Does Anyone Give A Shit About A New Metallica Album?

Feb 06 2014 Published by under Music

I sure don’t.

These sellout posers haven’t made a relevant album since 1988. That’s 25 years of pure drek.

Lars says in a Rolling Stone article that they’re taking their time writing. Would anyone care if Rolling Stone weren’t drumming up interest? They’ll make out like making an album takes longer now because they’re older and have other projects and families and bullshit like that. Really the album is taking so long because they’re out of usable ideas. They claim in the RS article that they have hundreds of pieces of music, yet no album. Sounds to me like even they are starting to realize they sound like shit.

The biggest of the “Big Four” thrash bands? Hardly. I’m much more interested in the new music Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax have released in recent years than the crap Metallica has farted out for the last quarter-century. These guys are living off four albums they made from ’83 to ’88.

Rumor is that Metallica is the reason there has been no new “Big Four” tour. That is a joke considering how terrible they sound live, and how good the “Other Three” sound. You’re better off seeing a Metallica cover band at a local bar than Metallica at this point. I’ve heard cover bands that sound more like Metallica than Metallica.

I think they should be dropped from the “Big Four” at this point. Perhaps replace them with Overkill or Manowar.

Do you give a shit about a new Metallica album? Comment as you see fit.

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God Sounded Great Opening For Megadeth

Jan 29 2012 Published by under Music

God Opening for Megadeth

There’s God and his band, Motorhead, opening for Megadeth, as Gigantour stopped in New York tonight. That would be the seventh time I’ve seen Motorhead, who have never disappointed.

Undercard acts – Lacuna Coil (Goth-Metal) and Volbeat (Rockabilly-Metal) – Both sounded great. I had only heard lacuna Coil a few times and had never heard Volbeat before, but I saw enough to make me want to hear more.

Megadeth, as always, was superlative. Dave Mustaine’s guitar playing is as good as it’s ever been. Hearing those gems of musicianship and Dave sing his genius lyrics live was nothing short of stunning.

So I don’t come off as too much of a fanboy here, I will express my disappointment that they did not play Rust In Peace or Skin O’ My Teeth. Near the end of the show, Dave quipped “if this was L’Amours [sic], we’d play all night.” Of course, back in the days when they would have played L’Amour, the tickets weren’t quite as expensive. The times are changing.

Other than that, there isn’t anything negative to say. I did a lot of headbanging to four great metal bands tonight. One thing I took away from this: It was great to see kids who were not even alive when Megadeth was in their heyday banging their heads and singing every word. The next generation of headbangers just might be ready to accept the torch. Even if they don’t know what L’Amour(s) is, or how cheap a ticket is supposed to be.

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