Metallica…… The very name itself conjures up many thoughts and images in a music fans mind. Some of those maybe of love, hate, or love for a certain era of the band, but when a new Metallica album drops, everyone in the hard rock and heavy metal community talks about it!!! Even those that are no longer fans or never been fans, so now it is my turn to do so!
The bands 10th studio release and first in 8 years kicks off with an old school attack from the title track. Thrashy riffs, Blazing guitar solos and an almost punk like beat accompany the tune while not sounding forced or dated. The disc continues on with “Atlas, Rise!”, and my personal favorite “Now That We’re Dead”. Both of these tunes showcase lots of vocal melody and guitar harmonies, and while not being nearly as fast or immediate, do not let up in terms of heaviness.