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Guitar Hero: Metallica (2009)

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Guitar Hero: Metallica is the second game of the Guitar Hero series to focus on the career and songs of one band, with support for lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kirk Hammett ... Himself
Brad Hawkins ... Additional Voices (voice)
James Hetfield ... Himself
Jeff Hoferer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Adam Jennings ... Motion Capture Actor
Kyuss
Linda Leonard Linda Leonard ... Additional Voices (voice)
Machine Head
Metallica ... Musical Guest
Michael Schenker ... Himself - Musical Guest
The Sword The Sword
Robert Trujillo ... Himself
Lars Ulrich ... Himself
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Guitar Hero: Metallica is the second game of the Guitar Hero series to focus on the career and songs of one band, with support for lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals.

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Ride The Lightning

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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Lars Ulrich in an interview with Game Informer noted that the band stood up for the inclusion of the band Slayer against Microsoft's concerns on the explicit lyrical content of the group's songs. Alan Flores, lead designer for the game, noted that they had originally cleared Slayer's "Angel of Death" but had to pull it due at a late date to pressure on the song's background, instead, at the urging of Ulrich, successfully cleared "War Ensemble" and rushed to include it in the game. See more »

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Spun-off from Guitar Hero (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Frantic
Written by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Bob Rock and Lars Ulrich
Performed by Metallica
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The closest thing to experience Metallica's Heaven.
24 July 2009 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

When I first heard about this game, as a die hard Metallica fan, I knew I had to get it at all costs. So I decided to spend a big part of my two-weeks salary and buy the game and the whole Guitar Hero World Tour band.

The gaming experience is a blast. The musical experience is amazing. The sole purpose of the game is to pay tribute to Metallica and re-create a concert by them. I mean, you get to be James, Lars, Kirk, or Robert during a concert but I have to admit that playing in the "challenge" mode is more entertaining.

The first time you play "Master Of Puppets", "One", "Mercyful Fate", etc. you just can't help but feel shivers.

It's an amazing experience overall and should be played loud. Be sure to get a powerful sound system.

As a die hard fan of Metallica, I completely recommend this game and it must be an obligation for fans of the band.


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