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Yesterday, I was at Best Buy to get Metallica's latest album.

I couldn't help comparing it to ... And Justice For All. The guitars and bass lines are somewhat similar, which I like. The power of the songs sounded like old school Metallica with more maturity.

It did have some punk/hardcore touch, plus an Iron Maiden melody. I think it's a good mix.

I'm watching Metallica in concert here at the Toyota Center on November 20 with jeffdintexas. I'm really looking forward to that. I wanna hear them play the new songs as well as their old songs I grew up with and covered when I was in a band.

I know they're ass-wipes for what they did to Napster, but I just look past that and just enjoy the music.

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From:genxcub
Date:October 15th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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The Las Vegas Weekly reviewed this album with the most spot-on sentence.

"They sound like a Metallica Cover Band trying to cover Justice."

I start listening to it, and I have to stop and put in an old album so I can remind myself why I still like them.

James needs to stop singing. He needs to go back to yelling. It seriously bugs me.

I used to think they were accomplished songwriters, but every new album they release, I realize that they must have always leaned on Cliff for their inspiration and techniques, and the longer they get away from his death, the more diluted it gets.
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From:brchase
Date:October 15th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
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You're right though. I would pause and ask "Is that James?" Until he starts screaming.

I'm in it more for the music and the shredding.

However, the lyrics are very awkward. How often do you hear the words "Love is a four-letter word" in metal music. That part bugged me.

Justice is my favorite album. Better mimic that than Load/Re-Load.
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From:genxcub
Date:October 15th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
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I will still cling to Master of Puppets. Orion is the track that I could totally put on loop forever on a drive out to LA.
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From:brchase
Date:October 15th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Back in the 80's, Seek and Destroy and Master of Puppets were well covered songs in Manila.

And Orion is a pretty sweet instrumental.
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From:genxcub
Date:October 15th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
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At least Load/Reload had a track here and there that could compare with older material, it wasn't the outright shitfest that St. Anger was.

The Outlaw Torn could have gone on the black album, possibly Justice. Bleeding Me was definitely black album sounding too, but that's about it for acceptable tracks on load/reload.
From:happygoatee
Date:October 16th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
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Glad to know that you enjoyed the album, my favorite is All Nightmare Long. I agree its a step in the right direction. The only complaint is that the album is TOO LOUD. Check out a recent post on the news I found regarding this phenomenon with a lot of rock artists increasing the audio levels on the CDs. I like to hear the vocals, and every instrument being played not a lot of distortion. Other than that, great album which is why its still selling. They are getting a lot of their old school fans back, me included.
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From:brchase
Date:October 17th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
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It really sounds like ... And Justice For All. Some of the melodies are similar to the Black Album. Plus a lot of punk riffs.

Yeah it is pretty loud that it drowns out the vocals.
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From:cubziz
Date:October 16th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
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I heard lots of nasty things about the music being distorted from the engineers trying to boost the volume up. Were you able to hear any of that?

I mean, One is not a loud song, and it really needs to be audible. (Just using it as an example given your comparison.)
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From:brchase
Date:October 17th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
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I know what you mean. There was a song that the guitars drowned out the vocals. Somewhat un-Metallica.
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From:cubziz
Date:October 18th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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But otherwise good? :)
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From:brchase
Date:October 19th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah. It's all good. Just one song that was too much guitars.
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