Posts Tagged ‘Death Magnetic’

I came acrossΒ  Metallica’s new video “All Nightmare Long” off their album Death Magnetic on YouTube tonight and had to do a double take. I was expecting to see something heavy with a powerful storyline and visual images…something along the lines of “One.”

But what they did instead was something like I’ve never seen from them before. Something that left me scratching my head as I watched it. No sight of any band members and some of the most intriguingly weird footage I’ve ever seen. What in the heck is this “dust spore” called Cnopbl? Is this real? Is this make believe? What the hell is it period? All I know is that it’s pretty freaky and I hope it’s not true. Check out the video below and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Metallica fan or not it’s worth watching.

After watching the video, I did a little more investigating online and came across this vlog by Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. Turns out, he bought this footage off a guy in Russia a while ago while the band was on tour. As you can see from his reaction, even he doesn’t know what it all means. Propoganda? Some kind of intelligence from a laboratory? Something to worry about in the future? He basically leaves it up to us to decide.

So what do you think this is all about? I’m still trying to figure it out myself. Please leave a comment if you have any thoughts.

-NGK


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I started hearing about some controversy a couple weeks ago following the launch of Metallica’s new album Death Magnetic that the sound quality of the album was severely deficient.Β  Not being a music expert by any stretch of the imagination, I didn’t really think there was any problem with the album. It sounds good to me.

But many experts and fans out there feel Metallica made a huge mistake in turning up the volume on its latest release which compromised the sound quality of the album. This Rolling Stone article breaks down the controversy.

To further help understand the situation in terms I could relate to, my brother-in-law (and fellow Metallica die hard) shared the following YouTube videos with me. After watching and hearing the comparisons between the CD vs. Guitar Hero versions of the album, there IS clearly a huge difference. See for yourself.

Let the critics say what they may, but to the average fan like me, the album is just fine. Is still think it’s one of Metallica’s better works to come out since the Black Album and a little quality control issue isn’t going to stop me from listening.

-NGK

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. METALLICA IS BACK AND HEAVY AGAIN! I downloaded their new album Death Magnetic on iTunes last night and am glad to say they have returned to the Metallica I came to love back in their early days…speed metal with heavy riffs, killer solos, and solid vocals. The sound that James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert have given us die hard fans was worth the long wait. Thank you.

I’ve already listened to the album three times since last night and have my favorites. Can’t get enough of The End of the Line, The Unforgiven III, The Day That Never Comes, and The Judas Kiss.

What’s your favorites? Let me know what you think. Now if they would just add Hawaii to their tour, that would be awesome!

-NGK

After finding this Metallica video on YouTube of the guys rocking a venue in the UK and playing “The Day That Never Comes” off their upcoming album, I really hope they will consider adding Hawaii to their Death Magnetic concert tour. Afterall, Kirk Hammett’s wife is from Waimanalo so there’s already a reason to come here. Okay, maybe I’m reaching.

But seriously, c’mon Kirk, James, Lars, and Robert…show Hawaii what you’ve got! When the mainland starts to get too cold, just remember it will be 80 degrees here in the Islands. Yes, even during the winter. Aloha Stadium has your name on it.

-NGK

Here’s a sneak “peek” of one of the new Metallica tracks titled “The Day That Never Comes” from Death Magnetic being released September 12. I like what I’m hearing!

-NGK

Up to this point, only my family and closest friends know I have a “heavy metal” devil inside to me. You should have seen me in high school jamming in our rock band named “Insomnia.” Before that, it was a group called “Stillborn.” But I digress. Maybe one day I’ll post those dreadful photos…then again…maybe not.

But in all seriousness, I still love listening to heavy metal and Metallica will forever remain my favorite metal band of all time. Period! Which is why I’m officially lobbying for a Guitar Hero Metallica edition to be launched in conjunction with their new album Death Magnetic on September 12. I can hardly wait! Hell, afterall they have Guitar Hero Aerosmith. So why not Metallica? Please…..

I’m not shame to admit that I still prefer their old school speed metal sound from albums like Kill ‘Em All, Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Garage Days, And Justice for All, and the Black Album. But from what I’ve heard so far following the creation of the Death Magnetic album on YouTube, I’ve got to say I like what I’m hearing. Fast and heavy riffs with unreal solos from the man himself, Kirk Hammett.

Any other Metallica fans out there like me who can’t wait for the new album to be released? I’d love to hear from you. Hopefully the group hits Hawaii on their next concert tour. I was too chicken to see them the last time they were in Hawaii over a decade ago. I won’t make the same mistake this time around.

-NGK