I reread it today after today's previous post on 1979.
However, part of me really wanted to write again because I have been listening to Metallica's new album "Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct."
I am a true Metallica fan. I have each album.
I love each album.
I can rank them, of course - but each album has AT LEAST 3 songs I enjoy a lot.
(Yes, even St.Anger - which even Lars dislikes). I love LOAD and RELOAD and DEATH MAGNETIC <-- all="" because="" blackalbum.="" fans="" from="" i="" is="" it="" killemall="" live="" mention="" metallica="" these="" to="" understood="">-->
But St.Anger HAD to happen because it was a phase. It is like a rough patch in a relationship, it usually shows an end or rebirth.
This was a rebirth of Metallica - they began to grow, they were better, they were stronger, they matured, and became stronger together.
- "Dream No More" reminds me of "The Thing That Should Not Be" from the Master of Puppets album back in 1987!
- "Hardwired" has this intense, fast-paced, rip your face off feel to it that it reminds me of "One" from "...And Justice for all."
- "Atlas Rise" is something out of the Black album mixed with LOAD.
- "Halo On Fire" is a bit like a LOAD/RELOAD song - probably the only one I didn't like much.
There are some wonderful fast-paced insane songs and some beautiful melodic songs and some tough-rough-intense songs.