Friday, September 30, 2011
A song a day: Metallica - Broken, Beat and Scarred
Metallica can't win. After the admittedly terrible St Anger, Metallica fans whined "why can't you make something like Master of Puppets again?" like anyone could produce an album like that with a click of their fingers. As soon as Death Magnetic was released the backlash was "what is this old man version of Master of Puppets?" Hey, at least they weren't trying to re-make Load. But the haters missed something about Death Magnetic - there were at least five songs that fucking rocked (even though it had the Unforgiven 3 - terrible) and it sounded like the band were having fun which meant as a listener, I was having fun too. People who both like and dislike metal often miss the indisputable fact that metal is fun to listen too but when it becomes to reverential, it just becomes boring. Death Magnetic gives enough devil horn throwing and air guitar moments to be a breezy Metallica blast of joy and listening to Broken, Beat and Scarred today I was reminded of that. Put your prejudice aside and let the devil take over...