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Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Blu-ray

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Warner Music | 2010 | 345 min | Not rated | Nov 02, 2010

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
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Audio 4.9 of 54.9
Extras 3.0 of 53.0
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Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria

 (2010)

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

The Big Four is an expression designating the 4 most important U.S. metal bands like Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. These are also the 4 groups best known for Thrash metal. It is since 1984 that young fans of Thrash Metal have begun to speculate on a concert that would combine the Big Four. Over the years, and after a few setbacks and tensions between groups, this vision of a reunion faded. It would take twenty-five years before new rumors, stronger and with more presence on many sites and fan communities, resurfaced. On the occasion of the Sonisphere Festival 2010, the legendary Big Four shared the bill for the first time. This already legendary concert was immortalized for giving us the Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.

For more about Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria and the Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Blu-ray release, see Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.



Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080i "live" transfer, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Music.

Filmed on location at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria, on 22 June 2010, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria looks very good on Blu-ray. Each of the four sets is filmed with multiple strategically positioned cameras that capture the bands as they perform on the massive stage, as well as the fans enjoying their idols. Generally speaking, detail is very good, clarity pleasing, and contrast levels consistent. This being said, there are certain image fluctuations with each of the sets. For example, during the Megadeth set the weather does not cooperate the organizers of the show, and it starts raining. As a result, there are some lens reflections and tiny rain drops occasionally popping up on the screen. The Slayer set, however, looks excellent - contrast and clarity, in particular, are outstanding. The Metallica set, however, which is the last one in the program, is clearly the best looking one. The stage lighting, the pyrotechnics, and the camerawork are indeed top-notch. Some mild motion-judder is occasionally noticeable, but it is never distracting. There are no serious shadow issues. I also did not see any overly disturbing video noise. Lastly, I did not detect any purely transfer-specific technical anomalies to report in this review. To sum it all up, this is a very strong presentation of a historic show. (Note: This is a Region-Free Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you will be able to play it on your PS3 or SA regardless of your geographical location).


Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0. I opted for the English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and later on did a few random comparisons with the LPCM 2.0 track for the purpose of this review.

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 is quite remarkable. The bass is incredibly potent, the rear channels very intelligently used, and the high-frequencies not overdone (in fact, this release is amongst the very best in terms of high-frequency mixing). Obviously, each of the bands has a unique sound that comes off quite differently. For example, the balance between vocals and guitars during the Slayer set is not the same as the one from the Metallica set, but the mixing is excellent. Additionally, the range of dynamics the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track introduces should impress even the most demanding amongst heavy metal fans - the sound is never flat or anemic; on the contrary, it has excellent depth, power, and color. Lastly, the crowd noise is strong but never overwhelming.

The LPCM 2.0 track is decent but definitely not a match for the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. None of the power and depth the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track allows for are possible with it. Balance and separation are not terribly convincing either (listen to "Symphony of Destruction" to hear how far back Dave's singing is pushed).



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The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria, the eagerly-awaited live Blu-ray from the "Big Four" of thrash metal (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax), will finally come out on November 2, according to retailer information. This two BD set will showcase the concert ...


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