 7th, 1988)
Harvester of Sorrow (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988)
Eye of the Beholder (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988)
Seek & Destroy (Live at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA – May 24th, 1988)
Creeping Death (Live at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX – February 5th, 1989) - Previously released as a b-side to one of the many singles for One. Newly remastered.
One (Live – Seattle ’89) - Previously released on Live Shit: Binge & Purge. Remixed by Greg Fidelman
…And Justice for All (Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA – December 7th, 1988)
Whiplash (Live at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA – May 24th, 1988)
Breadfan (Live at Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA – August 30th, 1989) - Previously released on The 6 1/2 Year Anniversary EP as part of The Good, The Bad & The Live box set. Newly remastered.

Tracklist Deluxe Box Set

LP 1 & 2: ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (REMASTERED)

SIDE ONE
Blackened
...And Justice for All

SIDE TWO
Eye of the Beholder
One

SIDE THREE
The Shortest Straw
Harvester of Sorrow
The Frayed Ends of Sanity

SIDE FOUR
To Live Is to Die
Dyers Eve

LP 3: "ONE" 10" PICTURE DISC

SIDE ONE
One

SIDE TWO
Seek & Destroy (Live at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX – February 5th, 1989)

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LP 4, 5 & 6: SEATTLE ‘89

SIDE ONE
The Ecstasy of Gold
Blackened (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live)

SIDE TWO
Harvester of Sorrow (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
The Thing That Should Not Be (Live)

SIDE THREE
Bass Solo (Live)
Master of Puppets (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)

SIDE FOUR
Seek & Destroy (Live)
...And Justice for All (Live)
One (Live)

SIDE FIVE
Creeping Death (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Battery (Live)

SIDE SIX
Encore Jam (Live)
Last Caress (Live)
Am I Evil? (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Breadfan (Live)
Recorded live on August 29th and August 30th, 1989 at Seattle Coliseum in Seattle, WA

CD 1: ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (REMASTERED)

Blackened
...And Justice for All
Eye of the Beholder
One
The Shortest Straw
Harvester of Sorrow
The Frayed Ends of Sanity
To Live Is to Die
Dyers Eve

CD 2: INTERVIEWS

KSDT Interview with Jason
Circus Magazine Interview with James
KNAC Report from LA Monsters of Rock
KHDX Interview with Kirk
Metal Forces Magazine Interview with Lars

CD 3 & 4: RIFFS, JAMS & DEMOS

DISC ONE
Blackened (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes)
Blackened (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes II)
…And Justice for All (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes)
…And Justice for All (1988, From James’ Riff Tapes)
Eye of the Beholder (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes)
Eye of the Beholder (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes II)
One (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes)
The Shortest Straw (1986, From James’ Riff Tapes)
The Shortest Straw (1986, from James’ Riff Tapes II)
Harvester of Sorrow (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes)
The Frayed Ends of Sanity (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes)
To Live Is to Die (1986, From James’ Riff Tapes)
To Live Is to Die (1988, From James’ Riff Tapes)
Dyers Eve (1986, From James’ Riff Tapes)
Dyers Eve (1987, From James’ Riff Tapes)
Blackened (October 1987, Writing in Progress)
…And Justice for All (October 1987, Writing in Progress)
…And Justice for All (October 1987, Writing in Progress II)
One (October 1987, Writing in Progress)
The Shortest Straw (October 1987, Writing in Progress)
…And Justice for All (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
The Frayed Ends of Sanity (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
One (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
Dyers Eve (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
Eye of the Beholder (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
To Live Is to Die (November 1987, Writing in Progress)
The Shortest Straw (December 1987, Writing in Progress)
Harvester of Sorrow (December 1987, Writing in Progress)

DISC TWO
Blackened (November 1987 Demo)
…And Justice for All (November 1987 Demo)
Eye of the Beholder (November 1987 Demo)
One (November 1987 Demo)
The Frayed Ends of Sanity (November 1987 Demo)
Eye of the Beholder (January 1988 Demo)
The Shortest Straw (January 1988 Demo)
Harvester of Sorrow (January 1988 Demo)
Dyers Eve (January 1988 Demo)
To Live Is to Die (January 1988 Demo)

CD 5: ROUGH MIXES FROM THE VAULT

Blackened (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
…And Justice for All (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
Eye of the Beholder (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
One (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
The Shortest Straw (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
Harvester of Sorrow (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
The Frayed Ends of Sanity (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
To Live Is to Die (Acoustic Intro) (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
To Live Is to Die (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
Dyers Eve (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
Breadfan (Work in Progress Rough Mix)
The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix)

CD 6 & 7: LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 24TH, 1988 + B-SIDES

DISC ONE
Creeping Death (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
Whiplash (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)
Seek & Destroy (Live)
Master of Puppets (Live)
Encore Jam (Live)
Last Caress (Live)
Am I Evil? (Live)
Battery (Live)

DISC TWO
Encore Jam #2 (Live)
Harvester of Sorrow (Live)
Leper Messiah (Live)
Blitzkrieg (Live)

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B-Sides

Breadfan (Remastered)
The Prince (Remastered)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live) *
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live) *
Seek & Destroy (Live) *
Creeping Death (Live) *
Harvester of Sorrow (Live) **
One (Live) **
Breadfan (Live) ***
Last Caress (Live) ***
* Recorded live at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX on February 5th, 1989
** Recorded live at Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA on August 29th, 1989
*** Recorded live at Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA on August 30th, 1989

CD 8 & 9: LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10TH, 1988 + RADIO EDITS

DISC ONE
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live)
The Four Horsemen (Live)
Harvester of Sorrow (Live)
Eye of the Beholder (Live)
Bass Solo (Live)
Master of Puppets (Live)
Damage, Inc. (Live)
One (Live)
Seek & Destroy (Live)
…And Justice for All (Live) - *Note: there is a tape cut on this track

DISC TWO
Encore Jam (Live)
Creeping Death (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Battery (Live)
Encore Jam #2 (Live)
Last Caress (Live)
Am I Evil? (Live)
Whiplash (Live)

Radio Edits

Eye of the Beholder (Radio Edit)
One (Radio Edit)
...And Justice for All (Radio Edit)

CD 10 & 11: LIVE AT LONG BEACH ARENA, LONG BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 7, 1988 + MORE

DISC ONE
Blackened (Live) - *Note: there is a tape cut on this track
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live)
Leper Messiah (Live)
Harvester of Sorrow (Live)
Eye of the Beholder (Live)
Bass Solo (Live)
Master of Puppets (Live)
One (Live)
Seek & Destroy (Live)

DISC TWO
…And Justice for All (Live)
Encore Jam (Live)
Creeping Death (Live)
Fade to Black (Live)
Guitar Solo (Live)
Battery (Live)

Live at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL - November 18th, 1988

Last Caress (Live)
Am I Evil? (Live)
Whiplash (Live)

DVD 1: ...AND CAMCORDER FOR ALL & "ONE"
...AND CAMCORDERS FOR ALL
FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED FOOTAGE SHOT ON LARS' CAMCORDER

Intro
Barcelona
Leiden
San Francisco
San Antonio
Dallas
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Auckland
Osaka
Hoffman Estates
Richfield
Thornville
Greenville
Atlanta
Biloxi
Concord
Irvine (Night #2)
Irvine (Night #3)
São Paulo (Night #1)
São Paulo (Night #2)

"ONE"
2 of One Introduction with Lars
One
One (Jammin’ Version)
One (Live at the 31st Annual GRAMMY® Awards)

"ONE" B-ROLL
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Intro
Band
Lars
Kirk
James
Jason
More Band

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DVD 2: LIVE AT SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 15TH, 1989
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

The Ecstasy of Gold
Blackened
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Harvester of Sorrow
The Four Horsemen
The Thing That Should Not Be
Bass Solo
Master of Puppets
Fade to Black
Seek & Destroy
…And Justice for All
One
Creeping Death
Guitar Solo
Battery
Encore Jam
Last Caress
Am I Evil?
Damage, Inc.
Blitzkrieg
Breadfan

DVD 3: LIVE AT THE STONE BALLOON, NEWARK, DE - AUGUST 7TH, 1989
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED FAN-SHOT FOOTAGE

Backstage Shit
The Ecstasy of Gold
Creeping Death
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
The Four Horsemen
Harvester of Sorrow
Phantom Lord
Bass Solo
Master of Puppets
Fade to Black
No Remorse
Seek & Destroy
Last Caress
Am I Evil?
Motorbreath
Hit the Lights
Blitzkrieg
Damage, Inc.
Breadfan

DVD 4: JUSTICE ON WHEELS, MASA ITO INTERVIEWS, RAW LIVE FOOTAGE
JUSTICE ON WHEELS - A MUCHMUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Intro
The Road Crew
The Fans
The Band
The Video

MASA ITO INTERVIEWS
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Lars
James
Jason
Kirk

RAW LIVE FOOTAGE (LIVE AT JFK STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 11TH, 1988)
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Whiplash
Fade to Black
Seek & Destroy

RAW LIVE FOOTAGE (LIVE AT RPI FIELD HOUSE, TROY, NY – MARCH 15TH, 1989)
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Master of Puppets
One

RAW LIVE FOOTAGE (LIVE AT COPPS COLISEUM, HAMILTON, ONTARIO – APRIL 8TH, 1989)
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

(Video) Original vs. Remastered (...And Justice For All Edition)

Master of Puppets
One
Seek & Destroy

Band

James Hetfield - vocals, guitar
Lars Ulrich - drums
Kirk Hammet - guitars
Jason Newsted - bass

FAQs

Can you hear the bass on and justice for all remastered? ›

This album, Justice, is as good as any out there and the remastered vinyl sounds Super Sweet. The bass is there, though it doesn't sound like most any other album they've done or anyone else has either.

Why and justice for all is the best Metallica album? ›

And Justice For All' Is METALLICA's Best Album: 'It's Them At Their Most Perfect' SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised METALLICA's "... And Justice For All" album, calling it "the most complete set of songs" the California metal legends have ever written.

Does the AJFA remaster have bass? ›

Some fans will disagree of course, but this is a case where remastering actually feels like it was more than a promotional copy. As for that bass, the live versions of the Justice songs here, as well as the rough mixes and demos, show that there was actually bass in the arrangements.

Does justice for all have no bass? ›

And Justice For All Had No Bass Because The Band Was Burnt Out. Metallica's 1988 record … And Justice For All famously has zero bass on it. Some speculate that this is because it's the band's first record with Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton, but who really knows.

Why is the bass so quiet on and justice for all? ›

In short, in case you didn't already know, on … And Justice For All, the bass playing of then-newcomer Jason Newsted – who replaced original bassist Cliff Burton after his tragic death in 1986, in a tour bus crash – was mixed low enough to render it almost inaudible.

Is Jason Newsted a good bass player? ›

Still, Newsted's bass playing is as solid as ever – inventive when he is allowed to be, and mixed reasonably high. None of this is his fault by any means, but it is depressing to see Metallica – once, and arguably now – standard-bearers for an entire generation of metal kids, fall so deeply into a swamp of tediousness.

Is Metallica the best heavy metal band? ›

Metallica are the third-best selling music act since 1991, and are one of the most influential bands in the genre. They have also surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. James Hetfield & co must, therefore, be considered the greatest metal act of all time.

IS and justice for all the best Metallica album? ›

Written after the death of bassist Cliff Burton, Metallica's infamously abrasive masterpiece gets its 30th-anniversary treatment at a time when its sociopolitical rumblings are painfully relevant. … And Justice for All is the biggest metal band's best album.

How long is and justice for all? ›

Track listing
No.TitleLength
10."One" (live)8:00
11."...And Justice for All" (live)10:06
Total length:83:39

Why did Jason quit Metallica? ›

At the time of his departure, Newsted said he left Metallica because it was impossible for him to play a more creative role in the band and that Metallica was spending too much time fighting Napster and not enough time working on new music.

Is there any bass in one by Metallica? ›

A YouTube musician has shared a new cover of Metallica's classic track 'One' with all the parts recorded on bass guitar. Mark Grocki's new version of the track makes reference to the infamous lack of bass guitar on the metal titans' iconic 1988 album '… And Justice For All'.

Who is Metallica's bass player? ›

Metallica

Does Metallica use a click track? ›

It was difficult because of the delay in the sound, so we couldn't actually play together, but we would play to a click track and watch each other play. "We had our producer, who was running my computer while I was playing.

How much is the bassist for Metallica worth? ›

Robert Trujillo is a musician and songwriter who is best known as the bassist of the heavy metal band Metallica, which he joined in 2003. Robert Trujillo has a net worth of $30 million.

What inspired and justice for all? ›

When the band started working on Master's follow-up, Ulrich mentioned the concept to the band's manager Cliff Burnstein, who was reminded of the 1939 anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun. He sent it to the band and Hetfield wrote his lyrics inspired by it.

Who played drums on and justice for all? ›

And Justice for All Sounded “Like Ass” In a new interview, Steve Thompson, one of two credited mixers on Metallica's 1988 album … And Justice for All, says that Lars Ulrich's drums for that record sounded “like ass.”

What happened to Metallica's original bass player? ›

While touring in 1986 to support Master of Puppets, Burton died following a bus crash in Sweden. Regarded as a prominent musical influence, he placed ninth in a 2011 reader poll from Rolling Stone recognizing the greatest bassists of all time.

Who played bass on Master of Puppets? ›

"Master of Puppets" is also notable for its extensive use of downpicking and long instrumental section. The song was bassist Cliff Burton's favorite song on the album, as he said when the album was released. The song is one of the band's most famous and popular songs, frequently played at concerts.

Is Rob Trujillo a good bass player? ›

To sum it all up, Trujillo brings the best of both worlds when it comes to bass-playing. A tremendously talented musician, he has managed to make the bass in Metallica more prominent both on-stage as well as in the studio, but never at the expense of the rest of the band.

Can you play the bass with a pick? ›

You can use a pick on your bass guitar if you want to. Both finger plucking and using picks are perfectly normal ways to play the bass guitar. You can find plenty of examples of famous bassists who use either technique, and there is no harm to using a pick.

Did Jason Newsted use a pick? ›

Regarding his approach, he told the Palm Beach Florida Weekly (opens in new tab), “Lemmy played bass with a pick, and I played bass with a pick. And I got made fun of for playing bass with a pick.

Who is bigger Metallica or AC DC? ›

According to Pollstar, Metallica have sold approximately 22.1 million tickets since 1982, bringing in around $1.4 billion. This is in comparison to AC/DC (14 million tickets sold) and Ozzy Osbourne (13.2 million tickets if one combines both Ozzy and Black Sabbath sales).

What is the number 1 metal band? ›

1. Metallica. Metallica fans love to complain.

Is Slipknot bigger than Metallica? ›

Metallica racked up 29 million views this week worldwide and Slipknot had 13.8 million, with most of their fans tuning in from the United States (3.92M), Brazil (1.17M), Mexico (1.05M) and the U.K. Avenged Sevenfold were close behind, with 13.2 million views. Watch the video for 'Unsainted' by Slipknot.

What is Metallica's most popular album? ›

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What is Metallica's best selling album? ›

The Black Album” is the first best-selling Metallica album with more than 30 million copies. Among Metallica's studio albums, we have also researched sales of other releases such as Garage Inc., Garage Days, LULU, and S&M.

How old is and justice for all? ›

And Justice for All, which came out on Aug. 25, 1988. To a large extent, the album was yet another first-in-the-air victory — a 65-minute-long epic that featured the band's most intricate arrangements, most socially conscious lyrics and most vulnerable song, “One,” which spawned their first huge MTV video.

Who is considered to be one of the most influential death metal bands? ›

1: Death. Orlando, Florida metallers Death are considered the pioneers of the death metal genre, with their 1987 debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, regarded as the scene's spearhead. Mainman Chuck Schuldiner died in 2001, aged 34, but he left behind a legacy that inspired an entire genre.

How many times has Metallica played Dyers Eve? ›

Lars jokingly wrote an entire set-list with just "Dyers Eve" on it, being played 16 times. Lars Ulrich famously never plays the double bass part live, citing it as 'too difficult'.

What is justice for all about? ›

Justice for All currently operates several campaigns and programs to address issues that do not receive enough international, public and political support.

What is James Hetfield's favorite Metallica song? ›

And during one of his old interviews, James Hetfield revealed his one, as well. A few years ago, James Hetfield was asked which Metallica song made him proud the most. And while he was answering, the talented musician named his favorite song 'The Unforgiven II' from the band's 1997 album Reload.

How much does Lars Ulrich make? ›

Lars Ulrich is a Danish musician, producer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $350 million. Lars Ulrich has earned his net worth as one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Metallica.

How much does Kirk Hammett make? ›

What is Kirk Hammett's net worth? Kirk Hammett is an American songwriter and guitar player who has a net worth of $200 million. Kirk Hammett is most famous for being the lead guitarist for the highly successful heavy metal band Metallica.

How do you read bass tabs for beginners? ›

Everything You Need To Know To Get Started Reading Bass Tabs

How do you play Metallica on bass? ›

Enter Sandman by Metallica - Pulling off on Bass - tutorial (Easy Jellynote ...

Where can I find bass tabs? ›

The 5 Best Sites for Free Guitar and Bass Tabs
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  • YouTube.
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What age is Lars Ulrich? ›

What is Metallica worth? ›

Their net worth of approximately $900 million. According to Forbes 2019 “World's Most High-Paid Celebrities List” included Metallica. The band has nine Grammy Awards and is one of the richest and most successful music bands. (But the total net worth is changed to approximately: $950 million in 2022.)

How tall is Hetfield? ›

Does Metallica play faster live? ›

"Actually, I developed a three-finger technique to keep up with the pace on some of the songs. When we play live, things get faster, it's a natural occurrence with Lars and the guys. "No disrespect - it's just something that happens with all the energy.

Why do bands play faster live? ›

The thrill and pressure of a live performance heightens adrenaline, dopamine and endorphin levels in the body. This can warp a musician's sense of time, causing them to unintentionally perform at a slightly faster tempo.

Do professional drummers use click track? ›

The click track is also frequently used in the professional live music environment. Sometimes, bands have extra music parts on pre-recorded tracks for their live shows, known as backing tracks. The drummer will play along to the backing track, which will have a click track to ensure that everything syncs.

Who is the richest rock band? ›

There are many music bands in the world, but only a few of them are really rich. So, who are the richest music bands in the world, According to a recent study richest music band in the world is The Beatles. The Beatles have a net worth of $2 billion. They are followed by U2, who have a net worth of $1.5 billion.

Who is the richest rock star? ›

Paul McCartney

How rich is Dave Grohl? ›

Dave Grohl is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is the founder of the popular rock band Foo Fighters where he is the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter.
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Dave Grohl's Net Worth in 2022.
Net Worth$320 million
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Why is there no bass in and justice for all? ›

In short, in case you didn't already know, on … And Justice For All, the bass playing of then-newcomer Jason Newsted – who replaced original bassist Cliff Burton after his tragic death in 1986, in a tour bus crash – was mixed low enough to render it almost inaudible.

Does the remastered and justice for all have bass? ›

And Justice For All Has No Bass. Metallica frontman James Hetfield reflects on the lack of bass heard throughout … And Justice For All. While Metallica's 1988 fourth studio album …

Why and justice for all is the best Metallica album? ›

And Justice For All' Is METALLICA's Best Album: 'It's Them At Their Most Perfect' SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised METALLICA's "... And Justice For All" album, calling it "the most complete set of songs" the California metal legends have ever written.

Who played drums on and justice for all? ›

And Justice for All Sounded “Like Ass” In a new interview, Steve Thompson, one of two credited mixers on Metallica's 1988 album … And Justice for All, says that Lars Ulrich's drums for that record sounded “like ass.”

How many albums does Metallica have? ›

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Videos

1. Metallica Mixer Explains Missing Bass on 'And Justice for All'
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2. METALLICA: AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (FULL ALBUM: PROPER REMIX, REMASTER 4.0)
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3. Metallica '...And Justice For All' Remastered 3cd Unboxing
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4. 100 Albums that Matter: Metallica's ...And Justice For All
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5. Jason Newsted Reflects on Metallica's '...And Justice For All'
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6. Metallica - ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL Album Review
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