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Mandatory Metallica -- July 30th, 2008

Posted 07-30-2008 at 10:43 PM by mankvill
Updated 07-30-2008 at 10:51 PM by mankvill
Hi! I thought I'd try something new.

For those of you who don't know me or haven't read this blog, I didn't start out listening to the "classic" metal bands. I only started listening to Iron Maiden last year and Judas Priest about 6 months ago.

But let's cut to the chase. After seeing setlist after setlist of Metallica, I decided to give them a try. I downloaded their discography (I know, naughty naughty) but I really had no idea where to start.

There's a hard rock radio station here, 98.9 The Rock, and every weeknight (I suppose) at 9 o'clock they have "Mandatory Metallica". They play a couple Metallica songs at random. I've decided to go ahead and listen to them as I got off work. These blogs will keep track of them so I can kind of tell what Metallica I like. And I'm doing this because I'm bored.

July 30, 2008:

Ain't My Bitch
Die, Die My Darling
Eye Of The Beholder

Ain't My Bitch sounded alright, although I could pretty much tell it was on The Black Album or past. Of course, the DJ said "FROM THE LOAD ALBUM!" and I know how fans view those albums. But for this song, I didn't find it too terrible except for when James says "bitch". Seriously? BEEEYYAATTCHHHUUUHHH!!! And the solo. My God, the solo really made me see this song as a hard rock song (I really don't like hard rock) instead of thrash metal.

I'd listened to the Misfits cover before and I really liked it, so I thought it was cool they played it on the radio. Never heard the original, but still a good song for me.

I didn't catch the name of the last one but only heard it was on ...And Justice For All, so I got on iTunes and found out it was Eye Of The Beholder. I really like the beginning, but my favorite part are the vocals that go "Do you see what I see, etc." I just think it goes greatly along with the music and is easy to headbang to.

More to come!
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Well, Mandatory Metallica did not feed you very good Metallica songs. I'd say just get the first four albums and thank us later.
Posted 07-31-2008 at 09:47 AM by DethMaiden DethMaiden is offline
Ain't My Bitch is a great song. My only problem with it is that it's the first song on Load- after hearing it, I expected the rest of the cd to kick ass- instead it sucked ass

Eye of the Beholder is great for the double drum rolls- agree it's not one of their best

Die Die is a pretty fun cover
Posted 12-27-2008 at 05:51 AM by CurleyQLink CurleyQLink is offline
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