Punk-Rock, New-wave and Grunge tried to kill the metal, But they failed, as they were stricken down to the ground.
Metallica and Bob-Rock somehow managed to "kill the metal" when they released the much anticipated "Saint Anger" album (anyone remember that one?) an album so appalling I didn't have to buy it, it was given to me from Brad Turner, brand new, the day after it was released.
How did they become so disconnected from their fans people asked? of course they'd release a cash-cow DVD showing us exactly how, apparently metal fans don't want long guitar riffs, they enjoy more punky - less technical drums, and psychiatrists need to be part of the creative process.
Who cares if all the metal heads I know are all about technical guitar, technical drums and un-legible Finnish lyrics? Lars doesn't agree.
When whispers of the new album "Death Magnetic" surfaced, I was, well largely un-interested, but I'm happy to say after giving it a try (due to several peoples praise) it isn't absolute sh*t.
I wont tell you which songs I liked the best, but tell you what to miss (if you don't want to hate this album right away)
The End Of The Line - utterly sh*t, reminded me alot of St Anger, some of the cheapest lyrics i've heard spewed from Hetfeilds mouth, very "fuel" soundy.
The Day That Never Comes - parts of it sound like they've just re-hashed Fixxxer and low mans lyric, which wouldn't be so bad as they're both awesome songs - except your looking for reasons to hate this album.
Cyanide - I like this one, but you'll hate it because its very "Saint Angery"
The Unforgiven III - The most anticipated song on the album (for me)... and it was utter bullsh*t, great that the guys threw in a hefty intro, thank f**k that Kirk seems to have been unleashed with a guitar.
This is an Unforgiven song though, there were two (f**king fantastic) predecessors too it, Jame's you used to be able to sing dude, what the f**k happened? getting off the juice f**k you up? or maybe you really are just out of touch.
Another "Samey" attempt from a bunch of old has-beens.
All up, worthy of a listen, but listen up Metallica friends, probably not worth forking out $34 for.