Thursday, July 14, 2011
Nearing the end (and the beginning, of the concert!), Day 13 and the final Day 14 feature two of my favorite Metallica songs.
Much better, Hi-Res version here.
Nothing needs to be said about this. I know it's a cover, but Metallica took an awesome Irish drinking song, and turned it into an awesome metal Irish drinking song.
Hit the jump for my favorite part.
In what I consider a throwback (at least cinematographically... is that even a word? [EDIT: It IS!]) to the band's first video, One, Day 11 hosts All Nightmare Long.
The first song from the double digits goes to quite possibly my favorite video from the band. I remember watching the premiere when it was first released in jaw-dropping awe, not able to wait for the rest.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Day 9 is the home of a song that's off an often chastised album; Reload. I still don't understand why so many people hated this (these, including Load) albums.
Day 8 goes to what turned out to be one of the few love songs from the band; Nothing Else Matters
Betcha didn't know that did you? Hit the jump for the story behind it.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Now, enough apologies... Day 6 (which should have been posted a few days ago) goes to...
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
An amazing metal trilogy spanning almost 20 years, all three Unforgiven make it to the list.
The first reversed the usual style of prior ballads the band had released. Instead of a soft, melodic verse and heavy chorus, it had the opposite. Although slower, it definitely had one of the heaviest chord progressions on the Black Album. It's a story about a child being punished, locked in a windowless room, carving one into the stone wall until he is an old man, once he finally succeeds, he dies. Favorite lyrics have to be "The old man then prepares, to die regretfully, that old man here is me".
Hit the jump for UN2 and UN3.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Day 3 to a fan favorite, Master of Puppets.
I have 42 different versions of this song, be it studio, live, acoustic, covers or otherwise, I could listen to a different version of this song for an uninterupted 4.5 hours.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Going to see Metallica on July 14th, which is in 14 days, with Steve Tilley.
Every day I will post a Metallica song, some information about it, and my favorite parts.
Day 1 goes to, fittingly enough, One.